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Fruit Pizza

CRUST: 2/3 cup butter 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 2/3 cup all purpose flour Beat together butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add flour and combine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into 12 inch greased pizza pan and bake at 300 degrees for 25-30 minutes until crust starts to brown. Let cool. FROSTING: […]

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Healthier Guacamole

2 ripe avocados (Make sure the skins are dark and the flesh seems to have some give to it.) Juice of one small lemon or lime 2 Tbs. nonfat sour cream 6 Tbs. salsa Salt and pepper to taste. I serve this alongside salsa and chips for a great appetizer. This only keeps for a […]

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Apple Butter

9 medium apples, cored, peeled, and sliced (4 pounds) 1 1/4 c. apple cider 3/4 c. apple cider vinegar Suggestion: use Jonathan, Winesap, King, or Gravenstien apples. Makes about 5 pints. In a large pot, cook the above ingredients together on medium heat until apples resemble apple sauce. Put mixture through a strainer. (I use […]

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Fudge Truffles

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream 2 Tbs salted butter 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 Tbs. vanilla extract bakers cocoa powder Place all ingredients in a microwave proof bowl. Place bowl in microwave on high for thirty seconds. Take it out and stir thorougly. Place it back in for thirty additional […]

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Homemade Pita Bread

1 1/4 cups warm water 1 Tbs. sugar 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/4 cup butter 1 tsp. salt 1 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast Add all ingredients in order in a bread machine and process on dough cycle. By hand: Dissolve yeast and sugar in water and wait two minutes until bubbly. Melt […]

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Oriental Noodle Salad

1 pound Yaki Soba noodles 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar 2 Tbs. Thai peanut sauce (You can get this in the Asian food section of your local supermarket) 1/2 cup soy sauce 3 Tbs. sugar 1/4 cup water 1 red bell pepper, julienned Combine vinegar, sauces, sugar and water in salad dressing container and shake […]

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 1/4 cup flour 3/4 tsp. soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup cream cheese 1/4 c. shortening 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla 1 cup chocolate chips Sift together dry ingredients in one bowl. Cream together cheese, shortening, peanut butter, sugars, egg and vanilla. […]

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Balsamic Green Beans

4 cups steamed green beans 1 red bell pepper, julienned and steamed with beans 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tsp. garlic powder 3 Tbs. balsamic vinegar 3 Tbs. brown sugar 1 tsp. fresh oregano 1/2 cup feta cheese Combine olive oil, vinegar, sugar, garlic powder and oregano in dressing container and shake well. Pour over […]

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Orzo Chicken Pasta

3 cups strong chicken broth 1 cup water 3 Tbs. parsley 2 cloves garlic, pressed 1 cup white wine 1 1/2 cup orzo pasta. (This is rice shaped pasta. You can find it the pasta section of your grocery store. Ronzoni makes a good orzo.) Combine broth, spices and liquid and bring to a boil. […]

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Apple/Spinach Salad

1 bunch of rinsed and torn spinach 1 large apple, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1/4 cup sunflower seeds Honey mustard dressing ( recipe below) 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup mustard 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 4 Tbs. water 4 Tbs salad oil  (Shake ingredients together until dressing becomes creamy) Be sure […]

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