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  • 1.  Favorite Recipes!

    Posted 10-24-2023 09:41 AM

    Hello, my fellow New Practitioners!

    One of my favorite hobbies is gardening and cooking the items I get from my home garden. This year I grew corn, red peppers, cucumbers, brussels sprouts, tomatoes, radishes, and so much more! Unfortunately, I live in Indiana and in the winter my garden doesn't provide much for me. I love my standard winter recipes that I have created on my own, or that were passed down from various family members; however, I want to start branching out! I have so many cookbooks, but I am scared to try a recipe because what if it isn't as good as it sounds? What are some of your favorite winter recipes that you could share with me? Simpler and faster is better with our busy lives. Thanks in advance! 

    Laura Sosinski PharmD, MBA, BCPS
    Pharmacy Manager - Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy
    Adjunct Professor BSHS - Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
    APhA NPN Member Engagement Standing Committee

  • 2.  RE: Favorite Recipes!

    Posted 11-27-2023 02:19 PM

    Hi Laura! I love brie bites in the winter :). Brie Bites {Easy Puff Pastry Appetizer} – 

    Emily Albers
    American Pharmacists Association
    Alexandria VA

  • 3.  RE: Favorite Recipes!

    Posted 12-05-2023 08:57 PM
    Edited by Michelle Chin 12-05-2023 09:02 PM

    This is my favorite recipe!  Let me know if you made it and enjoy it.

    Sweet Potato Rice Salad (4 servings, each serving = 1 cup)

    • 2 cups cooked wild rice
    • 2 cups peeled and diced sweet potatoes
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
    • 2 cups arugula
    • 1 cup spinach
    • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
    • 2 tbsp unsalted halved roasted cashews
    • balsamic or raspberry/strawberry vinaigrette


    1. Allow cooked wild rice to completely cool.
    2. Toss sweet potatoes with 1/8 tsp of black pepper and 1 tbsp of olive oil.  Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 15 minutes or until fork tender/golden brown.  Allow potatoes to cool completely.
    3. Mix rice, potatoes, and the remaining ingredients into a large bowl.  Add the right amount of vinaigrette to your liking.
    4. Serve and enjoy!

    Michelle Chin