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Jan. 20, 2013 6:12 am 
Updated: Jan. 21, 2013 6:50 am
Last night I wanted to make something different for dinner. Had some great looking shrimp and asparagus. Time got short and I did not feel inclined to make my own crepes so used some 100 calorie 10 inch whole wheat tortillas. I also saw a demontration of searing seafood in grapeseed oil on… MORE
 
 
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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
 
 
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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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. 5, 2011 9:56 am 
Orange Thyme Grilled Chicken4 bone in chicken breasts1/2 cup orange juice1/2 dry white wine1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme plus 8 sprigs of fresh thyme2 tablespoons minced orange zest, (usually enough from one medium orange)Combine orange juice, wine, oil and… MORE
 
 
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May 8, 2011 7:41 am 
Updated: May 10, 2011 8:16 am
This is the Mother's day menu my husband prepared for his mother and me last night. Cold Cucumber Soup 2 lb. cucumber, peeled and seeded 1/3 cup diced yellow onion 1 cup low fat butter milk 1/2 cup plain fat free yogurt pinch of coarse salt and dash of ground white pepper 1/3 cup… MORE
 
 
Mar. 25, 2011 5:54 pm 
A warm and satisfying dish without tomatoes like most chili recipes. White Chili 1 lb. ground turkey 1/2 cup diced onion 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon each: chili powder and cumin pinch of salt and dash of ground white pepper 1, 14 to 16 oz. can white beans, drained and… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 9, 2011 6:29 pm 
Updated: Mar. 10, 2011 3:28 am
Roast Beef Hash 2 cups peeled potatoes cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1/2 cup each: diced celery, carrot and onion 2 cups of 1/2 inch cubes of leftover roast beef left over gravy and water to equal 1 cup 1/2 teaspoon ground savory 1 teaspoon dried bouquet… MORE
 
 
Mar. 6, 2011 6:49 am 
CHICKEN WITH OLIVES 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts salt and pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 large onion sliced 3 plum tomatoes, diced 1/2 cup sliced, pitted black olives 1/2 cup small pimento stuffed olives 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 26, 2011 2:04 pm 
Updated: Feb. 28, 2011 7:37 am
Soup is a comforting food in the winter. It is also a tasty way to get your vegetables. Chicken and Bean Soup 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil 1/2 cup sliced leek, white only 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot 1/2 cup thinly slice celery 8 cups chicken broth, homemade or… MORE
 
 
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CJ

Home Town
Carpentersville, Illinois, USA
Living In
Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA

Member Since
Sep. 2006

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Nouvelle, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

Hobbies
Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing

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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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