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Corn Chowder Recipe

This time of year we all look forward to home and hearth time, with a cozy fire roaring, a great book, with HGTV, or a football game on tv. My favorite chowder recipe trends itself for all of the above. Easy, quick, hearty, and full of flavor. Although I truly support the “Farm to Table,” […]

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Shirley’s Wartime Fudge

This was a favorite of my father, Lou Mech. Mom was great in the kitchen and I heard many a story of the care packages that went overseas during World War II. During mail call my father made many new friends! In later years, I can remember my mother at the stove, making this recipe […]

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Classic Onion Tart

I love recipes you can do tricks with by changing up ingredients, depending on the season, and offering options for serving, either as an appetizer or serving as an entrée, depending on the mood of the evening! The basic recipe is from the Grand Master Chef Willy Rahmig, truly one of the first celebrity chefs, […]

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Classic Stovetop Rice Pudding

How often, when you make white rice do you overestimate, or when you have a craving for Chinese food, and you order in – what’s always left…the rice! Well here is a simple vintage stovetop recipe to re-purpose that rice into a dessert or breakfast treat! Click Here to View Recipe  

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Sad Farewell to Hostess

Being a man of a certain age (and waist size), who grew up in midcentury Americana, Hostess Brand was a true treat. Occasionally after a hard day of grade school, or as a reward for a good report card, or a good review from the dreaded parent teachers conference, we embarked on a Hostess shopping […]

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The Bungalow Chef’s Cracker Pie

View the original “Mock Apple (Cracker) Pie” by Mary Stein as well as The Bungalow Chef’s Cracker Pie Recipes! Click Here to View Recipes

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Unbaked Chocolate Drop Cookies

Truly one of my holiday favorites, and I guess it passed down to the next generation! Can you believe this, the holidays are right around the corner, you can feel it in the air. The stores are filled with new holiday treasures, gifts, and toys that I never heard of! I remember brands like Lionel, […]

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Bungalow Chef Featured on “Ask This Old House”

On Oct. 16, the cast and crew from “Ask This Old House” visited Mech’s 1926 bungalow and, over the next three days, helped him transform his circa-1985 natural oak cabinets into ivory-colored painted cabinets that better reflect the “vintage, homey charm” he has created throughout the rest of the house. A native Blue Islander who […]

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Great Grandma Schades’s Pecan Cresents

Holiday baking is here, I’ll share my favorite cookie recipe, if you share yours? Mine is Great Grandma Rose Shade’s Pecan. Pecan Cookies           1/2 cup butter 2 cups flour ½ tsp. salt 6 tablespoons powdered sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 cup chopped nuts, medium diced Mix well. This recipe date’s form […]

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Food Wine Pairing Chart

Worried about Food and Wine parings, “The Bungalow Chef” did the work for you, just sit back, uncork, and enjoy!

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