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Twice-Baked Cakes

Twice-Baked Cakes – Fat Rascals

So much of Tolkien’s writing involves travel and journeys that it is quite natural that much of the food in his books is suited particularly for transport and long shelf life (saddlebag-life?)  Beorn’s twice-baked cakes are no exception! “…he would lade them with food to last them for weeks with care, and packed so as [...]

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Quick-poached eggs

Poached Eggs

Quick: name a food that’s more versatile than the egg!  Even if you limit yourself to their uses in a breakfast – scrambled, fried, omeletted (that’s a word, right?  sure…), poached, hard boiled, soft boiled – eggs have myriad options that go well with bread, potatoes, vegetables, ham, bacon, sausage.  They’re awesome.  Thus it’s no [...]

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Chinese Five-Spice Smashed Potatoes

It’s always fun to take a recipe and put a couple twists on it. Here, we’ll combine a wonderful roasted smashed potato recipe with some Asian flavors and a brief marinade, to give a crispy-on-the-outside dish with a sweet, smooth center, topping it all off with some candied bacon! Many restaurants serve “smashed” potatoes – [...]

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