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5/2 fasting diet

100-calorie fruit parfait

9/20/2013 meps 0

When you are eating carefully, as on the 5/2 diet, it’s best to eat food that nourishes your spirit as well as your body. This beautiful fruit parfait serves 2 healthy eaters, giving them each […]

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Desserts

4-ingredient Peach Crisp

8/12/2011 meps 0

2-1/2 C coarse cookie crumbs, divided (ginger snaps, shortbread, or molasses cookies) 4 C peach slices 2 T butter 1 T sugar In a shallow baking dish or pie pan, sprinkle 1-1/2 C of the […]

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Breakfast

Apple Bread Pudding

3/8/2005 meps 0

2 apples, cored and chopped Juice of 1 lemon 1/2 C raisins 1/4 tsp cinnamon 4 cups whole wheat bread, cubed 2 cups milk 1 large egg 1/4 cup brown sugar Mix apples with lemon […]

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Breakfast

Apple Cake With Thyme

1/24/2009 meps 0

This can be served plain, as a coffeecake for breakfast, or with whipped cream for dessert. 1 large tart apple (such as a Granny Smith) 4 T fresh thyme or lemon thyme 1 T lemon […]

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Desserts

Apple Crunch (easy!)

1/28/2005 meps 2

I can never find this when I search, because I always type in “Apple Crisp.” Or “Pear Crisp,” because every year, we have an overwhelming abundance of pears. Either way, it’s a delicious apple- or […]

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Desserts

Apple Pie in a Jar

7/14/2004 meps 1

10 C water 4 1/2 C granulated sugar 1 C sieved cornstarch 2 t ground cinnamon 1/2 t nutmeg 1 t salt 3 T lemon juice Peeled and slice apples: enough to fill 7 quart […]

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Desserts

Apple Snow Sauce

3/16/2014 meps 0

Good on gingerbread or as a topping for fruit salad. 1 package Dream Whip 14-oz can applesauce 3 T lemon juice Fresh-ground nutmeg 3-4 T Amaretto, peach brandy, or Triple Sec (optional) Whip the Dream […]

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Baked

Apple Walnut Cobbler

7/14/2004 meps 0

Cross between coffee cake and pudding. Cuts nicely into squares, or else you can spoon it into dessert cups and pass the cream. 5 C thinly sliced, peeled tart apples (Cortland, Granny Smith, Jonathan, or […]

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Cookies & Candies

Apricot Balls

10/17/2009 meps 0

1 8-oz package dried apricots, chopped 2-1/2 C flaked coconut 3/4 C sweetened condensed milk 1 C chopped pecans or walnuts Stir apricots, coconut, and milk in bowl. Shape in walnut-sized balls (oil hands). Roll […]

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Fruity desserts

Avocado Pie

3/16/2014 meps 0

1 avocado 8 oz cream cheese 1/4 C honey 1 T lemon juice Graham cracker crust Bananas, for garnish Mash the avocado with the softened cream cheese, honey, and lemon juice. Spread in the pie […]

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Desserts

Baked Peaches with Cheese

8/12/2011 meps 0

4 fresh, ripe peaches 4 oz cream cheese or brie 1/4 C maple or agave syrup 1/4 C walnuts, chopped Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Cut the peaches in half and remove pits. Arrange […]

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Desserts

Cherry Cheese Pie

12/2/2005 meps 1

1 9-inch graham cracker crust 1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk 1/3 C lemon juice 1 t vanilla Canned cherry pie filling, chilled In a large mixer bowl, beat […]

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Desserts

Cherry Tiramisu

9/29/2005 meps 0

1 C italian-style ricotta cheese 1 C confectioners’ sugar 1/4 C sour cream 1/4 C coffee liqueur 1-1/2 C shortbread cookie crumbs (about 30 2-inch cookies) 1 21-oz can cherry pie filling Grated chocolate and […]

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Desserts

Cherry-Plum Slump

10/22/2004 meps 0

From an article entitled “Slumps, grunts, and betties” in BHG New England’s slump is topped with biscuit dumplings, which flatten or “slump” during cooking. In Cape Cod, a slump may be known as a “grunt” […]

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Desserts

Cranberry Pecan Pie

12/4/2006 meps 0

2 C cranberries 1 C orange juice 1/2 C honey 2 T cornstarch 2 T cold water 1/2 t orange extract 1 9-inch pie shell, baked and cooled Pecan topping (see below) In medium saucepan, […]

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Desserts

Creamsicle (Orange-Vanilla) Fluff

6/11/2014 meps 0

I came up with this recipe for a 1970’s-themed book club potluck. It’s very much in keeping with the “fluffy salads” of the 70’s. They were so sweet, they were actually desserts that were served […]

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Desserts

Crunchy Pear Cobbler

10/9/2007 meps 0

I feel pretty strongly that when you get invited to a potluck, you’re supposed to bring a completed dish, not a bunch of raw ingredients that are going to take over the host’s kitchen and […]

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Cakes

Dried Cherry Upside-Down Cake

9/29/2005 meps 0

I love upside-down cake. I usually make it with pineapple rings, apricots, or peaches and then use a yellow cake mix on the top. But this recipe gave me all kinds of ideas for dried […]

