Quick But Good

Virgil on June 13, 2012

This post was originally going to be about survival cooking. Survival in the sense of trying to occasionally find an alternative to mess hall food here in Iraq. I will say that the mess hall where I am run by KBR USA is a lot better than when the Army was contracting with KBR UK. […]

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Virgil on April 16, 2012

When I go to Germany, the first two things I look for are currywurst and beer. No one makes either like the Germans. My favorite beer while stationed in Pirmasens in the late 1970s and early 1980s was Parkbrau’s Pirminator. A local fest beer, this stuff was and I believe still is, strong. I mean […]

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At least two of the major food groups are represented here, blue cheese and bacon. These are soooo easy to make and taste so good. No matter how many I make, they are always almost instantly gone. So, make a lot. Even the blue cheese haters love these, the flavor profile is unbelievable. I thought […]

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Virgil on November 25, 2010

Most families have individuals who have dishes that are always requested for holidays and other special occasions. My sister-in-law, Paula, lost a long and courageous battle with cancer this past August. Even though we knew she was fighting cancer, no one, including herself, expected her passing at this time. She is sorely missed. This is […]

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Virgil on November 21, 2010

This is one of the easiest appetizers ever and they taste great. The combination of sweet dates with savory flavors of blue cheese and bacon is simply divine. I know a lot of people who hate blue cheese, but love these. Dates with Blue Cheese and Bacon Pitted dates Blue cheese Thin cut American bacon […]

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Virgil on September 21, 2010

I lived for a couple of years in Hawaii and we had a mango tree in our small yard (also lime, papaya, banana, and avocado). With the mangoes, we ate them ripe. On the mainland, it is hard to get good tropical fruits, especially guavas (my favorites). Mangoes are always green and sometimes don’t ripen, […]

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Virgil on September 10, 2010

This doesn’t have to be done on a grill, but it is a great way to create a potato side dish on a grill when making a meal. In this particular case, when I came up with this recipe, I was grilling a couple of beautiful wild salmon fillets with skin on. Traditional potatoes just […]

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Virgil on August 19, 2010

This is one of those quick but good dishes you can make when you don’t have much time or inclination to cook. French onion soup is one of those things I love, but, no matter how good the restaurant, it is always too salty. So, halfway through, it stops tasting good. I have found that […]

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