How To Cook Like Your Grandmother http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com A Guide to Cooking with Real Food the Way Your Grandma Used to Mon, 18 May 2015 01:58:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 How To Cook Like Your Grandmother http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/images/cover-leola-2nd-ed_rotated-small.jpg http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com How A Teen Makes BBQ Chicken Hash http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/how-a-teen-makes-bbq-chicken-hash/ http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/how-a-teen-makes-bbq-chicken-hash/#comments Sun, 10 May 2015 13:00:13 +0000 http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/?p=12807 Winnie BBQ chicken hash
The teen likes to eat just as much as I like to cook. I figured it's time for her to learn her way around the kitchen.

She loves when I make hash on the weekend. Whatever meat is left over from the last few nights' dinners, and some potatoes or beans and we're good to go.

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How To Make Coconut French Toast http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/how-to-make-coconut-french-toast/ http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/how-to-make-coconut-french-toast/#respond Sun, 03 May 2015 13:00:25 +0000 http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/?p=12777 Coconut French Toast
Jenn went to a local diner recently and saw something on the menu that took her back: Coconut French toast. She worked at a pancake house in college that had them on the menu. But she never tried them, because there were about 500 other things on the menu.

So now, a mere [mumble] years after college, she finally tried it. She must have liked it, because she ran out and got the ingredients to make it herself.

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How To Make Pulled Pork Chili http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/how-to-make-pulled-pork-chili/ http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/how-to-make-pulled-pork-chili/#respond Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:00:17 +0000 http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/?p=12768 Pulled Pork Chili
Writers are taught that there are only seven basic plots, and every story is just a variation on one of those. Recipes work the same way. You've got savory, sweet, salty, sour, bitter, crunchy, creamy, chewy ... umm ... oh, colorful ... and ... that's about all I've got. And with food you have to combine several of the basic components to make a good dish. No one wants to eat a bowl of salt, after all.

So if you've ever got too much of something and you're looking for a way to use it, just ask yourself, "What else is similar to this, and what do I make with that?" Match savory for savory, salty for salty, and you can swap out ingredients all kinds of ways

This week I was making pulled pork, and as much as we like it my family can't go through seven pounds of it without getting burned out. I've done pulled pork nachos before, and that's where inspiration struck: Instead of just replacing the chili with pulled pork, I'll make the chili with the pork!

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How To Make A Deviled Egg Bar http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/how-to-make-a-deviled-egg-bar/ http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/how-to-make-a-deviled-egg-bar/#comments Sat, 11 Apr 2015 13:00:24 +0000 http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/?p=12729 Deviled Egg Bar
On holidays, my wife cooks like an Italian grandmother. You could show up unannounced with a family of five and we'd have enough for everyone ... with leftovers. So of course for Easter she cooked and colored 4½ dozen eggs.

I needed a way to start using them up. Enter ... The Deviled Egg Bar.

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How To Make Pea Soup http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/how-to-make-pea-soup/ http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/how-to-make-pea-soup/#respond Sat, 04 Apr 2015 13:00:35 +0000 http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/?p=12701 Creamy Pea Soup
Some people do a very light-bodied pea soup that's good for hot summer nights. This recipe is rich and hearty and makes a great lunch on a cold, rainy day. (Have I mentioned lately that I live in Cleveland?)

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How To Make Quiche In A Pan AKA Mega-omelet http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/how-to-make-quiche-in-a-pan-aka-mega-omelet/ http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/how-to-make-quiche-in-a-pan-aka-mega-omelet/#comments Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:00:29 +0000 http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/?p=12682 Quiche in a Pan AKA Mega-omelette
I love omelets, but I prefer the onion and pepper cooked a little. Usually this means cooking the veggies first, scooping them back out of the pan, putting the eggs in and putting the veggies back. Last week I thought to myself, "Hey, self. Why don't you just pour the eggs over the veggies?" Why, that's a fine idea, self. Thanks for thinking of it.

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How To Freeze Cinnamon Rolls To Bake Later http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/how-to-freeze-cinnamon-rolls-to-bake-later/ http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/how-to-freeze-cinnamon-rolls-to-bake-later/#comments Sun, 22 Mar 2015 13:00:10 +0000 http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/?p=12660 Frozen Cinnamon Rolls
Having overnight guests is a great excuse to make a big batch of cinnamon rolls. But sometimes you only want one or two. With a little advance planning, this recipe will keep you in fresh-baked rolls for weeks.

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Roundup http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/st-patricks-day-recipe-roundup/ http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/st-patricks-day-recipe-roundup/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:00:51 +0000 http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/?p=5972 Drunk Leprechaun
This post originally ran in March, 2012. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve put together this collection of traditional Irish dishes. And if anyone points out that these are all American traditions and not Irish, I will send that leprechaun up above over to puke on your head. So on with the recipes! Corned […]

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How To Make Mall-style Cinnamon Rolls http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/how-to-make-mall-style-cinnamon-rolls/ http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/how-to-make-mall-style-cinnamon-rolls/#comments Sun, 15 Mar 2015 13:00:53 +0000 http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/?p=12604 Mall-Style Cinnamon Rolls With Raisins and Cinnamon Orange Glaze
Do you like small, reasonably-sized cinnamon rolls? Use the recipe I just linked to. Want those big, unreasonable ones they sell at the mall? I got you covered.

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How To Make Mexican Chicken Wraps http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/how-to-make-mexican-chicken-wraps/ http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/how-to-make-mexican-chicken-wraps/#comments Sat, 07 Mar 2015 14:00:42 +0000 http://cooklikeyourgrandmother.com/?p=12579 Mexican Chicken Wrap
What's the difference between a burrito and a "wrap"? Beans, I think. That's about the only difference I can see. That and wraps are usually cold, although not always. This version - a special request from the 12-year-old - really is some refried beans short of being a cold burrito.

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