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Rhubarb Chiffon Cake

Rhubarb Chiffon Cake This recipe uses stewed rhubarb, so make sure to have some made up and cooled before you begin.  It should be thick, not watery for use in this recipe. Mom only made this in the early summer...

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Pan Seared Salmon

Pan Seared Salmon Simple, quick, easy, and good for you.  And oh yes, yummy!  If you are restricting salt, then leave out the Old Bay.  If not, it is worth seeking this spice mix out – it is indispensable on...

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It’s One of Those Days

LOL!  Steve saw these flowers I was about to throw out, and said “that looks like you feel”.  He really gets it!  Maybe it’s the IBS, or maybe its the fibromyalgia, but I sure seem to have a lot of...

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Raspberry Muffins

These were adapted from a recipe originally published in  Birds & Blooms June/July 1999, p55.   For The Recipe: Raspberry Muffins   Raspberry and almond flavor goes well together in these muffins.  If you are keeping for longer than a day,...

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Stewed Rhubarb

Stewed Rhubarb This recipe is more of a guideline since the tartness of the rhubarb can vary depending on the type of rhubarb you use, and also depending on your individual taste.  It was passed down to me from my...

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Easy Flakey Pastry

  Basic Pastry Recipe This recipe makes enough for one double-crust pie, or two 9-inch pie shells. Ingredients 2 cups flour ¾ tsp salt ½ tsp baking powder 1 Tbsp brown sugar ¾ cup lard or shortening 1/3 cup cold...

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Healthy Strawberry Banana Muffins

Healthy Strawberry Banana Muffins Makes: 12 muffins Ingredients 1 ¾ cups flour (I use 1 cup whole wheat and ¾ cup white) 1 ½  tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ½ cup honey (or substitute ½ cup brown sugar) 2...

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Saskatoon Berry Pie

It’s Saskatoon season!! Every July, we look forward to the short season when Saskatoons are ripe and ready for the picking.  We usually go to a local berry farm where you can pick them yourself (u-pick) or pay twice as...

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Mc’D” Special Sauce Light

Mc”D” Special Sauce Light This is a lightened up version of a copycat recipe that was originally posted on Recipezaar. I have used plain Greek yogurt in place of mayonnaise, and Splenda in place of sugar. It looks and tastes...

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Mc”D” Special Sauce

I have been making this copycat recipe of McDonald’s special burger sauce for years.  It really does look and taste exactly like the real thing!  It is better if you make it up a day in advance, to give the...

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Frequently Asked Questions about IBS

Frequently Asked Questions about IBS   Q:      What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? IBS is one of a spectrum of diseases known as Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders.  These diseases are all characterized by chronic or recurrent gastrointestinal symptoms for which no physical...

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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

After making the Blueberry Banana muffins the other day, I was on a roll.   Those were probably the best fat-free muffins I have ever made.  But………….I wasn’t completely happy with the texture and so I want to play with...

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The Rome Diagnostic Criteria for IBS

How is IBS Diagnosed? While cruising around the web for more information about IBS, I found some interesting history and a very concise definition for IBS.  The research organization that came up with the generally accepted diagnostic criteria for IBS...

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Elimination Diet

In my last post, I gave you a website to visit to get information on the elimination diet so that you can find out what foods bother you the most. In case you missed it, here is the address again:...

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Rhubarb Muffins

For The Recipe:   Rhubarb Muffins The flavor of the orange rind compliments the rhubarb in these muffins.  If you are keeping for longer than a day, freeze cooled muffins in freezer bags to stay fresh for months.  Simple microwave...

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Rhubarb Streusel Cake

This is one of my Mom’s rhubarb cake recipes that we both used for many years.  As you can see, we have made notes and changed it to our liking.  I just made it again yesterday, and everyone raved about...

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Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb!

When I was a kid, I remember eating rhubarb pulled right from the garden, and dipped into a bowl of sugar. We were talking about that recently, so I tried it again, and……yuck! Way too sour! What happened? I think...

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Blueberry Banana Muffins

It’s been about 2 months since we started watching our weight, and we finally have been hit by the craving for baking.  We both are bad – if it is there, even if it is hiding in the freezer, it...

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Roast Pork Loin

Garlic Studded Roast Pork Loin Simple and quick to make, but so delicious, and pretty enough for company. A boneless pork loin is studded with garlic, surrounded by potatoes, rubbed with a simple blend of seasonings, and then roasted to...

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Garden Fresh Rice

Garden Fresh Rice Fresh herbs, garlic and feta cheese are a winning combination in this impressive rice dish. Make this when you have fresh herbs from your garden. Serves: 6 Ingredients 1 cup white rice (I like using Jasmine) 2...

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Lemon Mousse Cheesecake

Lemon Mousse Cheesecake A great summer treat. Light and fluffy but still creamy. Perfect for the lemon lovers in the crowd.  I made this one for my son’s wedding rehearsal dinner and it was a big hit. servings: Makes 12...

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Bumbleberry Pie

Bumble Berry Pie This is a delicious pie to make in summer when fruit is plentiful. You can vary the fruit used, depending on what you have, but always start with the apple base. You can also use frozen fruit....

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What to do when your IBS Flares up

I find it interesting to note that, even when you have your condition stabilized and know what not to eat, sometimes you can be hit by a flare-up anyway.  I only say this because that is exactly what happened to...

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My Love Affair with Basil

To me, nothing says “summer” more than the scent of fresh basil.  I can’t resist running my hand over my plants, or rubbing a leaf between my fingers to scent the air with it’s delicious spicy scent.   Unfortunately,  basil isn’t...

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Introduction: What is IBS?

Well, I figure that it’s about time that I started on my IBS blog, since I have promised to share with you some recipes for IBS.  But before I get into recipes, I have to share some research and knowledge...

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Borscht

Borscht Traditional vegetable beet soup with a beef base. Rich red color and delicious taste! Ingredients 2 or 3 meaty beef bones 6 – 8 cups water 1 medium onion, quartered 2 cups tomato juice or a large can of...

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Beef Stroganoff

Can be made with either sliced beef steak or meatballs. Serve over rice or noodles. servings: Makes 4 servings prep time: 2 hr (includes marinating) total time: 3 hr Ingredients 2 pounds beef chuck roast or sirloin steak 1/3 cup...

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Pork Rub

Pork Rub:   1 ½ Tbsp Splenda Brown 2 tsp Garlic Powder 2 tsp Chili Powder ½ tsp Black Pepper  ½ tsp Oregano Leaves ½ tsp salt       Directions: Combine seasonings. Coat your pork chops evenly with the...

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Carrot & Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Today you get a two-for!! We are having grilled pork chops with my favorite rub, and sweet potato and carrot oven fries. Both are Yummy, and both fit in to a healthy eating plan, so both will go into my...

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Corn on the Cob in the Microwave

This is the easiest and quickest way to cook corn that you have ever tried.  If you have never done this, you will want to try it.  Way easier than boiling, and never gets burned like it might on the...