John Woltman's
Bad Grammar & Typo Clearing House

Other People's Recipes

I am not the only one with recipes.  Here is a list of other people's recipes that I enjoy, and have actually made and eaten myself.


Ah, French Boursin cheese, just the way your Irish-Polish mother makes it.

Swedish Meatballs

When I was but a callow youth, my mother used to make the most delightful Swedish meatballs.  I will now share our family recipe, and an alternate recipe that you might find tasty.

Cucumber Salad

This recipe is from my Mom's Aunt Gertrude & Uncle Stosh.  They would make the cucumber salad the day before a fishing trip, and eat it chilled while out in the boat.  I have had many varieties of cucumber salads over the years, and this is objectively the best.

Cream of Crab Soup

Continuing the recent trend of posting posh recipes, here's one of the poshest: the crab soup that my mom has made for as long as I've known her (i.e., all my life).

Prime Rib Roast: The Correct Method

This is a codification of my family's prime rib recipe.  It has been refined over the years and produces great results.  This recipe is very expensive, but don't let that intimidate you, because it is also very simple.

Layered Chocolate Cream Cake

This is a recipe for my favorite chocolate cake.  It comes, mostly unaltered, from the treasure trove of culinary art that is Ann Brooks.  If you dislike this cake, you are objectively a bad person.