Monthly Archives: May 2012

Jerri’s Mom’s Borscht

Jerri has been making borscht since we were married.  It is always delicious though frequently slightly different, as she has never written down what she does.  Basically, she just tries to make it the way she remembers her mom made … Continue reading

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Sour Cream Blue Cheese Dressing

In 1971 food was more important than cookbooks in the Rang family.  Fortunately we received two or three good ones as wedding presents, and Jerri’s trusty Dinner for Two Cook Book was still usable, even though we had a third … Continue reading

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Crockpot Kalua Pork/Elk

If a graduation party or Memorial Day family reunion is on your calendar, here is a recipe that will make your life easier and wow your guests.  It takes about 5  minutes work in the kitchen, but the result is … Continue reading

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Fried Brook Trout

Recently I found a photo of Gus Gauch, the old Swiss farmer who taught me, among other things, how to fish trout, tie flies and make really good macaroni and cheese.    The odd thing about the photo is that … Continue reading

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Mennonite Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

When I was a kid, nearly every garden in northern Wisconsin featured two perennial vegetables.  Both yield better when they have a chance to rest during a nice cold winter, which helps explain why they were so popular in our … Continue reading

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Pat’s Maple Oat Bread

There was a footpath through the woods from my grandparents’ farm east of Hayward to the home of Grandpa Hopp’s friend John Frogg south of Little Round Lake.  Grandpa told me that John Frogg was a chief of the Lac … Continue reading

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