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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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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
Apr. 7, 2012 4:23 am 
Updated: Apr. 25, 2012 4:15 pm
CHEWY SPICE BARS1 cup butter or margarine or softened1 ½ cups sugar1 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs1 tablespoon milk1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract3 cup dry oatmeal1 ½ cups flour1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground cinnamon¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg¼ teaspoon ground cloves1 ¼… MORE
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Tags:  Baking, Family, Dessert
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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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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Feb. 3, 2012 1:58 pm 
Updated: Feb. 14, 2012 6:35 pm
This yeast bread fixes up in a snap. It also slices well and freezes well. It is especially good for toast in the morning. Make it first for hot bread with dinner and keep the rest in the refrigerator or freezer for future meals. NO KNEAD WHOLE WHEAT BREAD 3 cups flour 2 cups warm water 2… MORE
Jan. 12, 2012 11:31 am 
Updated: Feb. 3, 2012 4:29 am
Slow Cooker Bean and Pea Soup 1 cup dried small white beans1 cup dried black-eyed peas2 cups sliced carrots1 cup sliced celery1 cup diced onion5 cups water1 1/2 lbs ham hocks, trim off skin and excess fatdash of aromatic bitters2 teaspoons salt free seasoning such as Mrs. Dash(R)*1 teaspoon… 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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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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