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10/19/12 6:25 P

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The grocery stores in our area are getting smarter and offering a wide variety of fresh fruits all year long and love to try different ones if we can afford it
We also buy a lot of frozen fruits partial thaw them and eat them with the 3-2-1 cake and a little cool whip makes a delicious dessert
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10/14/12 12:35 A

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Carol, until you mentioned Le Duc's, I had never before heard of it. However, Kenosha has several terrific options for custard and ice cream. In fact, there are so many options it is very easy to get in trouble! I had some chocolate custard from Shirl's just yesterday. Wow, it sure hit the spot.

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10/13/12 8:10 P

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I like smoothies but I just very seldom think about making one. I'll have to get back into adding smoothies to my diet. Bulldogs, do you put the banana, strawberries, cocoa, vanilla, honey and 1/2 cup of milk all together in the same smoothie? It sounds so rich and yummy.

Lynn, I also do the ice cream bars and novelties in between because they are good portion control items. I have gotten to the point where even when I feel like "just once more scoop" I don't do it. Do you ever go to Le Duc's for their frozen custard - it is probably the best in the world! They are in Wauwatosa. I was always glad it was just far enough away where I couldn't go there that often emoticon

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10/13/12 9:51 A

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i eat my fruit in a frozen smoothie all year. frozen banana, frozen strawberries. coca, vanilla, honey.1/2 cup milk. takes away the sweet tooth as well.

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10/11/12 11:35 P

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Ohhhhhh, a passion for ice cream. Me too, although primarily during the warm summer months. I have found a way to avoid eating the entire container of ice cream by purchasing ice cream bars and sandwiches. That way, I get one and only one, not "just a another scoop." Arbitrary, but it works!

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Now, I could easily resist cheesecake and pie. But doughnuts and cookies? Oh my goodness, they call to me. Loudly!

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10/11/12 5:25 P

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Lynn, I think I remember seeing that recipe a while back now that you mention it. I may try it, but to be honest, I'd rather stick to honest to Pete ice cream. I found that the "no sugar added" Dryers slow churned ice cream tastes really rich and creamy but is much lower in calories and fat and way, way lower in sugar. I think Dryers down here is Eddy's ice cream up in WI. I am an ice cream lover and I have it almost every evening as my snack - I just make sure I leave room for it on my tracker and, as I said, I get the no sugar added varieties.

As for the apples - it's funny but I actually like the tart ones and when my kids were young they only liked Red Delicious apples - which I found "mealy". I guess it's like they say "different strokes for different folks." Thank God because what a boring world it would be if we were all the same emoticon I do make a really great homemade apple pie but I'm not strong enough to resist that yet so, I won't be making one for a while. If DH wants one he'll have to go to the bakery emoticon Isn't it strange, I made a homemade NY Cheesecake and only ate one small slice of the whole thing; I made Peppermint Patty Cupcakes (chocolate mini cupcakes with homemade peppermint frosting) to bring to a church thing last night and I didn't eat any; yet, I know if I make an apple pie I will succumb emoticon so better to just not make it.

By the way, I had my apple with almond butter for lunch today but this time I put the almond butter in a little glass ramekin and nuked it for 15 seconds - just enough to soften it up good. It made dipping the apple slices easier, of course, plus it made it stretch farther. I'll bet a drop of honey and a little sprinkle of cinnamon stirred in would be nice!

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10/11/12 3:48 P

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Carol, SparkPeople has a recipe for banana ice cream made with nothing but bananas in a food processor. If you do not have a food processor, I would think that a blender would be worth a try:

http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de
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I don't eat McIntosh or Granny Smith apples for snacking. I find them to be too tart. I do use them for baking and applesauce, though. When I am going to just slice up and apple and nibble away, I prefer the sweeter Galas, Fujis, and Pink Ladies.

