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NO-BAK1/2 E PEANUT BUTTER GRAMCRACKER CRUST
(Nina's Tweaked)

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (I do not use low-cal version-just too sweet for me-so the calories are for regular creamy)
1 cup graham cracker crumbs (this fits the smaller foil pie pan-I keep mine from store bought)

See Note

In medium saucepan heat peanut butter on med-low heat until softened. Stir in graham cracker crumbs. Remove from heat. Let cool 5 minutes. Press into pie pan

1 serving (1/8th piece)=139 calories, 17 gr fat, 15 gr. carb, 1 fiber - (my calculations)

NOTE: if using a larger pie pan you use 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs. (I found it to dry to use more and does not stay together)

Add any pie filling like Jo's recipes have, just count the calories

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9/13/17 10:22 P

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NINA'S PEACH COBBLER

1 Lg. Can sliced Peaches in heavy syrup, drain and save 1 cup syrup
3 Tablespoons flour
1/2 cup Splenda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
sprinkle nutmeg.

TOPPING
1 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Jo's Low Fat Baking Mix or Low Fat Bisquick
2 Tablespoons Splenda
3/4 cup Fat Free Buttermilk (I make my own) or Fat Free Milk

Place drained peaches in sprayed with butter flavored baking spray. In jar add 1 cup syrup, flour, vanilla and sprinkle of nutmeg. Shake and pour over peaches.
In small bowl combine baking mix, Splenda, and buttermilk or milk.
Bake at 350 till bubbly. If you want it brown on top, place under broiler for about a minute or two till golden brown. The Splenda instead of sugar sometimes keeps the topping from browning. Let cool to warm and serve with cool whip lite. Just count the calories for the cool whip lite.

6 servings = 220 servings.




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9/12/17 10:24 P

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NINA'S CARROT SALAD

1 small apple diced
3 Carrots, grated
1 stalk celery, diced
1/4 Cup black raisins
1/4 cup lite mayo
1 Tablespoon regular mayo
1 Tablespoon Fat Free buttermilk - could use Fat Free Milk
1 Tablespoon Splenda

In Medium bowl combine apple, carrots, celery, raisins. In small bowl combine lite mayo, reg mayo, buttermilk, and Splenda. Add mayo mixture to fruit and veggie.

3/4 Cup - 100 calories
1/2 Cup - 66 calories.




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9/11/17 11:45 P

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MAPLE-MUSTARD SALAD DRESSING
(Nina's Tweaked)

1/2 Cup lite mayonnaise
1/2 Cup Sugar-free Maple Syrup (Careys)
3 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
2 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 Cup Splenda

2 Tablespoons-34 calories, 5 g fat, 5 g carb
Diab: 1 Fat

MAPLE-MUSTARD SALAD DRESSING-Original Recipe
(November 2008 Newsletter page 8)

1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
1/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon Log Cabin Sugar Free Maple Syrup
1/4 cup Kraft fat-free mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard

Mix in small bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes
2 Tablespoons = 20 calories, 0 fat, 0 Pr, 5g CA, 200 mg So, 1 mgg Cl, 0g Fi
Diabetic Exchanges: Free
Carb Choices: Free



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9/10/17 1:09 A

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HOMEMADE MUSHROOM AND CELERY SAUCE
(replaces 1 can mushroom or celery soup)

1 ½ Cup milk, 3 Tablespoons flour, ¼ teaspoon onion and garlic powder, and salt to taste. Place in jar and shake till mixed completely.

1 recipe-Celery – used ½ small onion, celery leaves (chopped in food processor) and one diced celery stalk. Sauté the veggies in 1 teaspoon butter and a little water in sprayed pan-till water is almost completely gone.
Add the milk and flour mixture and cook over medium heat till thickened. Stirring continually.

1 recipe-Mushrooms (½ small container) – chopped up in food processor and ½ small onion. Sauté in 1 teaspoon butter and a little water in sprayed pan-till water is almost completely gone.
Add the milk and flour mixture and cook over medium heat till thickened. Stirring continually.

The total calories for one batch (minus the veggies) is 267 calories.



