Category: Recipes: Cookies, Desserts

Recipe Redux – Pumpkin Custard

It’s time for this month’s Recipe Redux dietitian blogger cooking challenge. Each month a different theme is presented and we must come up with a food related to that theme. This month’s challenge: Orange You Glad It’s Fall? featuring foods made with the autumn color of orange. Vegetables that have an orange color are a giveaway that they contain the antioxidant beta-carotene. This is a plant caroteniod that is converted to Vitamin A. While there are […] read more

Friendship Bread Starter Recipe

Years ago I had a family member hand me a plastic bag containing this beige colored goop inside it. I’m was told it was an Amish friendship bread starter. It could be used in all kinds of baked goods, tasted delicious and just needed to be “fed” once in a while. I vaguely remember that the quick bread I made from it tasted great but don’t remember what ultimately become of my little bag of dough goop. […] read more

Apple Quinoa Bars or Cake

While the original recipe I had copied down was suppose to be some kind of cake (it was baked in a loaf pan) I found that making them into bars helps with the texture. The change in texture is due to using this low carb (and gluten free) baking mix as a replacement for whole wheat flour. I found that using an 8 X 8 pan, instead of a loaf pan, keeps the bars a bit firmer. […] read more

How To Make Homemade Microwave Popcorn

One night a week we gather together as a family to watch a favorite weekly show. For a long time it was Lost but <sniff, sniff> that show is done. We’ve now moved on to Falling Skies on Sunday nights and, when it returns this coming fall/winter, we’ll watch The Walking Dead. Yes, we are a sci-fi/horror loving family. While the horror shows are suppose to scare us the one thing that we don’t have […] read more

Low Carb Banana Muffins

Every week, before I go shopping, I ask the clan if they want me to pick up anything different in the fruit or vegetable department. This last week I had this conversation with one of the kids: Kid1: I want some bananas. Me: Why? You don’t eat them. Kid1: I always eat them in school. I loooove bananas. Me: But you never eat them at home? Kid1: That’s because you don’t buy them! And so […] read more

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