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MAGNOLIAHONEY
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7/12/09 5:12 P

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Hmm mine is always pretty thick, maybe I simmer it longer.

Judy is still adding to the Ruthbond site when I ask her, she has transfered most the links here to Spark, that we added the recipes for.

No I'm talking about the find my supper part, I am keeping all the searches and saving them, just in case Gina ever takes down the search engine, I will have files to look at. Book/page numbers, otherwise I would be lost going through all the books and newsletters looking for sloppy joe's or what have you.



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ANNINSD
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7/12/09 4:21 P

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It is a warm one. I feel it with no air conditioning.

Sarah, maybe drug store wrap and butcher wrap are the same thing. Fold length wise over twice and same with the end, to keep the air out.

Heather, thanks for the info on the Ruth Bond recipes transfer to H E. I wondered about that. Too bad we still couldn't add to the Ruth Bond site. Such good resources there. I'm no computer techie here -- do you mean on going through new H E web site you are going through the posts looking for recipes and copying and pasting to Spark? I know there are a lot of them there. So far my 'searches' there are looking for which book to find a recipe in.

I don't get the Spark email so missed the profile of Heather.

Well, I made the Sloppy Joe from Cooking Healthy Across America. I had a little left over tomato sauce so used that up with the rest ketsup and water. Also used red bell pepper instead of green. IMO it was way to watery. I ended up adding some cornstarch to thicken it. It isn't my favorite recipe. I think I prefer the packaged Sloppy Joe Seasonings.

Now the Chocolate Pie from Cafe was delicious.

Last night I watched a 2 1/2 hour movie that was really good. A chick flick as my DD would call it. Holiday with Cameron Diaz. A woman in L A trades houses with a woman in London for the Christmas holiday. Did I mention it started at 11:30 p.m.

Ann

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MAGNOLIAHONEY
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7/12/09 7:30 A

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Oops I forgot, thanks for the congrats!

And I will tivo that show, sounds great!

I want to get a library of sorts with old classics like that for our family to watch. We are getting rid of direct tv soon and will go to just regular tv, and dvds.

I am old school too, and am very picky about the shows I let Lela watch, mainly we buy DVDs and she only watches them, I don't like many of todays tv shows. Sesame Street and Veggie Tales are about the only things she watches on tv. But, she has the muppets dvds, sesame street dvds, and a lot of old classic disney dvds.

The next dvds we are buying is the Apple Dumpling Gang, I just loved Don Knots! lol That and the Disney Movie that he played a fish in. But, the Apple Dumpling Gang were by far my favorites! lol



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7/12/09 7:26 A

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I am still old school too!

And that is exactly how I would love the reviews to be done here, or if the recipe is also on here, you could put the review there too. That way when others fine it they get a idea of it. That's why I used to love the old HE message board and searching the archives, I would find so many great reviews. I wish we could get them back! Thankgoodness Judy kept a great majority of them on her site! I love going trhough and reading them.

On the HE search engine, I am cataloging as many searches as I can think of (using one word, and then copying and pasting all the results, to a text file) just in case the HE website or the search feature ever goes down like the message board did.

So I would love any ideas on what any of you put in your searches when you use it!



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7/11/09 10:43 P

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Hi Everyone!

I'm late posting, been cooking off and on today. Seems like I've washed every dish in the house....twice! For some reason I tend to mess up a lot of dishes cooking. I made the Creamy Tuna Twist Salad again. Love it!

Also made the Tropical Isle Coffeecake. I put my review under Man cookbook link here. It is the best coffeecake so far. Light and fruity. Under my review I put the things I did and the things I will do next time.

Ann what did you mean by wrapping the celery "drug store" wrap style? I know butcher wrapping but not drug store wrap.

I really like Greek yogurt, to me it is better to use in salads etc than regular yogurt as it doesn't separate as bad. Whey is already gone. It IS expensive though.

I usually make sloppy joe's by the Healthy Jo recipe. It is my fav so far but will have to try the one in CHAA.

I had forgotten about the search engine so thanks for the reminder.

Jan I do well to do Christmas in December much less July! LOL I love the crafts but lately I have a hard time finding new things to do since I don't get out to see things.

Heather I have been meaning to say congrats on being shown in the Spark email as a motivational person! WTG! emoticon

Tomorrow evening African Queen is on TCM channel. Katherine Hepburn is one of my favorite actresses. Although now days they call male or female actors, no more actresses. I'm still old school.

Hope it's a great day for everyone!

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Sarah
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7/11/09 8:49 P

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The sloppy joe's in CHAA are great!

Some of the links on Ruth site, used to go to post on the HE board, but since they took the old board down we have no access to those post any more, so it auto-redirects to just the HE website. That's why we tried to add most those old recipes on here, so she could link them here since it seems we lost every thing on the old HE board.



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7/11/09 8:16 P

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Heather, if you do shop for a toaster oven be sure the shelf sits in the middle so there is room for corn bread, cake etc. to rise with out being so near the heat element at the top. I've had two cheaper Black and Decker toaster ovens that were fine. Then it came time to replace and I bought a Krups that is bigger. Doesn't make toast worth a darn and next to impossible to bake muffins in it as the shelf is too neat the top third of the oven. Shelf can't be moved. It is big and bulky too. If I want toast I have to start it before I start to scramble my eggs or the eggs will be done first. We used the old Black and Decker oven in our 5th wheel RV as the gas oven in it burnt the bottom of everything. Now with a convection microwave in the motor home I don't have that problem. Have you notice that if you go to the Ruth Bond web site and click on some of the recipes that are highlighted you get the new H E web site? No recipe. Strange. I'm with you on the extracts too. I leave them out except for vanilla.

