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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. 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. 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
Sep. 24, 2011 7:15 pm 
When I was writing my cook book in 2009 I could not find my 1976 church cook book. That was the year I was married and that was the first cook book I used. Many of the recipes I had written in other places so I was able to put them in my own book. This is one recipe I didn't have until I… MORE
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Jul. 5, 2011 11:27 am 
Updated: Aug. 20, 2011 1:51 pm
Ricotta Raisin Coffee Cake  Ingredients1 cup ricotta cheese 1/4 cup honey 1 cup dark or golden raisins or a combination of both 1 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 loaf frozen white bread thawed according to package directions DirectionsHeat honey in a small microwavable… MORE
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May 30, 2011 10:24 am 
Here is another strawberry recipe from that old church cook book I couldn't find when I was writing my cook book. Strawberry PieCrust: 1 cup flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 cup butter or stick margarineFilling: 4 cups strawberries 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch For crust: blend… MORE
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Apr. 12, 2011 6:59 pm 
BLONDIES 1/2 cup stick margarine 2 cups brown sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped nuts In a 3 quart pan, melt margarine. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Cool slightly; beat in eggs and vanilla.… MORE
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Dec. 12, 2010 6:22 am 
Updated: Dec. 31, 2010 10:34 am
Sweet quick breads are a great way to make sweet treats for the holidays. They are easily made ahead and frozen. I wrap mine well and keep in the cold garage. When I had a screened in porch I kept them in a cooler out there. I usually cut mine in half at least. I like to put out trays of a… MORE
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Dec. 9, 2010 6:27 pm 
Updated: Dec. 10, 2010 7:49 pm
My occupation has become very demanding and I am not finding energy for my usual holiday baking. Here are a couple of short cut cookies I plan to make. They make small batches which is good. Except for when the family comes over Christmas Eve only my husband and I will be here to eat the… MORE
Sep. 23, 2010 7:24 am 
Went to Aldi's last Friday and got stocked up on all my baking pantry needs. This recipe is a great small batch of cookie jar cookies. Carrot Cookies 1 cup softened butter or stick margarine 3/4 cup sugar 1 beaten egg 1 1/2 cup shredded raw carrots 1/2 teaspoon grate orange peel 1/2… 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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