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Dec. 21, 2011 5:05 am 
Updated: Dec. 26, 2011 6:35 am
1lb. 1.5oz pouch of sugar cookie mix, prepared as directed Before baking add 2 teaspoons orange extract, grated peel of one orange, 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom and 1 cup dried cranberries. Bake according to package directions. Makes about 3 dozen. YUM! MORE
Dec. 14, 2011 5:11 am 
Updated: Dec. 14, 2011 3:32 pm
The activities of the season have kept me away from the interent. I've decided I don't have much to add to my previous blog about holiday cooking. I'll try and have a better plan next winter holiday season. I'm hoping to post more recipes in the new year. The ones I talked about in my last… MORE
Dec. 4, 2011 9:31 am 
Updated: Dec. 6, 2011 3:57 am
About ten years ago I developed a motivational presentation, complete with  recipes on the subject above. I first gave it at my church. I was even paid to give it at a public library. It is all part of my philosophy that home cooking is the most delicious, nutritious, economical and safe food… MORE
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
Oct. 19, 2011 5:56 am 
Rice, Lentil, Sweet Potato StewThis can easily be made into a meatless dish by omitting the sausage. Pork or beef sausage could be substituted. The last time I made this I used a spicy chicken sausage.1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil1 large onion, diced2 garlic cloves, minced1/4 teaspoon… MORE
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Sep. 24, 2011 7:15 pm 
When I was writing my cook book in 2009 I could not find my 1976 church cook book. That was the year I was married and that was the first cook book I used. Many of the recipes I had written in other places so I was able to put them in my own book. This is one recipe I didn't have until I… MORE
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Tags:  Baking
Sep. 23, 2011 6:54 pm 
Updated: Sep. 23, 2011 8:00 pm
Days in the Chicago metro area are getting cooler and cooler with each passing day. This is a comforting soup to ward off the chill, using pantry items.Chili Black Bean Soup1, 15 oz. can black beans, undrained1, 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes1/2 cup beef broth (freeze remaining for future batches… MORE
Aug. 28, 2011 5:32 am 
Updated: Aug. 28, 2011 9:15 am
Just discovered that allrecipes.com has published my sorbet recipe. Read the reviews and loved the feed back. My husband and I vacationed in Door County, Wisconsin this year. Got my 2 lb. bucket of pitted  and frozen sour cherries and will make this years batch soon. Also stocked up on wild… MORE
Aug. 7, 2011 10:00 am 
Updated: Aug. 7, 2011 2:55 pm
Make Ahead Barbecue Sauce This sauce can be kept safely in the refrigerator for the next 6 weeks. If you taste it by itself with a spoon, it has a funny flavor. Trust me, once you brush it on hot grilled chicken, beef or pork and heat through, it is delicious. 1 1/2 cups catsup 1 cup strong… MORE
Jul. 5, 2011 11:27 am 
Updated: Aug. 20, 2011 1:51 pm
Ricotta Raisin Coffee Cake  Ingredients1 cup ricotta cheese 1/4 cup honey 1 cup dark or golden raisins or a combination of both 1 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 loaf frozen white bread thawed according to package directions DirectionsHeat honey in a small microwavable… MORE
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Tags:  Baking, Entertaining
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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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