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About this blog…
I use this platform to share things that are of interest to me or things I'll want to reference later. Occasionally other people like these posts, hence "Shared Interests".
What might you find here?
- Problems I've solved (mostly computer- or network related).
- Recipes and cooking-related posts.
- Hobbies and projects.
- Our remodeling experience.
- Local (Sacramento) information.
- Anything that strikes my fancy.
Category Archives: Recipes
Our neighbors traditionally exchange homemade gifts (e.g. cookies, jam) during Christmas. Two years ago, we got some sopa de albondigas, along with this recipe. We all loved it, but never got around to making it ourselves until last night. It … Continue reading
Poppy seed rolls are one of our family’s favorite Thanksgiving traditions. These are mashed potato rolls with poppy seed filling. We’ve found that this dough is very sensitive to cold, so we bump the thermostat up to about 75° F … Continue reading
Barb and I made some *amazing* chili tonight. We didn’t take notes while whipping this up, but I’m pretty sure we remembered all the ingredients. We haven’t got many ripe tomatoes yet, so we just grabbed a bunch of cherry … Continue reading
This is a recipe we got from Carol Hopfe. – 2 cans (~14 oz ea) *non-marinated* artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed, and chopped – 1.5 c mayonnaise – 1 can (~5 oz) diced green chiles, drained – 1.5 c parmesan cheese … Continue reading
Here’s a recipe for spinach dip from one of Barb’s co-workers. – 1 c sour cream – 1 pkg (1/2 lb) cream cheese, softened – 1 pkg ranch dressing mix – 1 pkg (10 oz) frozen spinach – green onions … Continue reading
A few nights ago we watched “[Jet Lag]”, starring Juliette Binoche and Jean Reno. With those two in the leading roles my expectations were pretty high for this movie, perhaps too high. It was decent, worth watching, and the score … Continue reading
This is one of my family’s favorite recipes. It’s my adaptation of Martin Yan’s recipe from [A Wok For All Seasons][wfas], currently out of print. My copy of this book is falling apart, and I have modified Martin’s recipe quite … Continue reading
We have a few recipes from friends in France and Sweden that use metric measurements. Some of the volume-volume (e.g. 1 teaspoon=5 mL) or weight-weight (e.g. 500 g=1.1 pounds) conversions are pretty trivial. Other conversions are more difficult, and I … Continue reading
Barb made this *fantastic* ham for our [Thanksgiving dinner]. The mustard is very subtle and makes a nice change of taste! – 1 ready-to-eat ham, 14-16 lbs, with bone – *lots* of whole cloves – ¼ c apricot preserves – … Continue reading