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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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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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