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Sweet Pepper Consommé

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This vegetarian consommé can be substituted for vegetable stock in any recipe. The flavor of peppers dominates this powerful, spiced up broth. It is an elegant example of a first course soup that can precede any entree. Sweet Pepper Consommé Print Recipe Heat Scale: Mild Coursesoup Servings 4 1/2 quarts Servings 4 1/2 quarts Sweet Pepper Consommé Print Recipe Heat …

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Call of Cthulhu: Giant Isopod Soup

In Chili & Soup, Recipes by Mark MaskerLeave a Comment

Twisted individual that he is, Dave DeWitt emailed me a link to this story about a 2.5-foot giant isopod that was reeled in while trying to violate an underwater robot. I’m sure he was trying to shock me but the joke’s on him. I’ve played a lot of Dungeons & Dragons. My 20th level paladin slays demons like this for breakfast.
Speaking of, it turns out these Cthulhu-looking sea creatures are related to lobsters and shrimp to the point where you can eat them.

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Making a Pumpkin Smoker

In BBQ - Grilling - Smoking, Holiday & Seasonal, Recipes, Veggies by Mark MaskerLeave a Comment

Three years ago, I started turning monster pumpkins into smokers for Halloween. Not only was it a good excuse to play with freakishly large vegetables, it was an even better excuse to put an attractive woman into a devil outfit and take pictures for the blog. I also like the idea of food that smokes itself. The basic idea was simple. Clean out the pumpkin, cut holes in the top and bottom, and place it over a small electric hot plate as the basis for the smoker.