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Sep. 27, 2010 6:33 pm 
Updated: Sep. 28, 2010 6:41 pm
Weather is falling to cool. Made onion soup this weekend. Tried a new ingredient for the base: Kitchen Basics Veal stock. The taste is milder than beef stock and really enhanced the flavor of the onions. 1 tablespoon each: butter and olive oil 2 cups of mixed thinly sliced onions and leeks 1… MORE
 
 
Sep. 23, 2010 7:24 am 
Went to Aldi's last Friday and got stocked up on all my baking pantry needs. This recipe is a great small batch of cookie jar cookies. Carrot Cookies 1 cup softened butter or stick margarine 3/4 cup sugar 1 beaten egg 1 1/2 cup shredded raw carrots 1/2 teaspoon grate orange peel 1/2… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 20, 2010 3:11 am 
Updated: Sep. 21, 2010 5:00 am
We only grill during daylight savings time. Since that ends in about a month I did not want to make my regular big batch of barbecue sauce. This recipe was perfect for the chicken I grilled yesterday when my son was over watching the Bear's game with his dad. 1 tablespoon minced onion 1… MORE
 
 
Sep. 8, 2010 3:19 am 
Updated: Sep. 13, 2010 9:59 am
Decided to use several of the items in the box for all in one casserole. 2 cups peeled sliced white potatoes 8 oz. swiss chard, washed well and chopped 1 cup thinly sliced red onion 2 cup diced cooked chicken 2 teaspoon dried Italian herb mix (OR 2 tablespoon minced fresh herbs of… MORE
 
 
Sep. 4, 2010 4:13 am 
Updated: Sep. 4, 2010 9:13 am
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Health-Nut-Blueberry-Muffins/Detail.aspx Above is the link to the blueberry muffin recipe I use most. I even use it more than the one I developed for my muffin-a-month recipe pamphlet. Anyway, stayed overnight in a B&B in Oregon, IL on Wednesday night past.… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 31, 2010 3:19 am 
Updated: Aug. 31, 2010 5:59 pm
2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup minced onion 1 banana pepper, minced 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 6 cups chopped Swiss chard 1/4 cup rice wine, dry sherry or water 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon sugar In a wok or large deep skillet, heat… MORE
 
 
Aug. 25, 2010 3:27 am 
Updated: Aug. 26, 2010 6:49 am
Never tire of the abundance of zucchini this time of year by fixing it different ways. 6 medium zucchini 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried Slice zucchini on the diagonal into long… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 22, 2010 5:49 am 
Updated: Aug. 25, 2010 3:44 am
It's back to being quite hot and humid again in my area. Refilled the gas tank on my grill to get us through October. I grill lots of seasonal vegetables. I generally baste them with bottle or home made viniagrette dressing. 1/2 inch slices of summer squash generally only take a couple of… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 17, 2010 6:33 pm 
Updated: Aug. 18, 2010 6:38 pm
It has cooled off around here so I can make a casserole once in a while. 3 cups sliced cooked potatoes 3 carrots, sliced and  cooked 3 cups cooked chopped chard 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese or chees of your choice Topping (recipe below) Mix cheese with chard. Grease a 9X13 baking… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 16, 2010 4:00 am 
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010 10:08 pm
CJ's Swiss Chard 1 lb. Swiss chard, 6 to 8 leaves with stems 1 tablespoon olive oil                                                              1/4 cup minced onion 1/4 cup minced celery 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 dry white wine, chicken broth or water Salt and pepper   Rinse chard… 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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