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May 10, 2013 4:07 pm 
Updated: May 12, 2013 1:58 pm
2 Tbs olive oil1 Tbs butter2 medium yellow onions, chopped3 cloves garlic, chopped20 spears asparagus, tips removed and reserved, stems chopped small4 large potatoes, peeled and medium diced1 cup good white wine6 cups chicken stock (homemade or unsalted)1 bouquet garni (10 sprigs thyme, 2… MORE
Asparagus Corn Chowder
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May 8, 2013 6:46 pm 
Updated: May 14, 2013 6:48 am
I learned several tings with cooking today. First, I learned that when you write a recipe, you really need to expend every effort into making sure a new cook would understand what you are trying to get them to do. Next, I learned that soy sauce doesn't make something Asian. Last, I learned… MORE
Asian Ginger Catfish And Penne Salad
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Asian Ginger Catfish
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May 2, 2013 2:15 pm 
Updated: May 3, 2013 4:49 pm
When I was a young man, I saw no need to keep my room clean or tidy. As long as there was a clear path to the door leading to the rest of the house from my bed, and a path from the bed to the closet, I was happy. I knew pretty much where everything I needed was, and a quick sniff would reveal… MORE
 
 
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May 1, 2013 4:42 pm 
Updated: May 2, 2013 1:59 pm
After 20 some hours in brine, I pan fried the last two chops. Over a medium heat this time, I added a couple tablespoons of olive oil to the hot pan and put in the room temperature, patted dry chops. After about seven minutes I flipped them and then covered the pan in foil. Another seven… MORE
Apple and Zucchini Salad
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Apr. 30, 2013 5:47 pm 
Updated: May 2, 2013 3:48 pm
We feasted tonight. I try to make a good dinner most nights, except when Papa John sneaks into the house. Digression: I am going to build that wood fired oven in the back yard someday. Then we'll see if Papa sulks around my domicile! So I don't always make a decent meal. Who does?  Some… MORE
Salad Taverna
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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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Tags:  Meal Ideas, Family
 
 
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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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. 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. 1, 2013 8:09 pm 
Updated: Mar. 9, 2013 2:28 am
I've been itching to try one of those faceless frenzy's or other such event. What could not be fun about trying new recipes and then attaching a photo to it? I spent a fair amount of time last weekend looking for good recipes bereft of photographic ID. I've found enough for a month of… MORE
Oatmeal Pie I
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Harold's Salad
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Potato Dumpling Casserole
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Shrimp Embrochette
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Doc Simonson

Home Town
St. Peter, Minnesota, USA

Member Since
Jan. 2009

Cooking Level
Intermediate

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

Hobbies
Gardening, Camping, Hunting, Reading Books

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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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