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Coconut Creme Pie

This is a combination of two recipes, with a couple of little tweaks of my own.  It has the familiar rich, creamy coconut filling, but is topped with a meringue, similar to a lemon meringue pie. It was delicious, and went fast.  I...

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Teriyaki Glazed Chicken Drumsticks

This recipe is quick, easy, and tasty. Add rice and a salad and you have an easy weeknight meal in under 30 minutes. I love that it uses chicken legs. They are often on sale, they are flavourful, and the...

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Pasta with Fresh Tomato and Basil

Fresh basil and sweet, tiny tomatoes were the inspiration for this modern day comfort food. Some good quality olive oil, lots of garlic, and of course some Parmesan cheese finishes the dish, giving a simple yet delicious dish of pasta....

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Light Carrot Cake

This recipe is a lightened-up version of a favorite old recipe, and I have been making both for many years (depending on whether or not I was dieting or not).  Truthfully, I have been on and off of diets for...

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Honeydew Ginger Smoothie

This drink is for the ginger lovers out there.  It is really the same as the Heavenly Honeydew Smoothie, but with a ginger syrup added to it.  I used Splenda instead of sugar in the ginger syrup, so it isn’t...

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Heavenly Honeydew Smoothie

Chilled fruit purees like this one are perfect for hot days, or anytime as a mid-day treat or as an appetizer or light dessert.  I first had chilled fruit soup on a Caribbean cruise, and I liked it so much...

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Spinach and Feta Scrambled Eggs

This simple recipe uses only three ingredients, but is one of the tastiest ways of making eggs that I know. It needs no spices, as the salty feta cheese provides all it needs. Adapted from an Atkins recipe, it’s high...

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Warm Cinnamon-Sugar Grapefruit

We had my favorite breakfast this morning: warmed grapefruit with cinnamon and sugar (well, Splenda actually), and scrambled eggs with spinach and feta cheese.  Now, I’ve had people give me funny looks when I ask them if they’ve ever eaten...

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Stuffed Peppers

Pretty peppers are stuffed with ground beef and rice. Use whatever color peppers you like. This recipe is quite easy to put together, and results in dish that is as delicious as it is pretty. Makes a nice light supper...

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Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

This is a favourite flavour for most people. Besides the strawberries, I use some orange juice which isn’t really obvious in the finished drink, but it adds some fruity acidity that compliments the strawberries.  Using powdered drink mix (like Crystal...

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Chicken Caesar Salad

This recipe is just as good as you can get at any restaurant, but better, since you know how it’s been prepared and you know what is in it.  I picked up some chicken breast at the grocery store today,...

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Granola Nut Clusters

These little crunchy mouthfuls are healthy and high protein, in keeping with my decision to focus on healthy cooking and eating.  Not only that, but they taste good too!  Pecan halves, with all of their creases and ridges provide great...

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Sugar Free Coconut Macaroons

These easy macaroons are light and airy and taste sweet, but use Splenda and Erythritol powder instead of sugar.  I also subbed ground almonds for the small amount of flour called for in my original recipe, and cut down the...

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are easy to make, and delicious.  For variations, you could substitute white chocolate and craisins,  or your favorite flavour baking chips for the semi-sweet chipits in this recipe.  Today I am making them with milk chocolate chips.  I don’t...

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Quick-Rise Buns

These buns rise quicker than other yeast doughs, so you can make a batch in the morning and have them ready for lunch.  They are a good, all-purpose bun.  In fact, before I found the Honey Buttermilk Buns recipe, these...

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

It was my daughter’s birthday this past week, and she asked for lemon poppy seed cake with fresh raspberries.  Not lemon pound cake, but lemon cake.  She said I’d make it once before for her, and she would like the...

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Raspberry Sauce (Coulis)

This sauce is both tart and sweet, just like raspberries are.  It’s easily made from fresh raspberries, or you can use frozen if you can’t find fresh.  It’s a nice change to top slices of pound cake or cheese cake,...

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Christmas Fruit Cookies

These fruit cookies have a similar taste to my Light Fruit Cake, but in a crispy cookie form. They are another of my favourites for Christmas baking. They are pretty, yummy, and make a nice addition to a plate of...

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Light Fruit Cake

This recipe was originally published in a 1965 Robin Hood calendar. The cake is flavoured with pineapple juice and coconut and the fruit used contains no candied peel, giving it a lighter, cleaner taste and texture than other fruit cakes....

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Butterscotch Fudge

This is my favorite fudge of all time. I almost always make it at Christmas time.  You could call it butterscotch, or caramel as both would be right.  The brown sugar flavour reminds me of the pecan pralines that I...

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Chocolate Fudge

This is a good old-fashioned recipe using real chocolate and cream, and boiling until it gets to the right consistency.  I had been having trouble making fudge recently, ever since I got a candy thermometer and started using it instead...

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Hot Fudge Sauce

The perfect blend of melting the ice-cream warmth, and sticking to the ice-cream thickness.  Once you have some of this chocolaty goodness in your fridge, it takes only a minute to microwave it to the perfect warmth and consistency.  Yummmmm!...

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Grown-Up Mac & Cheese

Grown-Up Mac & Cheese Old fashioned comfort food, but fancied up a bit for adults. Don’t worry, kids like it too! Serves 4 (as a meal) or 6 (as a side) Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked macaroni, cooked 2 – 3...

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Sweet Potato Supreme

Sweet Potato Supreme The flavour of candied sweet potatoes but in a make-ahead dish!  The potatoes are mashed, then topped with butter, brown sugar and pecans. Perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving. It makes a pretty presentation too, and could also be...

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Best Ever Sugar Cookies

Best EverSugar Cookies Best ever!  Just be sure not to over bake.  Roll and cut into fun shapes.  The icing is what makes the cookie so good.  A traditional Christmas cookie. makes: About 3 dozen Ingredients 1/2 cup butter or...

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Toffee Cornflake Cookies

Toffee Cornflake Cookies Toffee and cornflakes go so well together. This unbaked cookie is quick and easy to make. A little sticky, but oh, so good! Makes 2 ½ – 3 dozen cookies Ingredients: 30 Caramels (9 ½ oz) (269g)...

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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Little cups of peanut butter cookie, wrapped around a mini peanut butter cup, these are so yummy.  These cookies are some of the first to disappear from the Christmas tray!    Start by creaming the margarine, peanut butter and sugars...

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Toffee Tarts

Toffee Tarts Sweet creamy little tarts with flavours of caramel and chocolate. These are like Turtle Tarts but without the pecan. Safe for those with nut sensitivities. Kids love these! Makes a 36 mini tarts Ingredients: 36 mini tart shells...