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Sprinkle scorched, burnt pans liberally with baking soda and scant water to moisten. Let stand for several hours. You can generally lift burnt portion right out of pan.
 
Joan has been compiling recipes for many years and "Old Reliable" is the fruit of her labour. A "Table of Contents" follows which will no doubt start your stomach grumbling!
Below are Joan's fond family favourites from her cookbook
Meats

Original Quebec Tourtiere

Total cooking time: see below
1 LB MINCED PORK(LEAN)
1 SM CHOPPED ONION
1 CLOVE MINCED GARLIC
1/2 TSP. SALT
1/2 TSP. SAVORY
1/4 TSP. CELERY PEPPER
1/4 TSP. GROUND CLOVES(OPT)
1/2 CUP WATER
1/2 CUP BREAD CRUMBS
  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan, except breadcrumbs.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook 20 minutes, uncovered, over med heat.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add a few spoonfuls breadcrumbs, and let stand 10 minutes.
  5. Continue until all the fat is absorbed, do not add more.
  6. Cool and pour into pastry lined pie pan.
  7. Cover with pastry. Bake in 500F. oven until the top is well browned.
  8. Serve hot with lots of ketchup or Chef Joan's Chili Sauce. For Joan's leaner version use 1/3 mince beef, 1/3 mince veal and 1/3 mince pork. If not for immediate consumption freeze pie unbaked.
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