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Aug. 27, 2014 11:57 am 
Updated: Sep. 9, 2014 2:08 pm
As some of you are aware, I have been struggling with a weight issue for many years. Truth be told, I haven't really struggled with it until recently. Now that I am trying to lose weight, I am struggling. As a kid I was fairly active, but bordering on chubby. As I entered my teen years,… MORE
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Aug. 18, 2014 11:41 am 
Updated: Aug. 27, 2014 9:52 am
I have a first year, square foot garden in my back yard. It isn't my first year using this method, but it is the first square foot garden at this location. I'm surprised at how well it is doing in the first year. When I started in New Jersey, the first two years were flops. I attributed the… MORE
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Aug. 7, 2014 12:41 pm 
Updated: Sep. 16, 2014 1:45 pm
...and this one has something to do with food. My apologies to the good folks of Southern Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Read on to see why.There Oughta Be A Law...You've heard the old saying, "Two out of three ain't bad?" Well I can report to you that is a lie. A stinking, dirty, low-down… MORE
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Aug. 7, 2014 12:08 pm 
Updated: Aug. 15, 2014 8:19 am
You Can Never Go Home......but you may have to anyway.Yes, it's been a long time since I last posted, but things have been a bit up in the air. We moved from our beautiful home in Munich to New Jersey, USA. We are currently homeless but looking for a house to buy. In the mean time we are… MORE
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Mar. 30, 2014 11:50 am 
Updated: Apr. 3, 2014 9:35 pm
...but the second meeting of our supper club finally took place! Just the fellowship was amazing. The two other couples that are involved are so lively, fun and warm that we could have served Alpo and been happy. I can assure you that we did not serve Alpo. Our hosts, Bill and Jana, declared… MORE
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Mar. 27, 2014 11:10 am 
Updated: Apr. 13, 2014 8:18 pm
I've often wondered about the selection process for for kitchen approved recipes. Before I write much more, I better say that I am not frustrated at all. I don't know the number of recipes being submitted for review, nor do I have any idea how many people are on the team tasked with reviewing… MORE
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Mar. 25, 2014 9:11 pm 
Updated: Mar. 27, 2014 10:15 am
...or maybe even the year! All these thoughts have to go somewhere or they'll be lost, and wouldn't that be a shame? I'm very hopeful that I will be able to share my basement herb garden with you in the near future. It has grown wonderfully! I may not have enough basil to make pesto, but I… MORE
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Mar. 22, 2014 8:51 pm 
Updated: Mar. 25, 2014 7:38 pm
There is a lot that I am just bursting to say. But sometimes the better part of valor is to stop bumping the gums. I truly respect each of you, even those with whom I vehemently disagree politically and scientifically. I'm old enough to realize that facts and figures come and go, and the… MORE
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Mar. 4, 2014 9:56 am 
Updated: Mar. 16, 2014 12:12 pm
It's been a pretty busy time in the kitchen for me these last couple of weeks. Before I get into that, I need to carp at AllRecipes for a little bit. The primary reason I subscribed to AR was for the ability to blog. It seems as though the blogging feature on this site is a child, and an ugly… MORE
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Feb. 11, 2014 3:46 pm 
Updated: Mar. 4, 2014 5:05 pm
Sorry, but I wearied quickly of staring at a blank title line. It's been a long while since I lasted posted a blog entry, and I'm just not used to coming up with titles anymore. Recently, I posted a recipe for a cocktail called the Tangerine Dream Cocktail. It was one of those odd things in… 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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Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Gourmet

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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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