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10/11/12 1:41 P

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Gosh, I know what PURPLENY means! I am drooling reading Lynn's tips! emoticon I like these tips we're getting here because not only are they healthy and delicious, but they are FAST emoticon

I am really getting hooked on apples and bananas. Apples may become my "fall/winter cherries". My hubby thinks I'm mad because as soon as the cherries get into the market in the summer, I buy pounds and pounds of them. I eat them like they are going out of style - Bing, Rainier, Sweet California Red Cherries - doesn't matter. If it is a fresh cherry, I'm eating it emoticon Thankfully, they are loaded with good things for my old body, however, they are pretty high in carbs - but the good kind of carbs. I think I am going to experiment and try some of the apple varieties I haven't tried before. I love bananas too but I try not to eat them every day because I was always told they are high in calories and carbs.

My DD phoned the other day and she was telling me she went on this vegan diet she heard about on Dr. Oz show. She said it calls for "no dairy" for several weeks so she's making "ice cream" out of bananas with her Vita-Mix. She said it's really good. I asked her how much she paid for the Vita-Mix and, after I got up off the floor, I asked her if I could do the "ice cream" thing in my blender emoticon The Vita-Mix sounds incredible but I cannot justify spending $500 on something else I may use for a while and then store in a cupboard with all the other "gadgets" I "had to have." emoticon

I always favored Macintosh apples because of the crispness and I like Granny Smith's for the same reason. Does anyone else have any favorite variety - and what is it and why emoticon

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10/11/12 10:31 A

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Reading this post I'm getting hungry...and I already had breakfast.

I will definitely buy some raisin bread and bananas and apples.

I'm not a real fruit eater but everyones ideas have given me hope!

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10/10/12 10:55 P

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Oh, I am going to buy some raisin bread, too!

Bananas are the single best fruit to use in smoothies. Combine with fresh or frozen berries, plus low-fat yogurt or milk. Better than a shamrock shake!

I also make a couple of different cooked treats with bananas.

First, I will mix a bit of maple syrup, 1% milk, and chopped pecans in a pan and simmer (or cook in the microwave) until it reduces. Then I slice and saute a banana in a skillet. Pour the mixture over the warm banana. It's delightful on a chilly evening.

For less mess, I turn to the oven. On a square of aluminum foil, I put a quartered banana, apricot all-fruit spread, vanilla, rum extract, cinnamon, and salt. Then seal up the foil packet, put it on a pie pan for support, and bake at 500 degrees for about 10 minutes. Another cold weather treat!

As far as apples go, they are delightful in coleslaw. They make an interesting salsa when combined with avocado. And how can you resist baking one with brown sugar and cinnamon? For a super indulgence, a scoop of frozen vanilla yogurt on top, and you will swear that you have found nirvana.

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10/10/12 8:43 P

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I'm going to buy some raisin bread tomorrow! That sounds soooooooo good and it's healthy too! emoticon

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Bananas are available all year round and one of my favorite breakfasts any time of year is 2 slices of raisin bread toasted and spread with peanut butter (which gets soft and gooey from the heat of the toast) and then topped with half a banana on each slice. YUM!

For the winter one of my favorites is hot oatmeal made with diced apples and raisins. It is also good made with diced apples and cranberries. All three together is also good. You can do the same thing with cream of wheat.

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I have always considered myself a "summer fruit" person so, when I was faced with nothing but apples, bananas, pears, and oranges the other day at the market, I grudgingly bought some bananas to slice in my Cheerios for breakfast, and a few different kinds of apples. I went home and thought the apples looked very pretty in my fruit bowl but I just couldn't get very excited about the prospect of eating them. I don't know why because it isn't that I don't like apples - I've just never established a "relationship" with them emoticon In spite of my lack of enthusiasm I washed a large, crispy, red apple, sliced it up, and put it on a luncheon plate with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. This was my lunch and OMG, I was amazed at how much I enjoyed this and how long it lasted - I'm into volume and lots of it emoticon Since then, I have had this two more times and I'm looking forward to having it again tomorrow emoticon That is a emoticon of my apple sitting on top of my Spark People Cookbook emoticon

I am going to eat my apple with different kinds of nut butters, but I think since I like this so much I'm going to have to buy a jar of Better N Peanut Butter which tastes great but is about 1//4 of the calories in regular peanut butter. This way I can also have this using a small apple as a snack sometimes. emoticon

Now here's my question: Does anyone else have any kind of winter fruit favorites they'd like to share with me emoticon I want to start getting into these seasonal fruits instead of buying frozen berries and things all winter long. Thanks for any input!

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