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Tiffany said:

I haven't gotten around to posting much, but I really like this recipe. And it's easy! 


5 cups strawberries (about 2lbs)

3 cups blackberries (about 10oz)

3/4 cup sugar

2 cups heavy cream, chilled

1/3 cup elderflower syrup or lychee syrup [I had no idea what these were, so I just used regular or light corn syrup. Was still delicious.] 

1 prepared angel food cake [I just bought the just add water one in a box and prepared it beforehand


1. Reserve a handful of the prettiest whole strawberries and blackberries for topping the trifle.

2. Hull and halve the remaining strawberries, and toss them with the sugar in a medium bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside until they get juicy, about 1 hour. (If you're in a hurry, set the bowl over a pot of simmering water for about 5 minutes).

3. Whip the cream in a chilled bowl until it holds soft peaks. Fold in the syrup into the cream and keep chilled until ready to assemble the trifle.

4. Tear or cut the angel food cake into 2-inch pieces. Scatter about half the cake on the bottom of a trifle dish or clear glass bowl.

5. Ladle half of the berries and their juices on top of the cake, and then top with half the whipped cream. Repeat with the remaining cake, berries and cream to finish the trifle.

6. Garnish the top of the trifle with the reserved whole berries. Serve chilled.

Hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

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Jan said:

Way to go Mrs. Corbett! 

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sbcjr said:

"Completed book reading goal.  I read three and most of the fourth book before giving the book to another.  I am satisfied that this goal is now complete."

Nice work!!

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Completed book reading goal.  I read three and most of the fourth book before giving the book to another.  I am satisfied that this goal is now complete.  

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Jan said:

Good job, Mrs. Corbett!!!

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Ruth was a pleasant read, as usual.  :)  It's easy to read a short book and a story.  :)  So, I have read 9 books and have 55 to go by the end of the year.  :)  

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sbcjr said:

Wow...that's great.  How did Ruth go?

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I finished the book of Judges.  8 down.  58 to go!  Tomorrow I am to read the book of Ruth.

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sbcjr said:

Nice work!  I haven't done so well with mine, but I'm still trying!  :)

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sbcjr said:

Now that's interesting...candied ginger as a sweetener for coffee!  Sounds like a winner!  :)

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Ron said:

A 'snack'. Not an absolute to use a scale on this recipe.  Note when cooking out the water at the end, it will ll nothing is happening for a long time. But the crystallization will occur quickly once the solution looks like a thick syrup (watch the heat too!).

Candied Ginger

Category : Dessert

Prep Time : 0H15M

Cook Time : 1H0M

Yield : about 1 pound


Nonstick spray

1 pound fresh ginger root (get young ginger if possible)

5 cups water

Approximately 1 pound granulated sugar


Spray a cooling rack with nonstick spray and set it in a half sheet pan lined with parchment.

Peel the ginger root and slice into 1/8-inch thick slices using a mandoline. Place into a 4-quart saucepan with the water and set over medium-high heat. Cover and cook for 35 minutes or until the ginger is tender.

Transfer the ginger to a colander to drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Weigh the ginger and measure out an equal amount of sugar. Return the ginger and 1/4 cup water to the pan and add the sugar. Set over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until the sugar syrup looks dry, has almost evaporated and begins to recrystallize, approximately 30-40 minutes. Transfer the ginger immediately to the cooling rack and spread to separate the individual pieces. Once completely cool, store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Save the sugar that drops beneath the cooling rack and use to top ginger snaps, sprinkled over ice cream or to sweeten coffee.

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sbcjr said:

Nice!  Great to see it all in one place like this!  :)

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Granny Sue's Corn Bread from East TN:

We were given this recipe by an elderly lady who has long since passed away.  In honor of "Granny Sue" I give you the following.

Heat an oiled iron skillet in a 450 degree oven.

3/4 cup white corn meal

2 1/2 t. yeast

2 t. honey

1/2 t. salt

3/4 t. baking powder

1/4 t. baking soda

1/2 c. whole wheat flour

1 egg

1c. buttermilk (may substitute milk with a little lemon juice)

1/4 c. oil

Mix all together.  Pour into preheated skillet.  Bake until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

Some like to eat this with molasses.  Add a nice place of pinto beans and you've got a good southern meal!  Don't forget the chow-chow for the beans!  :)  Enjoy!

