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Green Pea Pesto

Reviewed: Dec. 26, 2010
I was thrilled to find this recipe - I've always made pesto with spinach to boost the nutritional value for my preschooler, but I was low on fresh basil and had no spinach in the house. As luck would have it, I happened to have a bag peas that had been hanging out in the back of the freezer for months. I tried the recipe as written and it was excellent. I decided to tweak it to the "gusto" of my family, and I added a little more olive oil, red pepper flakes and salt. My 3-year old just ate 3 spoonfuls right out of the food processor and he LOVED it! This may become our basic pesto recipe from now on!!
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Banana Oat Muffins

Reviewed: Oct. 3, 2010
My preschooler announced that he wanted to make muffins this evening. Searching through my fridge, I had very few ingredients - but I DID have bananas! I was initially attracted to this recipe because it called for rolled oats, which makes for a healthier version of a muffin. I followed the recipe exactly, other than using 1c whole wheat flour and 1/2c ap. I also decreased the sugar to 1/3 c. Thanks so much for this recipe - it was quick, easy, healthy, and our whole family loved the end result!!
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Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Banana Pancakes

Reviewed: Sep. 17, 2010
My preschooler is a picky eater, and he not only loves to put these pancakes together, he loves eating them. I have tried other whole-grain pancake recipes but this is the one my 3 year old asks for again and again! In terms of the recipe, I followed the directions to the T, minus the dry milk powder and adding 2T of freshly ground flaxseed. We usually make a 1/2 recipe and save the leftovers for a mid-afternoon snack. Thanks amom2boys!
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Mango Muffins

Reviewed: Sep. 1, 2009
This recipe had been in my saved file for over a month, and I am glad I tried it this evening! It was very easy to put together. I made a few changes - only 1/2 c oil, 2 eggs, and 1/2 wheat 1/2 white flour. I also used dried blueberries instead of raisins. The muffins definitely stick to the muffin papers because of the mango chunks, but not a big deal. As I live in Costa Rica with 3 mango trees in my yard, I will definitely be making these muffins again! Thanks for the recipe :)
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Gramma's Apple Bread Pudding

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2009
This bread pudding was the first I've ever made - it is simple and delicious. I sauteed diced apples, raisins and a cinnamon stick in butter for about 5 minutes and added that mixture to the cubed bread, which I poured directly in the pan. I added extra nutmeg and allspice to the milk mixture and poured the liquid ingredients on top of the bread. I only had to bake for 30 minutes, and it came out very well!! My husband is eating his second serving right now, and my toddler cannot get enough :)
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Veggie Burgers

Reviewed: May 8, 2009
This burger was fantastic! My fridge was getting a little "bare" and after seeing this recipe, I decided to use up the last of the veggies that were in there...carrots, zucchini, well-minced broccoli, onion, garlic, etc. I sauteed everything, put in a big squirt of ranch dressing, some dashes of hot sauce, and adjusted salt and pepper. I semi-ground the oatmeal and added about 1/4 c of wheat germ and let it all "sit" for about 20 minutes. I found no need for egg or flour. The burgers are presently cooking on my cast-rom skillet with just a smidge of oil, and my toddler keeps coming over, asking for more "burger". This kid neve reats veggies, so this recipe is a GEM for our family. Thank you!!
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