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Aug 06, 2014  | Everyday Recipes
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Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family.

More of Robin's sugar substitute recipes, lamb recipes, ground beef meatloaf in tins, and more are in today's newsletter.

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A lot of our members have asked what software I use for organizing my person recipes. I called Anthony Watson at Mountain Software and asked him for a link where our NancyLanders download the trial version of this program.
Nancy Rogers

I use Home Cookin' software for my personal recipes.
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Does anybody have a trick for successfully freezing store bought bread loaves without the crusts ending up hard and dry? I thought putting the loaf (still in it's original plastic bag) into an over sized ziploc bag might do the trick but I still ended up with hard crusts.
Thank you! Cheryl in Illinois

Here is more information for Lily UT on converting oven recipes to the crockpot or slow cooker,
Robbie IN

Spices may need to be reduced or increased. Whole herbs and spices increase their flavoring power in crockpot cooking while ground spices may have lost some flavor. Add ground spices during the last hour of cooking. Whole leaf and herbs will probably need to be reduced by half.
Rice, noodles, macaroni, seafood, Chinese vegetables and milk do not hold up well when cooked 8-10 hours. Add these to sauces or liquid about 2 hours before serving when using LOW setting (or 1 hour on HIGH). If you want to use milk in an 8-10 hour recipe, use evaporated milk.

Browning meats before cooking is a personal choice. It is not necessary with roasts and other large pieces of meat, but usually recommended for ground meat, such as ground chuck, ground beef and sausage, so the fat can be drained before adding to the crockpot. Sautéing vegetables (like onions, etc) is not necessary, (except for eggplant which should be parboiled or sautéed prior due to its strong flavor). Just add them to the pot with everything else. You may wish to reduce quantities of stronger vegetables since they will permeate the other foods in the crockpot with their full flavor.

For mixed recipes requiring pasta, it's best to cook the pasta separately to al dente texture and add just before serving.

liquid amounts instead of reducing the liquid. For mixed recipes requiring pasta, it's best to cook the pasta separately to al dente texture and add just before serving.

For soups, add stock or water only to cover ingredients. If thinner soup is desired, more liquid can be added at the end of the cooking time.
Robbie IN

This is such an easy ice cream recipe and is so nice for the hot summer days. I have had the recipe for years.
Robbie IN

Easy Chocolate Ice Cream

1/2 gallon chocolate milk
1 can sweetened condensed milk
8-ounce carton non-dairy whipped topping

Mix ingredients together in an ice cream freezer. If needed, milk may be added up to the FILL line. Follow manufacturer's directions for freezing.
Robbie IN
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Robin, would love to have more of your TNT sugar substitute recipes.
Marilyn in Ohio


Summer Recipes
Marinade Recipes  
Grilling Recipes
Ground Beef Recipes (including hamburgers)
Pork Recipes
Salad Recipes
Easy Cabbage Recipes
Yellow Squash and Zucchini

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Part 3 - Robin's Reduced Calorie Recipes

Here are some of my recipes that are reduced calorie recipes.

Baked Chicken Legs Recipe

4 chicken leg quarters
1/2 medium onion
1/2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. sage
1 tsp. lemon pepper

Line baking dish with foil. Arrange chicken in pan. Add rest of ingredients. Cover pan with foil and bake at 350° until well done.
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Diet Chicken Recipe

2-1/2 lb. chicken pieces, skinned
1-1/2 c. sugar free orange flavor carbonated beverage
1/4 c. low sodium soy sauce

Place chicken in a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Combine orange beverage and soy sauce, pour over chicken. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for 8 hours, turning chicken occasionally. Turn cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour or until chicken is done, basting occasionally with soy sauce mixture. Makes 5 servings, 3 ounce serving size.

Calories, 184 (33% from fat) Protein, 27.9 grams Fat, 6. 7 gram Sat., 1.8 gram Mono., 2.4 gram Poly, 1.5 gram Carb., 1 gram Chol., 84 mg. Iron, 1.3 mg. Sodium, 467mg Calcium, 16 mg.
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Three Bean Salad Recipe

1 (14 ounce) can cut green beans, drained
1 (14 ounce) can waxed beans, drained
1 (14 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
1/2 c. chopped green onions
6 packets sweetener
2 cloves, crushed
1/2 tsp. salt
1 bottle prepared Good Seasons lo-cal Italian dressing

Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Toss, cover and chill. Serve with slotted spoon.
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Apple Salad Recipe

4 c. apples, diced
1/2 c. celery, diced
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. walnuts, diced (optional)
1 c. reduced calorie mayonnaise
2 pkg. sweetener

Mix altogether and serve chilled.
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Banana Pudding Recipe

1 c. skimmed milk
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 beaten egg
2 to 3 packets sweetener
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 to 1 thinly sliced banana

