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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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Apple Thingy Mush Crunch
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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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Jan. 2, 2013 10:55 am 
Updated: Jan. 4, 2013 6:22 pm
You've probably noticed it too, or maybe even taken part in the festivities. Maybe I'm just causing a bit of cognitive dissonance in your poor little cranium. Fine. I'll explain myself. Today is the day on which all of the parking lots in front of fitness centers are at their fullest!… 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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Tags:  Lifestyle, Family, How-To
Dec. 24, 2012 7:18 pm 
Updated: Dec. 25, 2012 1:03 pm
Silent? Not so much if you have teenagers in the house. But it is, indeed, a holy night. It is a holy night because this is the night we commemorate as the eve of the birth of Jesus. And so we set it apart for sacred use. God came into the world and became approachable. They held him and knew… MORE
Decorating Christmas Cookies
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Dec. 23, 2012 12:03 pm 
Updated: Jan. 16, 2013 12:31 pm
I'm just not feeling it. There's no joy, peace, happiness, excitement, anticipation in my heart this Christmas. I have a bit of disinterest, some dread and a fair amount of blah, but nothing Christmas-y. It's awful knowing that Christmas day is two days away and I am dreading it. What can a… MORE
Dec. 19, 2012 6:22 am 
Updated: Jan. 16, 2013 1:02 pm
I feel a political blog post rearing it's ugly head within me, and I don't want to do that to my beloved AR. I had mentioned in a previous post that we get along here so well because we are united in an interest, or more accurately for most of us, a passion.  The problem with politics isn't… MORE
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Tags:  Lifestyle
Dec. 17, 2012 11:43 am 
Updated: Oct. 9, 2013 2:53 am
Experiments are not always successful. Thank you Mr. Obvious! He is always there to lend a hand in the aftermath of disappointment. (You won't find him lurking about after disaster. There's too much clean up!) One of the reasons that experiments can go wrong is that we change too many things… MORE
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Tags:  Drinks, Lifestyle, How-To
Dec. 13, 2012 8:39 pm 
Updated: Jan. 16, 2013 6:02 am
" Never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.'' Winston Churchill to the boys at Harrow School, October 29, 1941. Of course, this is… MORE
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Tags:  Health, Lifestyle
Dec. 10, 2012 8:46 am 
Updated: Dec. 11, 2012 1:21 pm
I love learning to cook. I even love the mistakes I make. Might I be so bold as to declare that I am more fond of my mistakes than my triumphs? I learn from my mistakes, but my triumphs might just be happy mistakes that I am unaware of! Turning a portion of my lovely beef stock into French… 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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