Month: February 2012

A Snapshot in Time

Ah, the good old days. Do your remember when: A first class stamp was 25 cents.  Gasoline was $0.97 a gallon.  A dozen eggs cost 96 cents.  The average cost of a new car was $15,400. The Billboard Top Ten for

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Mushrooms and Beef in Cream Sauce

Mushroom and Beef in Cream Sauce Makes 6 servings 12 ounces beef roast, cut into ½ inch cubes 16 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced 1 medium onion, diced 1 garlic clove, crushed 4 ounces red wine 4 ounces water 8 Tablespoon

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Changes Over Time

People have asked for a series of pictures that show me over the years. I don’t have any going back to very far, but I can go back to 2005.  So, watch where I’ve been: June, 2005 July, 2006 October, 2006.  This was

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Portabella Panini

To make one panini 1 ciabatta roll1 portabella cap1/2 ounce goat cheese1 teaspoon (heaping) sun-dried tomatoes, diced1 cup baby spinach, chopped a little1 slice of onionCooking spray 1.  Heat your panini pan over medium heat. (I don’t have one, but

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Knees and Needs

I’ve been pushing my body to jog further and faster, in preparation for the Bellin Run, and I was experiencing increasing endurance.  Until I started to develop sharp knee pain in my left knee last Sunday. Since then, I was

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Spinach Pizza

1 Boboli Whole Wheat crust Mix together, and spread evenly on the crust1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped2 tablespoons olive oil2 cloves garlic, crushed/minced Layer each on top of the crust:2 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese1/2 cup (or more) fresh mushrooms, sliced6

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Green Salsa Chicken and Cumin Corn

Green Salsa Chicken 4 boneless-skinless chicken breasts, 5 ounce each (approx.) 8 tomatillos, husks removed ½ cup onion, sliced 1 cup diced bell peppers, any or all colors 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped Herb blend (ideally a southwestern spice blend)

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Zucchini-Potato Pancakes

Make 4 pancakes, each about 4 inches 1 small (6 inch) zucchini, shredded, skin on (approximately 1 1/3 cup) 2/3 cup shredded cooked potatoes (approximately 5 ounces) 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese 1/8 tsp black pepper

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Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Makes 2 servings of 4 pancakes.  Mix together: 4 egg whites 1 tsp vanilla 2/3 cup canned pumpkin ¼ c water Add: 1c Kellog’s All Bran (Place the cereal in a blender or food processor and crush a little.) ½ tsp

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Pancakes (Two Ways!)

Sometimes I just need to try new things. Occasionally it is simply a modification of a known recipe and other times it is a completely new recipe. I have an example of each today. Breakfast was my protein pancake, but

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