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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 makesĀ  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
 
 
Jul. 5, 2010 7:33 pm 
Updated: Jul. 9, 2010 3:23 am
I've been trying a few new, what I call, gourmet recipes. I guess I consider them gourmet because they are unusual ingredient combos or areĀ formualas I think are quite different from what I usually prepare. Tuesday's recipe I call Red Grape Cup. It makes a great first course. I served it as… 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 www.cjsrecipe.com. MORE
 
 
Jun. 9, 2010 6:17 pm 
Updated: Jun. 10, 2010 7:07 am
I found this recipe in a holiday appetizer cookbook (as in winter holidays) I've freshened up the taste by using fresh herbs that I grow in containers on my balcony. It is great with crackers but even better stuffed into celery sticks. It makes a lot but keeps well in the refrigerator. I just… MORE
 
 
Jun. 7, 2010 7:39 pm 
Updated: Jun. 8, 2010 6:05 pm
When my husband and I downsized from a family home to a town house I had to give away a few hundred cook books. Some of them were 60 to 100 years old. One that I kept is titled: DAME CURTSEY'S BOOK OF SALADS, SANDWICHES AND BEVERAGES. It was published in 1915. The recipe for June 8th on my… 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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