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Jan said:

Wow, that is so cool! Great job everyone!!!!

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Jan has lost 40 pounds since she began her goal of losing weight!  Steven nearly has his Spam Block completed for his computer business!  Judy is working on an A in her piano class!  Tiffany is working away on a cross stitch of some dolphins!  Mrs. Corbett just completed reading Deuteronomy and is ready to begin Joshua!  Take the risk! Join and post!

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Kefir:  This morning I wanted some Kefir but didn't have any.  I did have plain yogurt, milk and some frozen bananas.  So, I put some frozen banana in the bottom of my blender, added about a cup of yogurt, a little honey to taste, a t. vanilla extract, and enough milk to cover all of that.  I blended it and it tasted just like Kefir to me!  Since I used the plain yogurt, it had all the great nutrition of Kefir and it tasted great!  

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Chicken and Taragon Omelette:  Do you think you handle the idea of some chicken in your breakfast?  Brother Corbett liked this.  Boil 1 chicken breast.  Cut into bite sized pieces.  Heat a skillet with 2 t. of olive oil in bottom of skillet.  In a medium sized bowl beat together 4 eggs, 1 t. salt,  1/4 cup of plain yogurt, and 1 T. chopped taragon (in the spice rack.)  Add chicken.  Pour into skillet.  Cook until firm, then flip,  Fold over or cut into wedges and serve.  

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Banana Yogurt Smoothie:  Freeze over ripe bananas.  place 1/3 blender full in blender, add 2 cups plain yogurt, sweetener to taste (I use about 1/4 c honey), 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and milk to cover all and enough to make it blend easily.  Should be thick and delicious!  :)  

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Cheesy Beef Enchilada Pasta:  Preheat oven to 350.  Bring large pot of water to boil.  Add four cups of whole grain pasta and cook for seven minutes.  Drain and set aside. Heat 1 T olive oil in bottom of large skillet.  Add one chopped onion and cook for 2 minutes.  Add 3 minced garlic cloves and 1 chopped yellow pepper, one chopped red pepper and one chopped orange pepper.  Cook another 4 minutes.  Add 1 pound ground beef and 1 t salt and cook for 8 minutes.  Drain the fat.  Oil a baking dish with olive oil.  Mix the pasta with 2 (14.5 oz.) cans of diced tomatoes with green chilies, 4 cups of Mexican blend cheese, 1/2 cup fresh cilantro and the beef mixture.  Pour into the oiled baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.  Delicious enough for company!   

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Fresh Pumpkin:  Cut a fresh pumpkin in half.  Scoop out seeds.  Spread seeds on a baking sheet.  Season them as you like (ideas:  soy sauce, garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, salt, whatever you dream up).  Bake in oven on 350 until crisp but not burnt.  Great nutritional snack--go magnesium!  

Place two pumpkin halves flesh side down on baking sheet and bake at 350 until soft.  Allow to cool.  Peel off shell.  You can freeze to use later for pumpkin soup, pumpkin smoothies, or pumpkin rolls, pumpkin pies, etc.  

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Pumpkin Smoothie:  Place in blender:  1 or 2 c. frozen pumpkin.  Let it thaw enough to blend.  Add 1 or 2 t. vanilla extract, 1 t. cinnamon, grate in some fresh nutmeg (once you grate your own you will never want to use ready ground again!  I didn't even like nutmeg until I began grating my own.), and sweeten to taste.  I use honey.  Fill blender 3/4 full with milk.  Blend.  I garnish by grating some fresh nutmeg on top.  YUM!  

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sbcjr said:

Well said!  Being/becoming vulnerable is kinda scary, but very effective.  :)

I love this group.

