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6/10/09 8:05 P

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I haven't had the Fire & Ice salad, but most all of the salads I've ever had of Jo's are plenty wet, and I like really wet food too! lol Most of her's in my opinion, I can even double the veggies and still have plenty of "wet" needed!

Great to know about the bread pudding.

I also love Macho Man Dip! :)

As for the pumpkin pie spice, I notice she calls for the perfect amount when you are using her pumpkin pie spice in my opinion, however, most people use the store bought, and so I hear complaints from the people who use the amount called for with the store bought kind. So I have a feeling the store bought kind may taste stronger then her's. But, I don't know. I do know I like Frost on the Pumpkin Patch Pie! lol hahahaha I've learned to really trust JoAnna. lol Cause any one else who would of told me Chocolate and pumpkin go together, I would of not believed them, because I trust Jo so much and have had some "CRAZY" sounding recipes of her's that have become my favorites, I gave it a try, and learned they are great together!





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ITSRANDELLA's Photo ITSRANDELLA Posts: 344
5/28/09 1:08 A

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I tried a couple more recipes and both were very good.

Fire-and-Ice Pasta Salad p.93
This was was very easy and VERY good. I made it for Memorial Day and it was a perfect side for our BBQ. I made it a day ahead with halved grape tomatoes instead of fresh chopped tomatoes and used tri-colored rotini pasta, but other than that, I followed the recipe. DH said it needed more dressing, but he likes his food on the very wet side. I thought it was just right. It was even better the next day. The flavors are subtle, but they are there. I like the idea of white cheese in salads and this had it, which held up without going all soft and wiltylike. This is a must make! 5 stars

The other recipe was Cinnamon Peach Bread Pudding p.187

It was very good. I am a novice at bread puddings and it 'baked' beautifully. The flavors of cinnamon, peach and raisins are just so homey. The dish does take a little bit more effort to make than JoAnna's other bread puddings and its all made in the microwave, and that is good for the warmer season when heating the oven sounds like a bad idea. (getting into the microwave cookbook lately too :) ) But the extra effort is worth it for this one IMO. I made this early in the day and its a good dessert served cold - we didn't want something warm anyway. we gave it 4 stars and will make it again.

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ITSRANDELLA's Photo ITSRANDELLA Posts: 344
5/16/09 8:37 P

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I have to say, this book holds a special place in my heart because it started my love-affair with JoAnna's recipes and her common sense approach to my weight struggle, family searching edible recipes. I borrowed it from the library and needless to say, they almost never got it back!

My favorites are:
Basic Vegetable soup p.55 -a good, very low calorie first course soup.

Mexican Corn Salad p.84 -a good corn salad
Creamy Corn Scallop p.131 -I love to make this anytime of the year, but especially in the summer. I bake it ahead in the morning and zap it in the microwave just before serving. Great with BBQ's.

Mexicalli Pie p.150 -if you haven't tried it, what are you waiting for?!
Healthy Jo's p.156 -Just perfect and so easy!
Chicken Pot Casserole p.161 -almost like pot pie. I noted mushrooms would be a good add.
Party Turkey Tetrazzini p.166 -a whole family favorite.

Becky's Southern Banana-Butterscotch Cream Pie p.207 -5 stars!
Frost on the Pumpkin Patch Pie p.207 -very, very good and the coconut on top is so cute like snow. Filling is perfect. Be careful not to use too much spice.
Triple-Layer Party Pie p.209 -a quick cute butterscotch - chocolate pie.
Almond Rejoice Pie p.212 -a good chocolate cream pie

"Grandma's Lemonade" p.231 - A MUST try. This is as close to the perfect lemonade I can remember, which is from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. I thought it would be weird to blitz the peel and seeds, but that's actually the secret.

Blueberry Yogurt Muffins p.226 -very good flavor, needs a tad more sweetener and do not overbake.

Macho Man Dip p.228 -a party dip for sure. Great to dip celery.
Salsa Dip p.227 -my fave holiday gathering dip when a thicker dip than Macho Man Dip is needed.

I very much want to try one of JoAnna's favorites, Fire and Ice Pasta Salad p.93. Its getting warm here (supposed to be 105 tomorrow) and I should make it either tomorrow or for Memorial Day. -actually, I need to try a lot of recipes. You should see the 'dog-ears'!

