Learning To Cook Blog at Allrecipes.com (2/2013)

Learning To Cook

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. 25, 2013 3:00 pm 
Updated: Feb. 28, 2013 6:03 am
Don't you just love it when you can't decide exactly what to make for supper, but you start making it anyway? I started out by taking steaks out of the freezer. The box from Capital Meats says, "Beef Strip Steaks." There is no telling what part of the cow they came from, but I can tell you… MORE
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Tags:  Family, Meal Ideas
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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Tags:  Lifestyle, Health, How-To
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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Tags:  Lifestyle
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
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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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Tags:  Lifestyle, How-To
Feb. 13, 2013 9:43 pm 
Updated: Feb. 28, 2013 4:34 pm
Before I cause anyone to take umbrage, please let me explain that title. I'm not against someone making up their own mind about something, and following it to the logical conclusion. I'm all for that. So, if you follow a Vegan diet, Vegetarian diet, Paleo-diet, Neopaleo-diet no whip, or… MORE
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Tags:  Lifestyle
Feb. 9, 2013 7:02 am 
Updated: Feb. 9, 2013 7:22 pm
I would prefer to keep things light on this blog, but occasionally a comment or another blog brings to mind an event in my life that needs to be shared. SPOILER SLERT!!!!!This post is from an event that occurred when I lived in Germany. There are no recipes. There are some references to food,… MORE
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Feb. 8, 2013 8:12 am 
Updated: Feb. 11, 2013 8:48 pm
I'm sitting here in the Daily Grind, in Marshall, Minnesota. It's a nice little place with great people working here, and the coffee is good. I didn't ask for whole milk in my cappuccino, and it shows. I don't care for the flavor of skim milk, but that's my fault, not theirs. If this is an… MORE
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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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