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Beef Stroganoff with Rice:  Serves 6 with plenty of rice left for another dish.  Allow a half hour to prepare and serve. Cook a bag of brown rice.   Heat 2 T olive oil in a frying pan over high heat; add beef strips until browned.  Add 1 glove crushed garlic, 1 medium onion chopped, and mushrooms to taste.  Cook 2 minutes.  Blend 1 t. cornflour or corn starch or wheat flour with 1 T milk, 1 T tomato paste, and a little beef stock (liquid left after you cook a roast or something.)  Add 1 container of sour cream.  Serve over cooked brown rice.  Do not mix the rice and stroganoff.  When you put the rice on your plate, then put the stroganoff over the rice.  If you mix them beforehand, it is not nearly as good.  Keep them separate when off of your plate.  :)  

We had this last night and loved it!  

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Jan said:

I like this! Quick and easy! Being a mommy of seven the mornings are always so busy for me and these would be perfect!

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sbcjr said:

Wow!  This looks good!  We're planning to give this a shot, looks like it would be perfect for breakfast at supper, which is one of our favorite things to do.  :)

Thank you!

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bites:  Yields 12-15.  Time:  10 minutes.  Ingredients:  1 c. old-fashioned rolled oats, 1/4 c. ground flax seed; 1/4 c. sliced almonds, 1/8 t. cinnamon, a pinch of salt, 1/4 c. plus 2 T. peanut butter, 1/4 c. honey, 1/4 t. vanilla extract, 1/2 c. ground almonds to roll the bites in.  

optional:  2 T. carob chips

Combine oats, almonds, flax seed, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl and stir.  Melt peanut butter in microwave for 30 seconds.  Stir in honey and vanilla extract.  Pour over oat mixture and mix well.  If using carob chips, fold in.  Roll dough into golf-ball size or smaller balls.  Roll in ground almonds.  You can eat these at room temperature or cooled in the refrigerator.  

Serve with milk.  

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If you would serve this food for breakfast, let's put it here.  

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Cheese and Garlic Baked Chicken:  A big hit tonight!  Place boneless chicken in baking dish.  Add a can of chopped tomatoes.  Spread minced garlic over the chicken.  Put a little butter on each piece of chicken.  Bake at 350.  When done add shredded taco mix cheese and allow to melt over the chicken in the oven.  Serve.  Delish!

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sbcjr said:

Amazing stuff happening over there...plenty of inspiration!  :D

And yes- you HAVE to see that table!  I'm stunned all over again every time I get another glimpse!

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Come on over to the Do It Yourselfers DIY group and check out all the cool projects fruitipliers have been doing!  And while you're there, how about joining us!  

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Mushroom and Scallion Frittata  We just had this this morning.  It's a great way to get those powerful mushrooms into your diet!  (For more info on the mushrooms, check the fruitiply forum!  Awesome info there!

Preheat oven to 350.  Heat oven-safe skillet on medium heat.  Pour in 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Cut in a dozen scallions--both the white and green parts--about 1.5" long. Wash 8 oz. mushrooms and slice into skillet.  Add half teaspoon of salt.  Allow to cook until veggies are soft.  Whisk 8 eggs in large bowl.  Add 1/4 teaspoons of salt and pepper.  Pour into soft veggies.  Allow to cook until the eggs have scrambled.  Stir as needed.  Add half cup of grated Parmesan cheese.  Bake for 15 minutes.  


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Stepping out and letting others know you have something you need to work on and that you ARE working on it is to make yourself vulnerable.  We already feel some vulnerability to the judgments of others.  I mean, there is a good section of the population we are continually rubbing shoulders with who feel it is their role in life to point out flaws in others and often to their faces.  :P  If your weight doesn't meet their ideal, they let you know.  If you have a breakout on your face, they let you know.  And they're NOT YOUR MOTHER!  :P  

Well, here on the Goals group we are making ourselves vulnerable, yes; but we're also cheering each other on through the very real setbacks of life.  Come and join a group of supportive folk who are pulling for you to do your best!  

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sbcjr said:

Very neat- sounds like a winner!  Wanna bring some of that up to Hancock during March Madness?  :)

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We just had the Cuban Grilled Cheese Sandwiches today for the second time.  Yum!

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Cuban Grilled Cheese Sandwich:  This is delicious!   Use your favorite sandwich bread.  On the bottom slice spread mustard, next place some of your favorite cheese, next some meat of your choice, next cheese, next meat, next cheese.  Pickles are optional.  Spread mustard on the top slice of bread and then spread some mayo.  Oil a baking sheet and place completed sandwich on the baking sheet in a 325 degree oven.  Bake until the cheese melts and the bread is a little crispy.  Delicious!  

