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Fiber One - Suprisingly doesn't taste like sticks! 
Feb. 28, 2012 6:32 am 
Updated: Feb. 29, 2012 4:46 am
When I found out that I was getting a box of FiberOne cereal in the mail I was a little nervous. I don't eat cold cereal because I don't drink milk.  Some cereals are good dry, but I don't go out of my way to identify which ones they are. Thankfully I wasn't supposed to eat a bowlful of these little stick like things!

I checked the ingredients and discovered that there was no cocoa in them to give them their color and sweetness (I am allergic). And sat pondering what in the world to do. The Allrecipes Allstars program had two Fiber One tasks for me - one involved a lot of chocolate, and I handed that assignment off, but the other was to be creative and to think - make my own recipe with the sticks!

Task number one was to make a chocolate and peanut butter haystack cookie. I gave the ingredients to a friend so that she could make them for our February Bookclub meeting. The ladies did like them and were excited that they were good for you cookies. Always a hit - those tasty dessert recipes that have some hidden health benefit :)

Task number two required that I really learn about the cereal - I had to eat it, by the handful dry by the way, and feel the textures and flavors so that I could add FiberOne to my own recipe. I thought about granola, a variation on pie crust, a white chocolate version of the haystacks (thus safe for my consumption)... and finally decided on making bread.

I love brown breads - pumpernickel is the best, but they often have cocoa in them, so I can't eat them. The day I made my bread, I was out of rye flour, so it isn't a true pumpernickel, but the substitution would be easy. I didn't crush the Fiber One either (Lazy), I just threw in a cupful!

The resulting bread was so moist and flavorful - a little sweeter than I was going for, but so good! I will definitely make this again, and if you have a hankering for a tad sweet, hearty brown bread, try it out!

My Extra Fiberish Pumpernickelish Bread with directions for both bread machine and by hand - Enjoy!

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Feb. 28, 2012 10:32 am
I think I am going to have to save that recipe and try it in my bread machine. If we don't like it, I'm sure the birds & squirrels out back of the house won't mind. Great job.
Feb. 29, 2012 4:46 am
Doug - its a tad sweeter than I expected, but really a very nice breakfast bread. a true pumpernickel would hold up great with mustard and strong flavors - not sure about this one, but a really nice bread for a dinner side or a pb&j. i was surprused!
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I love to garden, and I love to cook what's in my garden. I grew up vegetarian and went through many styles of diet until I ended up where I am today. I love vegetarian food, seafood and poultry. I love to try new things and every year in the garden I rearrange what I'm growing - one of these days I'll find the perfect balance for me.
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I love to bake bread and desserts, and since the man joined me in the house with two crazy dogs, I get to bake a lot more. My friends and neighbors still end up the lucky recipients for anything he doesn't scarf down though. Cajun and southern food is a particular favorite, I never met a grit or a fricasee that I didn't LOVE!
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I am the family baker, so I get to play around with desserts every year for all of the holidays. I am not allowed to skip the brandied pumpkin pies for thanksgiving or christmas, and we have to have lemon something for easter. I also make huge batches of apple butter every winter and that's become my favoite part of fall.
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Hosting Thanksgiving last year I served 12 with no assistance. I made the soup, rolls, salads, sides, turkey and desserts. It was a treat for me to be able to do that for my family instead of the normal potluck that we do. No one else had to lift a finger and I got to do what I love!
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I have a few, but last year's jalapeno fume cloud takes the cake. I was making a jalapeno pickling liquid and forgot to turn the vent fan on. I ended up having the get my dog and leave the house for several hours while the vapors diminished! Thank goodness I did not throw the habaneros in the pot too!
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