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Oct. 22, 2013 7:20 am 
Updated: Oct. 23, 2013 2:12 pm
Cooking For Two Most of my cooking these days is just for my husband and myself. Frequently the recipes I use are for 4 or 6 servings. Then we have easy to reheat meals for after working all day. Sometimes this leads to bad refrigerator management and the leftovers turn into science… MORE
Jun. 15, 2013 5:13 am 
Grilled Chicken is Great! There are lots of marinades and grilling recipes for grilled chicken. You probably have a favorite formula. So... this blog isn't really about grilled chicken. It's about the side dishes I served with grilled chicken last night. I have pots of fresh herbs growing… MORE
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May 28, 2013 2:54 pm 
Updated: Jul. 23, 2013 8:42 pm
Greek Yogurt Dressed Coleslaw 8 cups shredded green cabbage 2 cups shredded carrot 2 tablespoons minced onion Dressing: 2 tablespoons reduced fat mayonnaise 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 tablespoon sweet relish 1 cup fat free Greek style yogurt  1 tablepoon agave nectar, honey or… MORE
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Oct. 14, 2012 10:56 am 
Updated: Oct. 14, 2012 6:02 pm
Veggie Breakfast Casserole 1 cup diced bell pepper 1 cup diced, seeded fresh tomato 1/2 cup diced onion 2 slices provolone cheese, torn into small pieces 1/3 cup grated parmeson cheese 2 tablespoon snipped fresh chives or 1 tablespoon dried 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley or 2 tablespoons… MORE
May 28, 2012 10:48 am 
Updated: May 28, 2012 10:51 am
I may have posted a Black Bean Salad in the past.  I don't want to search through all my past blogs.This is the current version that I am making for  the holiday barbecue today. Black Bean Salad (with preparation notes) 1, 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed* 1/2 cup frozen corn,… MORE
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May 20, 2012 5:55 am 
Updated: May 20, 2012 5:54 pm
Bottle French dressings are about the only ones I can stand in the fat free version. They are generally a little too sweet for my taste so I mix them with yellow mustard 2 parts dressing to one of mustard. If you prefer to use fat free mayonnaise in this recipe remember the dressing will… 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
Feb. 26, 2012 3:09 pm 
Updated: Feb. 27, 2012 3:57 am
Chicken Asparagus Skillet1 lb. boneless skinless chicken, cut into 1 inch cubs1 teaspoon salt free seasoning such as Mrs. Dash (R)1 tablespoon olive oil1 clove garlic minced1 bunch green onions, trimmed and sliced8 oz. white mushrooms, sliced1 lb. asparagus trimmed of woody ends and cut into 1… MORE
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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. 22, 2011 4:03 am 
Updated: Oct. 26, 2011 6:25 am
I'm posting this as an example of how soup is a delicious way to use up small amounts of vegetables. Start with a flavorful broth as a base and add the vegetables you have. I think cooking the aromatic vegetables in oil at the start is key to adding depth of flavor to the dish. 2 tablespoons… 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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