I must thank Steve for finding this recipe.  We love it!

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Awesome!  I can't wait to try this guacamole!  

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Ron said:

Guacomole! When I'm behaving this is my goto dip or condiment (great on dogs, burgers etc...). Key is using the properly ripened avocado. You want the avocado to be not quite firm. (If it's firm it's almost inedible, if it's too ripe it will be too squishy) When you mash them (don't use a food processor or blender, a potatoes masher or similar, even a large fork is best) don't overmash, leave some soft chunks for texture. 

When seeding the tomatoes make sure to discard the juicy parts. You want the firm flesh (again this is to keep the texture more of a thick dip, don't want runny).

Lime must be fresh, and add a little zest of the lime too (careful not to get much of the pith(white part).

If you don't like cilantro try fresh parsley.

The above are my extra comments below is the recipe from Alton Brown and original URL. I got this originally off his TV show, back when the Food Network had cooking shows :/


3 Hass avocadoes, halved, seeded and peeled (or 4 small ones)

1 lime, juice of

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon cayenne

1/2 medium onion, diced

2 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced

1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced


1 Wash and prepare produce.

2 Put avocado innards and lime juice into a large bowl, toss to coat.

3 Add salt, cumin, and cayenne, and mash with a potato masher or whatever you can find to mash it with.

4 Fold in onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic.

5 Let sit at room temp temperature for an hour, then serve.


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Egg Nog Smoothie and Whipped Cream:  Place in blender 1 egg per person, 1 cup milk or cream per person, about a teaspoon of cinnamon, grate in fresh nutmeg (if you ever begin grating your own fresh nutmeg you will never go back to prepackaged ground nutmeg), and your choice of sweetener to taste.  We had this today and I had planned to add a teaspoon of vanilla but I forgot.  It was great anyway!  Add enough ice to give it a smoothie consistency.  Blend.  Serve in an attractive goblet and garnish with a little more fresh ground nutmeg.  Beautiful, healthy and delicious!

Option:  you could make some whipped cream for the top and then grate fresh nutmeg over that.  Beautiful!  

To make your own healthy whipped cream, buy heavy whipping cream, place in bowl with sweetener of your choice to taste.  Mix with mixer until it keeps its shape, NO LONGER OR IT WILL TURN TO BUTTER!  :)   

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Fried Plantain:  We love to leave the plantain on the counter until it begins to get little brown spots on it, then oil and heat a griddle, cut the plantain in half and then slice lengthwise and fry.  If you fry them green add salt.  If you allow it to get very ripe it will be deliciously sweet--our favorite way!  Yum!

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Crash Hot Potatoes

We tried these tonight and loved them!  Use small potatoes for best results.  Boil potatoes, put them on oiled pan, mash them once or twice with a potato masher in criss-cross pattern, add salt, pepper, seasonings you like, I added Parmesan cheese, and drizzle with olive oil.  Bake until tips are golden brown.  Yum!

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Ceasar Salad:  Tonight we cut up Romaine lettuce, boiled some chicken breast in water and Season All, and cut it into bite sized pieces, Cut up an apple into bite sized chunks, added raisins and pine nuts which you can leave out or substitute.  Added Italian dressing, and it was delish!  

I realize this is a salad, but it was also our meat for dinner, so I put it under entrees.  We served this salad with Crash Hot Potatoes (found in Sides). 

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Today for dessert we had a smoothie!  I love smoothies!  They can be a delicious way to get some really healthy vitamins in the kids--big kids like me!  :)  Today's smoothie was blue berry banana.  It's absolutely yummy!  

Add to blender one bag of frozen blue berries, some very ripe bananas you have peeled chopped and frozen, honey to taste (or sweetener of your choice)--maybe none, and cover all of the fruit with milk.  Blend.  If your blender bogs down add milk.  

ENJOY!  Yum!  

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Today we had fried rice.  My Korean friend Tonghui taught me to make it.  In our Sides section I told you how she taught me to cook rice to be used in various dishes.  Here we will use some of that rice.  

