Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Schemes Cooking - Market, Government, Google, PPP - hit same day!

Boiling mad is what is cooking at this site today - here is why.


The stock market and the government took about half of my 401K - Google killed my page rank on three blogs - Payperpost decided that one of my blogs no longer qualified - even though it is very similar to the others that they kept - just different subjects.

  1. Willy manages four blogs:
  • Hillbilly Willy - Fun Food and Politics - which on Sunday had a Google Rank of 3 and a PPP Rank of about 545. On Monday it fell to Google rank of 2 and PPP rank of 656 - All the while Willy was averaging at least 150 - 200 entrecard drops a day trying to build it up. Site has averaged 172 hits per day for past week with 201 on Monday - CRASH DAY!
  • Cooking With Willy - which on Sunday had a google rank of 3 and very high PPP rank now is a google rank of 2.
  • Life in America - Which on Sunday had a google rank of 2 and now has a google rank of 0 - it averages about the same hits and links as the blog above.
Someone help Willy sort this out!

10 - 4 Willy - I guess -

Monday, September 29, 2008

Pinhole Glasses - Strengthen your eyes.

OK. So Willy is having trouble reading these days and seeing the great recipes that he supplies for you folks. Well, what should come in the email but an opportunity for pinhole glasses to be sent to Willy to try out!

Big deal you say. What does pinhole eyeglasses have to do with seeing better. Well, they claim to help you strengthen your eyes and give you better vision without corrective lenses.

This is something the Willy thinks could be very good. Well, these pinhole glasses arrived the other day and they look a little funky. Well, Willy first told his beautiful bride that they were her birthday present since they arrived in the mail on her birthday.

She did not think that was very funny. Well, after the fun was over Willy has begun to try them out a little.

Well, the jury is still out because it has only been a few days, but Willy does believe that they may be strengthening his eyes.

Willy may even try to wear them out where he will look cool.

Maybe you should try them out!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hillbilly Fried Chicken

Willy is always looking for ways that recipes have been adopted to use the ingredients that are important to rednecks and Hillbillies. Here is a Fried Chicken Recipe that fits.

1 chicken, cut up
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cornmeal
1 can beer
Cut up chicken and dip in beer.
Put flour and cornmeal into a brown paper bag, adding seasonings to taste. Put chicken pieces in bag one at a time and shake. Fry in lard in a hot cast iron skillet.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Willy explores New England Clam Chowder

Cooking all across America is different! Willy explored the east coast this week and found the following very interesting:

Almost every restaurant along the east coast had "New England's Best Clam Chowder"

Willy tried at least two bowls and found it to be very good. But Willy believes that neither of them were probably New England's best.

So Willy thinks he will try a little Clam Chowder at home: It will probably be declared the best Clam Chowder in Arkansas on that day.

Here is a great recipe from the Cliff House in Maine


* 1 slice hickory-smoked bacon, minced
* 1/2 teaspoon butter
* 1 cup onion, minced
* 1 medium garlic clove, minced
* 1 teaspoon The Cliff House Spice Blend (see below)
* 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
* 1 can clams (6-1/2 ounces)
* 1 cup bottled clam juice
* 1-1/2 cups Half and Half
* 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
* 2 medium potatoes, boiled, peeled and diced

To Create The Cliff House Spice Blend, blend 4 tsps oregano, 4 tsps dried parsley, 2 tsps marjoram, 2 tsps dill, 4 tsps thyme, 4 tsps basil, 1 tsp sage, 4 tsps rosemary, 2 tsps tarragon, 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, crushing in a mortar if possible. Store in a resealable plastic bag to refrigerate.

In a heavy-bottomed, 4-pint soup kettle, sauté bacon, butter, onion, garlic and The Cliff House Spice Blend over low heat. Do not allow to brown. Drain clams and set aside, reserving the juice. Slowly stir the flour and clam juices in the sauté mixture. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Add Half and Half and simmer 20 minutes. Add white pepper, potatoes and clams. Heat to serving temperature. Do not allow to boil, as this toughens the clams. Serve at once with crackers and warm cornbread.