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Jun. 15, 2013 5:13 am 
Grilled Chicken is Great! There are lots of marinades and grilling recipes for grilled chicken. You probably have a favorite formula. So... this blog isn't really about grilled chicken. It's about the side dishes I served with grilled chicken last night. I have pots of fresh herbs growing… MORE
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May 28, 2013 2:54 pm 
Updated: Jul. 23, 2013 8:42 pm
Greek Yogurt Dressed Coleslaw 8 cups shredded green cabbage 2 cups shredded carrot 2 tablespoons minced onion Dressing: 2 tablespoons reduced fat mayonnaise 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 tablespoon sweet relish 1 cup fat free Greek style yogurt  1 tablepoon agave nectar, honey or… MORE
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Jan. 6, 2013 10:12 am 
Hoping to blog more fun recipes this year. I had an 8 week organic farm share and need to use up the butternut squash I have left. To precook the squash I try to get small ones where the neck of the squash is about 3 to 4 inches thick. I cut the neck just above the bulb. Then I cut the neck… MORE
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Oct. 14, 2012 10:56 am 
Updated: Oct. 14, 2012 6:02 pm
Veggie Breakfast Casserole 1 cup diced bell pepper 1 cup diced, seeded fresh tomato 1/2 cup diced onion 2 slices provolone cheese, torn into small pieces 1/3 cup grated parmeson cheese 2 tablespoon snipped fresh chives or 1 tablespoon dried 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley or 2 tablespoons… MORE
Jun. 28, 2012 12:55 pm 
Updated: Jul. 4, 2012 10:47 am
These dressings are perfect to make while herbs and the lettuces they dress are summertime fresh. Buttermilk Ranch Dressing 1 1/3 cup low fat buttermilk 2/3 cup reduced fat mayonnaise ( I use Hellman's (R)) 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1 clove garlic, peeled and cut in fourths 2… MORE
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May 28, 2012 10:48 am 
Updated: May 28, 2012 10:51 am
I may have posted a Black Bean Salad in the past.  I don't want to search through all my past blogs.This is the current version that I am making for  the holiday barbecue today. Black Bean Salad (with preparation notes) 1, 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed* 1/2 cup frozen corn,… MORE
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May 20, 2012 5:55 am 
Updated: May 20, 2012 5:54 pm
Bottle French dressings are about the only ones I can stand in the fat free version. They are generally a little too sweet for my taste so I mix them with yellow mustard 2 parts dressing to one of mustard. If you prefer to use fat free mayonnaise in this recipe remember the dressing will… 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
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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Jul. 3, 2011 8:06 pm 
Updated: Jul. 4, 2011 4:56 am
Fresh raspberries have been particularly delicious this year. This salad makes  a cool and refreshing first course and shows off the berries.Cool Summer Salad3 cups seedless watermelon cubes1 cup cucumber slices*2 cups fresh raspberries1 tablespoon honey1/4 cup minced fresh mint leaves1… 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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