Heat a little olive oil in the bottom of your skillet on medium (too much oil and you have greasy rice. Too little and your food burns.)  Cut up one medium sized onion and place in skillet.  Crush one clove of garlic and add to onion.  Stir as needed.  Add whatever veggies you have on hand.  Today I cut up carrots and put in.  Add some left over meat cut in bite sized pieces.  Add one portion of rice per person.  Keep stirring as needed.  Today I got a frozen bag of stir fry veggies out of the freezer and picked through it to add mushrooms, water chestnuts, red bell pepper strips, and broccoli to our stir fry.  Add soy sauce to taste.  Cook until veggies are cooked but still a bit crunchy.  

Enjoy!  YUM!  

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I just completed the fourth and final skirt without a pattern this morning!  I'm so excited! You can click on the small print "photo" below!  :)

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Cooking With Rice.  

I love to prepare foods that include rice!  In my desire for good health I choose the brown, unrefined rice.  It takes just a bit longer to cook than white, but is definitely worth it! My Korean friend Tonghui taught me to cook rice, so you will find my rice to be the "sticky rice" of the oriental dishes, as opposed to the dry rice of the Caribbean.  Both are delicious!  

I like to cook a bag of rice--the size my family can use in a week.  I then use portions of the cooked rice in various dishes throughout that week.  You could also freeze some of it.  

First pour the uncooked rice in a large pot and rinse the rice until the water runs clear.  Cover the rice with water a couple of inches above the level of the rice. Sprinkle in some salt.  Put a lid on the pot.  Turn on high until it comes to a boil, (Stay in the kitchen!) and then turn the heat WAY down to warm.  Allow to sit for twenty minutes. Taste to see if the water is gone and the rice is soft enough for your taste.  Use portions of this rice in stir fries, soups, and other yummy dishes throughout the week.  Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.


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sbcjr said:

I love this bread!

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Nell Family Whole Wheat Bread

Combine 1 1/2 c. hot water, 1/6 c. oil, 1/4 c. honey, 3/4 c. milk scalded with 1/6 c. butter, 1 T. salt, 1 T. yeast, enough whole wheat flour to make a nice workable consistency, not sticky, but not stiff.  Knead maybe 20 min.  Let rise until double in warm place.  Knead again.  Put in greased pans.  Bake at 325 degrees F. until done (brown on top, hollow sound when tapped.)


Top with butter.  Cut gently with serrated knife.  Best with freshly ground wheat.  I get my wheat berries from an Amish store on route 6.  =)

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I love a good soup!  Right here, please!  :)

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Yummy ways to prepare side dishes?  Right here's the place!  Oh, what meals we'll prepare!  :)

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Bring on the Salads!

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How do you like to prepare your meats?  Please share!  

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Have a favorite dessert?  Want to keep it handy?  This is the place!  (And we can all use it!  :)  )

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This recipe made enough for our family of four for today and tomorrow and a couple of friends.  It's YUMMY with butter!

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Find some special appetizers you don't want to forget?  Put them here!  We'd love to try them too!

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That's a cool idea!  I know that when I set the 6 pm deadline for eating that also gives finality to my decision.  I like this tooth brushing idea!  Do you have others?  

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sbcjr said:

Thought this could fit in this group...hope so, anyway.  :)

Sometimes there are simple changes that you can make to help condition your mind and make it easier to follow through with weight goals.  One I like is to move tooth brushing from bedtime to shortly after supper.  Usually it's a battle- "I really want a snack...maybe just a little one would be ok...." This makes your mind think, "Oh- I'm finished eating for the night."

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One limitation on the island is shopping for clothing.  Several of my skirts are wearing out--a rip here, holes, there, faded from the sun, etc.  I need a few skirts but I don't have a pattern.  Here's what I did:  I measured my waist and added 3" for seams.  I divided that number in two, giving the back 1" more than the front.  

Next I measured the largest section of my hips around.  Once again I added 3" for seams.  Again I divided my number in two and gave the back 1" more than the front.  

Then I measured the distance from my waist to my hips.  

Next I measured from the waist to the floor (I wanted a maxi skirt.)  I added 2" for hems.  

While I wanted the skirt to fit my waist and hips, I wanted to be able to walk easily, so I made my skirt A-line (The hemline larger than the waist and hips.)  