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4/4/16 9:53 P

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HOMEMADE GROUND TURKEY BREAKFAST SAUSAGE emoticon

2 pounds of lean ground turkey
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 teaspoons pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons ground sage (can use poultry seasoning if you like)
a pinch-1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (if you like it hotter just add more)

Blend Spices in small bowl.
Mix all together very well.
Let sit in fridge covered for an hour or more so flavors incorporate.
Cook on medium heat in large pan until no longer pink.

KITCHEN AID METHOD-Place ground turkey in Kitchen Aid mixer and mix. While mixing slowly add the spices and mix well, so you don't get pockets of spice in the meat.

I measure my cooked breakfast sausage in 2 ounce batches and place in plastic snack zip-lock bags. Then place all bags in larger zip-lock bag and freeze. This makes it very quick an easy to make the sausage gravy.


1 ounce=42 Calories, 2 fats, 22 cholesterol, 5 proteins

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4/3/16 10:26 P

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Nina's Yummy Biscuits & Gravy

I just used some of Joanna's methods and ideas she has in her books. I sort of use the cream sauce recipe. I make a pitcher of non-fat milk from instant dry milk for the week.
I use 1 1/2 cup of that milk and 3 Tablespoons flour with spices.
I add 2 oz of home made sausage from ground turkey.
Cook on medium till thickened.
My biscuit recipe is
1/4 C + 2 T White Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 C + 2 T All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 T Butter
3/4 t baking powder
1/8 t Splenda
1/8 t Salt
1/4 C non-fat milk
I make 4 biscuits out of this recipe.
I usually use 2 of them and 1/2 the gravy.
I would think you could just use the Pillsbury Refrigerated biscuits if you want. I just like the whole wheat flour in the biscuits.
Nina's note:
"BREAKFAST SAUSAGE" in ANYTHING FROM SCRATCH.
Also my Gravy Mix I do 2 servings from it. 1 Serving without the meat is 88 Calories. With the meat 130 calories. The biscuits are 123 calories for 1 and 246 for 2 biscuits



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1/4/16 9:47 P

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CREAMY HOT CHOCOLATE MIX

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2 Cups nonfat dry milk powder
3/4 Cups Splenda
1/2 Cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 Cup Fat-Free Dry Coffee Creamer
1/8 teaspoon salt

Mix all together. Pour into air tight container.
Pour 1/4 cup mix into boiling hot water and stir till blended--OR--my favorite method-pour regular sized mug of water into small saucepan. Add 1/4 cup mix and heat on stove, stirring often. Pour into mug. ENJOY

Serving=1/4 cup Mix
53 calories, 1 gram of fat, 7 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fiber.
Diabetic: 1/2 milk OR 1/2 starch






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9/7/15 11:51 P

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JOANN CREAM SAUCE-from Strong Bones Cookbook

1 cup non-fat dry milk
1 1/2 cup water
3 Tablespoon
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Covered jar, Add all, shake till blended. Pour into medium pan and cook on medium till thickened.

HE: SK MK, 1 g FAT, 54 G CARB/ST, 1 g FIBER
DIAB: 3 SK, MK, 1 ST.

Variations
Cheesy Cream Sauce - Add 3/4 cup shredded cheese in sauce
Jo's Mushroom Sauce - Add 1/2 cup (2.5 oz jar) drained sliced mushrooms
Jo's Peanut Sauce - Add 1/4 cup reduced-fat peanut butter, 2 teaspoon soy sauce

Nina's Chicken Soup -1 1/2 cup chicken broth, 3 Tablespoons flour, 1 cup non-fat dry milk powder. Add 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning, 1/8 teaspoon onion powder, 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt.
Directions same as above.

Sausage Gravy for Biscuits and Gravy
1 1/2 cups water
2/3 cups non-fat dry milk powder
3 Tablespoon flour
2 oz. ground turkey breakfast sausage ( I make my own and add spices)



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2/1/13 11:23 P

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RANCH DRESSING MIX emoticon
15 saltines
2 cups dry parsley flakes, minced
1/2 cup instant minced onion
2 tablespoons dry dill weed
1/4 cup onion salt
1/4 cup garlic salt
1/4 cup onion powder
1/4 cup garlic powder


Dump all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until completely powdered.

