Stewed Beef and Bunny Anagramists

Nigerien Entree TUKASU(Stewed Beef with Dates) INGREDIENTS ½ tablespoon yeast½ cup warm water1¾ cups flour¼ teaspoon salt (1 teaspoon more later)1 pound beef chuck, round roast, or rump roast2 garlic cloves2 medium onions9 dates. (If […]

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Wanda Wunder Wonders About Weeds

Is it really this simple?   – Paul De Lancey, The Comic Chef, Ph.D. Check out my latest novel, the hilarious apocalyptic thriller, Do Lutheran Hunks Eat Mushrooms? It’s published by HumorOutcasts and is available in paperback or Kindle on amazon.com  

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When Scammers Merge

The world of commerce becomes ever more cutthroat by the day. The motto of money is “Go Big or Die.” Small businesses simply can’t compete against the resources of mega-corporations. Sometimes small businesses just go […]

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Herding Chestnut Trees and Eating Them with Beef

Croatian Entree BEEF WITH CHESTNUTS INGREDIENTS 1 pound chestnuts6 cups water1 large onion1½ pounds sirloin, tenderloin, or rump2 tablespoons vegetable oil½ tablespoon paprika½ teaspoon pepper½ teaspoon salt1 cup water Serves 4. Takes 1 hour 20 […]

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Tourist Spots for the Extreme Introvert

People-free paradise               You say you’re an introvert? You say you really hate crowds? You hate them more than lutefisk, filing taxes, and paper cuts? Are you oh so […]

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Roast Chestnuts and the Birth of Languages and Boxes

American Dessert ROASTED CHESTNUTS INGREDIENTS 1 pound chestnuts (most of the fresh ones are available in Autumn) SPECIAL UTENSIL baking pan Serves 6. Takes 45 minutes. PREPARATION Preheat oven to 400 degrees. While oven preheats, […]

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Il Pomodoro Wins Tutta Italia Soccer Title; Opponents Cry Foul

Cesare “Instant Death” Borgia, tenacious defender Italian soccer fans still buzz about the tiny, virtually unknown, Il Pomodoro club winning the prestigious Tutta Italia Championship.  Pomodoro took a 1-0 leader just 33 seconds into its first-round game […]

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Kitchen Explosion and the Big Bang Theory

They sure don’t make plastic bags to hold tamarind bags like they used to do. I took my tamarind bag out of my plastic-grocery bag and it ripped open sending tamarind pods everywhere. Many of […]

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Polish Doughnuts and Death From the Sky

Polish Dessert PĄCZKI(Doughnuts) INGREDIENTS 1½ tablespoons yeast1 cup milk, warm1½ tablespoons water, warm⅓ cup butter, softened1 teaspoon rum extract or 1 tablespoon brandy (optional)1 teaspoon salt½ cup sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract6 eggs6 cups flour (2 […]

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