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Wisdom for Dummies

February 28, 2019
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Chefs recommend you keep your pantry well-stocked with staples. I’m not sure why though. Most people keep their stapler in their office. Dorothy RosbyI'm a South Dakota humorist whose humor column appears in newspapers in…

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Lowered Standards

April 12, 2018
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I don’t like to cook. Yes, I sincerely mean it. Being in a partnership means I have my share of responsibility for our food. Frankly, I have about one miserable failure a month. I learned…

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Home Cooking for Husbands Who Don’t Cook

October 31, 2017
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In our house, my wife does a lot of the cooking… okay, most of the cooking… okay, all of it. I’d gladly do more.  I don’t claim to be the world’s greatest culinary expert, but…

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Chicken Chipotle and Conga Lines

September 19, 2017
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Mexican Entree CHICKEN CHIPOTLE   INGREDIENTS 1 medium onion 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 6 chicken breasts 1 cup crema Mexicana 1 tablespoon chipotle powder ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt ⅓ cup chicken stock 1…

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Surprised by a Diary

September 15, 2017
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A recent fall nesting impulse found me mining beef stew recipes and sifting through an old Victorian secretary that sat in my living room. The secretary, chock-full of my mother’s personal correspondence, had stood undisturbed…

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Hearts of Palm Pie and Why Life Is Hard

July 31, 2017
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Brazilian Entree CHICKEN AND HEARTS OF PALM PIE INGREDIENTS – DOUGH 4 cups flour (3 tablespoons more later) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1½ cups lard or butter 1 egg INGREDIENTS – FILLING…

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Hunting Mushrooms

May 6, 2017
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I went out hunting mushrooms, a spore-t even I could succeed at. Kidding–I just stumbled across them by happy accident. (Literally stumbled across them, in one case.) I hate regular mushrooms. They taste like a…

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Out of the Frying Pan and into the Microwave

April 10, 2017
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It seems that when people meet my partner and me, they always want to know who’s the cook, and I always ask myself, why does it matter? Most people want to automatically assign roles in…

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Charles Dickens: Friend or Fowl?

December 14, 2015
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I watched my favorite holiday movie over the weekend, A Christmas Carol – the George C. Scott version.  After years of enjoying this classic, I admit that the movie presents for me one major—for lack of a…

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Do Lutheran Hunks Eat Mushrooms – An Excerpt

June 19, 2015
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We have an excerpt from our comic chef Paul De Lancey and his new novel Do Lutheran Hunks Eat Mushrooms? Fwap! Oof! Huh? By Zeus, Joe Thorvaldes sure itched. He scratched his armpit through a…

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