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My Birthday Present 
Jun. 6, 2010 7:15 pm 
Updated: Jun. 7, 2010 5:56 am
You know life has come full circle when your off spring cooks for you. My son makes me Sunday dinner for my birthday rather than buy me a present. I really  like this. Today he made me (his title) Mexican Shrimp and Scallop Stir Fry. A very spicy dish with onion, bell and chili peppers with seafood served over rice. It was delicious and a perfect gift after a long day at work. Kind of present for his dad so he did not have to cook either. See previous blog. Have a good week everyone.

Monday's recipe at is for a home made buttermilk ranch salad dressing.
Jun. 6, 2010 8:14 pm
Wow what a super great gift!! It's like going to a restaurant and not leaving home! Hope he didn't make you clean up after. Happy Birthday to ya CJ! That is what we call my youngest son too. Carlos Jr.
Jun. 7, 2010 5:56 am
Sounds like it was a meal thoroughly enjoyed by all! So many of our younger generation don't know the first thing about cooking from scratch, so that's impressive. He must have learned well from you. I really appreciate your promotion of home cooking. It's needed in this era of 'fast and easy' at the expense of 'nutritious'. Have a good week, CJ.
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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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