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Jun. 26, 2013 4:05 pm 
Updated: Jul. 4, 2013 5:34 pm
So I was gazing at the AR website as I all too often do. My eyes beheld a wondrous site! Fondant Potatoes by Chef John were calling out to me. They looked so delicious and easy to make that I knew I had to try them. As I read the Food Wishes blog, I came across these fateful words: "Every… MORE
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Barded Pork Roast And Fondant Potatoes
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May 28, 2013 8:51 pm 
Updated: Jul. 6, 2013 12:16 pm
... my mouf hurts! There! I had to get the whine and whimper out of the way. I had surgery to remove a cyst from the hard palate in my mouth. I keep trying to eat harder or crunchy foods. That's a really bad plan when the roof of your mouth is held on by threads. This morning I decided after… MORE
 
 
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Tags:  Italian, Family, How-To
 
 
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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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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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. 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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Jan. 5, 2013 5:31 pm 
Updated: Jan. 6, 2013 6:27 pm
... or How I Sold My Soul For A Catchy, Misspelled Turn Of Words! Hopefully none of you will catch whatever it is that made me spell the title of this post like that. It would have rhymed anyway! This was totally unnecessary! Well, I must say that Chef John has impressed the daylights out of… MORE
Clifton Springs Chicken Wings
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Jan. 5, 2013 10:00 am 
Updated: Jan. 12, 2013 5:24 pm
I was just going over some recipes from other people here on AR and noticed a trend of sad neglect. It is a neglect that cannot go unaddressed. It cannot be left in the dark. I have a voice, and I have the light of food righteousness. No longer can I sit back and allow the chicken wing tip… MORE
 
 
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Dec. 27, 2012 5:45 pm 
Updated: Jan. 3, 2013 7:02 pm
First let me apologize. I intended to take a series of photographs documenting this process, but I plumb forgot. What was the mistake? Well, I wanted to make a sirloin tip roast for Christmas, but when I got home from the grocery store I had an eye of round in my bag. Sirloin doesn't… MORE
 
 
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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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