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Jun. 11, 2010 6:28 pm 
Updated: Jul. 10, 2010 10:23 pm
This weekend's recipe on my website www.cjsrecipe.com is for potatoes cooked on the grill. I adapted it from the Nancy Drew Cookbook, written in 1973. The recipes are typical of that decade and make liberal use of stick margarine. They have references to the mystery books in the recipe titles… MORE
Jun. 10, 2010 7:08 pm 
Updated: Jun. 10, 2010 7:56 pm
The strawberries this season have been wonderful. I usually eat them plain or with plain yougurt. They have been at such a great price I've been making many dishes with them. Friday's recipe of the day on my website is for a berry sauce that goes well with grilled chicken (turkey) or pork.… MORE
Jun. 9, 2010 6:17 pm 
Updated: Jun. 10, 2010 7:07 am
I found this recipe in a holiday appetizer cookbook (as in winter holidays) I've freshened up the taste by using fresh herbs that I grow in containers on my balcony. It is great with crackers but even better stuffed into celery sticks. It makes a lot but keeps well in the refrigerator. I just… MORE
Jun. 8, 2010 6:02 pm 
The recipe for Wednesday on my website is for  simple breaded baked chicken breasts. I served them tonight with roasted asparagus spears and baked potatoes. Everything cooked in the oven at once. It was chilly and rainy today so I decided on an oven meal. My husband thanked me more than twice… MORE
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Jun. 7, 2010 7:39 pm 
Updated: Jun. 8, 2010 6:05 pm
When my husband and I downsized from a family home to a town house I had to give away a few hundred cook books. Some of them were 60 to 100 years old. One that I kept is titled: DAME CURTSEY'S BOOK OF SALADS, SANDWICHES AND BEVERAGES. It was published in 1915. The recipe for June 8th on my… MORE
Jun. 6, 2010 7:15 pm 
Updated: Jun. 7, 2010 5:56 am
You know life has come full circle when your off spring cooks for you. My son makes me Sunday dinner for my birthday rather than buy me a present. I really  like this. Today he made me (his title) Mexican Shrimp and Scallop Stir Fry. A very spicy dish with onion, bell and chili peppers with… MORE
Jun. 6, 2010 4:25 am 
Updated: Jun. 6, 2010 2:49 pm
About 25 years ago (I've been married 34 years) the job I had required me to work everyother weekend with overtime. I've mostly worked at hospitals so weekends mean same amount of work with less people. I came home one particular Saturday night too tired to cook. I gave my husband 3 choices… MORE
Jun. 5, 2010 4:30 am 
Posting my recipe of the day before going to my real job. Check out the easy and quick blueberry dessert recipe at www.cjsrecipe.com. CJ MORE
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About Me
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.
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