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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
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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
Nov. 9, 2012 12:12 pm 
Updated: Nov. 14, 2012 6:04 am
I was in the grocery store just a few moments ago, looking for something to go with Spicy Tuna Fish Cakes, and as I was walking down the aisle with oils, I noticed Hazelnut oil. "I wonder what kind of vinaigrette that could make?" thought I. A small bottle was just under $12. Here's what I… 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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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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