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Recipes I've Shared:

Asian sesame dressing

A rare guilty pleasure...

White BBQ sauce

I created this after watching Diners, Drive In's & Dives. Works especially well on pulled pork or beef bbq sandwiches.

Brown sugar cinnamon spread

I created this as a topping for mashed sweet potatoes, and crunched the numbers here to account for it in my food log. It would work just as well for baked sweet potatoes, or even as bagel or toast spread

Boston brown bread

This is basically a cousin of mine's recipe. I've tweaked it a little to make it healthier. My hubby especially loves it, great with a little schmear of whipped cream cheese spread on it and a cup of coffee.

My only experience making this (and I highly recommend this) has been to use 2 empty metal coffee cans for baking pans. (the 1lb (+/-) size)

Best scratch ranch dressing EVER

My spin on a no-mayo ranch salad dressing. I love the creaminess of it, and it's not heavy at all...

Best tuna salad EVER

This is my amalgamation of a couple different tuna salad recipes I've found on the internet. It is now my go-to recipe exclusively!

Amish friendship bread (sugar free)

The recipe for the starter can be found at this link:http://www.friendshipbreadkitchen.com
/pantry/afb-starter-sugar-free
(The starter recipe says it makes 4 starters, but I've always been able to get 6-1 cup starters out of it, and that assumption is what the following recipe is based on.)
I tweeked the finished bread recipe to accommodate healthier ingredients, and thereby dramatically reducing the calorie count.

Ruby red strawberry fiber smoothie (single)

Formulated to work best in individual smoothie blender.

Mixed fruit smoothie (single)

This formulation best suited for individual smoothie maker.

Mixed fruit smoothie (pitcher)

Tastes a little like a creamsicle, my husband says. Maybe a little like an orange julius, too.

Peanut butter carrot mini muffins with pb/cream cheese/cinnamon icing

Made these for a first birthday party- for my puppy. I decided to taste one, since there wasn't anything in them that I wouldn't eat otherwise. I was very pleasantly surprised that they tasted very good to me! They're not cloyingly sweet, but neither are they bland. I crunched the numbers, and decided that nutritionally they seemed reasonable in moderation. So, they are puppy and kitty safe as well for treats, b-days, etc.

Pasta e fagioli

My own incarnation of my favorite soup from Olive Garden. I use salt substitute for the potassium factor, but feel free to use regular salt if it turns you off. Wonderful fall/winter soup, good for the soul!

Sweet corn bread

My husband's favorite corn bread to have with chili or beans & hamhock. I use salt substitute to boost my potassium, but feel free to substitute regular salt if you want.

Crockpot Beans & Hamhock

A Friday night staple per my husband's request in our house. I use salt substitute to boost my potassium intake, but feel to free to use regular salt if you want to.

My flatbread pizza

I was in the mood for pizza for dinner one night, and tried an experiment to make a reasonably healthful version. The experiment was a success, better than I even imagined!

Green beans almondine

I use salt substitute to boost my potassium intake, but feel free to substitute regular salt for it if you'd like. Goes great with salmon.

My ready-to-go salad mix

I try to keep a big bowl of this in the fridge all the time, so I can't use the excuse that I'm too lazy- uh, I mean tired- to throw together a salad. Just add on your favorite toppings and dressing and it's ready to go!

My grandma's Thanksgiving stuffing/dressing

It was the standard in my house for at least as long as I've been around. Grandma & mom would cook it in 2 casserole dishes, but I've learned for portion patrol to bake in muffin tins.

Tuna patties

The original recipe called for salmon, but one day all I had was tuna in the pantry, and it worked. Feel free to go with the original salmon (1 can or 2 pouches) instead.


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My grandma's cranberry relish

I SOOOO love this with turkey at Thanksgiving, and works really well as a condiment on a Dickens sandwich with the leftovers the day after...

My grandma's pumpkin pie

The best, as far as I'm concerned (but I guess I'm a little prejudiced...)

Bacony green beans and onions

My own creation side dish, goes great with chicken or meatloaf. Olive oil can be substituted for the bacon grease if not available.

Tomato, cucumber, and onion salad

Nice side salad, great for picnics or any time of year.

Low fat thousand island dressing

My own version, for salads or sandwiches

Venison chili

An adaptation of a recipe I found on a diabetic recipe website.