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12/14/10 10:48 A

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That sounds really good. I love banana bread. I don't use any oil in mine. I don't use Splenda or other sugar substitutes because I don't think they are healthy products. I don't consume a lot of sugar, so that isn't a big issue for me. Dairy products are my weakness.

I am starting to make my own bread again. I used to bake yeast bread a couple of times a month, and I am slowly getting back into that practice. I made cinnamon rolls the other day; they were delicious. I am baking Morning Glory Muffins this Sunday to take to a meeting Monday. They are definitely not low-cal, but they are fabulous. There are lots of "re-makes" of the original recipe, but those pale in comparison to the real thing www.ebfarm.com/Recipes/recipeView.as
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12/14/10 10:23 A

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Alright; I had a blast this weekend making homemade banana bread with applesauce instead of oil and half sugar/half splenda. I made it with my 3 yr old, and we had tons of fun! I froze one loaf for Christmas morning, and we gobbled the other one down before an early Christmas service the kiddos put on all by themselves. It was a fabulous Sunday! :)

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12/7/10 11:01 A

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I also make marble cheesecake from scratch every day and make a homemade caramel cream topping, too. So yummy!

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12/4/10 1:11 P

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I make stockings from scratch. I download color book pages I like and use them as templates for the characters on the front. Last Christmas I made my sister-in-law a tinkerbell one, and I made my dad one with Snoopy as the red barron in front of his shot-up house. They are super cute and not really that hard to make. I cut out each individual piece in the right color of felt and sew everything together. I also blanket stitch the outsides together so they last well. And making them is a really fun part of my holiday traditions. This year I'm making my brother-in-law a Denver Bronco horse and my mother one with Lois from famiy guy (fits her sense of humor!)

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12/3/10 10:35 A

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Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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12/3/10 9:34 A

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No, I use the ninja which LOVE and I'm getting the new six blade faster one for xmas I believe. (I hope!)

I soak almonds while I'm at work or overnight, then they peel very easily. I do a.5 cup for every 2.5 cups of water. (you end up with 2 cups of almond milk this way)

it's only good for a few days and I don't drink much so 2 cups is plenty for me. I use about .5 cup or so a day for cereal and then I use it for cooking as well.

I find that if you put the almonds in the processor with just enough water to cover them and then blend, and then slowly add the rest of the water you get a finer grind, which I believe makes your milk creamier.

You can strain with a nut bag, I plan to get one, but for now I just slowly use a metal coffee/tea fine mesh strainer, it works great but I can't really save the almond meal that way.

I add 1 tbls of agave and 2 tsp of vanilla to mine.






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12/2/10 11:57 A

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That is awesome! Do you use a VitaMix? How do you make it? I am interested in making cashew cream.

Edited by: PATTK1220 at: 12/2/2010 (11:58)
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I don't understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on cholesterol lowering drugs for the rest of their lives. ~Dean Ornish

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That's why they call it the present. ~Eleanor Roosevelt


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12/2/10 4:37 A

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I started making my own almond milk.



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5/20/10 11:46 A

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I try to make most of what I eat on this program from scratch. I have a frozen diner from time to time but they seem to have a lot of sodium.Lots of good recipes from Hungry girl, cooking light and weight watchers. Is the Spark book really worth it? curious..luck with sp coming your way

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I've been baking my own sour dough bread. It's delicious! Since you have to bake every 2-8 days it keeps me from putting it off too long and getting out of the habit.

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1/3/10 4:15 P

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I made my family members flannel pjs or nightgowns for Christmas gifts. I often make soup and this morning I made baked oatmeal from steel cut oatmeal (groats). Yummy!

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1/2/10 12:07 P

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I've been making fresh applesauce quite a bit lately. I made my own pumpkin pie spice mix this year. I also make a hot spicy rub for grilling meat.

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12/10/09 7:48 P

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I make homemade soup whenever I can. It is so much better than canned. I'm going to start baking bread again. I am tired of paying high prices for mediocre bread. When I was much younger, I made my own bread all the time. I have a bread machine, but I prefer to do the whole process myself.

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Patt in Minneapolis
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I don't understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on cholesterol lowering drugs for the rest of their lives. ~Dean Ornish

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That's why they call it the present. ~Eleanor Roosevelt


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Most recently I made my family's Christmas stockings, some tree ornaments, and a wreath.

I helped make a huge message board for our kitchen out of an old screen door. We savage a lot of old "junk" in our house.

I think I'm going to embroider a pillow for my mother-in-law for Christmas.

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7/20/09 10:29 P

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I make my own teriyaki sauce. My husband prefers it to anything sold in the stores. I also make Christmas ornaments, and birthday cards (I like to add photos of the recipient when they were young).
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I just bought a bread machine and I am trying to make whole wheat, French, multi-grain and light rye bread.

I used to make homemade yogurt in a gallon batch.

Mom taught me to bake my own granola back in the 1970's.

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What have you made from scratch that most people might go and buy as a finished product.
Think: crafts, baking and cooking, skills, hobbies and interests.

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