Recipes

Recipes

This is not a food blog. I don’t want to be a food blogger. 👩🏻‍🍳

I would like to make some family recipes publicly accessible without vendor lock-in or asking friends and family to make yet another account on a random “recipe keeper” service. It’s hard to do better than markdown and a git repo for platform neutrality, so this is as good of a place as any.

Recipe list

Drink list

Salad dressings

NameRatios
Jam- 2 tbsp jam
- 0.25 cup acid
- 0.5 cup fat
- herbs, to taste
Buttermilk- 0.5 cup buttermilk
- 0.25 cup acid
- 2 tsp honey
- 0.25 cup fresh herbs
- salt, pepper, dried herbs to taste
Maple- 0.25 cup maple syrup
- 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp poppy seeds
- 2 shallots, minced
- 2 tsp Dijon

Salad ratios

NameRatios
Brussels sprouts- 10 sprouts, shaved
- 1 small apple, finely diced
- 0.25 cup seeds or nuts
- 0.25 cup dried fruits
- 0.25 cup crumbly cheese (optional)

Baking time chart

Time and temp combinations that work well.

WhatTempTimeNotes
Bacon400°F30 minsfridge, warm on skillet
Brussels sprouts500°F20 minsstart on skillet, flip all halves down
Pork ribs550°F
325°F
20 mins
2 hrs
start uncovered in sheet tray
cover tightly in foil to finish
Smashed potatoes450°F30 minsboil first, use thin tray in oven
Any crock pot “low” meal225°Fsame as recipecrack lid for evaporation, stir sometimes

🍳 To apply seasoning to cast iron: Put a baking sheet on the lowest rack, then preheat oven to 500°F. Apply a thin layer of vegetable oil, removing excess. Bake for an hour, then cool before storage. Repeat as necessary.

Sous vide time chart

This is all completely opinionated - just wanted to write down the combination that goes over well.

CutTempTimeNotes
Bacon145°F / 63°C24 ± 12 hoursfinish on skillet
Beef brisket155°F / 68°C30 hoursadd 1-2 drops liquid smoke, a pinch of pink curing salt
finish in oven at 300 °F / 149 °C for 1-2 hours for bark
Beef prime rib132°F / 55°C6 hoursfinish in oven at 425 °F / 218 °C for 10-15 minutes before serving
Beef steak (most cuts)129°F / 54°C2-4 hourssear before serving
Beef tri-tip roast134°F / 57°C2 ± 2 hourssear before serving
Burgers124°F / 51°C1.5-2 hoursfinish on pan or grill
Dulce de Leche185°F / 85°C12 hours1 can sweetened condensed milk, that’s it!
Egg bites172°F / 78°C1 hour- 6 eggs
- 0.25 cup cream cheese
- 0.5 cup cheese
- other mix ins
Poached pears or apples176°F / 80°C1 hour- 2 cups white wine
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 4 pears or apples
Pork shoulder185°F / 85°C12 ± 4 hoursshred, broil for 5-10 minutes at end
Salmon120°F / 49°C45 ± 15 minutes
based on thickness
add fat and some aromatics to bag
Toasted cream180°F / 82°C24 hoursadd pinch of baking soda per pint for browning

Stand mixer speed chart

Recommended stand mixer speed for each attachment. I lost the manuals to these years ago.

Pasta rolling set

attachmentspeed
pasta roller2
fettuccine cutter5
spaghetti cutter7

Pasta extruder

attachmentspeed
spaghetti plate10
bucatini plate10
rigatoni plate6
fusilli plate2 - 4
large macaroni6
small macaroni6

Spiralizer

attachmentspeed
fine blade4
medium blade6
slicing blade (small core)4
slicing blade (large core)6
peeling blade4

Other attachments

attachmentspeed
ice cream machineSTIR
food grinder4
sausage stuffer4
shredder/slicer (all blades)4