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Jan. 29, 2013 7:44 am 
Updated: Jan. 30, 2013 8:11 am
Picture it. Shamokin, PennsylvaniaFebruary 1978It was the coldest and most ferociously snowy winter of my youth where I was created and formatted into the adult I am today in a small small town in Northeast Pennsylvania.  These days due perhaps to global warming or perhaps on the flip side to… MORE
Visiting the Region of my ancestry in Central Europe. October 2008
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Recipe within: Kluski and Cabbage
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May 9, 2012 10:55 am 
Updated: Jan. 29, 2013 10:39 am
When the Infanta makes the long journey from either her European official residence to the Official U.S. Residence in our Nation's Capital or her Country Residence for a getaway she brings with her "The Pouch".  The pouch is a secure way of communication between officials and her staff for… MORE
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Apr. 25, 2012 3:28 pm 
Updated: Jul. 19, 2012 8:19 am
When the "Infanta" is in residence that means she's escaped from the city and wants to detach from the madness of the masses, the constant demands for attention, and heavy work schedule. When here, she throws away her diet (within reason) and requests recipes from my family. These are the… MORE
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Aunt Honey's Braised and Breaded Porkchops
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Brian E. Nahodil

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Shamokin, Pennsylvania, USA
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Catlett, Virginia, USA

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About Me
Nice Guy, Gay, Anglican, and Partnered
My favorite things to cook
Bread, Julia Child, Jellies, Jams and Preserves.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to make Jams, Jellies and Preserves as well as Pickles and Relish. My Grandmother used to "Can" and I'd spend many days watching and helping her.
My cooking triumphs
Julia Child - on Recipe 25 of 512
My cooking tragedies
There are many, but a "tragedy" means simply that you've learned something.
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