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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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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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