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Desserts

Easy Blackberry Cobbler

10/31/2011 meps 0

2 C sugar 1/3 C butter 2 C flour 2 t baking powder 1 t salt 1 C milk 2 C blackberries 2 C boiling water Cream 1 C sugar with butter, add flour, baking […]

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Cakes

Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

1/19/2006 meps 0

In a cast-iron skillet, melt about 3 T butter. Stir in about 3 T brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon. Drain a can of pineapple rings (reserving the juice) and place a single layer […]

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Cakes

Eggless Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

1/16/2006 meps 0

An eggless cake recipe. For alternative eggless cakes, you can view the entire restricted diets/egg-free baking category. 1 C brown sugar, firmly packed 2-3 T butter Large can sliced pineapple, drained Pecan or maraschino cherry […]

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Cakes

Fig and Almond Cake

8/2/2011 meps 0

An excellent desert for gluten-free friends, or people who are unable to eat sugar, eggs, or dairy. 1/2 lb dried black mission figs 1/4 C almonds 2 t lemon zest Prepare the figs by removing […]

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5/2 fasting diet

Gluten-free apple tarts

9/25/2013 meps 0

Crust 1/2 C almond meal 1/2 t cinnamon 1/2 C brown rice flour 2 T agave syrup 2 T applesauce 1/4 C ice-cold water Preheat oven to 375 F and spray a 12-cup muffin pan […]

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Cakes

Iced Lemon Bread

2/25/2015 meps 0

This is similar to the lemon loaf sold at Starbucks. It’s guaranteed to be the first thing to disappear at a potluck. 1-1/2 C flour 1/2 t baking soda 1/2 t baking powder 1/2 t […]

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Desserts

Peach-Berry Betty

10/22/2004 meps 0

1/2 C sugar 1 T flour 1/2 t ground nutmeg 3 C sliced, peeled fresh peaches or nectarines 2 C fresh raspberries or blueberries 1/4 C orange juice or water 4 C soft bread cubes […]

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Cakes

Pear and almond tart

10/16/2007 meps 0

This is an alternative to an upside-down cake…it’s a “rightside-up” cake. 3/4 C butter, softened 1/2 C sugar 3 eggs 1 C ground almonds 1/4 C flour 4 medium pears, perfectly ripe To prepare the […]

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Cookies & Candies

Razzle-Apple Streusel Bars

10/22/2004 meps 0

Crust and streusel: 2 C oats, uncooked 2-1/2 C flour 1-1/4 C sugar 2 t baking powder 1 C (2 sticks) butter, melted Filling: 3 C peeled, thinly sliced apples (about 3 medium apples) 2 […]

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Cakes

Red-white-and-blue rhubarb cake

7/24/2012 meps 0

This is a beautiful summertime treat, and kids love it! 5 C sliced rhubarb (if it’s not very red, you can mix it with a few drops of red food coloring) 1 3-oz package strawberry […]

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Baked

Shirley’s Strawberry Shortcake

7/20/2011 meps 0

1-1/2 C flour (whole wheat) 1 t baking powder 1/2 t baking soda 1/2 t salt 2 T sugar 1/2 C shortening 1-1/2 C cornflakes, crushed to 1/2 C 3/4 C buttermilk 1. Stir together […]

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Breakfast

Slow-roasted fruit

8/12/2011 meps 0

From the Seattle P-I, October 9, 2007 SLOW PLUMS MAKES ABOUT 3 CUPS * 2-3 pounds plums, stoned and cut in half lengthwise * 1 cup unsweetened grape juice * 1 whole clove * 1 […]

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Cakes

Sparkling pear cupcakes

10/22/2007 meps 0

Makes 12 moist, scrumptious cupcakes. 1/4 lb butter 1 C sugar 2 eggs 1-1/3 C flour 3/4 t baking soda Dash salt 1 C club soda, 7-up, or champagne (anything clear and sparkling) 1 tsp […]

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Desserts

Spicy Crisp

7/14/2004 meps 0

Made for Sharon’s birthday, 2003 2 C crushed graham crackers 1/2 C sugar 2 t cinnamon 1/2 t nutmeg 1/4 t cloves 1/2 ground ginger 1/2 C melted butter 1/3 C finely chopped pecans or […]

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Desserts

Strawberry no-bake cheesecake tart

5/3/2006 meps 1

This was one of my more ambitious cheesecakes, and it was so fancy, no one realized it was homemade. We were housesitting, and until then, I’ve never had access to a food processor, a stand […]

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Desserts

Strawberry Pie

12/2/2005 meps 0

From Esther Schulte’s recipe file. 2 pints fresh strawberries, sliced 1-1/2 C 7-up 1/2 C sugar 3 T cornstarch 1 t unflavored gelatin Red food coloring (optional) 1 9-inch pie shell, baked Combine the 7-up, […]

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Desserts

Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 C sugar 4 t cornstarch 2 T orange liqueur or OJ 4 C sliced fresh rhubarb (about 1-1/3 lbs) 1 C flour 2 T sugar 1-1/2 t baking powder 1/4 margarine or butter 1 […]