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MAKEOVER: TSuzanne's Herb Stuffing (by TIFFANY_SUZANNE)

12/01/2019 This was good - I used 3 types of bread I had on hand. Revised directions to reflect need to precook/saute the veggies till tender before putting in stuffing - they were still a little too chewy/raw by end of baking w/o doing this. The servings are extremely "diet" small.
"I put this stuffing together when I was making my very first Thanksgiving dinner. It was proclaimed by all who ate it as the best stuffing. Ever."

Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup, Slow Cooker (Yummly/Life Made Sweeter,Kelly 10/2017 - Melissa)

11/2019 Melissa overdid a lot - using a large (or bigger than large??) and a medium with butternut squash amounts, which is reflected here in stats, Original amounts shown in Notes area.
Amounts / serving need to be refigured next time as well. I did not like this but it was ok- it might be just a matter of trying proper proportions and canned coconut milk. In ways, I wanted it a little sweeter. But rolls, or bread to go with it help a lot. The recipe as Mel made it was very thick. Some of the proportions of the original recipe site were changed by Yummly and I might try using the original, which is reflected in Notes. i should also add on a positive note that I was inspired watching Mel peel and cube butternut - something I have been afraid to try.


"This Slow Cooker Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup is a delicious & comforting dish for a cold day. An easy soup recipe thatís creamy and rich with the addition of sweet potato and coconut milk.
I am a big butternut squash fan and love making various versions of this soup. Itís an easy set and forget slow cooker recipe Ė no babysitting and no worrying about the pot boiling over.

Along with the butternut squash, I added some sweet potatoes to make the soup extra creamy and filling. Thereís also ginger, garlic, turmeric, nutmeg and some cayenne pepper. Pumpkin is another great substitute (or addition) if you donít have any butternut squash.

And if you like an extra kick of heat, try adding some red Thai curry paste. It gives this an extra layer of flavor Ė totally optional but SO SO good.

Once the vegetables for this slow cooker butternut squash are all cooked up, use an immersion hand blender to make it all smooth and creamy right in the crock pot.

You can also toss everything into your regular blender or a food processor if you donít have one. You may have to work in batches if you choose this method.

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup is the perfect soup for fall
This slow cooker butternut squash soup is vegan, gluten free and super healthy for you. The best part about this is how easy everything comes together.

Serve it swirled with some extra coconut milk and some pumpkin seeds sprinkled on top. Easy, delicious and comforting. "

Fresh Apple Cranberry Pie (Yummly/A Bountiful Kitchen, Si 11/12/2009 - Melissa)

11/2019 Uses sugar and hydrogenated shortening. Melissa felt the crust recipe had too much water in recipe and ended up adding a lot of flour to try to correct the problem --She also seemed to insist on using all the crust - too thick and not flaky at all. I don't know how to suggest it, but M could use some mentoring on the double crust making - esp on how to trim excess and crimp -- The choice of apples needed to be tarter. I would like to try substituting the sugar with something like Stevia.
"Of all the pies I make at holiday time, Fresh Apple Cranberry Pie is our family favorite. Itís fresh, tart and sweet. Love the hint of almond flavor. What would Thanksgiving be without PIE? I donít even want to go there.
You know how I love this holiday weekend. Family, friends, time to reflect on all of our blessings. Throw in football -the UTAH 8-1 (yay!) vs byu 7-2 game, food, the family turkey bowl, shopping. Love it. Making special food for the people I love is my favorite part. Baking PIE is my absolute favorite."

Nothing compares to this Fresh Apple Cranberry Pie! It has been on our Thanksgiving menu for over 20 years and continues to be on the top most requested dishes I make at holiday time. We also have this pie every Christmas as well.

Vanilla Pudding Surprise, SF (WW Quick Success Program Ckbk,1988)

"Instant pudding is the secret to having this luscious dessert on the table in 15 minutes."
8/2019 We like this!

Hawaiian Bread Rolls (Handletheheat.com by Tessa Arias 6/2014)

11/2019 I may later try subbing in Stevia or ?
This is a copycat recipe.
6/2019 My best critic, Jayden, liked these! Dave said they are like "real" bread - a little chewier and not so Wonder bread soft. I think they are different from the original in that respect. I had trouble tasting the sweetness, but Davis did and obviously Jayden did -- think it is my own issue.

