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Deputy Story–Bring a Brick

This is a true story. Names are withheld to protect the guilty.

Pile of readily available bricks.

A former Dane County deputy sheriff told this story: Late one Saturday night there was a burglar alarm from a jewelry store. When the deputies got there, they found the plate glass front window shattered, in an apparent attempt at a smash and grab. Investigation in to the crime took about 10 seconds. All the deputies had to do was follow the blood trail across the street, where the alleged criminal lay dead. He had used his leg to kick in the window, severing an artery or two in the process.

Moral of the story: Bring a brick. A brick is inexpensive, easy to transport, readily available and difficult to trace. Remember your gloves.

Official Cannoli Recipe

We are Ron and Elizabeth Albanese.

We are owners of The Wisconsin Trigger Company. William is our son. There is another son, a United States Navy officer, who will be in training within the year for becoming a Naval Aviator.

We will post fun and interesting stories on a variety of topics. Friends of Ron will contribute Man Stories about what happened at work. And recipes because why not?

Welcome to Tactical Cannoli Blog.

Deputy Story–Bring a Brick

This is a true story. Names are withheld to protect the guilty.

Pile of readily available bricks.

A former Dane County deputy sheriff told this story: Late one Saturday night there was a burglar alarm from a jewelry store. When the deputies got there, they found the plate glass front window shattered, in an apparent attempt at a smash and grab. Investigation in to the crime took about 10 seconds. All the deputies had to do was follow the blood trail across the street, where the alleged criminal lay dead. He had used his leg to kick in the window, severing an artery or two in the process.

Moral of the story: Bring a brick. A brick is inexpensive, easy to transport, readily available and difficult to trace. Remember your gloves.

Official Cannoli Recipe

Cannoli In Mag Pouch
Here is the official recipe for our range-worthy cannoli.

Wisconsin Trigger Official Cannoli Recipe

AuthorAdminCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Cannolis are easy to make and very impressive. Who makes cannolis? We do! You do, too! You will amaze your family and friends with these classic Italian desserts.

Yields10 Servings
Prep Time1 hr 15 minsCook Time28 minsTotal Time1 hr 43 mins

Cannoli Shells
 3 tbsp Butter
 1 tbsp Sugar
 4 fl oz Dry white wine
 2 tbsp White wine vinegar
 2 cups Flour
 1 tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
 ½ tsp Cinnamon
 ½ tsp Salt
 1 Egg, beaten, set aside
 Vegetable oil, for frying
Ricotta filling
 2 lbs Ricotta cheese, drained overnight
 1 ½ cups Powdered sugar
 1 tsp Vanilla extract
 ½ tsp Orange flavoring
 1 Package of vanilla instant pudding
 Chopped nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit or other garnishes as desired

1

Begin heating the vegetable oil, to 375 F degrees. Beat together the butter and sugar until light. Stir in the wine and wine vinegar. Mix in the remaining ingredients (except the beaten egg) until well blended. Wrap in plastic wrap and place dough in refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thick, cut into 4 inch squares or use 4 inch diameter circle cookie cutter. Roll each 4 inch piece of dough again, making each piece as thin as possible without ripping the dough. Lightly oil the cannoli forms. Wrap a piece of dough around the form and seal with a smear of the beaten egg. Fry one shell at a time, for about 80 seconds in the hot oil. Let cool slightly and gently remove the shell from the form while still warm.

2

Mix filling ingredients together, store in refrigerator until ready to stuff the shells and serve. Garnish as you like. Take to the range with you.

Ingredients

Cannoli Shells
 3 tbsp Butter
 1 tbsp Sugar
 4 fl oz Dry white wine
 2 tbsp White wine vinegar
 2 cups Flour
 1 tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
 ½ tsp Cinnamon
 ½ tsp Salt
 1 Egg, beaten, set aside
 Vegetable oil, for frying
Ricotta filling
 2 lbs Ricotta cheese, drained overnight
 1 ½ cups Powdered sugar
 1 tsp Vanilla extract
 ½ tsp Orange flavoring
 1 Package of vanilla instant pudding
 Chopped nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit or other garnishes as desired

Directions

1

Begin heating the vegetable oil, to 375 F degrees. Beat together the butter and sugar until light. Stir in the wine and wine vinegar. Mix in the remaining ingredients (except the beaten egg) until well blended. Wrap in plastic wrap and place dough in refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thick, cut into 4 inch squares or use 4 inch diameter circle cookie cutter. Roll each 4 inch piece of dough again, making each piece as thin as possible without ripping the dough. Lightly oil the cannoli forms. Wrap a piece of dough around the form and seal with a smear of the beaten egg. Fry one shell at a time, for about 80 seconds in the hot oil. Let cool slightly and gently remove the shell from the form while still warm.

