CJ' Recipe Blog at Allrecipes.com (10/2010)

CJ' Recipe

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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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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