Category: Food

Recipes for the hearty geek

Meatloaf Kicker

Ingredients: 1 tsp of salt 2 tsp of black pepper 2 tsp of garlic powder 1 lb lean-ish Ground beef (or pork) – I used 84/16 mix 1 Cup of crushed Buffalo Wing Cheezits (or more to your liking) 1/2 of a large poblano pepper, diced 1/2 small onion, diced 1/4 head of green cabbage, diced 2 to 3 tablespoons… Read more →

Zippy Beef Stew in Slow Cooker

Ingredients: Flank Steak (or whatever) – 2 lbs cubed small Pearl Onions (frozen, one bag) Golden Beets (1 Large beet, cubed) 1 Large Potato, cubed 1 Container of Mushroom, chopped and cubed 1 large carrot, skinned and cubed 1 Container of Beef Stock, unsalted 1 Medium Jar of pepperoncini, remove stems Worcestershire Sauce A1 Sauce 1 small container of Tomato… Read more →

Cheesy Pizza Bombs

Ended up with a nice party hit on my hands for the Super Bowl last night. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. So here’s a list of ingredients: Pillsbury Thin Pizza Crust Roll Plain Philly Cream Cheese use 8 oz Pepperoni (cut up into small pieces) Green Onion (small pieces) Frontier Pizza Seasoning Olive Oil Shredded Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese… Read more →

Fresh Tomato Zucchini Sauce in Crock Pot

6 to 8  Tomatoes from the Garden (Basically whatever you have in your garden. Even grape tomatoes. For my first batch, I used Beefsteak, Roma, Heirloom mix. Peel em if you want. They’re fine with the skin.) 1/2 Vidalia onion, diced 4 Stalks of Green Onion, sliced 1 medium to large zucchini, diced into 1/2″ cubes. (peel if you want,… Read more →

Hot Sauce – a Template

So, you want to know how to make your own hot sauce. Here’s my template. This is the template I use to make my own “brand” of hot sauce, known as McEvoy Dóiteán Sauce. I’m sharing this basically under Creative Commons licensing. You can make this yourself, but if you’re gonna make money off it… you owe me money! This work… Read more →

Brutal Pickles – Take 2

Brutal Pickles Instructions for making one jar of Brutal Pickles. This mixture should fill at least 3 small 8oz Pickling Jars and/or at least 2 16 oz pint jars. To fill 3 jars, you will need at least 4 or 5 Medium sized Cucumbers sliced into 1/4″ thick slices or spears. Liquid Solution for Boiling: 2 cups of Pickling or… Read more →

Let’s Get Busy…

Haven’t said much about my state(s) of mind, so I’ll do some quick summaries of random thoughts bouncing around… a. I’m over worked. I love my job… but I’m over worked. b. I’m over extended… on everything. I eat too much. I spend too much. I work too much… and I don’t work out enough, and I don’t save enough… Read more →

Bean and Corn Salad with Tomato Dressing

In an effort to cook and eat lighter, I’m trying to form some slightly healthier recipes. Amongst these is adopted from something my friend served at a party once, but made a wee bit manlier… Ingredients: 1 (ONE) 12 oz can of Black Beans, drained and cleaned 1 (ONE) 8 oz can of Corn (Unsalted)5 or 6 stalks of green… Read more →

Tomato Bean Soup

Salt is not an ingredient in this awesome soup. You’ll get plenty of salt from some of the included ingredients… Ingredients: 2 15oz cans of beans (white beans) 2 15 oz cans of diced tomatoes (no salt) 1 15 oz can of Peas or Corn (low/no salt) 1 7 oz can of tomato sauce (no salt) 3/4 to 1 box… Read more →