Hangry Ogres Cooking Guide to Cookery

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Campaign Description

I am making a custom cookbook of simple, tasty recipes, with an occasional humorous adult twist (and a few swears) because if you ain't swearin', you probably ain't cookin'

The idea is simple ingredients, that you can get locally, that taste great and don't cost a million bucks. Too many cookbooks are fancy and call for exotic, oddball, or expensive ingredients. Sometimes things only NEED 3 ingredients. You don't need to make it all fru-fru just because. All the ingredients in my cookbook can be found at your neighborhood grocery store.

Why I am doing this

I have always liked food (as I assume most people do) and liked to watch my father cook.

I remember saying as a very young kid that I would love to be a Chef, and I was shot down with “That will take a lot of work, and you will have to go to school for a long time. You wont do that”

Great way to motivate and encourage a kid.

My Mom was not a great cook, though she did feed us well enough (except casseroles, because NO ONE LIKES THOSE EVER. Like really, when my Mom passed, we found her old casserole dish, and NONE of us wanted it, despite it being a GREAT piece of kitchenware. We all had nothing but bad memories from that dish.)

My Mom made us a “Family Cookbook” which she handwrote and photocopied and coil bound herself. It was a great gift, and we all, well, KINDA loved it. “so and so’s favourite” and it’s something we had never had, and certainly wouldn’t like. There were a lot of recipes marked as  There were recipes that we looked at and said “Who the hell in their right mind would EVER eat this or even want to make it?” And a bunch were, well… missing steps. And ingredients. And procedures. (*cough cough* Yorkshire puddings *cough cough*)

So over time, everyone’s copy (including my Mom’s) got write in notes, and adjustments, and addendums.

Despite all this, I still like food, and as I got older, found I enjoyed cooking, and was decently good at it.

So I made my own things, because, quite frankly, the cookbooks I had were terrible.

They always wanted weird-as-heck ingredients, and they were overly complex and needed specialty cookware. (Pro tip: you don’t need wine or fennel for making SCRAMBLED EGGS. You need EGGS. That’s it. Also, don’t waste your money or time with a fancy double boiler. A good solid pot and a decent glass bowl will do you a world of good.)

I watched cooking shows, like Good Eats, and the Original Iron Chef, and Wok with Yan (who remembers that guy? He was (is?) great! Look him up on the you-toobs. Always a terrible joke, and a horrible pun on his apron, but a fun show).

I messed around with recipes and played the game of “I wonder what will happen if I add this?” and 90% of the time I made something good (or at least edible), and sometimes it was just bad, and I ordered a pizza!

This cookbook came out of my true joy of cooking, and cooking for my friends and family, as well as a bit of pandemic downtime. I found that I wanted to make a better book, with SIMPLE recipes, because everyone seems to want to out-do and out-fancify everyone else.

You don’t need super expensive fancy kitchen doodads (though some DO help – Stand Mixer A++, Instant Pot A+++ (in fact we have two!) and in the wise words of Alton Brown, “No Uni-taskers!” If a kitchen doodad can’t do more than one thing, then you don’t need it!

My original plan was to make a few cookbooks for gifts, and maybe sell a few to recover costs. My desire to do it once and do it right has lead me to this campaign to let me print a QUALITY cookbook that will last, and can be functionally used. I found a local Canadian publisher that specializes in printing cookbooks, and found that this was going to cost a few bucks to get done right.

So this funding campaign has come about to allow me to publish my book, and get it into the hands of everyone. I’m not in this to make a fortune (who gets rich off cookbooks?) but to get a quality book printed that can share good food, good times, stupid factiods, and cooking tips to everyone.

It may sound stupid, but like in Ratatouille, “Anyone can cook!” and I want to share my cookery with you!

What this all is

So here I am making a cookbook to share with everyone.  I have my friends happily helping. (i.e. eating all the test food), editing, and taking photos, and eating.

So far I have a number of recipes, tried and tested, and keep adding as I remember them, and figure out how to put my brain-things onto paper.

The Recipes

The Hangry Ogre's Bloody Good Bruschetta

The Hangry Ogre's Clam ChowDAH!

