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Old 10-06-2013, 11:35 PM   #671
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Today I'm making a pumpkin pie with no added sweetener, we'll see if we get a pie or a quiche!
I did that once. Wasn't planned! We were on the phone with my FIL and I lost track of what had gone in and what was still needed. Unfortunately, it came the year after my Mom left the sugar out. I told her I would make it so it turned out right.

Ever since, I've measured every ingredient out, double and triple checked, and THEN started to mix!
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:43 PM   #672
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I have used 1/2 the called for sugar for years with the Libby recipe, I may cut it back again and see if we can tolerate it. I love pumpkin custard, generally don't make a crust for it, saves me the carbs.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:43 AM   #673
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I'm curious, too, Bea. I recently made a new recipe for skinny brownies with just chocolate cake mix and a can of plain pumpkin -- no oil, eggs, or added sugar. Of course there's some kind of sweetener in the cake mix, but the end result (I made it into small cupcakes) was pretty good -- not too sweet. Not as hard to resist snitching the extras from the freezer.
I also find it easier to live with low sugar foods.

In the interest of science, I had a sliver of the sugar free pumpkin pie after it had chilled in the refrigerator and the spices mingled with the filling, I didn't miss the sugar at all with that piece.

Maybe I'll dedicate my life to scientific research!
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:32 PM   #674
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Pizza today! I have been using my zo to do most of my kneading, but now that I have a Bosch Compact (much lighter weight than my old Hobart era K5) I opted to make a different type of dough this time, using the mixer instead. We'll see how it comes out.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:44 PM   #675
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My favorite deep, dark Devil's Food Cake with dark chocolate ganache.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:44 PM   #676
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Coconut cream pie.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:42 AM   #677
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I made some banana bread today with some walnuts in it. Can't wait to have some with butter on it for dessert tonight.

I have always liked butter on my banana or nut bread, but others in my family don't understand it. Who else puts butter on it?
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:45 AM   #678
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I have always liked butter on my banana or nut bread, but others in my family don't understand it. Who else puts butter on it?
Me! Me! Especially that first piece that is still warm from the oven...you know the one, the quality control piece
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:45 AM   #679
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I have always liked butter on my banana or nut bread, but others in my family don't understand it. Who else puts butter on it?
I do! It's bread, isn't it? In fact, I have a couple of banana-nut muffins that need to be eaten. I split them and toast them in the toaster oven, then smear butter all over them and it melts into them. Yummy!
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:47 AM   #680
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I did that once. Wasn't planned! We were on the phone with my FIL and I lost track of what had gone in and what was still needed. Unfortunately, it came the year after my Mom left the sugar out. I told her I would make it so it turned out right.

Ever since, I've measured every ingredient out, double and triple checked, and THEN started to mix!

We have had a few mishaps like that in my family....one ingredient left out that changed the whole recipe. Since I bake a lot, in the past several years I have started getting out all the ingredients before I start, and putting each one away as I use it. I always know what I still have to put in.
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