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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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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. 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
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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Feb. 27, 2013 10:04 am 
Updated: Mar. 1, 2013 9:50 am
The other day I had to use up some canned apricots that I had left over from another dish. I was going to use them on steak, but it didn't feel right. I switched to chicken thighs and legs and was rewarded with a really good recipe for chicken. The baked rice, which was part of the dish, not… MORE
Feb. 23, 2013 2:12 pm 
Updated: Mar. 6, 2013 3:26 pm
I have a fan out there. They like to make hurtful comments, but they just haven't yet found something with which to hurt me. I hope they never do because it would hurt them more than it would hurt me. I found this recipe online, and I think it will do the both of us some good.   Ingredients1… MORE
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Feb. 21, 2013 4:35 pm 
Updated: Feb. 28, 2013 7:06 am
I'm sitting here this evening considering how I do things and how fortunate I am to have the time to do things the way I want to. I'm having a rare third cup of coffee, and I know that I will pay for it. But it is so good! This morning my first cup was a Brazil Cerrado DP Fazenda Aurea, which… MORE
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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. 14, 2013 6:41 am 
Updated: Feb. 20, 2013 7:14 am
I'm sitting here eating my breakfast. Today I am having a serving of Quaker Steel Cut Oats and a cup of coffee. I wish I had the discipline to have oatmeal every morning, but 25 minutes for a bowl of porridge is a lot of time spent. I usually just have coffee and then snack for the first half… MORE
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Doc Simonson

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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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