"Rolls is perfectly sweet, soft, fluffy, and golden brown. ... easy these are to make! Watch the video to learn how.
Taste: Sweet, slightly tropical, and buttery.
Texture: Soft, fluffy, and tender with a golden brown chewy exterior.
Ease: If bread baking overwhelms you this is a wonderful place to start!! Watch the video and read the above recipe notes and youíll be good to go, promise!
Appearance: Who could resist one of these big beautiful sweet golden rolls? They look just like the store-bought ones!
Pros: Easy, relatively quick, delicious, perfect for a special dinner.
Cons: None except maybe that these are made with white flour.
Would I make this again? Oh absolutely!"

Cornell Triple-Rich Flour Formula (found in Joy of Cooking and other resources - Dr. Clive McKay

"Work accomplished under Dr. Clive McKay at Cornell has done much to raise the standard of nutrition for large segments of the world's population. It was discovered that the addition of certain supplements in their natural forms to unbleached, synthetically enriched bread flours increases significantly their nutritive value. Use this formula in your favorite bread, cookie,muffin or cake recipe. " (Joy of Cooking).

Tartar Sauce (Kent Altena - atkinsdietgeek.com/2012/02; WordPress Recipe Plugin by EasyRecipe)

3./2019 Temporarily changing to Whipped Salad dressing -- from Regular - as approved by Davis with a Farmshare donation.
Part of an original recipe by KA - listed in MYSPARK recipes -
Low Carb Tuna Cakes (IF)

4/16 Dave likes this a lot and uses it on plain tuna instead of mayo with whatever extra is left over. Melissa also likes this on her version of tuna croquettes if I haven't made a lowfat one.

Salmon Loaf ("Crockery Cooking" by Alexis Durrell), altered for low cholesterol

This is a crockpot recipe for salmon loaf that is easily adapted to cooking in oven if needed, for time. Our family has loved it since 2005, making different adjustments along the way. I have a low carb version in my Spark recipes.

2/16 My estimate of bread used for soft bread crumbs is a guess. I need to count the slices I use next time for better accuracy).
Melissa felt this was a little bland.

OMM French Toast, with sodium reduced (http://www.djfoodie.com - 2013?)

2/16 These are very good, but the discs look smaller, thinner than the photos would suggest.

"This is probably the closest to flat out plagiarism as I've come.
However, I HAVE changed enough of the steps and ingredients, so that I may protect the (not-so) innocent (me!).

I'm a big fan of Chowstalker.com....attracting recipe developers within the paleo/primal/low-carb world... In addition to their main page, they also share recipes via their Facebook page. "Paleo-friendly English muffin in a hurry"...[DJF found on FB]... a one-minute-muffineir] ... Someone named Sve Ta suggest[ed] that 'you can do french toast, too'.

(just so I don't feel like I've TOTALLY stolen this, note that I have made French-Toast like goodies with OMM's before)

... This may very well be the best thing to come out of my kitchen in a good long while (and some decent stuff comes out of there, too!)"

Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce (http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com 2010)

11/18 Slightly overcooked, but good. Measured but want to measure total amount cooked, again and see what serving are.
NUT Stats are off in this recipe b/c Spark does not correctly analyze Sugar alchols --Erythritol and liquid Stevia.
2/15 This appears to be our favorite for now b/c it doesn't have sucralose after-taste. BUT, I would not call it a company dish for those who do not use sweetner subs.

Good Friday Vegetable Soup (More With Less Cookbook)

Family favorite - mild chickeny flavor.
3/19 Dave preferences -- he wants more no salt - either 1 1/2 or 2 times the current amount. He prefers sharp cheddar cheese.
This takes a long time to chop, but it's good!!

11/14 With Patti's no salt added chicken broth, Davis wanted more salt. I think we need to experiment with No Salt and maybe skip the Morton Lite? This could vary with canned reduced sodium broths.

Garlicky Turkey Sausage, ground turkey breast with reduced sodium (Robert Kowalski - The 8 Week Choleserol Cure)

Lower fat, no artificial preservatives lower sodium
1/2017 I am rewriting this to try with ground turkey 83/15 and no salt - see similar title in My Spark pages
8/15 See SNAKEY makeover recipe.

Low-Carb, Low-Calorie Biscuits and gravy, slight revisions (http://blog.stuffimakemyhusband.com - Erica, 2010)

4/14! Very good - served our family of 3 well. Very filling! Good, low carb. Used alternative biscuits for Melissa and me, and turkey sausage for all of family.


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