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Last minute must have spicy pretzel snack Super Bowl

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OK I just made this for tonight’s SuperBowl Party. These spicy pretzel sticks are so addictive that you’ll find yourself walking past them every once in a while not only to stir but to munch on. Here’s the easy recipe: 1 bag pretzel sticks 2/3 cup buttery popcorn oil – I used Orville Redenbacher 1 …

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Apple dumpling redux

I decided to try to lower the sugar more on the apple dumpling recipe I shared recently. So here’s what I did:  As I mentioned, I lowered the sugar for the full recipe (16 dumplings) to 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup Splenda. Now I’m sure it will work with just the Splenda. I also …

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Pretzels, Beer ancient Lenten “food” and a yummy beer cheese dip

Soft Pretzels for Dipping

  Lent begins Wednesday, February 10 this year. It’s a meaningful time to reflect on the symbolism of foods eaten during Lent, like hot cross buns, pretzels and beer (yes, beer!). Today I’m sharing some interesting information about pretzels and beer. Later on in the Lenten season, we’ll chat about hot cross buns. PRETZELS: The …

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Apple Dumplings for Snow White

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Rita Heikenfeld stops by and makes Apple Dumplings to coincide with the Blu-Ray release of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Check out the video: via Apples Dumplings for Snow White. OK so Frank Marzullo and I made these Apple Dumplings which, after tasting, the on air staff raved & raved. These are special in …

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Truffles x 2 for Valentine’s Day

What says “I love you” better than chocolate for Valentine’s Day?  Here are 2 of my favorite truffle recipes, one for adults to make and one for the little ones to make.  Have I covered all the bases?! Elegant chocolate truffles 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 3/4 cup whipping cream, unwhipped 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped …

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Oven Swiss Steak – a vintage and much loved recipe

I just loved the request from a Northern Ky. reader for a Valentine’s Day recipe. “My husband keeps talking about his mom’s Swiss steak. All he remembers is that she pounded salt and pepper into the meat with flour, browned it and then baked it with tomatoes. It had cheese on the top and was …

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Feel Better Soups

When I cook on my cable TV show “Love starts in the kitchen” I know I’ll be feeding hungry firemen after the show, since it’s filmed in Firehouse #51′s kitchen here in Union Township, Clermont County, Ohio. I had several requests to make my two faces again: Feel better tortellini soup and Quick veggie beef …

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Store bought stevia

Stevia, that sweet herb from South America, is mainstream now on grocer’s shelves. But if you buy it, what’s the best kind?  I like NuNaturals – their stevia products are never bitter, but are pure sweetness. Check out their site for recipes at www.nunaturals.com. Plus they have a host of other healthy products to use, …

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Take the mystery out of adding fiber to breakfast

A simple way to add fiber to breakfast Leave it to P.J. Hamel, baking expert at King Arthur Flour, to take the mystery out of switching whole wheat for white flour to add more fiber. I’ve been espousing white wheat flour for years, and King Arthur flours, no matter which variety, are always consistently high …

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Healthy Morning: Lemon Water first thing in AM

  Why Lemons? I got this info from friend and colleague Dawn Weatherwax from her site: sportsnutritiontogo@hotmail.com Dawn and I agree on this:  Lemons are packed with nutrients, such as vitamin C, B-complex, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. Because lemon juice can be hard on the enamel of the teeth, it’s important to dilute …

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