Four Bean Enchiladas


  • 16 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 1 15-ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15-ounce can navy or great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 11-ounce can condensed cheddar cheese or nacho cheese soup, or 10 ounces of cheddar cheese
  • 1 10-ounce can enchilada sauce
  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 14 cups shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
  • Sliced pitted ripe
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Spinach and Rice Caserole


  • 1 small onion, chopped (4 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 14-ounce can peeled Italian-style tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or basil,crushed
  • 8 ounces tofu, drained
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • A cup shredded Swiss cheese (2 ounces)
  • A teaspoon salt
  • A teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed, toasted


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[SOLVED] What is the right type of glue for heated motorcycle grips?

Last winter I finally put a set of heated grips on my street bike. I went with a variable setting model from Koso, which happens to make all sorts of awesome electrical components for motorcycles. They suggested using Krazy glue to adhere them to the clipon and throttle and I did not want to go that way. I read a number of posts that suggested using regular grip glue or hairspray. I tried both and they didn’t work. As soon → Continue reading “[SOLVED] What is the right type of glue for heated motorcycle grips?”

Mexican Casserole and Sliced Avocados

You can use either boneless chicken breasts, beans, or other meat substitute for the protein


  • Additional protein: choose from one of the following
    • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • Equivalent mass of cooked chick peas or vegetarian meat substitute
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 4 green onions
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 4-ounce can diced green chilies
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans – rinsed and drained
  • 2 ripe avocados
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Spaghetti Squash, Spinach and Turkey Sausage Lasagna


  • 2 small or 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 4 TB olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup onions, diced
  • 1 cup red peppers, diced
  • 8 oz fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 lb. ground mild Italian turkey sausage, or vegetarian sausage
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • Red pepper flakes, use amount based on desired spice/heat level
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425° and line a large baking sheet with
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Pepperoni Pizza Twist


  • 1 package (3.5 ounces) pepperoni slices, diced
  • 1 can (3.24 ounces) pitted, ripe olives, drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 2 packages (11 ounces each) refrigerated French bread dough
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning mix
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 3750 F
  2. Dice pepperoni and chop olives and prep the parsley
  3. Combine
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A simple recipe for classic dumplings that can be added to any stew or soup that you would like.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Sift flour
  2. Mix together dry ingredients
  3. Mix milk and oil into dry ingredients just enough for them to be combined. Over mixing will make the dumplings dense and tough
  4. Drop tablespoons worth of dough into simmering soup or stew and cook covered for about 10
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Baked Tofu Cubes

This is not as much a recipe for a mean in and of itself, but a recipe for how to prepare tofu cubes for a number of different dishes.


  • N number of packages of extra firm tofu
  • Seasonings of your choice
  • A couple of teaspoons of vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 375 F.
  2. Drain and remove the tofu from its packaging and wrap in a clean kitchen towel. Place under a cutting board to remove
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Snickerdoodle Cookies

My wife made these cookies and they were, by far, the best snickerdoodle cookies I’ve every had. The original recipe can be found here.


  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Cinnamon-Sugar Mixture

  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter
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Running GUI apps locally as root in a non-root session

There are instances when you need to run an X Window application. For me this is often running a terminator instance as root so that I can create tabs and split the window as still be root in each of those terminals.

In order for the root user to be able to connect to the X server you need to provide it with “credentials”. In this case it is on the same box and not over the network so the → Continue reading “Running GUI apps locally as root in a non-root session”