2

Mix filling ingredients together, store in refrigerator until ready to stuff the shells and serve. Garnish as you like. Take to the range with you.

Wisconsin Trigger Official Cannoli Recipe

 

 

Cannoli In Mag Pouch
Here is the official recipe for our range-worthy cannoli.

Wisconsin Trigger Official Cannoli Recipe

AuthorAdminCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Cannolis are easy to make and very impressive. Who makes cannolis? We do! You do, too! You will amaze your family and friends with these classic Italian desserts.

Yields10 Servings
Prep Time1 hr 15 minsCook Time28 minsTotal Time1 hr 43 mins

Cannoli Shells
 3 tbsp Butter
 1 tbsp Sugar
 4 fl oz Dry white wine
 2 tbsp White wine vinegar
 2 cups Flour
 1 tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
 ½ tsp Cinnamon
 ½ tsp Salt
 1 Egg, beaten, set aside
 Vegetable oil, for frying
Ricotta filling
 2 lbs Ricotta cheese, drained overnight
 1 ½ cups Powdered sugar
 1 tsp Vanilla extract
 ½ tsp Orange flavoring
 1 Package of vanilla instant pudding
 Chopped nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit or other garnishes as desired

1

Begin heating the vegetable oil, to 375 F degrees. Beat together the butter and sugar until light. Stir in the wine and wine vinegar. Mix in the remaining ingredients (except the beaten egg) until well blended. Wrap in plastic wrap and place dough in refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thick, cut into 4 inch squares or use 4 inch diameter circle cookie cutter. Roll each 4 inch piece of dough again, making each piece as thin as possible without ripping the dough. Lightly oil the cannoli forms. Wrap a piece of dough around the form and seal with a smear of the beaten egg. Fry one shell at a time, for about 80 seconds in the hot oil. Let cool slightly and gently remove the shell from the form while still warm.

2

Mix filling ingredients together, store in refrigerator until ready to stuff the shells and serve. Garnish as you like. Take to the range with you.

Ingredients

Cannoli Shells
 3 tbsp Butter
 1 tbsp Sugar
 4 fl oz Dry white wine
 2 tbsp White wine vinegar
 2 cups Flour
 1 tbsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
 ½ tsp Cinnamon
 ½ tsp Salt
 1 Egg, beaten, set aside
 Vegetable oil, for frying
Ricotta filling
 2 lbs Ricotta cheese, drained overnight
 1 ½ cups Powdered sugar
 1 tsp Vanilla extract
 ½ tsp Orange flavoring
 1 Package of vanilla instant pudding
 Chopped nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit or other garnishes as desired

Directions

1

Begin heating the vegetable oil, to 375 F degrees. Beat together the butter and sugar until light. Stir in the wine and wine vinegar. Mix in the remaining ingredients (except the beaten egg) until well blended. Wrap in plastic wrap and place dough in refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thick, cut into 4 inch squares or use 4 inch diameter circle cookie cutter. Roll each 4 inch piece of dough again, making each piece as thin as possible without ripping the dough. Lightly oil the cannoli forms. Wrap a piece of dough around the form and seal with a smear of the beaten egg. Fry one shell at a time, for about 80 seconds in the hot oil. Let cool slightly and gently remove the shell from the form while still warm.

2

Mix filling ingredients together, store in refrigerator until ready to stuff the shells and serve. Garnish as you like. Take to the range with you.

Wisconsin Trigger Official Cannoli Recipe

 

 

Ghost Story by Ron

Pontiac 6000 STE
Ghost Story by Ron, Pontiac 6000STE

We were at the stockcar races on a Saturday night, around 1990, in Jefferson, Wisconsin. While driving home there was me (15 years experience, certified master mechanic), Craig (20 years experience, certified master mechanic), Dennis (35 years experience, master mechanic) and Dennis’ wife. I was driving a 1984 Pontiac 6000 STE, loaded with digital dash and driver information center. The car was in perfect condition. We were taking the backroads home to Lake Mills. It was about 10:30 on a clear summer night.

We were talking about the races, not about ghosts. We came to a curve in the road and Dennis said, “Oh. That’s the cemetery my mom is buried in.”  We started to pass the cemetery going about 40 mph and we passed the start of the fence. The car died. All electronics shut down. Light, engine, dash 100% off. 1-2 seconds later as we went past the driveway to the main gate, everything snapped back on. Engine, lights, radio all back on. The driver information center didn’t do any electronic checklist, no run-through beeps or dings like what happens when ignition is turned on. Nothing seemed to be reset. Everything just came on again.

