Bachelor Cooking: Porterhouse Steak a la Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

This recipe took me a while to set up, so bear with me. Last year, after the CEO of Goya Foods essentially bent the knee and kissed the ring of Donald Trump, House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) posted homemade recipes for the spice adobo from her Twitter followers. Well, instead of finding all the dry…

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Bachelor Cooking: Australian Damper

Here’s what happens when you mishear things. During the day, while I’m working, I listen to an Australian oldies radio station, Gold MX in Albany, W.A. It’s mostly music with a few regional commercials. One of the commercials is for a scenic boat tour along the Kalgan River on the riverboat Kalgan Queen. Hey, if…

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Bachelor Gift Wrapping

So here’s the deal. When Christmas comes, I need to bring gift-wrapped packages to that special someone. But, as you know, I am a bachelor. And bachelors do, well, let’s say, bachelor things. And that includes the fine art of wrapping Christmas presents. See, in the past, my tactic for wrapping gifts was this. Take…

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Bachelor Cooking: Potato and Carrot Latkes

Background.  I was a product of a mixture of two different religious faiths.  My mother’s side of the family were staunch Roman Catholics; my father’s side of the family were Conservative Jews.  In other words, I’m a mutt. That being said, there are plenty of wonderful meals that little old me can cook for myself…

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Bachelor Cooking: Shake ‘n Bake Pickled Chicken

So I heard this rumor. Not that I believe in rumors, but you never know. Supposedly, the recipe for the Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich involves marinating the chicken in pickle juice. Well, not “marinating,” per se, but brining it. Letting the chicken soak in pickle juice for up to 24 hours. Well, let’s see. What if…

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Bachelor Cooking: Breaded chicken with Miracle Whip

So in an effort to socially distance from everybody, and to keep myself from falling into the clutches of contacting the Colonel or the Sailor Man for fried chicken, I’ve been making my own chicken delicacies. So let’s start. You need: Boneless chicken breasts or thighs One box of Shake n’ Bake Miracle Whip salad…

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Support Rolf’s Pork Store and Primal during COVID-19

As much as I’m getting used to living like a hermit and having all my necessities delivered, I’m still working my way through the grocery shopping situation.  During this COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve had decent success in getting certain staples from the “shop on line” portals, but ordering meat has been a hit-or-miss endeavor. Example. Two…

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Bachelor Cooking: Grape Nuts Ice Cream

This is a popular New England comfort food.  And when I was recovering from recent ankle surgery, I asked my Facebook friends if anyone could bring me some ice cream and a box of Grape Nuts cereal.  Sure enough, someone came through. And if you’re feeling that urge for a crunchy-yet-sweet snack, then I recommend…

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Bachelor Cooking: Steak and Baked Potatoes (with no microwave)

Bachelor cooking has entered a new phase.  After ten years of using a second-hand low-power microwave that someone gifted me after my divorce (probably thought I’d use that thing instead of using a stove or an oven), I tossed the old microwave away.  Low-powered microwaves are a blemish on society – you have to figure…

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Bachelor Cooking: Beer and Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

So I was looking around the interwebs for recipes that would allow me to use my brand-new 60+ year old Popeil Veg-O-Matic food slicer … and I came across this site. This person received a Veg-O-Matic (a modern one, when the Ronco company reorganized) and modified her recipe for beer and cheese scalloped potatoes for…

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