Recipes by Walter Blevins

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Italian Fried Chicken Breast

Italian Fried Chicken Breast by Walter Blevins

So I’m sitting at work the other day when I got a text from Mrs. CB mentioning something about dinner. We figured that it was a night to cook because I was getting off at 3 p.m. She had a couple of ideas. But I had an idea so I quick sent her a text with the barebones of the recipe in it. And frankly it sounded good. (That should…

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Ramen Noodle Cold Salad

Ramen Noodle Cold Salad by Walter Blevins

A lot of the country is starting to get into Fall weather. Not here in San Diego. Over the last 2 or 3 weeks we’ve had some of the hottest, muggiest weather in a long time thanks to 2 hurricanes which came up the coast of Baja California and cut inland far enough south to do us no good at all. We got virtually no rain but 100 plus…

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Saint Patricks Day Favorites

Saint Patricks Day Favorites by Walter Blevins

On St. Patricks Day everybody is a leprechaun for the day. We wear green. We drink green beer. We eat corned beef and cabbage.Come to think of it, about the only things there that are genuinely Irish are corned beef and cabbage and, from reading a bit about it, the corned beef part came from Irish immigrants in New York City rather…

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Homemade Pasta

Homemade Pasta by Walter Blevins

I’ve been cooking pasta for years. I’ve scorched it. Left it nearly raw. Turned it into mush. But mostly I’ve cooked it just fine. It got a lot easier a couple of years back when Mrs. CB gave me my very own ‘sketti pot for Christmas. I thought it was my “major gift” that year but she assures me that it wasn’t—it was something…

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Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad by Walter Blevins

It would get absolutely hot and muggy in Tampa, FL when I was a kid. And it was several years before we had any kind of air conditioning. And I remember my favorite hot summer dinner that Mom would make–Tuna Salad.She’d do it early in the morning before everything got too hot and then she’d pop it in the fridge to chill down for…

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Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes by Walter Blevins

OK, everybody who likes pancakes raise your hand! Well, I see lots of hands out there because just about everyone loves pancakes. Golden brown, puffy, tender and tasty slathered in butter and syrup. Sound good to you? Yeah, me too.Over the years I’ve made some pretty good golden brown Frisbees. If you use enough syrup they’re OK.…

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Shredded Beef Barbecue Sandwiches

Shredded Beef Barbecue Sandwiches by Walter Blevins

Every once in a while I forget that some of the easy, routine things I do with food should be posted here on “Cheap Bastid Cooks”. So here’s something incredibly easy, cheap and tasty.Stater Brothers had a special recently on “London Broil” or top round. It used to be that you could get this cut fairly often for $1.99 a pound. No…

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Budget Stretching with Cheap Bastid

Budget Stretching with Cheap Bastid by Walter Blevins

If you’re like me, you’ve been scratching your head for a couple of years wondering how long it’s going to be before you wake up one day to discover that you are now a vegetarian. Not because you happen to prefer vegetables over meat but because you can no longer afford meat.Isn’t that kind of scary! So today, I’m going to invite…

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BBQ Beef Ribs

BBQ Beef Ribs by Walter Blevins

Geesh, Cheap Bastid waited until after Labor Day to write about a fantastic dish tailor made for late summer grilling and feasting—BBQ Ribs. Well, better late than never. And, at least in our little slice of SoCal, the grocery stores always lay on Labor Day specials on ribs.So, let’s start with just a bit of clarification before some…

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Sriracha Mayo on Grilled Chicken Breast

Sriracha Mayo on Grilled Chicken Breast by Walter Blevins

Here’s another quick recipe—especially good on those hot summer evenings when you just don’t want to heat up the kitchen.OK, this is actually because I had a small “brain-fart” last night and decided to try something just a little bit different—grilled chicken breast with Sriracha Mayo.We love to grill bone-in/skin-on chicken breasts.…

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