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Pots De Creme

Originally posted on Cast Iron Dan:
Time for a dessert recipe that I can incorporate coffee into! This is a great rich dessert that my family likes -I think you’ll like it too! The combination of the vanilla bean, bittersweet…

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Home Curing Olives

Last fall, my wife (Daphne) and I discovered an industrial park near our home that used dozens of olive trees in their landscaping. Looking up into the trees we could see thousands of green olives there. I mentioned to Daphne … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Dipped Ice Cream

Well, I had a nice Fathers Day on Sunday with my Dad (who is visiting from Kansas) and my brother Don. It is great when we can all get together. For dessert I made up some cinnamon magic shell and … Continue reading

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What I Did on My Winter Vacation

Well, it hasn’t been a vacation really… it just feels like it! Usually, you can expect wind and cold in February in the Mojave Desert – but this year I’ve already used the AC in my truck quite a bit. … Continue reading

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CastIronDan is 1 Year Old!

It’s hard to believe that one year has already passed since I started by first blog! It has been a fun year – I have made 35 posts, which have been viewed 4800+ times from 33 countries, had 55 people … Continue reading

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Homemade Pepperoni

Well, now that the holidays are over and the house starts to empty, it’s time to post one of the recipes that I have been working on! It was great having the family together – visiting and cooking, I hate … Continue reading

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Pomegranate Jelly

A few years back I was out looking for a fruit tree that would actually thrive out here in the Mojave Desert. I have tried Cherry, Apricot, Pear and Apple with some limited success, but they just never did well. … Continue reading

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Home Cured Bacon

With all the posts that I have done over the summer about curing meat, (Pastrami, Smoked Turkey and Canadian Bacon) I think that there is no way I can move on without doing American style Bacon! When fall arrives, a … Continue reading

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Banana Wrapped Chicken

One of the things to do on my cooking “bucket list” has been to make tamales wrapped in Banana Leaves. Unfortunately they are not so plentiful out here in the Mojave Desert! Or so I thought… I found out that … Continue reading

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Peking Pepper Update

Well it has been 5 months since I posted about the mystery “Peking Peppers” that i found at the nursery – time for an update. Each plant produced hundreds of small (3/8  to 1/2 inch) long peppers that were pretty … Continue reading

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