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Jul. 15, 2010 3:35 am 
Updated: Jul. 15, 2010 4:37 pm
Today's recipe is one of my "full circle" recipes. That means I got it from my son. It is for Greek style pasta salad. He has a lot of recipe variations using the Greek style ingredients of tomatoes, olive, olive oil and feta cheese. He does not cook like my husband and I cook just… MORE
Jul. 8, 2010 6:23 pm 
Updated: Jul. 10, 2010 3:51 am
Friday's recipe is for a small batch of coleslaw. You could use the proportions to judge the volume of vegetables and dressing ingrdients you need to make your own special small batch salad. There is so much good produce to use in the summer, I like to have a different salad each night. Some… MORE
Jul. 6, 2010 5:45 pm 
Wednesday's recipe is for a cucumber and feta salad. Very simple dressing but gives the plain vegetables wonderful flavor with out covering them up. Did say yet that I love summer? Probably. It isn't just the warm weather. All the produce from my farm share and the farmers market bring out… MORE
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Jun. 28, 2010 7:28 pm 
Updated: Jun. 29, 2010 6:40 pm
Here is a twist on a creamy pasta salad: Ziti and Cheese Salad at for Tuesday. When I have more time at the computer (hopefully tomorrow) I post my "Thai Style" Chicken and Rice. It's the kind of dish I come up with when I have multiple ingredients I'm trying to… MORE
Jun. 27, 2010 2:48 pm 
Updated: Jun. 28, 2010 2:56 am
My recipe for Monday is for a colorful fuit salad dressing with a sparkling dressing. It is very simple. This one needs to be served right away. Otherwise I usually have a big bowl of mixed melons, berries and pineapple in the frig most of the summer MORE
Jun. 24, 2010 6:04 am 
Updated: Jul. 8, 2010 5:26 pm
I love that my husband cooks for himself. It is great that he cooks every Saturday night. However, his knowlege and preferences for cooking can get in the way when I cook. An example is this morning when he wanted me to make his scrambled eggs for breakfast. He was in a tizzy that he wouldn't… MORE
Jun. 22, 2010 5:45 pm 
Updated: Jun. 24, 2010 5:55 am
The recipe on my website is for a linguine and vegetable salad. I gave the original dressing recipe but it can be perked up even more by adding fresh herbs such a basil or parsley. I can tell by my website that I'm getting more hits since I've been blogging about my… MORE
Jun. 21, 2010 7:23 pm 
Updated: Jun. 22, 2010 12:26 am
Got the first box of vegetables from my organic farm share today. Lots of leaf lettuce. Tuesday's recipe is for a raspberry dressing. Really enhances the subtle flavors of the lettuce. MORE
Jun. 20, 2010 6:11 pm 
It is getting to hot to oven cook where I live. I'll do a little on the stove such as boiling pasta or rice. I have a microwave pasta florentine recipe on my website for Monday. I generally serve this as a side dish to grilled chicken. MORE
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Jun. 17, 2010 10:56 am 
Updated: Jun. 17, 2010 6:48 pm
The recipe at my website for Friday is a southwestern style corn and olive salad. The original recipe asked for honey in the dressing. I have a terrible time getting honey incorported in a dressing with vinegar so I substitute white sugar. This recipe has a lot of eye appeal in the… 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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