Trenton Dierkes – Ways to Cook Some Thanksgiving Favorites

Trenton Dierkes is a devoted husband and father who work at a nearby factory in Newport. He has a few hobbies that he enjoys in his free time. One hobby is to cook great food for friends and relatives. This year he is hosting the Thanksgiving family meal and plans on serving up some delicious side dishes.

Trenton Dierkes

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and there are some easy side dishes that can be added to your turkey this year.

Slow-Cooker Sweet Potatoes with Bacon

This sweet-and-salty side dish is super easy and consists mainly of sweet potatoes and bacon, cooked up in a slow cooker for the day.

Cheese Cracker-Topped Squash Casserole

This cheesy dish is made with yellow squash, zucchini, and cheddar cheese and topped with your choice of crackers, but Goldfish work best. Just mix the ingredients together and bake.

Fresh Corn Spoonbread

This is a great way to make for the perfect individual servings and is more appealing than the ordinary cornbread. The recipe includes cornmeal, fresh corn, thyme, chives and parsley. The ingredients are blended and then packed in a circular pan.

Trenton Dierkes loves having his family get together over a nice meal. The holidays are a wonderful time for him to share his love for cooking with everyone. He started cooking over ten years ago as a past time fancy, but really took to the hobby. He thinks it’s a great way to express your artistic side, plus it tastes great too.


Trenton Dierkes – Glass Manufacturing in the United States

Trenton Dierkes is an experienced factory worker who has spent years working with glass. He works at a manufacturing plant just outside of Newport, Oregon.  The glass making process has many steps and can take a variety of machinery.  It starts off with the raw materials and ends with the cooled glass product.

The first step in glass making is at the batch house, which is where all of the raw materials are taken off a conveyer belt and put in their correct storage silos. The batching process is when all the weighed and mixed raw materials are sent to the charging end of the melting furnace. The melting furnace is much like old fashioned brick baking oven.

Trenton Dierkes

Trenton Dierkes

Next a combination of the batch materials, cullet and sand are melted to form liquid glass. Sand is one of the major ingredients in glass. This process takes many steps of heating a cooling.

The fining process comes next and is the point where the bubbles formed during the melting process are removed. The glass then floats through a canal into the float bath. The liquid glass then hardens on a bath of liquid tin.

Finally the glass moves under toothed wheels, which decide the thickness and width each piece of glass. The hardened and cut glass then moves towards the packaging area. Now the glass can be put into the proper packaging and sent to the various destinations.

Trenton Dierkes has worked in various areas of the glass manufacturing plant. He can handle a variety of machines and uses the upmost of care while on the job.