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Apr. 17, 2013 10:31 am 
Updated: Apr. 18, 2013 12:48 pm
First off, let me tell you how much I despise being called Mr. Mom. I have heard that term applied to me repeatedly by people who honestly thought they were being witty. Fie! A pox on them and their spawn! So much for suffering in dignified silence. If you are one of those people who referred… MORE
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Apr. 16, 2013 2:12 pm 
Updated: Apr. 17, 2013 9:00 am
Tonight is the last night my youngest daughter and I have on our own. My eldest is in Disney World on her Senior class trip, and will be returning tonight. I'm looking forward to her return, but I am sad to have less one on one time with my baby. Ah well, 16 years old is hardly a baby, but… MORE
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Apr. 14, 2013 4:29 pm 
Updated: Apr. 20, 2013 1:22 pm
It's been a while, but I was finally able to get into the kitchen to do some cooking. Something faceless. Sentence fragments. Cool. Anyway, I made four delicious dishes for our dinner today. Though delicious, and complimentary, they did not present well together. It was a very orange, yellow… MORE
Coconut Potatoes
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Fruit Cobbler
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Fruit Glazed Pork Roast
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Carrot Salad
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Apr. 7, 2013 4:03 pm 
Updated: Apr. 14, 2013 4:29 pm
I saw mention of a life altering food invention somewhere just a day or two ago. Does anyone remember when a couple of months before the Segway was introduced to the market, it was called the most impactful invention since the wheel? Most of us didn't even know what they were talking about… MORE
Apr. 5, 2013 10:14 am 
Updated: Apr. 9, 2013 1:29 pm
I dislike the new format in which the AR website displays. It feels clunky and looks clunky. The changes don't seem to be anything but cosmetic modifications that do not help the user experience at all. In fact, it has made it temporarily more difficult to use AR for certain things. For… MORE
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Apr. 3, 2013 10:03 am 
Updated: Apr. 14, 2013 7:15 am
It is past that time of year and I am not happy about it. Normally I would be getting my onion sets into the ground by now. In fact, they would have been in the garden for about two weeks now. This year I am barely going to garden at all. We've almost sold the house now. We just have to go… MORE
Save Money The Easy Way
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Mar. 26, 2013 7:26 am 
Updated: Apr. 2, 2013 4:45 am
Selling your house means that you have to be flexible. There are days when I only get a two hour notice that my house is about to be shown. Clean it up, stage it and get the heck out! It has been a challenge in the kitchen. I have planned a meal and then had to put it back in storage several… MORE
Green Beans In Cider
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Potato Cutlets
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Marinated Peanut Chicken A La Laura
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Mar. 21, 2013 6:12 pm 
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013 4:54 am
is still pot pie? That's right! I saw a recipe on another website the other day for Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes. Of course, I had to tweak it for my own likes. I didn't understand why onion powder was being used instead of real onion, or garlic salt in place of real garlic. There was plenty of… MORE
Chicken Pot Pie Cupcake
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Mar. 12, 2013 7:16 pm 
Updated: Aug. 3, 2013 12:51 pm
What a great dinner tonight! I just had to share it. Very often when I make a meal, there are hits and misses. Tonight it was almost all hits. And if I am not mistaken, it qualified as a vegetarian dinner as well. For starters I made Simple Roasted Chickpea Snack. It was great, although the… MORE
Mar. 12, 2013 9:26 am 
Updated: Mar. 14, 2013 11:30 am
This moving stuff can be a pain in the neck. I had planned on doing another Faceless Friday, but weekend house showings got in the way. I couldn't even move it to Saturday or Sunday because there were showings both days, which is a great thing, but as the result was no sale and no feedback… MORE
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Tags:  Health, Lifestyle, Family
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Doc Simonson

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St. Peter, Minnesota, USA

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Jan. 2009

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About Me
I'm old and smelly, kinda like a really good salami with that really nice white mould all over it.
My favorite things to cook
Meat, carbs, meat, carbs, meat, carbs and did I mention meat?
My favorite family cooking traditions
Drop a plate of Pierogis and sausages in front of me and watch my eyes glaze over in pure joy.
My cooking triumphs
Schweinebraten mit Knoedel und Krautsalat. Also Edel Hirsch Gulasch was very nice. I make killer Spaetzle and Knockerl also.
My cooking tragedies
There aren't enough electrons in cyberspace! :) Actually, the tragedies usually involve well intentioned creativity out of control.
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