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Learning To Cook

Apr. 29, 2013 9:10 am 
Updated: Apr. 29, 2013 9:09 pm
It wasn't my normal frenzy of five recipes this weekend. I can't keep doing that to my health! Sometimes you just have to yield to common sense (not my strong suit) and reign in your silly self! I only managed to make one recipe this weekend, but my youngest daughter joined me and made one… MORE
Alpine Macaroni
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Cinnabon(R) Cupcakes
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Feb. 20, 2013 1:01 pm 
Updated: Feb. 25, 2013 6:35 pm
I have a love/hate relationship with trying to figure out what to make for supper everyday. I keep threatening to use the Menu Planner, but I have a hate/despise relationship with organization. AllRecipes is a great place to find recipes for a last minute inspiration, and today they gave me a… MORE
Ricotta Cavatelli with Italian Sausage Gravy
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Feb. 8, 2013 8:12 am 
Updated: Feb. 11, 2013 8:48 pm
I'm sitting here in the Daily Grind, in Marshall, Minnesota. It's a nice little place with great people working here, and the coffee is good. I didn't ask for whole milk in my cappuccino, and it shows. I don't care for the flavor of skim milk, but that's my fault, not theirs. If this is an… MORE
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Jan. 23, 2013 5:56 pm 
Updated: Feb. 13, 2013 6:42 pm
I was thinking about what to make for dinner tonight. It's darned cold here, though nothing compared to where I'll be moving to soon. I wanted to make something hearty and rich. It had to be fulfilling and inviting as well. I wanted something that would embrace me, warm me up and give me all… MORE
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Nov. 19, 2012 5:24 am 
Updated: Nov. 20, 2012 1:01 pm
It's so sad to close out a series of ideas brought to the table with a failure. It's all those cabbage leaves. They were talking to me from the counter top. "Doc! Use us up. We're succulent and ready to be transformed!" Oh! The siren call of cabbage was in my ears, and in my heart, and upon… MORE
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Nov. 17, 2012 7:12 pm 
Updated: Nov. 18, 2012 11:09 am
I was looking out over my garden the other day. It was, and still is, in a sad state. The beds haven't been put to bed yet, and the stakes and trellises need to be put in the barn. But amidst all the decay and detritus I saw some dark green. Some of it wasn't weeds either! When I harvested… MORE
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Doc Simonson

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St. Peter, Minnesota, USA

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Jan. 2009

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Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Gourmet

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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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