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Recipes I've Shared:

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cake Mix Cookies

This is an adaptation of a recipe I found online.

Banana Oatmeal Yummers

Got this from a co-worker, wonderful!

Mini Pumpkin Spice Muffuns

This is a recipe that came with my little bakery machine, but I tweaked it to make it healthier. I cut the sugar to half of the original and subbed applesauce for the oil. I also used half whole wheat. Next time I might cut the spices a bit.

Sweet & Sour Brussels Sprouts w/ Turkey Bacon, Mushrooms, & Onion

Just made this up, wanted something different as a veggie

Spicy Tex Mex Kidney Bean "Hummus"

I got creative and this is what happened...

Banana Chocolate Chip Whole Wheat Cookies

I have tweaked another recipe I found online. YUM! They are cake-like, but tasty!

Cakey Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

I tweaked a recipe that had nearly a tablespoon of butter per cookie... and ended up with these fellows.

Applesauce Yogurt Berry Muffin

Adapted from a basic recipe... mmmm

Lemon Drizzle Cake

An old recipe, my grandma used to make it all the time. I changed out the oil for applesauce and it's perfect.

Purple Pickled Vegetables

This is a twist on my mom's old pickled cukes & onions recipe that I created for the 4th. It was made completely with local produce.

Mom's 5-Minute Oatmeal

This is basically my mom's oatmeal recipe, with ratios figured it out. It is not boiled to snot.

Pumpkin Cakes

Accidental new recipe when I didn't have the applesauce for my usual pancakes.

Coconut Haystacks

One of my favorite cookies from my mom's Christmas repertoire.

St. Louis Style Cheesecake Revamped

A childhood favorite. This cheescake is a bit different.

German Cottage Cheese Snails

I took this recipe from the German food website:

I accidentally found it on youtube and it looked easy... so I translated it... and had to make a few substitutions... cottage cheese for German Quark and instant vanilla pudding for the German baking pudding.

Savory Dutch Baby with Sauteed Veggies & Gorgonzola

Found a recipe yesterday for sweet dutch babies... and this is my further creative twist. Oh my gosh is it good!

Mom Gahr's Chicken & Dumplings

This is my mother's recipe... it is the ONLY chicken & dumplings in the opinion of my immediate family.

I have also taken it to potlucks and there is never any left. One of my coworkers even deemed it "perfect".

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

More playing around with pumpkin and plain yogurt.

Pumpkin Yogurt Whole Wheat Waffles

This is a new variation of my other waffle recipe. This one is a little more savory but especially nummy with butter and maple syrup.

I like to do a double batch and then freeze them to be microwaved or toastered later in the week.

Healthy Lowfat Chocolate Cupcakes

I altered a cookbook cupcake recipe and came up with these nearly fat free tasties!!

Lowfat Strawberry Applesauce Cake

I altered a yellow cake recipe and cut out the fat and cholesterol by subbing in applesauce and yogurt for the eggs. I also cut the sugar in half.

Healthy Banana Bread (~134 grams)

I found this on the web and altered it a little. I hope it tastes as good as it sounds.

Easy Breezy Healthy Clam Chowder

I cogitated on this recipe for about a week.. I love creamy soups but have avoided them religiously for nearly a year... and I WANTED clam chowder... so I figured the best defense was to make up my own recipe... it was an instant hit!

Jammin' Grilled Chicken & Onions

I was playing around on the George Foreman grill today and this is what I concocted!

Granola #5

Continuing to perfect it

Granola #4

Subbed in sunflower seeds for the quinoa and forgot to put in the flaxseed, so the texture isn't as "together" and the fiber and protein are way down.

Granola #3

The next tweak, cut out half the oats and replaced it with a cup of flax seed meal.

Granola #2

I am working on my granola recipe. This one has quinoa and fiber one and egg. I'm trying to increase the protein and fiber content. The egg is to get it to glom together better.

Very Good (4 ratings)
Cinnamon Applesauce WW Pancakes

I created this recipe by tweaking an old favorite pancake recipe. These are much better than the old version.

Honey Flaxseed Whole Wheat Applesauce Waffles

I adopted this from a recipe in Joy of Cooking. I made several changes and the family was so happy I don't think I'd do a thing different!

I subbed skim milk for buttermilk, applesauce for oil, and flaxseed for wheat bran.

Granola Bars #1

This is my first attempt at granola bars, recipe adapted from one I found on recipezaar.

A little crumbly but quite tasty, will keep working on it.

Mark's Mac & Cheese

sauce made from scratch, nummy!

Sweet Simmered Apples Slices

Apples simmered in Orange juice with no added sugar.

Egg Drop Miso With Veggies

fast, easy and darned tasty with a Japanese twist

Recipe Collections I've Shared:

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