Dad’s Favorite Soup: Saurkraut and Shredded Pork Shoulder

Dad's Sauerkraut Shredded Pork Soup

Dad’s Sauerkraut Shredded Pork Soup

Time to return to my favorite hobby: food blogging. I took a break for a few months after my father’s death.  I needed to deal with grief as well as his estate. I have, however, also been photographing my most interesting recipes in the meanwhile.  It’s about time to make them into posts again. Hopefully I’ll remember the steps I took in making them! Continue reading

Pretzel and Mustard Coated Schnitzel

Pretzel Crusted Schnitzel

I don’t often cook to accommodate my German side.  I find the noodle and potato heavy meals very dense.  As I age I prefer lighter meals with more vegetables and fruits.  I never thought I’d say that, but life slows down after I eat a heavy meal and I need a nap.  Ha.  But schnitzel?  Well I do love my fried, crusty pork cutlets with a bit of a mustard sauce.  And not only during Oktoberfest! Continue reading

Boozy Pineapple Ribs {Bourbon Time!}

Bourbon Pineapple Ribs

Bourbon Pineapple Ribs

I’ve been working on reducing the contents of our freezers.  The winter weather Up North seems like a good time to thaw frozen meats and things for comfort foods.  I was in the mood for potato salad, which I posted last week.  Ribs were a natural accompaniment to the meal.  I had a fruity, boozy sauce in mind.  Pineapple and bourbon would coat and caramelize the ribs to perfection. Continue reading