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L.R. Chocolate chip banana bread

This is some of the best banana bread I've come across. It's very moist and tastes like bananas and chocolate. I've never baked it in a regular loaf pan, but I think it would make about 2 big loaves.

L.R. Peanut butter baked oats

This is very easy and quick to make, and very good.

Very Good (1 rating)
L.R. Strawberry short cake

The nutritional info is just for the cake.

L.R. Sweet Potato orange casserole

This is the best sweet potato casserole I've ever eaten.

Very Good (9 ratings)
L.R. pumpkin choclate muffins with flax and oat bran

These are very dark chocolate. If you prefer them less dark, substitute flour for some of the cocoa powder.

Very Good (3 ratings)
L.R. Peanut energy bars

These are good for a grab and go breakfast as wll as a snack.

L.R. Sesame-Almond-Honey power bar

These are good for an energy bar or a quick breakfast.

L.R. tuna pasta salad with fat-free dressing

This is like my other tuna pasta salad except for the dressing.

L.R. buttermilk biscuits

You can of course change the ratio of whole wheat to white flour to suit your taste.

L.R sausage gravy

This is good on biscuits.

L.R. Pecan Biscotti

These are incredibly good!

Very Good (4 ratings)
Chocolate Flax Snack Cake

Who wants cake for breakfast? This chocolaty treat actually boasts a decent amount of fiber and protein to help you start your day off right. Sprinkle with nuts for extra crunch!

Very Good (2 ratings)
L.R. Apple cake with flax and oat bran

I like to eat this for breakfast with milk poured over it.

Very Good (3 ratings)
L.R. Chocolate peanut butter sauce

This is wonderful on ice cream!

Very Good (7 ratings)
L.R. double chocolate brownies

These are very fudgy, but the texture , while very good is not quite the perfect texture of the original recipe. If you want the original, along with about 100 more calories per serving, just double the butter, reduce water to 1/2 cup, increase sugar to 2 cups, use flour insteat of oat bran and double the nuts and chips.

L.R. southern turnip greens

You can use mustard greens as well.

L.R. curried chicken and rice

This is some of the best chicken and rice I've ever eaten!

L.R. season-all

I prefer this mix to any boughten seasoned salt. You can leave out anything you don't like or add more of something you like, but try it the way is written first. I think you'll like it.

Very Good (64 ratings)
Sweet & Tart Rhubarb Muffins

Sweet and tangy rhubarb is the star of these low-fat muffins. Feel free to add your favorite fruits and nuts to the batter for a heartier treat.

L.R. chocolate sauce

I like this poured over banana ice cream, the kind you make by processing frozen bananas in the food processor until very smooth.

L.R. chocolate chip cookies

I use a small Pampered Chef cookie scoop.

L.R. Peanut Butter Oatmeat Chocolate Chip Cookies

I use a small "Pampered Chef" cookie scoop. I holds 2 T.

Incredible! (2 ratings)
L.R. sourdough whole wheat bread

I make my own sourdough starter by whisking together 2 c. freshly ground whole wheat flour, 2 cups warm water and 1 T. instant yeast in glass bowl. Cover with a cloth. Let set at warm room temperature, stirring occasionally until a clear liquid forms on top. About 1-2 days. Store in a glass jar in the fridge. When you use some, feed it by whisking together equal amounts of flour and water and adding it to the starter. Put back in the glass bowl and set at room temperature until liquid forms on top, probably only a couple hours. If you use 1 cup starter, feed it by mixing 1 cup flour with 1 cup water and so on.

Incredible! (2 ratings)
L.R. Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These are very spicy and good!

Very Good (2 ratings)
L.R. vegetable soup to can

You can use any kind of meat or vegetable that you like. My husband hunts and I have a large garden, so I used what I grew. Only the celery and barley were boughten.

Very Good (9 ratings)
L. R. cabbage and venison soup

This is a very easy soup to mix together about an hour before eating, then let it simmer. until lunch time. My whole family likes it.

Incredible! (1 rating)
L.R. carrot and raisin salad

the serving size is one cup. I never use that much at once but it makes it easier to calculate the amount I use

L.R. venison sausage vegetable stir-fry

You can use any mix of vegetables you have on hand. You can easily cut recipe in half if you wish.

Very Good (4 ratings)
L.R. peach pie filling to can

This makes about 6 quarts. I figure 1 quart per 9" pie, cut into 8 pieces each makes 48 servings.

Very Good (3 ratings)
L.R. cherry pie filling

This makes 6-1/2 quarts of pie filling. I figure 1 quart to a 9-inch pie divided into 8 pieces equals 52 servings. This is the best cherry pie filling I have ever tasted.

Very Good (3 ratings)
L.R. Apple pie filling to can

This makes about 51/2 quarts. I figure 1 quart per 9" pie cut into 8 pieces to come up with a serving size. I like to pick apples for pie filling before they're quite ripe, since they have better flavor and texture for pie filling. You can use about any kind of apple, but stay away from Red Delicious and Fuji.

L.R. Italian fresh tomato sauce

This is great on Focaccia or with any Italian sandwich.
Make sure to use the best garden fresh tomatoes you can find, heirloom if possible. It makes all the difference.

Very Good (2 ratings)
L.R. banana orange raspberry muffins with flax and oat bran

You can use blueberries instead of raspberries if you prefer.