To Use: combine 1 Tbsp. dry mix, 1 cup of may, light or fat free & 1 cup of buttermilk.


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LOW FAT BAKING MIX
JoAnn Lund Newsletter July 2002 page 5

10 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup baking powder
1/4 cup Splenda Granular
4 teaspoons salt
1 2/3 cups non-fat dry milk powder
1 cup canola oil/or/shortening
VARIATION

To check out "Whole Wheat version see
nanaskitrecipes.blogspot.com/2013/02
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omemade-revised-baking-mix.html

In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, Splenda, salt and dry milk powder. Drizzle oil over dry mixture. Cut in with pastry blender until it resembles coarse cornmeal. Store in covered container in fridge. Yields approximately 10 cups. Oil version keeps about 3 months in refrigerator. Shortening keeps in cabinet.
NOTE:To measure MIX for recipes, stir lightly, pile into cup (do not shake)level off.

PER 1/4 cup-each serving equals:
HE. 1 Br
124 calories, 3gr FA, 3g pro, 18 gr Ca, 1 gr Fiber
Diabetic Exchange: 1 ST

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SPLENDA BLENDS and BROWN SUGAR BLEND HOMEMADE
1 Cup Sugar and 1 cup Splenda
1 Cup Brown and 1 cup Splenda

TO USE
If recipe calls for 1 cup sugar you use 1/2 Splenda Blends
Nina


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9/27/11 5:33 P

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MAKE 1 CUP OF CRUMBS FROM WHOLE CRACKERS

28 saltine crackers

24 round butter flavored crackers

14 graham cracker squares

30 vanilla wafers

3 cups of uncrushed corn flakes

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CREAM OF CELERY, CHICKEN, MUSHROOMS SAUCE-SOUP

Use as 10 oz CAN SOUP
THE SOUP BASE
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 Tablespoon whipped land of lakes butter with olive oil, or I can't believe it's not butter or butter flavored cooking spray
1/8 teaspoon granulated garlic
salt to taste I use about 1/8 teaspoon
1 1/2 cups 1% or non-fat milk (see Note)
3 Tablespoons flour
1/2-1 Tablespoon Kraft 100% Parmesan & Romano grated cheese with no fillers
Cooking spray

1. Saute onion, celery or mushrooms in a pan that has been generously sprayed with cooking spray, or whipped butter with olive oil, or I can't believe it's not butter, on med-low heat until onion is transparent.
2. Meanwhile in a Quick Shaker or jar with a lid add your 1 1/2 cup milk, 3 tablespoons of flour and spices. Shake till completely blended.
3. Pour this into your sauted vegetables.
If making Chicken sauce add your chopped chicken at this time
4. Cook and stir over medium heat until sauce thickens.
5. When the sauce has thickened, remove from heat and add the Parmesan Romano cheese.
Use as you would any can of mushroom soup.

Celery Sauce
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/8 teaspoon celery seed
salt and pepper to taste (opt.)
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Chicken Sauce
1/4 cup chopped chicken breast
pinch of celery seed
salt and pepper to taste (opt.)
1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon paste (Organic or Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base). See Bouillon Alternative NOTE:below
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Mushroom Sauce
1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms or 1/4 cup dehydrated mushrooms chopped
pinch of celery seed
salt and pepper to taste (opt.)




NOTE: substitution 1 1/2 cup water & 2/3 cups instant dry milk powder.
Bouillon Alternative NOTE: You can substitute chicken broth and 2/3 cup of dry milk powder in place of bouillon.


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3/22/11 3:20 P

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Strawberries for Shortcake

Place in a blender:

3/4 cups sliced strawberries
2 tabl. Diet Mt Dew
1/4 cup sugar substitue

Process on BLEND until the mixture is smooth.

Pour into a bowl and add:

1 1/4 cups sliced strawberries

Mix well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve with shortcakes.

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Almost Sinless Hot Fudge Sauce

Mix in a medium saucepan.

