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Fish and Chips

So, if you’re looking to make someone from the U.K. drool, this is the recipe.  (No, I wouldn’t be looking to do that, not me.) 

Anyway, I know I said this was cheap:  one of the ingredients in this, is distinctly not cheap.  It makes all the difference in how well the entire recipe works, though.  That ingredient, is Bard’s Ale.  It’s beer.  Dark gluten-free beer.  Gluten-free beer that is really good.

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Look Ma, No FlourYou don’t need flour to make cookies.  You don’t even need an oven.   You don’t need a kitchen, real utensils, or, in my case, a man.  That’ll show ’em.

If you’re really, really being cheap (and ecologically sound, and all that gaia-conscious claptrap), the amount of power used to bake is  important, too.  It’s particularly important if you don’t want to pay for the cost of, say, reversing the heat gain from a full size oven.  (Read: the cost of the air-conditioning to offset the heat from an oven in the summer can overwhelm any benefit you might get from baking yourself.) (more…)

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