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chocolate banana shake

Milkshake The Cherub and I made the chocolate banana shake together- it comes from Pretend Soup by Mollie Katzen, but we increased the proportions and fiddled it a bit. The original recipe: 1 cup of milk in the blender (nasty surprise, Mollie says it tastes like it’s made ice-cream even with lowfat milk.  We used […]

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Stevia Sweetened Gelatin Snacks

One of our grandsons came home from the hospital, after 41 days in the NICU, with a feeding tube in his belly- a g-tube.  He’s been doing fantastic, and the doctors decided their goal to get him off the g-tube would be the end of Summer.  Only this week, the child managed to pull his […]

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Butterscotch Bars

1 6 ounce package of butterscotch pieces1/4 cup of shortening1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed OR a cup of coconut sugar or sucanat2 eggs1/2 tsp vanilla1 cup sifted flour1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional) chocolate chip cookies Melt butterscotch pieces and shortening in double boiler over hot water.Remove from heat […]

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Basic Pie Crust

Plain pastry Single crust 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour1 teaspoon salt2/3 cup shortening5 to 7 Tablespoons cold water Sift flour and salt together; cut in shortening with pastry blender till ieces are the size of small peas.  (For extra tender pastry, cut in half the shortening till like ecornmeal.  Cut in remaining shortening till like […]

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Holiday Party Mix

Holiday Party Mix, which we mentioned here. 9 cups oven-toasted corn cereal squares4 cups popped popcorn1 1/2 cups dry-roasted peanuts1 cup packed light brown sugar1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine1/2 cup light corn syrup1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon baking soda1 3/4 cups (10-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Holiday Shapes & Morsels1 pkg. (7.5 oz.) […]

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The Apricot Coffee Cake that Slaughtered My Grain-free, Sugar-Free, Low-Carb, Aspirations

1 cup butter, softened1 1/2 cups sugar3 eggs1 cup sour cream3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract2 cups all-purpose flour (used all wheat pastry flour)1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 (12 ounce) jar apricot preserves,divided Cream butter, sugar, and sour cream. Whip eggs, add with remaining ingredients, except the apricot preserves. Grease and lightly flour a ten inch […]

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Lemon Love Notes

Lemon Love NotesThis dessert doesn’t take long to make, and it’s a big hit with lemon-lovers.  If you leave out the grated lemon peel, even non-lemon lovers think it’s acceptable, but I’d rather let them eat something else and I’ll have the dessert with the full bodied zesty deliciousness of lemon. It’s basically a shortbread […]

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Key Limish Pie Dessert (crustless, gluten free)

Crustless ‘Key Lime’ Dessert This is based on a recipe from Sugar Bust for Life! Package of sugar free jello (lime or lemon). Make the gelatin according to directions or make with slightly less water than calls for. Begin chilling before you start the filling. Filling:8 egg yolks2 sticks of butter3 1/2 teaspoons splenda6 tablespoons […]

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"Pumpkin" Shake

I totally got this idea from Created by Diane. It’s a delicious idea. I made some changes, but they are the sort of changes like using whole, raw milk instead of skim milk, and whole milk yogurt instead of non-fat. And, since I like mine sweeter, I added maple syrup (the real stuff).  Vegetarians could […]

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Cranberry Pear Crisp

There are two versions of this- the one with sugar, the one with more natural sweeteners.  The one pictured here was made by our fifteen year old, and she actually combined the two- she put sugar in the fruit, but sprinkled the top with the oat, date mixture. 1 package, 12 ounces cranberries (3 cups)2 […]

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