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Home Town: Carpentersville, Illinois, USA
Living In: Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Nouvelle, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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Jan. 24, 2014 5:28 am 
I make use of short cuts like packaged soups or broths to get a jump start on soup. I make a batch of soup almost every week during the cold months.1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil1/4 cup diced onion1/4 cup diced celery1 clove, garlic, minced1/2 cup diced fennel bulb*1, 32 oz. box of roasted… MORE
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About this Cook
I love to develop new recipes. I have had 15 recipes published by Reiman publications, publishers of TASTE OF HOME magazine. I like to try at least one new recipe a week. My other interests that aren't listed above are running and horse racing. By profession I am a registered medical technologist currently working in microbiology at a local medical center.
My favorite things to cook
Soups. Main dishes for interesting evening meals. Simple baking like cookie jar cookies and quick breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I basically make Thanksgiving dinner like my mom did.
My cooking triumphs
Winning a runner up prize for my lasagne recipe when I worked for the Nestle corporation. (I was a part time R&D assistant for the Willy Wonka Candy Factory)
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make sweet and sour shrimp with deep fried shrimp. Coating came off the shrimp when I put the sauce on. My familiy refused to eat it. We were short of money then and it hurt to waste the food and then go get MacDonald's for dinner.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Green with Envy Salad Dressing
This is definately going into my regular rotation of home made dressings. The only change I made was to use a tablespoon of minced fresh basil. I grow a lot of that during the summer. I make a gelatin salad frequently using applesauce so this recipe will help me use up the jar before it molds in the refrigerator. Thanks for this one.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 14, 2012
Mango Gazpacho
I had mango gazgacho at Medusa Grill in Lake Geneva Wisconsin a couple of weeks ago. I had to find a recipe because I thought it was a delicious first course. This is the only version on all recipes and it turned out wonderfully. It has more orange taste than the restauarant one had. I may have to experiment with it. Very glad I tried this. I used not from concentrate orange juice labled as having lots of pulp so my "broth was thicker" than the restaurant version. I love finding good recipes for cold summer soups.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 4, 2012
Grilled Chicken with Rosemary and Bacon
This recipes is the epitome of "less is more." 4 ingredients, short prep and cook time with delicious results. I can see myself making this several times during the grilling season. I grow my own rosemary on my balcony in a pot.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 7, 2012
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