Kathleen

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 3 yr old daughter (She is a GREAT eater!) and a 3 week old Preemie Boy! I am working with a tight budget, but have expensive taste in food! I rarely follow a recipe... don't like to measure! I love to read cookbooks, magazines and food blogs for new inspiration.
Perfect Sushi Rice
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Kathleen's rating

I have never reviewed a recipe...but must say, this is the best sushi rice I have tried. I only use 1/3 cup rice vinegar, with a pinch of sugar, pinch of salt and TBS of oil. Perfect every time!

Waldorf Salad
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Kathleen's rating

Very good! I used light mayo with lemon and honey for the sauce. I also left the peels on my apples for color and used cranberries instead of raisins. Delicious!! Could add chicken to make it a meal.

Beefy Mushroom Barley Soup
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Kathleen's rating

Thanks Karen! Loved this soup :) I used beef broth (1 box) plus one small can of chicken broth. I also doubled the barley. Wonderful recipe!

Garbanzo Tomato Pasta Soup
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Kathleen's rating

Loved this! I used my immersion blender to puree the tomatoes with onion and garlic and subbed a can of white beans for the pasta. I also used a whole bag of fresh spinach, chopped. Thanks for a great soup!

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French Baguettes
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Kathleen's rating

Great recipe- very easy and produced two beautiful loaves!!

Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup
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Kathleen's rating

Not bad...I needed to add crushed red pepper flakes, a little chili powder, black pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning to give it some depth. Not sure I could make myself eat this for days on end, but two to three days would be fine. Makes a ton- going to freeze a lot :)

Miracle Soup
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Kathleen's rating

Made this today- the ginger and garlic are amazing! I used fresh mushrooms, green onions, canned bamboo shoots, canned bean sprouts, a sliced onion, fresh spinach, cilantro and salad shrimp. Left out the fructose. It tastes so amazing. Thanks for a fabulous base!

Wheat Crackers
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Kathleen's rating

Made these today- added fresh grated parmesan cheese, cracked black pepper and garlic powder. SO DELICIOUS!!! I used mini cookie cutters to make cute shapes for my toddler :) Update: Made again today. Subbed 1/4 cup of cracked wheat for 1/2 cup of the AP Flour and used Olive oil instead of Veg...even better than the first batch!!!

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Simple Whole Wheat Bread
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Kathleen's rating

Thank you to everyone who recommended this recipe...and thank you to the creator!!! My first attempt at homemade bread and this was delicious. This made 3 9x5 loaves for me...and we finished the first loaf in 24 hours :)

Oatmeal and Wheat Flour Blueberry Pancakes
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Kathleen's rating

Beautiful and delicious pancakes. I don't keep soy milk or buttermilk in my fridge, so I mixed 1% milk and lemon juice. They turned out great- used up the last of our homegrown blueberries!

Simple Carnitas
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Kathleen's rating

Unbelievable! I can hardly shred the meat without eating at least half of it! My only changes are to use limes instead of oranges (only because hubby doesn't like them) and I also throw it all in the crock pot like others have done. When I serve it, to give it the same "texture" as my favorite mexican restaurant, (without the added calories) I put meat on a sheet pan and throw in a very hot oven for just a few minutes. Gives it the crispy edges that I love. Wonderful recipe Ken- Thanks!!!

Sweetheart Scones
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Kathleen's rating

I must say- I found these to be very disappointing. I made the recipe exactly as stated and found these to be too dense, chewy and not as light as I would have liked. They need the jam for flavor- the dough itself is pretty bland.

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