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Are there any web sites that have simple recipes for guys?

For example, if I want to make my own ketchup from scratch, using tomato paste or tomatoes, all I can find are absurdly complicated instructions that involve ten steps using twenty ingredients that I don't have and don't want. :angry:

As an analogy, you can fix almost anything with duct tape and vise grips. There must be corresponding simple techniques for making food.

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&nbsp &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Here's one:


  • Water
  • Spaghetti


  • Pour water into a pot that will hold at least twice as much water as needed to completely submerge the spaghetti.
  • Bring water to a rapid boil.
  • Add spaghetti.
  • Return to boil.
  • Cook for another eight minutes or until it has reached desired level of softness (taste some to test it).
  • Turn off heat.
  • Drain spaghetti as thoroughly as possible.
  • Add seasoning and spices to taste. Spaghetti sauce, either store-bought or homemade, onion (white, green, sweet, powdered), garlic powder, cheese are popular options.

:) <g>

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I am already a competent spaghetti-cooker. I seek to acquire other skills, such as manufacturing ketchup, mustard, bread and other ancient crafts. The problem is that the online recipes seem targeted toward OCD personalities that like complex procedures. I'm looking for K.I.S.S. solutions.

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  • 1 month later...

Ultra-simple catsup recipe "for guys:"


  • 1 cup tomato paste
  • vinegar, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • finely ground white pepper, to taste


  • Combine all ingredients
  • Add desired amount to food
  • Eat

Refrigerate unused product.


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Fascinating, as Mr. Spock would say. I may try some of those.

But those recipes are still more complicated than what I'm looking for.

Keep trying :)


The Heinz ketchup copy cat recipe is simple and good

In Australia we make hot English mustard from mustard powder

Or buy it ready to spread (hotness varies from brand to brand)

I mix "Coles" heaped teaspoon mustard powder with wine/apple vinegar and sweetened condensed milk till a desired paste

Recipe on tin

If too hot just add mayonnaise till "right" hotness

Not sure how American mustard is made?

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