Edited by: ITSRANDELLA at: 5/16/2009 (20:49)
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MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
5/11/09 11:11 A

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That sounds so good I want to try that!



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GRANNYSQUARE Posts: 2,541
5/9/09 6:16 P

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I just made Strawberry banana Split Salad and put it in a pie crust. I "frosted" it with more cool whip, and put choc. chips and pecans on top. on mercy this is good.
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MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
5/8/09 7:50 P

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Let us know what you try!



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5/8/09 5:06 P

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I looked at my H E cook book last night and can't believe I haven't tried any recipes from that book. I have about 25 or more little Post IT 'pieces' sticking out of the ones I thought we would like. I must get busy.

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5/7/09 9:27 P

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Sounds great to me! :)

I know I have only heard rave reviews about that pie, I gotta try it! Seems like Isabelle, liked it too.



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5/7/09 5:32 P

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I am having the potato tomato zucchini pie tonight. I like it so much, and it incorporates so many veggies, potatoes,tomatoes, zucchini and onions. And of course cheese, who doesn't like cheese.

I haven't had the others for so long other than the Fruit cocktail chiffon pie, that I can't remember what I especially liked about them.

But that pie, oh my it is so heavenly, and creamy tasting. It is just yummy.
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MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
5/7/09 4:49 P

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I wan to try so many of those! I remember Joanna used to rave on QVC about the Tetrazzini, so I've always wanted to try it, and Cabot Cove, well I love Murder she wrote, so want to try it too. lol And I've heard all of you on the HE site go on and on about the Fruit Cocktail Pie so that's on my to try list too!

Here's a few I tried-
Ham and Pea Salad pg. 89- Rating 5 Star
A real winner. Very good! Just like the deli kind I grew up eating.

Vegetables
Cheddar Cheese-Carrot Quiche pg. 121-Rating 5 star This was really good. Great for breakfast, or for Brunch.

Fried Tomatoes with Mushroom Sauce pg. 125-Rating 5 star
I loved the mushroom sauce part of this. The first time I made it with flour like called for, the second time with corn meal, I liked it better with cornmeal. I highly recommend it either way though.

Salisbury Steak pg.153-Rating 5 star
This is one of the best comfort foods of JoAnna's! I absolutely love it. However, the first time we made it exactly as the recipe called for. We didn't care for the ketchup flavor, so after that we have omitted the ketchup and been in love ever since! You will think you have died and went to the best cafeterias in the midwest, when eating this! Definitely earned every bit of its 5 stars!

Frost on the Pumpkin Patch Pie pg. 207-Rating 5 star
This was so awesome. It was delish! I really liked how creamy it was. I had my doubts about chocolate and pumpkin together, but no more, they are a perfect combination. I highly recommend it for families too to get some more veggies in to their kids. I loved it!

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie pg. 210-Rating 5 star
This was absolutely delish! If you like Peanut butter cups, you will love this. It was absolutely scrumptious.



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5/7/09 3:37 P

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This is one of my favorite cookbooks. Well, actually they all are. Some of my favorite recipes from here are:
Carrot Aple Salad page 76
Lemon Fluff Salad page 110
Mexican Corn salad page 84
Potato Tomato Zucchini Pie page 127
Chicken Pot Casserole, page 161
Creamy Chicken Stir fry, page 164
Fettuccini Alfredo, page 137
Mexicalli Pie, page 150 ( I use this for taco salad, yummy)
Party Turkey Tetrazzini, page 136
Rio Grande Potatoes, page 143
Almond Rejoice Pie, page 212
Cabot Cove Chocolate Cheesecake, page 216
Fruit Cocktail Chiffon Pie(my all time fave) page 199
Triple Layer Party Pie, PAGE 209
Party Potatoes, page 133
Five Cup Salad, page 112
Creamy Potato Ham Bake, page 142
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MAGNOLIAHONEY's Photo MAGNOLIAHONEY Posts: 4,000
2/25/09 8:35 P

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Please share any recipes you try in the The Healthy Exchanges Cookbook here, and let us know what you thought!

If you do not have the book, here's a link to several recipes from Healthy Exchanges Cookbook-

Ruth Bond Site-
home.earthlink.net/~ruthbond/
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My Site-
healthyexchangescookbook.blog
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Healthy Exchanges Cookbook Team Index-
tinyurl.com/aw6nqr

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