I lay my fabric on the floor and measured all of the distances for the two pieces--the front and the back piece.  I didn't have a tape measure so I used a ruler and a mop handle to draw my lines with a marker onto the fabric.  

I cut out the two pieces.  

I folded the back piece in half lengthwise and cut it in half on the fold.  I now have three pieces.  

The first thing I did was sew an 8" zipper in between the two back sections.  This will not win any prizes at the county fair, but it works!  :)  

I then sewed the two back pieces together, and then the back to the front.  I then sewed down the waist, and then sewed a hem.  


Here's my skirt.  Like I said, it won't win any prizes at the county fair, but it works!  It's just what I needed!


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Place in blender 4 eggs, 1 can coconut milk (not coconut water), sweeten with Nestles Coconut Creme Coffee Mate to taste, grate in some fresh nutmeg to taste, fill blender 2/3 full with ice.  Blend.  Serve.  Yum!

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Jan said:

That sounds really good....and really healthy! :)  I am going to get bananas and try this!

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Yep!  I've always eaten raw eggs in my cookie dough and drank raw eggs in my egg nog!  :)

If you're going to make a blender full, place four eggs in blender, add milk up to the 3 cup line, add vanilla and your favorite sweetener to taste, add ice to 3/4 full blender.  Blend on slow and then fast until ice is blended.  Pour into Mugs and grate fresh nutmeg on top to taste.  Stir nutmeg in before drinking.  Optional:  you can try grating some fresh cinnamon in.

Good for breakfast or any time!Egg Nog Smoothie

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One cup dried orange lentils, one scallion chopped, 2 cans chicken broth, one can chopped tomatoes, one inch piece of ginger root peeled and diced,

2 cloves of garlic peeled and diced, one teaspoon red chili powder, 2 tablespoons of butter.  Place all in crock pot on high in the morning and serve for lunch.

Orange Lentil Soup

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Place in blender:  four very ripe bananas, fill blender 3/4 full with ice, pour milk in half way up the blender, add four T. unsweetened cocoa powder, add 2 t. vanilla.  Blend.  If that's not sweet enough for you, add the sweetener of your choice.  YUM!

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

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sbcjr said:

I'm no mom, but this looks good!!

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Don't throw that milk out!  Your family will love Sour Milk Pancakes!


  • 2.25 cups flour,
  • 2 c. sour milk
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 2 T. oil
  • 1 t. sweetener
  • 2 eggs


Mix all ingredients well, allow to sit a minute, put 1/4 c. of mixture on hot oiled griddle (300 degrees), turn when underside is brown.  Remove when second side is brown.

Soured Milk Pancakes


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When you get up rinse some dry lintels and put them in the crock pot.  Cover them with chicken broth.  Crush some garlic and add to the lentils.   When they use most of the broth up add more.  They'll be perfect by lunch time.  Salt to taste.

If you have some left, chop some fresh carrots and add them and some frozen peas.  Yummy for supper!

If beans present a problem for your tummy, take some Beano before you eat.

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Original recipe makes 20 servingsChange Servings
  • 1/4 cup mashed potatoes

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 (16 ounce) packageconfectioners' sugar

  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar for dusting, or as needed

  • 1/3 cup peanut butter, or as needed


  1. Combine mashed potatoes, milk, vanilla extract, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Stir confectioners' sugar into potato mixture until a dough consistency is reached. Refrigerate dough until chilled, about 1 hour.
  3. Sprinkle confectioners' sugar on a cutting board or waxed paper.
  4. Roll dough into a large rectangular shape on prepared surface.
  5. Spread enough peanut butter on top layer of dough to cover.
  6. Roll dough into a jelly roll shape; refrigerate roll for 1 hour. Slice dough into pinwheels to serve.
  7. I like to use cinnamon for the last little bit of the powdered sugar.  Delicious!  (Oh, this idea came as a result of prayer when I was making this family favorite for my husband, and I ran out of confectioner's sugar.  I prayed and asked the Lord what I could use and cinnamon came to mind.  This is now my very favorite way to have potato candy.  Yes, I tasted it even though I have "given up" sugar.  :)

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