More To Life Than Bacon – Stuffed Peppers

Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers

1 large red pepper, 1 large yellow pepper
(Serves 2 – adjust as needed)
  Green peppers less sweet, then yellow, red sweetest. You choose.
3 oz Couscous
1 oz toasted pine nuts
Handful of black olives, roughly chopped.
 Green olives or capers if you prefer
   I detest olives. And capers. I use cocktail onions or diced chorizo.
      If I want to spice it up a bit, I use diced jalepeno 😀
13/4 oz feta cheese
13/4 oz semi-dried tomatoes, snipped
 or handful of cherry tomatoes quartered.
2 tbsp shredded basil.
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More To Life Than Bacon – Fruitcake!

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The Family Fruitcake (Recipe 🙂 )

Okay, for those who are tired of rotating gift fruitcakes through your friend network or using them for doorstops, this is the reason they were really invented, before the commercial folks corrupted the process.
If you’ve only eaten the commercial ones, you haven’t eaten fruitcake.

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More To Life Than Bacon – Sweet Potato Latkes

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Since the confluence of Thansksgiving and Hanukkah is so rare, we’ll combine the two traditions.

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More To Life Than Bacon – Devonshire Cream

Devonshire Cream devon

(h/t Agatha Christie)

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More To Life Than Bacon – 44 Clove Garlic Soup

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Went to the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival and in addition to garlic-flavored-everything, came home with garlic. A lot of garlic.
Now, I love garlic and figured on whipping up some Sopa de Ajo but we overdid it.
Luckily, I found a delicious recipe to use up the excess.:-D

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More To Life Than Bacon – Rice Pudding Again

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There were complaints my last rice pudding recipe took too long to make.
Thus rice pudding again, only quicker – from C.S.Lewis.

(and a thought for your day)

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More To Life Than Bacon – Debby Bent’s Rice Pudding

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In 1916, Mabel Steele went to teach school at the ripe old age of 18, in extremely rural Colorado. The community consisted of three families who made their living raising trout for restaurants in Denver. She had to learn to maintain disciple when some of the students were bigger than she was.
I suspect it was an eye-opener to a very self-confident, albeit naive young woman.
One of Mabel’s fond memories of that time is:
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More To Life Than Bacon – Special Brisket

Smoked brisket, sliced & ready to eat dates

Sometimes the tastiest recipes are the simple ones.
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More To Life Than Bacon – Cowboy Pie

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Cowboy Pie
Inspired by Shepherd’s Pie, but we don’t speak of such things in cattle country, where the only good sheep is a lamb chop or a wool sweater. 😀

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More To Life Than Bacon – Switchel

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This simple recipe dates back to at least colonial times. It is taken to those working in the fields on a hot summer day. The sugar/molasses give an energy boost and the vinegar keeps the sweetness from becoming cloying. The ginger is reputed to prevent a shock to the system that would otherwise occur when drinking a lot of cold water when one is oveheated. I used make up a jug of this (with honey instead of molasses) to take with me when working in the hayfields.
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