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Dec. 9, 2010 6:27 pm 
Updated: Dec. 10, 2010 7:49 pm
My occupation has become very demanding and I am not finding energy for my usual holiday baking. Here are a couple of short cut cookies I plan to make. They make small batches which is good. Except for when the family comes over Christmas Eve only my husband and I will be here to eat the… MORE
 
 
Oct. 30, 2010 1:15 pm 
Updated: Nov. 1, 2010 7:20 am
The wild rice available at my local grocery stores is pretty pricey. When I travel north of Illinois into Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota I try buy wild rice in bulk. Much lower cost per lb. It keeps well in a tightly covered container. 1 cup wild rice, rinsed and drained 1 cup diced… MORE
 
 
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Oct. 17, 2010 4:12 am 
Updated: Mar. 4, 2011 5:21 pm
Came up with this "gourmet" burger for the grill last week. We don't grill outside after the time change so I wanted to do it up big. 1 1/4 lb. ground round 1/4 cup sliced green pitted olives 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb mix 2 tablespoons red… MORE
 
 
Oct. 6, 2010 7:39 pm 
Updated: Nov. 1, 2010 7:12 am
Threw this together after work. On the table in about 1 hour. Had a side salad. Honey Crisp Apples for dessert. 6 oz. (1/2 package) no yolk broad egg noodles 1 lb. ground beef 1 medium onion, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 1 large carrot, thinly sliced 1 banana pepper, diced 1/2 small red… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2010 6:33 pm 
Updated: Sep. 28, 2010 6:41 pm
Weather is falling to cool. Made onion soup this weekend. Tried a new ingredient for the base: Kitchen Basics Veal stock. The taste is milder than beef stock and really enhanced the flavor of the onions. 1 tablespoon each: butter and olive oil 2 cups of mixed thinly sliced onions and leeks 1… MORE
 
 
Sep. 20, 2010 3:11 am 
Updated: Sep. 21, 2010 5:00 am
We only grill during daylight savings time. Since that ends in about a month I did not want to make my regular big batch of barbecue sauce. This recipe was perfect for the chicken I grilled yesterday when my son was over watching the Bear's game with his dad. 1 tablespoon minced onion 1… MORE
 
 
Aug. 31, 2010 3:19 am 
Updated: Aug. 31, 2010 5:59 pm
2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup minced onion 1 banana pepper, minced 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 6 cups chopped Swiss chard 1/4 cup rice wine, dry sherry or water 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon sugar In a wok or large deep skillet, heat… MORE
 
 
Aug. 16, 2010 4:00 am 
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010 10:08 pm
CJ's Swiss Chard 1 lb. Swiss chard, 6 to 8 leaves with stems 1 tablespoon olive oil                                                              1/4 cup minced onion 1/4 cup minced celery 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 dry white wine, chicken broth or water Salt and pepper   Rinse chard… MORE
 
 
Aug. 8, 2010 5:00 pm 
Updated: Aug. 10, 2010 3:14 pm
I rarely use convenience products. However, I am currently fascinated by all the recipes using a box cake mix as a base. I buy the mixes when a store features them at $1 a piece or less. I needed to make something to take to a meeting at church Monday night. I'm really low on baking… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 2, 2010 1:17 am 
Updated: Aug. 4, 2010 5:32 am
Asian Style Marinade for Steak   1/2 cup vegetable oil                                       1/2 cup rice vinegar 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon Asian hot sauce or other hot pepper sauce   1 1/2 lbs flat iron steak   Mix 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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