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Jul. 22, 2012 10:33 am 
Updated: Jul. 22, 2012 12:53 pm
I'm having a busy summer. I'm working 10 days every two weeks instead of my usual 9. I'm also taking a food saftey and sanitation class on my Thursdays off this month. I had an Illinois food safetly liscence 10 years ago and I let it lapse. When this adult ed. class fell naturally on my days… MORE
May 4, 2012 6:16 am 
Updated: May 8, 2012 7:04 pm
The weather is finally getting warmer in my area of the country. I continue to use my slow cooker through the summer to keep my kitchen cooler and still have a satisfying dinner. A special shout out to Mark. I recently told this local cook about blogging on this recipe website. I cook with… MORE
Apr. 7, 2012 4:23 am 
Updated: Apr. 25, 2012 4:15 pm
CHEWY SPICE BARS1 cup butter or margarine or softened1 ½ cups sugar1 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs1 tablespoon milk1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract3 cup dry oatmeal1 ½ cups flour1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground cinnamon¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg¼ teaspoon ground cloves1 ¼… MORE
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Feb. 26, 2012 3:09 pm 
Updated: Feb. 27, 2012 3:57 am
Chicken Asparagus Skillet1 lb. boneless skinless chicken, cut into 1 inch cubs1 teaspoon salt free seasoning such as Mrs. Dash (R)1 tablespoon olive oil1 clove garlic minced1 bunch green onions, trimmed and sliced8 oz. white mushrooms, sliced1 lb. asparagus trimmed of woody ends and cut into 1… MORE
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Feb. 3, 2012 1:58 pm 
Updated: Feb. 14, 2012 6:35 pm
This yeast bread fixes up in a snap. It also slices well and freezes well. It is especially good for toast in the morning. Make it first for hot bread with dinner and keep the rest in the refrigerator or freezer for future meals. NO KNEAD WHOLE WHEAT BREAD 3 cups flour 2 cups warm water 2… MORE
Dec. 28, 2011 4:30 am 
I have rediscovered parboiled or "converted rice". It makes cooking an after work skillet dinner quick and easy. Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya 2 teaspoon canola or olive oil 1 cup thinly sliced scallions 1 large stalk celery, sliced 1 small green bell pepper, diced 1/3 cup fresh parsley,… MORE
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Dec. 21, 2011 5:05 am 
Updated: Dec. 26, 2011 6:35 am
1lb. 1.5oz pouch of sugar cookie mix, prepared as directed Before baking add 2 teaspoons orange extract, grated peel of one orange, 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom and 1 cup dried cranberries. Bake according to package directions. Makes about 3 dozen. YUM! MORE
Dec. 14, 2011 5:11 am 
Updated: Dec. 14, 2011 3:32 pm
The activities of the season have kept me away from the interent. I've decided I don't have much to add to my previous blog about holiday cooking. I'll try and have a better plan next winter holiday season. I'm hoping to post more recipes in the new year. The ones I talked about in my last… MORE
Dec. 4, 2011 9:31 am 
Updated: Dec. 6, 2011 3:57 am
About ten years ago I developed a motivational presentation, complete with  recipes on the subject above. I first gave it at my church. I was even paid to give it at a public library. It is all part of my philosophy that home cooking is the most delicious, nutritious, economical and safe food… MORE
Oct. 19, 2011 5:56 am 
Rice, Lentil, Sweet Potato StewThis can easily be made into a meatless dish by omitting the sausage. Pork or beef sausage could be substituted. The last time I made this I used a spicy chicken sausage.1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil1 large onion, diced2 garlic cloves, minced1/4 teaspoon… 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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