Tag Archives: lard

Rendering Lard in a Crockpot: The Process

by Cat, October 23-24, 2o10 on The EssentiaList; copied on Cat’s Kitchen, May 3, 2019; all photos by Cat. Back in July 2010 I posted Rendering Lard – the Perfect (& Original) Shortening on the sustainability blog, The EssentiaList, which covered the … Continue reading

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Rendering Lard – the Perfect (& Original) Shortening

by Cat, 2o10 on The EssentiaList; copied on Cat’s Kitchen, May 2, 2019 (photo, right, by Cat, originally for The EssentiaList) Back in your grandmother’s (or great-grandmother’s) time, lard was a common staple in everyone’s kitchen, used for tender & … Continue reading

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Caribbean Chicken, with Orange & Rum Sauce

By Cat, February 25, 2017 (photos, right and below, from Wikimedia Commons (2)) I’ve not yet tested this chicken recipe, but the combination of flavors promises to be delicious. First you prepare, stuff and fry the cutlets, then bake them. … Continue reading

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Roast: Reverse-Sear Method (About)

By Cat, Dec 2015 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) This Christmas I’m going to try the reverse-sear method for a leg of lamb, but the method is also applicable to beef, venison or buffalo (lower oven temperature by 25°F for buffalo). It is … Continue reading

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Potato Latkes: 2 Recipes

By Cat, Dec 2008; updated Dec 2009 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Sides & Condiments Menu; 2. Raw beet salad; 3. Clarified butter (ghee); 4. Good Fats for Cooking My Dad used to make potato pancakes, especially for late … Continue reading

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Quiche Lorraine (Onion, Gruyere & Bacon)

By Cat, Jan 2008 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) See also: 1. Savory Pies & Tarts Menu; 2. Pie & Tart Crust or Pastry Menu; 3. Basic Quiche (About); 4. French Quiche Crust (Pâte Brisée or Rich Crust) Includes: 1. Quiche Lorraine (Onion, Gruyere & Bacon); 2. 1905 recipe … Continue reading

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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

By Cat, Nov 2014 (Photo, right, from Wikipedia; link has been lost) See also: 1. Cookie Menu; Includes: 1. Mom’s Oatmeal Cookies; 2. Daughter’s Oatmeal Cookies I’m busy transferring all my recipes to my new recipe blog, and just finished two varieties of ‘healthful’ … Continue reading

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Hunters’ Chicken (alla Cacciatora)

By Cat, Jun 2014; updated April 2017 (photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Back in the 1970s, I challenged a roommate who was going on a 500 calorie a day diet, to see who would fare better after 2 months: her ultra-low cal plan; or … Continue reading

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Meat Fillings for Pierogi

By Cat, June 2014 (Photo, right, from Wikimedia Commons) Includes: 1. Potato and Ground Beef Filling; 2. Ground Beef, Potato and Cheese Filling; 3. Potato, Ground Beef & Pork Filling See also: 1. Pierogi Ruski; 2. Cream Cheese Pierogi Pastry; 3. Ethnic Recipes Menu (scroll down to Eastern Europe … Continue reading

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Dad’s Beef Stew with Root Veggies

by Cat, April 2014 (Photo, right, from Cat’s photo collection; photo, below from mibekfarms.com/stewtips.html) When my Dad was the chief cook and bottle washer at home (while my Mom worked at the bar), one of his favorite dishes was beef stew. He … Continue reading

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