Monthly Archive: January 2010

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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I have been on a comfort food kick lately. It must be the the cold and wet weather and lack of sunshine. This is my favorite mashed potato recipe. Yukon gold potatoes have a beautiful yellow color that looks buttery to begin with. They are a thin skinned potato so I like to leave the skins …

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes 1 1/2 pounds  Yukon Gold potatoes — washed 4  cloves  garlic — peeled 1/3  cup  milk, skim 3  tablespoons  half-and-half, fat free 1/4 cup  sour cream, light 1  tablespoon  butter 1/2 teaspoon  salt and pepper Wash potatoes and cut into chunks, place in a large dutch oven with garlic cloves. Cover with water, bring to a boil, …

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Three Grain Muffins

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Muffins can be part of a healthy diet. We are not talking about those giant superstore style muffins. I looked up the nutritional information on Calorie King and I knew it was going to be bad but the stats are shocking. Gasp! Approximately 670 plus calories and 38 grams of fat in one muffin from Costco or Sam’s …

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Three Grain Muffins

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THREE GRAIN MUFFINS 1 1/2 cups wheat bran 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons oat bran 1/2 cup whole grain cornmeal 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 3/4 cup apple or prune juice 1 cup nonfat buttermilk 3 Tablespoons fat free egg substitute 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup dark raisins or chopped …

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Ellie Let Me Down

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I have tried some Ellie Krieger recipes in the past and have had tremendous success with them. Those culinary delights were dancing in my head when I saw her new cookbook “So Easy” at Costco the other day. This cookbook had to come home with me. My daughter Katy and I went through it page …

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