Category Archives: Breakfast

Chunky Applesauce

I offered to take applesauce to serve alongside the pork loin my mom served for Thanksgiving dinner this year. She suggested a chunky applesauce and I thought it would be nice to make it myself for this special dinner. Having never made it before, I did my usual on-line recipe hunt and also checked a few of our cookbooks on the shelves. Finally, I decided to create my own recipe. I chose apples on the sweet side to eliminate the need for added sugar, but I added just a little brown sugar for flavor. The result was delicious! It was a big hit and a perfect side for the delicious pork loin.
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Chewy Fruit and Oatmeal Bars

You can’t beat bars for a quick solution to the cookie craving, and this one is both delicious and healthy. The recipe was printed on the back of a Quaker Oats oatmeal container. Every time I make them, I”m asked for the recipe. It’s very versatile — you can use any dried fruit, nuts, and even chocolate chips. Any way you make it, it’s a great, nutritious energy snack.
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Banana Shake

This delicious, refreshing recipe was printed in an issue of Prevention magazine several years ago. It’s an excellent source of potassium and low-fat calories with a cool, tropical taste.
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Flaky Baking Powder Biscuits

These delicious biscuits melt in your mouth! The recipe comes from Farm Journal’s Country Fair Cookbook, one of the many cookbooks in Rita’s collection.
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