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My Laboratory, And Welcome To It (Again)

ENTRY #21 1307.29 Or, if you want to put it another way, Introduction Deja Vu. Hello, and welcome to the Purple Ranger’s relocated laboratory/kitchen. And just to clarify things, I am the Purple Ranger in question. The original version of this site is/was located at IReallyLikeFood, which is one of the various Xanga-related sites. As …

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Blue Garlic Butter

ENTRY #20 1207.03 A couple of years ago, Bill Samuels, Jr. Of Maker’s Mark wrote a history of his family’s most excellent bourbon. A few brief pages were devoted to recipes using Maker’s Mark as one of the ingredients. One of those recipes was called “Bourbon Butter,” and I decided to give it a try. …

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Rio Grande Vegetables

ENTRY #19 1204.01 A couple of years ago, I picked up a few cans of “Rio Grande Vegetables.” This was part of a product line from Del Monte called “Savory Sides,” and this particular selection was pinto beans, tomatoes, corn, and green chiles in a spicy sauce. I really liked them. Unfortunately for me, I …

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A Crumb Of An Idea

ENTRY #18 1202.20 This is more of a hint than an actual recipe. It’s one of those things that I more or less stumbled across, and suddenly realized, “Hey! this is a great idea!” This came to me when I was first reading Midnight Munchies by Diane Morgan. A number of recipes in this book …

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Just A Slight Surprise

ENTRY #17 1201.01 First, I trust any and all who may be reading this had a Merry Christmas, and is enjoying New Year’s Day. I went to my parents’ house for Christmas (a four-hour drive), and while I was there, I mentioned to my dad how much I was (slowly) enjoying the chocolate-chocolate chip cookies …

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

ENTRY #16 1111.25 I love chocolate. That’s probably no big secret, but I thought I should state this for the record before I continue. Several weeks ago, for my birthday, my parents sent me a package of chocolate chocolate chip cookies. And a little over a week ago, they sent me another package of cookies; …

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Thanksgiving Turkeys And The People Who Love Them

ENTRY #15 1111.22 First of all, I want to state clearly and for the record that most of this entry is something that I am sharing, with the original author’s permission. The author in this case is Ellen Byerrum, the author of the “Crimes Of Fashion” mystery novels. (If you have not read any of …

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Sweet Cream Scones

ENTRY #14 1111.15 I think there’s only one way to describe this recipe’s origin, and that’s “Okay, how about this?” It started while I was reading The Homesick Texan Cookbook, by Lisa Fain. First of all, I want to recommend this book. I’ll be writing a review of it, but that will be another entry. …

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When The Moon Hits The Sky

ENTRY #13 1110.06 Yesterday, I noticed that LiveJournal had this as their Writer’s Block question: “Describe your perfect pizza.” Okay, so technically that isn’t a question, but most of the time, they do take the form of a question. In any event, It started me thinking about what I would put on my perfect pizza. …

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Hollywood Pie

ENTRY #12 1109.30 This recipe came from my grandmother. I have no idea where she got it; she was making it as long as I can remember. And it wouldn’t surprise me all that much if she had been making this before I was ever born. Likewise, I have no idea where the name “Hollywood …

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