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Crispy Fried Onion Rings

Crispy Fried Onion Rings

Crispy Fried Onion Rings with a homemade burger is a meal that always meets with the approval of MOST of my family.  I have one odd ball who does not like beef burgers even when I grind the meat fresh and make them from scratch.  […]

Schnitzel Champignon

Schnitzel Champignon

You don’t have to be Austrian to love schnitzel!  I make a delicious Schnitzel Champignon which is a little different than the standard schnitzel with mushroom gravy that you often see.  It can been made with either pork or veal and leftovers are fabulous on […]

Handmade Chocolate Turtles

Handmade Chocolate Turtles

This is the time of year that people focus on family and family traditions.  In our family, one of the traditions for the holiday season is making Handmade Chocolate Turtles.  Allow me to reword that, one of our traditions is for me to make Handmade […]

Sour Cabbage Rolls

Sour Cabbage Rolls

Sour Cabbage Rolls are a tasty addition to your family holiday tradition.  They are a perfect side dish to a turkey and/or perhaps holiday ham dinner. Hi it’s Mike, your guest blogger here again with another “semi Blue Job”.  If you are wondering what I […]

Wood fired Brie Pizza with Carmelized Onions and Poached Pears

Wood fired Brie Pizza with Carmelized Onions and Poached Pears

At my house, we put in an outdoor kitchen a couple of years ago because, well you know, one kitchen to clean isn’t enough. As part of that project, we installed a wood-fired pizza oven.  Despite the huge effort and expense of building our outdoor […]