The Hangry Ogre's Split Skull Soup

The Hangry Ogres Garden Gnome Salad

The Hangry Ogres Tater Salad

The Hangry Ogre's Ass-Blaster Chili (Regular Mode)

The Hangry Ogre's B.L.T.C. (Basilisk, Leaves, Tomatoes, and Curdled Cow-Juice)

The Hangry Ogre's Big-Ass Beef Brisket

The Hangry Ogre's Cheezy Smashed Taters

The Hangry Ogre's Deep Dish Delight

The Hangry Ogre's Half-Assed X-Mas Meal

The Hangry Ogre's High Harvest-Tide Stuffed Diatryma

The Hangry Ogre's Quick Basic Meat Log

The Hangry Ogre's Slow Cooker Tasty Mess

The Hangry Ogre's Winter Solstice Morning Meal

The Hangry Ogres BALLS. Meat Balls

The Hangry Ogres Ghoul-ash

The Hangry Ogres Giant Meat Doughnut

The Hangry Ogre's Best Birthday Cake

The Hangry Ogre's F**k Up Fudge

The Hangry Ogre's Green Stuff

The Hangry Ogre's Troll House Cookies

The Hangry Ogres 100 Year Old Cupcakes

The Hangry Ogre's Holiday Chicken Milk

The Hangry Ogre's Mudders Milk-Shake

The Hangry Ogre's Murderously Easy Marinara

The Hangry Ogre's Perfect Pizza Dough

The Hangry Ogre's Punch! to the Face!

The Hangry Ogres Benny's Breakfast Butt Nuggets

The Hangry Ogres Salad Sauce Mix

 

** If you are a locale Edmonton Retailer or Business and would like to have this cookbook in your shop, PLEASE reach out to us, we would love to work with you **

Meet the Team

Allison Dahl

Allison Dahl

Executive Director

My most excellent wife (she is the GREETEST), my inspiration, my co-author, Sous-Chef and taste-tester.

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Caitlin Opdendries

Caitlin Opdendries

Editor-In-Chief

Teacher, general wierdo, proof-reader, editor, and Taste-tester

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Joel Opdendries

Joel Opdendries

Photographer

Executive Potato-Hater, Chief Photographer, and food test subject

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Geoff Dahl

Geoff Dahl

The Hangry Ogre

Locksmith, geek, a fat guy who likes eating, who decided to start making my own recipes, because too many people over-complicate food, and pollute them with nasty things like cilantro and cucumbers.

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Jul 28, 2021

We did it!

And we're done! Credit cards have been processed and the next steps begin! Stay tuned on facebook for updates on the progress! Since we surpassed our goal, all the extra money will be going BACK INTO THE COOKBOOK. More pages, more photos, more recipes.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!

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Jul 10, 2021

Wow!

We made our funding goal and are almost at $2,000.00! This is AMAZING! Thank you so much!

We will have photos soon of a bunch of the food and test recipes, and all the money raised thats over our publishing costs is going directly back into the book! Full colour custom dividers, and MORE recpies!

Tell your friends and family!

 

and THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN!

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Jun 24, 2021

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In the beginning: Sorting things out

Step one was collecting the old (and often incomplete) home recipes and siguring out what the heck was wrong and missing. Step one was typing them out as a LOT of them were just sorta 'in my brain'

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May 10, 2021
Project launched

FAQs

What are the shipping costs

Shipping costs of the cookbook within Canada, are included in your pledge level. US and international orders may be subject to additional shipping and handling fees. Please contact us for rates on bulk or retail orders

Did you actually make every one of these recipes?

Yes. Some many many times because I have loved them for years, some many many times because we had to figure out WTF was missing! Others we made once just to make sure we didn't miss a step or ingredient

Will you sign or personalize my cookbook for me?

Sure! For $100.00 extra per book I'll even lick it. I guess. or something.

Are you a professional chef?

Not in any way! I am a locksmith! But I like cooking. and I felt a decent, simple cookbook was just... missing.

Do I need to have or sign up for an ATB Bank account?

NO! You do need to sign up for an ATB BoostR account, but much like kickstarter this is only to provide us with the information we need to send out our rewards to you, and also to verify you with your credit card provider to protect against fraud.
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