Beat egg in small saucepan. Add milk and cornstarch; cook and stir until thickened. Take off burner and add remaining ingredients.
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Banana Split Cake Recipe

graham cracker crumbs
diet margarine
2 (4 oz.) boxes sugar-free vanilla pudding
2 to 3 bananas
1 small can crushed pineapple (no-sugar)
1 small container lite Cool Whip
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 can water packed cherries, drained

Melt 1/2 stick margarine and mix with graham cracker crumbs; press down in bottom of pan. Add layer of bananas, then prepared pudding (made according to box), layer of pineapple, layer of pudding, layer of bananas, nuts and then Cool Whip. Garnish with pecans and cherries.
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Diet Barbecue Sauce Recipe

1 c. tomato sauce
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 pkg. sweetener
2 tsp. chili powder
few drops of lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
dash of Tabasco sauce
2 Tbsp. water
1/4 c. wine vinegar
2 tsp. prepared mustard

Combine all ingredients. Cook over medium heat until thick, about 30 minutes.
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Bread Pudding for One Recipe

8 oz. nonfat milk
1 slice white bread
1 egg
1/4 tsp. vanilla
sweetener to equal 2 tsp. sugar

Scald milk. Mix together egg, sweetener and vanilla. Add egg mixture to milk. Break bread into small chunks in baking dish. Pour egg and milk mixture over bread, allowing a few pieces to float on top. Bake at 325° for 20 to 25 minutes in a pan of water. Serve hot, warm or cold.
Serves one.
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Diet Cake Recipe

1/2 c. oil
2 eggs
2 c. flour
2 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. dates
2 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
1 c. nuts
10 pkg. sweetener

Mix all ingredients together with mixer. Pour into greased tube pan and bake at 350° for 1 hour.
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Chicken and Mushrooms Recipe

3/4 c. mushrooms (canned or fresh)
8 oz. can tomatoes
1/2 c. green pepper, chopped
1/4 c. onion, chopped
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. salt
pepper to taste
1 chicken breast per person
2 tsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. cold water

Combine mushrooms, tomatoes, pepper, onion, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Place chicken on top. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 25 minutes. Remove chicken. Combine cornstarch and water and stir in tomato mixture. Cook until thickened. Serve over rice.
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Chicken and Rice Stir Fry Recipe

2 tsp. garlic powder
1 c. frozen broccoli, thawed and tender
3 oz. uncooked chicken cutlet, cut into 1-inch strips
1/4 c. chicken broth or bouillon
1/2 c. sliced green onion
2 tsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. teriyaki sauce
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 c. brown rice

In a nonstick skillet, sauté garlic and vegetables in olive oil. Add remaining ingredients, except rice. Cook, covered, for 15 minutes or until done. Serve over brown rice.
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Chop Suey Recipe

1/2 head cabbage
1/2 bunch celery
5 chicken bouillon cubes
2 cans bean sprouts
1 can mushrooms
4 c. water

Cook 1 hour. When done, add 1/8 cup soy sauce. You may also add tuna if you wish.
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Baked Chicken Recipe

3/4 oz. cornflakes, crushed
1 tsp. sesame seed
1/2 tsp. paprika
salt and pepper
3 oz. uncooked chicken cutlets, pounded thin
1 Tbsp. skim or 1% milk
2 tsp. low-fat margarine

Combine first 4 ingredients; set aside. Brush chicken with milk. Coat with cereal mixture. Place on nonstick baking pan. Dot cutlets with 2 teaspoons low-fat margarine. Bake for 15 minutes at 400° or until done.
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Diet Ice Cream Recipe

8 oz. plain yogurt
1-1/2 c. any kind of fruit that has no sugar added
8 pkg. sweetener
1/2 c. skim milk

Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Put in an ice cube tray and freeze. Cut into serving size pieces before it freezes too hard. Remove from freezer and wrap each serving in cling wrap. Return to freezer.

Take out 1/2 hour before serving. It will look creamier as it sets out.
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1 pkg. sugar free orange jello
1 pkg. sugar free instant vanilla pudding
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 container fat free cool whip

Dissolve Jello in 1 cup boiling water. Add ice cubes to make 2 cups. Let stand 5 minutes. With mixer, add vanilla pudding, then add drained oranges. Fold in Cool Whip. Freeze in containers.
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Sauerkraut Casserole Recipe

1 medium can sauerkraut, water rinsed
1/2 c. celery, diced
1/4 c. green pepper, diced
1 small onion, diced
1/2 tsp. salt
14 oz. ground beef
1 1/2 c. tomato juice
1 tsp. sweetener to taste

Brown meat, drain and turn out on paper towel or brown paper. Pat well. Rinse sauerkraut and drain. Add all ingredients together in skillet and mix well. Cover and simmer 30 minutes over low heat or put in casserole. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
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