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No Hassle Pie Crust

My ex-mother-in-law made this pie crust all the time for every occasion. It looks like a lot of calories just for the crust, but this is supposed to make enough crust for THREE pies (9" pie shells). If you cut a pie into 8 pieces, that's about 273 calories a slice just for the shell, not including the topping. You might be able to get 12 or 16 skinny little pie slices, depending on topping. Or maybe experiment with using less shortening and more water/vinegar and perhaps another egg to reduce calories from shortening. That might be an interesting science project for another day. Otherwise, this close to Thanksgiving, I don't want to mess with tradition!

Mint & Yogurt Bread

From the DAK TurboBaker V Breadmaker machine (no longer produced). This recipe makes about 1.5 pounds and designed for round machines where the yeast goes in first (bottom) and liquids on top. For square type machines where yeast goes on last, just reverse the sequence of ingredients, and adjust proportions if your machine is smaller (see manufacturer directions for conversions). My family LOVES this recipe. I've also used dried mint as well as fresh mint, and I tend to use the plain full-fat (healthy fat) yogurt, rather than no-fat with the added gelatins, gums, carageenan, or other thickeners - the more bacteria strains, the better, as far as I'm concerned. We've also used other bread flours, not necessarily King Arthur brand, so that's up to you as well. Breads usually include some salt to improve bread rising, but this recipe does not call for salt. I've used unsalted butter in this recipe with good results so I'm guessing the natural sodium in lemon or in the yogurt may be at play here? It works somehow! or has, for us!

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Bean & Corn Salad

This is a yummy salad that my mom found, and I like it for breakfast or lunch as well as a side for dinner.

Cherry Berry Hemp Smoothie 06-02-2013

I doubt I make this exactly same way and amounts next time but at least I can track the calories better this time.

Clementine Carrot Blueberry Smoothie

Clementines, Carrots & Blueberries

Almond Bread (unleavened)

This is a delicious sweet unleavened bread that can be used as an appetizer or as a dessert. It's kind of rich, and I had to guess at portion sizes. We usually get from 12-18 slices per loaf of bread (actually I haven't paid a great deal of attention and may edit this next time I make it). I know some people will slice down the length of their bread pans after making the individual slices across the short width, to double the amount of bread servings available (especially for a large meal with many guest and wanting to make a lot of smaller pieces to go around). Prep time could be 10 minutes, or longer, depending on how prepared you are. I'm calling these "snacks" but I've seen these used as dessert, especially to accompany fruit or ice cream.

Southern Peach Yambake

We got this from the Garvin County Extension office, Paul's Valley, OK "The Nineties Cookbook" and it's been our traditional go-to. I was curious to see the calorie breakdown, and I typically use the Bruce's brand (can't remember if it's yams or sweet potatoes. I also tend to use the kosher/halal brand of marshmallows - they just seem to "work" better, taste better. I tend to smash my peaches all up and blend them in lightly so it's more like a souffle rather than chunks of veggies (and have been known to add raisins or pineapple chunks in it as well.). It could be called "vegetarian" if one leaves off the marshmallows or finds a vegan version?

Apple-Asparagus-Banana-Berry Smoothe

The Freggie Smoothie I made for my lunch and snacks today. Yum! Sorry, I drank it all before I thought to take a photo.

No Bake Protein Balls

I originally blogged about this recipe and where I got it in my blog

Beef Chili (uninspired).

Nothing fancy. I just wanted some beans, and found some freezer burned lean beef that we had inherited and wanted to use it up. But too hot to mess with following some complicated recipe and my son won't eat the good chili with cut up onions, garlic, green peppers.

Corn, Beans & Pea Salad

A cool summertime veggie salad that I converted from a standard "cookbook" recipe, along with my own commentary which was not in the original fundraiser hometown cookbook. Sorry I ate it all up before I could take a picture...maybe I can edit and add it later. Mostly green & pretty!

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Unleavened Bread Recipes
Recipes for Passover or Days of Unleavened Bread. These do not contain yeast, baking soda, baking powder, or other forms of leavening.
Mediterranean/Middle Eastern/Indo-Pak etc
Middle Eastern - Lebanese, Egyptian, Jordanian, Iranian/Persian as well as farther east - Indian, Pakistan, etc. - Most of these I have EATEN at restaurants, some I have made, or I want to try to make the recipes. Some Greek Israeli Italian, Turkish etc. I'm not particular!! It's good!!
Ice Cream Vegan Vegetarian Stuff to Try G