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Instant Millionaire Pie for Diabetics

Reviewed: May 7, 2011
My biggest problem was calling this pie a "diabetic" pie. I wouldn't call it that just because of the sugar free pudding mix. This couldn't even be called "sugar free" If you've never prepared meals for a diabetic be very careful and understand the power of carbs. Especially Simple carbs. The carbs in this recipe aren't exactly the most diabetic friendly along with the refined sugar. If this were served after a meal which already had carbs in it you risk jacking up their blood sugar levels beyond their target numbers after a meal. They need to know in advance all the carbs for an entire meal including a dessert so they can decide how much insulin they need if they are doing an Insulin:Carb ratio shot before meals. If you really want to reduce this to a diabetic friendly pie take the time to find a low carb sugar free crust. There are shortbreads out there for that. Non fat or 2% milk and sugar free whipped topping. Add some splenda in the whipped topping for taste. Be very careul with canned fruits. Make sure no sugar has been added. Pineapple is a high glycemic fruit. Going with strawberrys may be better. The sugar free vanilla is fine. We have a diabetic in our family and we are picky about Carb counting. If you go with this recipe as written the milk, whipped topping and gram crackers could easily skyrocket someones blood sugar to scary numbers depending on how they respond to simple carbs. Be very careful serving this in between meals as well.
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Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Reviewed: Sep. 30, 2012
If you want to surpass all holiday cookies that are served during the season and be the talk of evening at all the gatherings THIS is the cookie recipe to bring. From Halloween to Christmas your family and friends will be begging for you to bring these. I've made just the slightest alterations to make these stand out as a signature cookie above all others. For the recipe itself trust me and go with half white and half brown sugar. Now split your dough in half. In one batch add chocolate chips. In the other batch add chopped nuts. Walnuts or pecans are the best. The best way to make these beauties shape perfectly is to use a scoop and then take the back of a wet spoon and smooth the top surface out using a circular motion. The end result is a beautifully Large shaped incredible cookie. Now for the best frosting: The ones with the chocolate chips I go with a cream cheese icing. The compliment of flavors is incredible. Ad some sprinkles if you'd like. With the batch that have the nuts go with a maple icing. Your cookie eaters will go nuts over them. It's like eating a maple glazed doughnut but this has the complimenting falvor's of pumpkin and maple. These cookies far surpass those traditional holiday sugar cookies.
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Almond Buttercrunch Candy I

Reviewed: Dec. 8, 2012
A little friendly advice. Instead of worrying about the chocolate on the bottom hold off on that. Just grease your pan real good. Follow directions to make candy. btw you can also make this with white sugar as well. Cook to the the point it's toffee. Now here come the slight changes... 1. pour candy into greased pan. Cover with chocolates ( Try Ghirardelli chips ) spread them as they melt. Take chopped ( processor is best ) nuts almost to the point of powder and spinkle on melting chocolate. Cover with tin foil. Sit on counter or put in fridge. When it's hard take tin foil off. Turn pan upside down and remove the entire slab of yummy candy. Place candy back in pan still all in one piece with the side with no chocolate now on top. Melt additional chocolate chips in microwave. Pour on top of candy smooth out add the chopped / powdered almonds and cover back up and put back in fridge. I promise your chocolate will not come off on either side doing it this way. You know the routine after that. Wait for it to get hard and then break that yummy all up in bite size servings. Note: If you ever enjoyed the cans of Camp Fire Girls Almond Roca this is almost identical with the powdered almonds.
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