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  • Crockpot Apples

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    It’s FALL! In addition to the fall colors and cool running weather, we have of course been chowing down on our share of “fall” foods. Pumpkin pasta, butternut squash, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin oatmeal, pork ragu, tea and plenty of apples. With soups, in salads, for snacks. And on Sunday, we came home from Sunflower Market […]

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  • Refrigerator Pickles

    DIYpickles

    Have I mentioned how big a deal dill pickles are at our house?? Everyone LOVES them. Except Matt because he’s weird. They are a favorite snack and we even have a specially made vintage Tupperware Pickle container for them that lives in the fridge, filled with mini gherkin goodness. Since doing some canning last year, […]

  • Baked Goods
  • Jim Lahey's Pizza Dough

    from: Ingredients3 3/4 cups flour 2 1/2 teaspoons instant or other active dry yeast 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon sugar 1 1/3 cup room-temperature water DirectionsCombine dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add water, reserving the last 1/3 cup until you are sure the dough won't be too wet. Mix thoroughly for at least 30 […]

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  • Buff Chick Hotwing Dip

    Ingredients Two 9.75-oz. (or 10-oz.) cans 98% fat-free chunk white chicken breast in water, drained One 8-oz. tub fat-free cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup fat-free ranch dressing 1/4 cup fat-free Greek yogurt (Fage 0% is the best!) Directions Preheat oven to […]

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  • Energy Bars

    from: Ellie Krieger IngredientsCooking spray 1 cup quick cooking rolled oats 1/2 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ 1/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup dried apricots 1/2 cup raw almonds 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup pitted dried dates 1/2 cup powdered nonfat dry milk 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/3 cup […]

  • Other
  • All Day Apple Butter

    from: allrecipes.com Ingredients5 1/2 pounds apples – peeled, cored and finely chopped 4 cups white sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon salt DirectionsPlace the apples in a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Pour the mixture over the apples in the slow cooker […]

  • Italian
  • Spinach Pesto

    from: The Birthday Cake Book IngredientsFor the Cake 2-3 T soft unsalted butter and 2-3 T all-purpose flour for the pan 2 1/4 C sifted cake flour 1 T plus 1/8 t baking powder 1/2 t salt 16 T (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to the consistency of mayonnaise 1 1/2 C plus 1/2 C […]

  • Desserts
  • Sour Cream Chocolate Frosting

    from: Parenting Ingredients4 mini¬≠whole-wheat pitas, split 1 cup chopped cooked chicken (such as Perdue) 1/2 cup grated carrot 1 cup frozen corn kernels, defrosted 1/2 cup barbecue sauce 1/2 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese DirectionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Place split pitas on a baking sheet. Put chicken, carrot, corn, and barbecue sauce in […]

  • Other
  • Orange Puree

    from: Matt & Jess original Ingredients1/2 C refried beans or black beans 1/4 C cooked ground beef (seasoned as you or your baby likes it) 2 T cheddar cheese DirectionsIf using black beans, mash them with a fork. Then combine beans, beef and cheese together. from: 171 Ingredients2 C ricotta cheese 3 T greated parmesan […]

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  • White Puree

    from: Matt & Jess original Ingredients1/2 C refried beans or black beans 1/4 C cooked ground beef (seasoned as you or your baby likes it) 2 T cheddar cheese DirectionsIf using black beans, mash them with a fork. Then combine beans, beef and cheese together. from: 171 Ingredients2 C ricotta cheese 3 T greated parmesan […]