Silly me was flipping the TV channels and on came the ad for the Redi Set Go GT Express. I'm sure if I bought one I wouldn't use it that much but I sure do like watching their demonstrations. Today I discovered on one of her pizza's she uses a pita bread. I copied one of her recipes for pizza with a spread of Light Ranch dressing and chopped shreds of spinach, thin sliced sandwich ham and cheese. I didn't know what her crust was and now I do. It didn't look like she split the pita either.

I've decided to use the Sloppy Jo Recipe in Cooking Healthy Across America. The other recipes I looked up had salsa in them and I didn't want that. I'm going to have mine on a Sandwich Thin.

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MAGNOLIAHONEY
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7/11/09 8:00 P

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I forgot, I also love the search engine. In fact, I've been doing a lot with the recipe search lately. Is there any favorite words you like to use when using the recipe search on HE?



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MAGNOLIAHONEY
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7/11/09 6:00 P

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I haven't gotten my newsletter yet either, I keep looking every day...phew glad I'm not the only one, I was worried it was lost.

I just love Fage yogurt....lol every one's taste is different.

As for the mini m&m's I've never bought them, but stuff like that, I keep in the freezer and keep them for when I make her recipes calling for them.

I really don't have a problem over eating items I like since I found JoAnna's recipes. What I do is tell myself, it's not my last meal and I can have more at the next meal. And since I get dessert every day I never feel deprived and like I have to binge on it when I get it.

I made pumpkin pie last night from the CHAA book, but my oven must be going, cause I had to cook it longer, a big puddle of milk in the middle, same happened with the corn bread, twice! So I'm thinking it's not me now, as I have made this pumpkin pie and corn bread many times with out this problem, it must be my oven. Even my husband made frozen french fries the other day at a hot enough temp and long enough they should of been crispy and close to burnt, but they were just so so in temperature and were soggy!

This stove has been a pain since we got it, but we don't have money for a new one. So I think I'm just going to buy a new toaster oven, one of those big ones, and use it till we can afford a new oven.

As for the coconut extract, unless it's cooked I don't like it any way, when it's "raw" like in salad, or cool whip, it has a weird aftertaste to me that I never liked. My mom loves it, and so does my step father, I remember dreading it. Because my mom is very sensitive about her "cooking". And she knew I loved coconut, so she would make me these "coconut" drinks sometimes using the coconut extract...oh it was so hard to drink it, it would about make me gag, but I had to, or hurt her feelings which would upset her a lot and frankly make her mad if we didn't like what she made us, especially since she would try to make these drinks especially for me! UHG! lol

I tried it in a few of JoAnna's recipes to see if I would like it, and I just don't, I can still taste that aftertaste. I like it fine though if it is baked, like in a meringue pie or something like that. Just not in things that aren't baked or cooked, for some reason. I think I would of used vanilla extract and it would of been good.



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No mail yet today Jan. I keep thinking each day it will arrive.

Heather said the powdered dry milk in plain f/f yogurt doesn't work for her but I do that all the time. 1 tabl. dry milk to 1 cup of yogurt to cut the tart taste. Then for vanilla I add Splenda to taste and vanilla. I did splurge and buy a carton of the Greek Yogurt. I think it was Fage brand. I don't remember what I used it for but it was o k. In my opinion not worth the price. Even at the commissary it was over $4.00 for a 16 oz. carton.

Yesterday my DH scraped the bars on the front of the house and today he is painting them. A couple of months ago he did another side of the house. I think he is nuts. The last two day have been the hottest yet. The month of June was so much cooler. He said he has to do the job when the mood strikes him. He does not like to paint.

I made a Pirates Treasure Pie from the Cafe cookbook. Also in Jan. 1996 newsletter. I forgot to add the vanilla to the choc. pudding but I don't think that is a big thing. Also don't have the mini M&M or what ever it is she sprinkled on the top. Who in their right mind would buy a bag of those. They would be long gone by now. I probably would have eaten them driving home in the car. I will sprinkle some mini choc. chips that I keep way back in the cupboard. I had to use up some Cool Whip Free that had been in and out of the freezer a couple of times.

I'm going to make some Sloppy Joe's for supper but discovered I didn't have the pkg. of spices. One thing I like about the H E web site you can put in the name of something to 'find my supper' box/post and I came up with 4 recipes to look up Jo's recipe.

Ann

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7/11/09 1:24 P

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It's foggy here this morning and DH is being a regular grump - taking the sunshine out of my day. But I don't have to accept that, do I?

I washed and shredded lots of carrots and made Polynesian Carrot Salad (HELP) but when I came to the part to add coconut flavoring I didn't have any! I usually keep stocked up on that so I had a good search around the kitchen. Finally just completed the recipe without it. I considered adding shredded coconut but decided some people are allergic. Got a potluck this afternoon if DH gets over his grump.

Do any of you do Christmas in July stuff? Hallmark comes out with their dream book of Christmas ornaments and then they have an open house - I think it's coming up soon but the nearest Hallmark store like that is an hour away so don't think we'll go. Also the shopping networks have their Christmas in July. I'm thinking with our embroiderers and crocheters and probably a lot of other crafty people here on the board - there's planning ahead to the holidays.

I have always meant to use HE cookie recipes at Christmas. I know there was a mollasses crackle one I loved - think it was in a newsletter last year. I'd like to start trying them out to see which ones I want to use. Maybe the cookies would take the grump out of DH, chuckle.

BTW, my newsletter isn't here yet. Ann, did you get yours?

Jan

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