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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Super Soft Quaker Oatmeal Cookies

Posted By on Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 10:14 AM

Makes four dozen cookies(Adjusted from the recipe on the Quaker Oats boxtop: free of wheat, eggs, milk, peanuts and tree nuts) 1/2 lb (2 sticks) of Earth Balance spread, softened *1 cup firmly packed brown sugar1/2 cup granulated sugar2 eggs worth of egg replacer1 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour blend2 tsp xantham gum2 tsp baking soda1 tsp cinnamon1/2 tsp salt3 cups Quaker Oats (Quick 1 Minute) Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together Earth Balance spread and sugars until creamy. Add egg replacer and vanilla; beat well.Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Stir in...

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Rolled Gingerbread Cookies

Posted By on Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 10:12 AM

2 1/2 tsp ground ginger1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon1/2 tsp nutmeg1/4 tsp cloves1/2 tsp baking soda1/4 tsp salt Mix all this and set aside. 1/2 cup unsalted butter or soy butter3/4 cup molasses (get good flavored molasses for this as it really makes a difference)1/2 cup sugar2 Tbs waterEner-G egg replacer equivalent to 1 egg3 cups flour Melt butter in small saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in molasses and sugar. Next beat in spice mixture, water, and egg replacer. Place flour in large bowl and make a well in the center. Pour liquid mixture into flour. Mix together, then...

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Ty and Talia's Hallelujah Sugar Cookies

Posted By on Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 10:10 AM

Makes about two dozen cookies 1 cup butter (or non-dairy Fleischmann’s unsalted margarine) ¾ cup sugar2 tsp vanilla extract (or 1½ tsp vanilla and ¼ tsp lemon extract)2 cups all-purpose flour (or gluten-free substitute)½ tsp baking powder¼ tsp salt Glaze:1 cup powdered sugar1 tsp vanilla extract4 tsp water Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine butter, sugar and extract(s). Beat at medium speed until creamy. Reduce speed to low. Add remaining ingredients. Beat until well mixed.Refrigerate dough a couple of hours/overnight.Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten balls to ¼ inch thickness with the...

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Only Burger Celebrates Grand Opening Today

Posted By on Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 6:34 AM

Only Burger, Durham's mobile burger eatery, has a new place to park and call home. Approximately three weeks ago, the food truck opened a brick and mortar location at Hope Valley Square shopping center (3710 Shannon Road, Suite 118, Durham, http://durhamcatering.com/onlyburger, 919-724-9377). At the new location, the menu is basically the same—$4.75 for single burgers and $7.25 for doubles—except that it has expanded to include beer (and seating). Only Burger will celebrate its grand opening at 11 a.m. today with half priced burgers....

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Efland-Cheeks Throwdown Competition

Posted By on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 5:33 PM

At noon this Saturday at Efland-Cheeks Elementary School (4401 Fuller Road, Efland), Mildred Council of Mama Dip’s in Chapel Hill and Robert Campbell, a local minister, environmental activist, and chef, will evaluate entries by two Orange County residents competing to create an interesting take on a traditional southern vegetable recipe. The contestants—Chrisean Fuller of Efland-Cheeks and D’Jenna Crayton of Chapel Hill—are finalists from an earlier cook-off held in conjunction with the Efland Food Project, which aims to document African American foodways in the Efland-Cheeks area. For both the previous and upcoming competitions, foods are judged according to their health benefits,...

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Cranberry Sauce

Posted By on Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 11:12 AM

This allergy-free, low-glycemic version of the traditional side dish is irresistible! 1 package cranberries2 cups water1 can crushed pineapple½ cup erythritol1 tablespoon agave nectar Rinse cranberries. In a medium saucepan, combine cranberries, water, pineapple, erythritol and agave nectar. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cranberries will pop open and begin to soften. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until mixture forms a smooth, viscous consistency. Remove from heat, allow sauce to thicken as it cools. May be refrigerated to thicken further. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Variations: - Pineapple substitutions: mandarin oranges, raisins, mango, raspberries, blueberries -...

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