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Feb. 26, 2011 2:04 pm 
Updated: Feb. 28, 2011 7:37 am
Soup is a comforting food in the winter. It is also a tasty way to get your vegetables. Chicken and Bean Soup 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil 1/2 cup sliced leek, white only 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot 1/2 cup thinly slice celery 8 cups chicken broth, homemade or… MORE
 
 
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Jan. 18, 2011 2:24 pm 
Ever have rapini otherwise known as broccoli rabe? It is filling and delicious. Most rapini is available in the produce department of your grocery store in one pound bunches. I have a simple method of preparation. 1. After rinsing the rapini, I trim of 1/4 inch of the very ends of the… MORE
 
 
Jan. 9, 2011 1:06 pm 
Updated: Jan. 9, 2011 3:07 pm
Gourmet Meatloaf Combine in mixing bowl: 2 beaten eggs 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs 1/2 cup vegetable juice 2 tablespoon dried parsley 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper 1 garlic clove, minced 2 lbs. ground beef Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. To finish… MORE
 
 
Dec. 31, 2010 6:07 pm 
Updated: Jan. 9, 2011 4:28 pm
Soup is so comforting in the winter. This recipe is quite filling and taste satisfying. It is also very econmical. Lentil Soup 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil 1/2 cup each: diced celery, carrot, red bell pepper, yellow onion and fennel bulb 1 clove garlic, minced 4 cups vegetable… MORE
 
 
Dec. 12, 2010 6:22 am 
Updated: Dec. 31, 2010 10:34 am
Sweet quick breads are a great way to make sweet treats for the holidays. They are easily made ahead and frozen. I wrap mine well and keep in the cold garage. When I had a screened in porch I kept them in a cooler out there. I usually cut mine in half at least. I like to put out trays of a… MORE
 
 
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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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Oct. 6, 2010 4:04 am 
Updated: Oct. 13, 2010 9:58 pm
I use my slow cooker to make chicken stock. It is an 8 quart size and only make a small amount by the time I add the chicken carcass, etc. It is enough for most batches of soup. It cooks all  day while I'm at work. If I am off work, I make stock in a larger stock pot on the stove. Anyway,… 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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