All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘recipes’

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The history of the candy cane

I was curious about the candy cane. How did we get this tradition for Christmas? Turns out that a long time ago — in 1670 — in a cathedral far away — a choirmaster wanted to keep a bunch of wiggly kids quiet during Christmas church services. The kids couldn’t sit still during the living creche celebrations in the Cologne Cathedral. […]

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Mexican Hot Chocolate

My daughter-in-law makes the most delicious Mexican hot chocolate. It’s easy to make. I ‘ve always made hot cocoa, which is not the same as hot chocolate. They look the same in the cup, but hot cocoa is made with powdered unsweetened cocoa and sugar  while  hot chocolate is made with solid chocolate. When it’s Mexican chocolate it has sugar and […]

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Homemade Whole Wheat Bread with Honey

I make this whole wheat bread based on a recipe from Cook’s magazine. They found that a little rye flour added to the taste. Iv’e had it both ways, and I often make it without the rye. I added ground flaxseed, and I like to use olive oil in my cooking. However, whenever I’m baking I use the extra light […]

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Homemade Coconut Oil Deodorant

Back to the kitchen cupboard and I’m not mother Hubbard, but I made my own deodorant with coconut oil and baking soda. I’ve used this recipe for a year and it works great for me — no rash or sting or stink. No chemicals too. It’s got to be better for you. Let’s take a look at the two ingredients– […]

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

There’s not much you can do to improve the fully ripe strawberry — that is unless you dip them in really nice chocolate. What better way to get your antioxidants? And it’s so easy — tastes like candy too — you only need two ingredients and you are justified in eating them all yourself. However, you only get these in strawberries […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

I don’t quite remember when my mom started to bake these yummy bars — but they are made with oats, brown sugar, peanut butter and of course, chocolate. It’s one of my favorites, and I think it is healthier than a candy bar because of the oats.   Plus, I don’t gain weight when I eat these. If I make a […]

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Lemon Olive Oil Cake

I have a Meyer lemon tree in the yard. I love lemons. And I try to eat local fruits grown in the soil where I live. There’s something about getting the nutrients specific to your area — sort of acclimating. I studied it in an herb course.  “Eat herbs and fruits in the season thereof.” I also believe that olive oil is […]

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Healthy Cinnamon Rolls

Feel like you need a little comfort food, but want to keep it healthy? Cinnamon rolls are one of America’s favorite feel-good foods.  It’s one of mine too — goes back to my dear sweet mama (and swedish grandma). Make them at home and you can have a healthier version and still get the comfort.  I’ve taken this all-time favorite […]

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Asparagus Skillet Souffle

Looking for a good Brunch recipe or easy light supper? This asparagus and green onion skillet souffle is healthy and easy to make. Choose fresh asparagus spears and snap the cut ends off before slicing. This will remove the more fibrous parts of the stalk. I like to slice mine on the angle and about 1/4 inch in width.  Here’s an […]

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Homemade Blueberry Pie

This recipe is Russian in ancestry. I got it from my friend whose Grandma was Russian. It has a sweet flavor and is a soft crust that tastes yummy with baked fruit pies. It’s kind of like a cookie dough. I love it with berries or apples. Grandma Sarah’s Pie Crust (for 2 double crust pies) 1/2 lb butter 1 […]

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