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    Sparkling Grapefuit Halves

    Cut grapefruit in half, remove seeds. Cut around edges and sections to loosen; remove center. Spread each half with 1 tbsp cranberry-orange relish or 2 tsp. butterscotch sauce. Heat in ungreased baking pan for 10 minutes at 475F.
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    Crab Dip in Pepper Shells

    4 medium green peppers 4 cups sour cream 4 cans (7 1/2 oz each) crabmeat, drained and cartilage removed 2 tsp. garlic salt 1 tsp. grated lemon peel 4 large cucumbers 4 cans (8 1/2 oz each) water chestnuts, drained Cut thin slices from stem ends of peppers. Remove seeds and membranes. Mix sour...
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    Chiles Con Queso

    2 jalapeno chili peppers, drained (reserve 1 tbsp. liquid) 1 jar (16 oz) processed cheese spread (such as Cheez Whiz) 1 jar (4 oz) pimiento, drained and chopped Remove stems, seeds and membrane from peppers; chop peppers. In earthenware fondue pot, combine peppers, cheese spread and pimiento...
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    Melon Cascade

    Snip 2 large bunches seedless green grapes into clusters (2 cups). Chill. Cut 1 honeydew melon lengthwise into 8 wedges, not cutting through to bottom; scoop out seeds and fibers. Place melon in center of platter; fill with grape clusters. Garnish with lemon wedges and grape leaves. 8 servings...
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    Melon Boat Salads

    Cut a ripe honeydew melon or cantaloupe in half; scoop out seeds and fibers. Cut each half lengthwise into 4 wedges; arrange about 1/4 cup strawberries, cherries, watermelon balls, seedless green grapes or other fruits in each wedge. 4 servings (55 calories each)
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    Polka-Dot Melons

    Cut a ripe cantaloupe in half; scoop out seeds and fibers. Cut each half lengthwise into wedges. With ball cutter, cut balls from wedges; replace with balls cut from watermelon. 2 servings (60 calories each)
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    Grapefruit Gourmet

    Cut 3 grapefruit in half. Remove seeds and loosen sections; remove centers. Sprinkle each half with 1 tsp. granulated sugar and 1 tsp. sherry. Chill 1 hour. Set oven control at broil and/or 550F. Broil grapefruit 4 to 6" from heat 5 to 10 minutes or until juice bubbles and edges of peel turn...
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    The Love Of Cakes: Vanilla Bean Cheesecake With Peaches

    Source: The Love Of Baking (Robin Hood) Prep Time: 20 min + draining Bake Time: 80 min + refrigeration Makes: 1 cheesecake Freezes: Not Recommended Ingredients: 3 cups Astro original balkan style plain yogurt 1 vanilla bean (or 1 tbsp. vanilla extract) Crust: 1 cup Robin Hood or Old Mill oats...
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    Chili Con Queso

    This can be frozen. 1 can 19 oz. tomatoes (drained) 1 tbsp. margarine 1 clove garlic, chopped finely (or garlic salt or powder to taste) 2 tbsp. all purpose flour 1 cup 2% milk 1 can green chilis or hot banana peppers (4 oz. or to taste), drained and finely chopped 8 oz. Velveeta cheese...
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    Panera Bread's Mediterranean Vegetable Sandwich

    3 tablespoons olive oil or butter, plus extra for the bell pepper 1 large onion, sliced into 1/8-inch thick rings 1 pinch salt 1 pinch freshly cracked ground black pepper 1 pinch sugar 1 red bell pepper 3 tablespoons garlic-flavored hummus 2 slices sunflower seed bread (such as Panera Bread...
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    Jalapeno Poppers

    Yield: 10 to 25 poppers 1 - 2 packages cream cheese (depending on pepper size, room temperature) 2 to 4 cloves chopped garlic or granulated, depending on your preference 1/4 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes - a nice handful from the jar Chopped fresh basil leaves Pinch salt 10 to 25...
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    Curry Powder Master Recipe

    Makes 1 cup 1/2 cup coriander seeds 15 dry red chili pods (optional, see Note) 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons fenugreek seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons black peppercorns 15-20 curry leaves (dry or fresh, optional) 3 tablespoons turmeric powder 1. Mix...
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    Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

    Makes about 18 pies For the cake: 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped 1/2 ounce milk chocolate, chopped 12 tablespoons unsalted butter (1½ sticks), melted 1/2 cup sour cream 2 large eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon red food coloring 2 1/4...
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    Crunchy Granola

    1 (18 oz) package old-fashioned oatmeal 1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds, shelled 1/2 cup sesame seeds 1/2 cup wheat germ, unsweetened 3/4 cup shredded coconut 1 tbsp cinnamon 1/2 cup powdered milk 1/3 cup dark brown sugar 3/4 cup honey 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup vegetable oil Mix oatmeal, sunflower...
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    Genetically Modified Crops are causing many diseases? Why isn't this being published?

    I asked a similar YA question a while back and several MD's responded claiming that we're not doing anything new to our food today that we haven't been doing for thousands of years through selective breeding. Well...I recently found out that is absolutely false. Genetic Selection and Genetic...
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    Helpful Tips on Hydroponic Herb Gardens?

    I have been wanting a Hydroponic Herb Garden for the Kitchen like seen on T.V. but it is expensive. I have tried herb gardening from seeds and plants outdoors in Florida but they usually die out before I can get them to grow. The only thing I have now are two beautiful Rosemary bushes. Do you...
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    I need a spicy trail mix recipe for soldier overseas?

    I need to make some spicy trail mix for some soldiers overseas. Any favorite recipes out there? It needs to be shelf stable.I also had a request for "Men's" magazines. Not skin mags, what are some good magazines I can get?Thanks in advanceThis is for a friend. I am not sure what he may be...
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    Does anyone have a good, simple recipe for sesame chicken?

    I have never cooked Asian style before but my husband has requested sesame chicken. I need a simple a recipe that even someone inexperienced with Asian flavors can handle. Thanks!
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    What herbs and/or foods can a woman consume to maximize fertility?

    I've heard yams (in large quantities) can increase fertility. Perhaps this is an ancient African "old wives tale". What suggestions do you all have?
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    cold starting compost pile tips?

    It is winter in the NE with temps around freezing. A month ago I chopped up my first garden and the collection cooked for a bit then stopped. Since then, I have chopped up all the leaves "leaving" a damp pile around 4' diameter. The leaves weren't cooking so I added in some Urea fertilizer (...