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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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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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