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Banana Cookies, wheat free, egg free, sugar-free…

The Cherub is allergic to wheat, corn, and eggs. Unfortunately, most products advertised as gluten- or wheat- free use corn and/or eggs. These very easy and frugal cookies don’t, which has made our budget very happy while keeping the Cherub in cookies: Super-Simple Banana Cookies 3 mashed bananas2 cups oats1 cup chopped dates1/3 cup oil1 […]

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Cheesecake Filling

From the Buffet Cookbook mentioned here, guaranteed to stay flat, even if you freeze it and defrost it later. Graham cracker crust (you can make this yourself with 1 1/2 cup graham crackers, 6 T melted butter, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or be daring and use other cookies, including wheat and […]

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Pound Cake for the Allergic (and the rest of us, too)

The Cherub is allergic to wheat, but she does seem to handle rye, so this is often her birthday cake (with some further adaptations). It sounds funny, but even people who do not like rye bread have enjoyed this pound cake.  The rye flavor is mild, and takes a distinct back seat to the yummy […]

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Biscuit Mix

The Biscuit recipe comes from The More-With-Less cookbook by Doris Janczen Longacre. You can omit the powdered milk, but if you add powdered milk to the mix, then you only need to use water for the liquid in the recipes. 10 cups all purpose flour- we use freshly ground whole wheat pastry flour6 T baking […]

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Pumpkin Whip

Pumpkin Whip, or pumpkin pie on a cookie 24 ounces of cream cheese (can use less)2 ½ cups of powdered sugar1 small can pumpkin1 teaspoon each:cinnamonnutmegginger This is a pretty easy-going recipe, and you needn’t worry about exact amounts. Combine this together in a medium bowl. Mix/blend well. Serve the dip in a pretty bowl […]

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Pretzel Salad

Pretzel Salad I don’t know why this is called a ‘salad.’ It’s really so sweet that one of the Progeny has requested it instead of birthday cake.  It’s not very healthy at all.   It’s a little complicated in that it takes several steps, but you can make the layers on different days, spending just […]

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Crockpot Pumpkin Pie Custard

Crockpot Pumpkin Pie Pudding 1 15 ounce can pumpkin1 12 ounce can evaporated milk3/4 cup sugar1/2 cup Bisquick (we have made this using our homemade biscuit mix, but it just wasn’t the same)2 eggs, beaten2 tablespoon melted butter2 1 /2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spices (we never have this, so we just use spices like allspice, […]

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Candied Orange Peel

Candied orange peel is delicious. I have never made it, but the Headmaster’s great grandmother used to make it for us, and we certainly ate it. Incidentally, she was in her 80’s, on a fixed income, lived in subsidized housing, and she could afford to make candied orange peel.Here’s one recipe I found here:Candied Orange […]

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Ginger Pear Crisp

Original: * 6 pears, peeled and sliced (We don’t peel the pears; too much work, especially when the peel is actually quite good)* 1 TBSP ground ginger* 1/2 C. brown sugar* 2 tsp ground cinnamon* 2 TBSP butter, cut into bits Topping:* 1/4 c. flour (we used freshly ground whole wheat)* 3/4 c. oats* 1/4 […]

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Brownie Mix

This recipe comes from Custom Cooking I, by Mary Carney, a self-published Once a Month cooking cookbook, mustard yellow with a black comb-binding that’s breaking and the pages are tearing out. You can tell we like this recipe very much because these pages are covered in chocolate stains. We’ve had this since shortly after it […]

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