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Added Flavor

Use fresh herbs to add flavor to anything.

- Submitted by ROCKINROBIN333 3/25/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment

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Herbs are the best helper

I do not use salt, I use herbs in almost everything I cook, rosemary under the steak on the grill, mint in the zucchini, cinnamon in the coffee. Try yourself and find your favorites. emoticon

- Submitted by FIORENZA 3/25/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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Success Salad Dressing

Balsamic vinegar
Italian dressing dry mix
Water
2 Splenda packets
1 Salad shaker

Mix 2/3 vinegar with 1/3 water, a couple of Splenda packets and dry Italian dressing mix in a dressing shaker.

- Submitted by DEADPOOL863 8/27/2014 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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Quick and nutritious soup for a week

Recipe for a 5 veggie soup that runs about 350 calories for 2 cups. Kids like it to0. Freezes for lunches
1 pound ground veal
1 46 oz can Cento chicken broth (we love Cento the best; Swanson's is our #2)
1 can chopped tomatoes (we like Cento or Furman)
half a head of napa cabbage (not as pungent)
1 huge onion
About half a stalk of celery
Garlic (we like Penzey's dehydrated)
fresh parsley (huge bouquet)
green beans

- Submitted by HAWKTHREE 7/9/2014 in Cooking | 2 Comments

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Rice Cooker & Brown Rice

I kept having my rice cooker spewing out liquid when cooking brown rice.

I started putting the steamer basket in empty and it "breaks up the bubbles" as the rice cooks -- no more spewing!

- Submitted by _RANDY_ 5/20/2014 in Cooking | 1 Comment

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Oatmeal growing with more water

If you want to double your Oatmeal but use only 1/2 c put 2 c of water in a pot simmer slow after start boiling 5 min.add 2 T flax meal at the end and you have almost double the amount .I add cinnamon and 2 T of light cream and Splenda in mine is delicious.

- Submitted by ALINA1969 1/19/2014 in Cooking | 1 Comment

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making a SERRANO PEPPER taste good

take this simple pepper and prepare it for many of your favorite dishes by either putting a tsp of low fat butter or some oil of your choice in a frying pan. It does not take much but you want to saute it in something. Turn the stove top on low heat and just cook the Serrano Pepper until 4 sides are darkened (not burnt). It will then be soft and VERY TASTY with your meal. This is a SIMPLE something to make your meal interesting.

- Submitted by BUMPS2 2/22/2013 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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Healthier cake

When you buy cake mix instead of adding oil and water you can add aplle sause or diet cola

- Submitted by JACKY29 5/27/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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Breakfast

instant cream of wheat made with non-fat milk and sugar free apple sauce is quick and filling! emoticon

- Submitted by SUZIB123 5/16/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments

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Cooking up Some Fun

Download the free e-cookbook and show your child the joy of cooking. It offers healthy alternatives & ideas for parents & caregivers of children. http://www.peelregion.ca/hea
lth/obesity/resources/pd
fs/cookbook.pdf

- Submitted by KBUCKMASH 4/29/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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