L.R. Millet sourdough bread

I weigh my flour and gluten to make sure I get the right amount.

Incredible! (1 rating)
L.R. Multi-grain sourdough bread

I freshly grind all the grains twice after weighing them. If you measure instead of weighing, you may have to adjust amounts.

Incredible! (2 ratings)
L.R. venison vegetable stir-fry

You can easily half the recipe or cook the vegetables in two batches if your skillet isn't big enough.

Very Good (2 ratings)
L.R. avocado egg spread

This is great spread on rye or whole wheat toast or pita. (home made of course.)

L.R. Banana pudding

This is a little higher in calories than other banana pudding, but the taste is worth it in my opinion.

Very Good (8 ratings)
L.R. chocolate muffins with flax and oat bran

Serve these piping hot with milk or coffee for breakfast!

Incredible! (2 ratings)
L.R. any meat any veggie casserole

You can change any of the meat or vegetables for something you have on hand. If your vegetables are drier than the corn, you may to add another cup of milk.

Very Good (4 ratings)
L.R. comforting chicken noodle soup

This is a quick and easy soup. It tastes like it would be high in calories, but is surprisingly low. We all love it.

Very Good (15 ratings)
Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Icing

We love the rich, sweet and salty flavor of the icing on this decadent chocolate cake! Top with fresh fruit and serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Very Good (2 ratings)
L.R. Hoppin John soup

Serve over brown rice with a salad for a complete meal.

Very Good (9 ratings)
L.R. Baked egg puff

This is a great way to stretch your eggs for breakfast

Incredible! (1 rating)
L.R. refried black beans

I like to use Lard or bacon fat because it just tastes so much better, but you can use whatever fat you want to.
I like to serve this over brown rice with fat-free sour cream and chopped onions on top.

Very Good (5 ratings)
L. R. Whole wheat bread

This is about the easiest home made bread to make, and about the healthiest that I know.
It doesn't take any kneading, but turns out nice fluffy loaves.

Incredible! (1 rating)
L.R. Fruitcake cookies

I use a small Pampered Chef cookie scoop which holds 1/8 cup to measure out the dough.

Very Good (24 ratings)
L.R. roasted potato cubes

You can change the seasoning to suit your taste or use what you have on hand.

Very Good (4 ratings)
L.R. gingersnaps

These are not particularly low calorie or healthy, but I make them on some occasions, so I need the nutrition information. If you make it right, they are very good and chewy.

Incredible! (2 ratings)
LR. focaccia

I like to make Italian chicken sandwiches with this. I split the pieces. Smear them with low- calorie mayonnaise that has balsamic vinegar mixed in. Put on a slab of marinated grilled chicken breast, a slice of fresh mozzarella, and serve with a mixture of chopped tomatoes, fresh garlic and basil, oregano, salt and pepper and just a little olive oil all mixed together. It's wonderful!!

Very Good (3 ratings)
L.R. fresh peach pie filling

This is some of the best peach pie I have ever had! I have to make this at least once during peach season. The nutrition information does not include pie crusts.

Very Good (7 ratings)
L.R. single pie crust

This makes enough for 2-9" pies plus I had enough dough left over for about 1 piece of pie. So I figured 8 servings for each pie plus 1 for the scrap of dough left over.

Incredible! (1 rating)
L.R. pizza or spaghetti sauce to can

This makes about 16 quarts. I figured the nutrition per quart.

Very Good (3 ratings)
L.R. zucchini bread

This is some of the best zucchini bread I've ever had. Very moist.

Very Good (3 ratings)
L.R. stir fried okra

This isn't the lowest in calories, but I have to make it every year.

Very Good (2 ratings)
L.R. Lattice top pie crust

This makes 3 pies with a lattice top plus a bit left over the way I made it. If you don't roll it that thin, you may need to figure a bit more on the nutrition per serving.

Incredible! (1 rating)
L.R. cinnamon raisin bagels

I make these the night before baking them and set them in the refrigerator overnight. These really have a good texture and taste!

Very Good (17 ratings)
L.R. tuna pasta salad

This is the best tasting tuna or pasta salad I have ever had!

L. R. pumpkin pancakes

my favorite pancakes

Incredible! (1 rating)
L.R. Apple coffee cake

This is great for breakfast with a half cup of milk poured over it.

Very Good (6 ratings)
Upside-Down Strawberry Shortcake

This fluffy cake turns traditional strawberry shortcake upside-down (literally)! It's a much quicker option than making individual shortcakes. We love it topped with vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

Very Good (3 ratings)
L.R. Beef barley stew

This is a very good hearty filling stew. The men in the family especially love it. You can substitute whatever ground meat you have on hand. This makes alot. If your family is small or your kettle is too small, you can easily cut recipe in half.

L.R. very chocolate brownies

These are so fudgy and delicious. You can make them without the topping for fewer calories and they would still be very good, but try them at least once with the topping for a special treat!

Incredible! (1 rating)
L. R. pancake syrup

This is so easy to make and tastes so much better than boughten low calorie syrups.

Incredible! (1 rating)
L.R. pineapple chicken salad

This is a family favorite!

Very Good (3 ratings)
L.R. chocolate muffins

Theses are really good for a chocolate fix first thing in the morning. They are very wholesome tasting and good for you.