Veteran Carl Releases Second Cookbook

Carl dedicated his first cookbook to the nonprofit SALUTE, which helps veterans and their families, and now he’s created a second cookbook called Carl’s Cookbook II: Tasty Start and Sweet Finish. It offers more than 100 appetizer and dessert recipes, with some submitted by special guests, including Chicago Cubs announcer Pat Hughes; the “Barefoot Contessa,” Ina Garten; and more. Each recipe has a backstory, and the cookbook offers wine pairings as well. 

As a military contractor whose travels took him to military installations in Iraq, Korea, Guam, Japan and stateside, Carl became familiar with the needs of veterans. Upon retiring, he said, “It’s time to give back to our military family.” 

Carl’s Cookbook II is available at Peninsula State Park Golf Course in Ephraim, at or by calling SALUTE volunteer Linda at 312.320.2625.