1 pkg. s/f (4 serv) chocolate cook and serve pudding mix
2/3 cup Carnation nonfat dry milk powder

Add: 1 1/4 cups water.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wire whisk until mixture thickens and starts to boil.

Remove from heat and stir in:

1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. reduced calorie margarine
1/2 cup mini marshmallows.

This makes 6 1/4 cup servings.

Can be refrigerated and reheated in microwave oven.

Ann's notes: I can vouch that this is delicious.


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Topping for pancakes, French toast, of s/f f/f ice cream

Put 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce in a medium sauce pan or 4 cup glass measure

Stir in:

2 tabl. raisins
1 tsp. apple pie spice
2 tabl. Cary's s/f maple syrup

Cook over medium heat on the stove top or in microwave on High until warm.

Spoon about 1/2 cup over the above for almost guilt free apple pie.



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Topping for a Cheesecake or Angel Food Cake

1/2 cup spreadable fruit
1/2 cup Cool Whip Lite (Free ?)
1 tsp. coconut extract

Blend together.

(Ann's note: I know I would use vanilla and not coconut extract)

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MAKE YOUR OWN PIE FILLING

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You can make any pie filling you want by following the the basic recipe:

2 cups fruit - canned in water, drained; frozen- thawed; fresh
1 (4-serving) pkg. sugar free vanilla cook & serve pudding mix
1 (4-serving) pkg. sugar free complementary gelatin (note: Jello) to the fruit
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups water

Cook over medium heat, stirring often and being sure not to crush fruit,
until mixture thickens and starts to boil. Place saucepan on a wire rack
and allow to cool completely, stirring occasionally. This should get you
real close to what's in a 20 ounce can of pie filling.
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Vanilla Cook And Serve Pudding

2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 cup pourable Sugar Twin or Sprinkle Sweet ( I would use Splenda)
2/3 cup Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk Powder
1 1/2 cups water
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 to 5 drops yellow food coloring

Combine all this in a meduim saucepan and cook over meduim heat,
stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a full boil and
thickens.

This is basic cooked sugar free vanilla pudding.

Chocolate Cook And Serve Pudding

2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup pourable Sugar Twin or Sprinkle Sweet ( I would use Splenda)
2 Tbsp Nestle's Sugar Free Chocolate Flavored Quick
1 1/2 cups water
1 tsp vanilla extract

Follow the same cooking instructions as for the vanilla.



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Italian Seasoning

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp lemon pepper
2 tsp oregano -- crushed
2 tsp basil leaves -- crushed
1 Tbsp fennel seed -- crushed
1 Tbsp dill seed -- crushed

Shake all ingredients together in jar with tight-fitting lid. Keep on hand;
use as desired. Makes 3/4 C.




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Mexican Seasoning


Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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3 Tbsp cumin -- ground
3 Tbsp oregano -- leaves, crushed
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp paprika
2 tsp salt

Shake all ingredients together in jar with tight-fitting lid. Keep on hand;
use as desired. Makes 1/2 C.



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I'm making a Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole tonight that calls for Uncle Ben's Long Grain and Wild Rice. I do have a box but the recipe also gives me a recipe to make my own. A lot less sodium and a lot cheaper.

Long Grain and Wild Rice Mix

3.4 cup converted rice
1/4 cup wild rice
1 tsp. salt free seasoning
chopped parsley (dried should do)

Directions from Uncle Ben's box. Combine ingredients with 2 1/4 cups water and 1 tabl. butter or olive oil in a medium sauce pan. Stir well. Bring to a boil. REDUCE HEAT (low to medium) and simmer covered 25 min. or until water is absorbed.

Microwave Directions: Combine ingredients with 2 1/4 cups water and 1 tabl. butter or olive oil in a 2 quart microwave safe glass bowl. Stir well. Cover tightly with microwave save lid or plastic wrap and cook on high for 5 min.

Reduce heat to MEDIUM (50% power) for 15 to 20 min. Stir occasionally. Remove from microwave. Let stand covered 5 min. or until water is absorbed.

Ann



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