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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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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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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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Mar. 25, 2012 11:11 am 
Updated: Apr. 25, 2012 4:31 pm
I've only made this once, and that was yesterday. I'm in charge of bringing dessert to my women's club meeting April first. I like to make cookie trays. I can off a variety of flavors. The ladies seem to appreciate that they can take just one or two bites instead of a whole serving of cake or… MORE
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Dec. 4, 2011 9:31 am 
Updated: Dec. 6, 2011 3:57 am
About ten years ago I developed a motivational presentation, complete with  recipes on the subject above. I first gave it at my church. I was even paid to give it at a public library. It is all part of my philosophy that home cooking is the most delicious, nutritious, economical and safe food… MORE
Oct. 6, 2010 4:04 am 
Updated: Oct. 13, 2010 9:58 pm
I use my slow cooker to make chicken stock. It is an 8 quart size and only make a small amount by the time I add the chicken carcass, etc. It is enough for most batches of soup. It cooks all  day while I'm at work. If I am off work, I make stock in a larger stock pot on the stove. Anyway,… MORE
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Jul. 22, 2010 3:45 am 
Updated: Jul. 23, 2010 9:06 am
Cold Cucumber Soup   2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded and grated 1 small red onion grated (or 2 teaspoons onion powder) 2 cloves garlic minced (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder) 4 cups buttermilk 3 tablespoons minced fresh dill or 2 teaspoons dried pinch of salt and dash of ground white… 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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