Craig looked at me and asked, “What did you do?”  I asked him, “What did YOU do?” Dennis and his wife, in the backseat, didn’t notice anything at all had happened.

None of us (remember, 70 years’ combined experience, all certified masters) could figure this out. The car never did this again. I tried many times to replicate by jiggling the ignition and messing with the battery. No matter how fast I turned the ignition off and on again, the driver information center and the digital dash would go through the re-start mode.

To this day, I can’t tell you how a car can do this.

Moral of the story: It’s never too late, you’re never too old to stop and say hello to your mother. Even if she is dead.

Hang Up and Go to the Neighbors

man story
Call from the neighbor’s

Names have been changed to protect the guilty.

A friend of ours is an attorney. He received a panicked phone call from the wife of a client. She was panic stricken because the police had just burst in to her house with a search warrant and arrested her husband. The attorney asked what agency they were. She said, “Letters. DE something.” He told her to immediately hang up and go to the neighbors to call him. She asked why. He said, “Because your phone is tapped.” She responded that the phone was not tapped and she knew this because there were no clicks like in the movies. The attorney said again, “Hang up and call me from your neighbor’s phone.”

She went to the neighbors and called him back. They discussed the situation.

A few months later, our attorney friend was walking through the local courthouse and was approached by one of the DAs, who told him his name had just come up at a meeting. The detectives were not happy. Apparently the phone log simply said that the suspect’s wife had called our attorney friend, who told her to hang up and call from the neighbor’s. No further information was gained.

Moral of this story: You won’t hear the click. Always listen to your attorney. And keep your mouth shut.

 

 

Ghost Story by Ron

Pontiac 6000 STE
Ghost Story by Ron, Pontiac 6000STE

We were at the stockcar races on a Saturday night, around 1990, in Jefferson, Wisconsin. While driving home there was me (15 years experience, certified master mechanic), Craig (20 years experience, certified master mechanic), Dennis (35 years experience, master mechanic) and Dennis’ wife. I was driving a 1984 Pontiac 6000 STE, loaded with digital dash and driver information center. The car was in perfect condition. We were taking the backroads home to Lake Mills. It was about 10:30 on a clear summer night.

We were talking about the races, not about ghosts. We came to a curve in the road and Dennis said, “Oh. That’s the cemetery my mom is buried in.”  We started to pass the cemetery going about 40 mph and we passed the start of the fence. The car died. All electronics shut down. Light, engine, dash 100% off. 1-2 seconds later as we went past the driveway to the main gate, everything snapped back on. Engine, lights, radio all back on. The driver information center didn’t do any electronic checklist, no run-through beeps or dings like what happens when ignition is turned on. Nothing seemed to be reset. Everything just came on again.

Craig looked at me and asked, “What did you do?”  I asked him, “What did YOU do?” Dennis and his wife, in the backseat, didn’t notice anything at all had happened.

None of us (remember, 70 years’ combined experience, all certified masters) could figure this out. The car never did this again. I tried many times to replicate by jiggling the ignition and messing with the battery. No matter how fast I turned the ignition off and on again, the driver information center and the digital dash would go through the re-start mode.

To this day, I can’t tell you how a car can do this.

Moral of the story: It’s never too late, you’re never too old to stop and say hello to your mother. Even if she is dead.

Hang Up and Go to the Neighbors

man story
Call from the neighbor’s

Names have been changed to protect the guilty.

A friend of ours is an attorney. He received a panicked phone call from the wife of a client. She was panic stricken because the police had just burst in to her house with a search warrant and arrested her husband. The attorney asked what agency they were. She said, “Letters. DE something.” He told her to immediately hang up and go to the neighbors to call him. She asked why. He said, “Because your phone is tapped.” She responded that the phone was not tapped and she knew this because there were no clicks like in the movies. The attorney said again, “Hang up and call me from your neighbor’s phone.”

She went to the neighbors and called him back. They discussed the situation.

A few months later, our attorney friend was walking through the local courthouse and was approached by one of the DAs, who told him his name had just come up at a meeting. The detectives were not happy. Apparently the phone log simply said that the suspect’s wife had called our attorney friend, who told her to hang up and call from the neighbor’s. No further information was gained.

Moral of this story: You won’t hear the click. Always listen to your attorney. And keep your mouth shut.