Jay Braun

I'm the best cook in the house; my wife will confirm that. Nothing special about me. If I have a simple recipe, I'll cook anything.
English Muffin Loaves
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For you bread machine lovers, I halved the recipe, put the ingredients in my bread maker according to the direction, (liquid first, then flour, etc., with yeast last), turned the bread maker on "dough" setting and let it mix for 10 minutes. Took the dough out, put it in a bread pan, let it rise, then popped it in the oven. Turned out great and with a lot less work mixing the ingredients together.

Baked Oatmeal Squares
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Not too thrilled with this recipe. Followed directions, came out of oven looking good, but let it cool a bit and cut it into bars. It was very crumbly, unlike "breakfast bars". Was a tad salty, too, I thought, but my wife didn't seem to think so.

Pressure-Cooked Beef Stew
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I must be from a different part of the country, because I would call this recipe "Pressure-Cooked Pot Roast". I was looking for a beef stew recipe, found this one and realized, after making it with stew meat, that it was actually pot roast. Not too quick on my part, but the recipe is really good when made with stew meat. After the veggies are cooked, mix in the warm, cooked stew meat and you have a great stew. Kudos!!

Pressure Cooker Chili
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I agree with Whatayawant; it is missing something, maybe more chili powder, but it is good. I saved the recipe for later use.

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Slow Cooker Baked Beans
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Interesting recipe. Would you believe it's the same recipe as in my old Better Homes & Gardens cookbook copywrite 1981? In BH&G it's called "New England Baked Beans". The only diff is this recipe doesn't call for salt. But the crockpot method is identical.

Deviled Crab Casserole
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Excellent recipe. I would, however, eliminate the 6 Tbsp of butter and use a little drizzle of olive oil instead. The butter made it too rich, in my opinion. Other than that, it was delicious.

Cathy's Amazing Fish Chowder
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Excellent!! I don't know what Maine chowder tastes like, but I just threw in some fish I had in the freezer, thawed it, cut it into 1" cubes and dumped it in the pot. I also added a can of cream style corn and garlic salt. I'll keep this one in my personal recipe box.

Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Banana Pancakes
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Mixed all dry ingredients together in blender, rather that chopping up oatmeal first.

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Sausage, Peppers, Onions, and Potato Bake
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I normally make a dish for the first time per recipe directions. Then, if needed, change something the next time. No changes needed on this recipe. Excellent repast.

Sausage Balls
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Mixture was a little dry the first time I made it. The second time, I added 1 egg, and it made it much easier to make balls.

Skillet Burrito Bowl
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Used Crockpot pressure cooker to cook meat. Dumped meat out to drain, cooked rice in cooker. Returned meat to cooker along with all other ingredients. Put on "Keep Warm" while I made a spinach salad. Wonderful and easy dish to make.

Cabbage Roll Casserole
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Cut recipe in half to make for 4 people. One grandson went beyond 2nds and had 4ths. It's a keeper. Next time I might add cheese.

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