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Old 04-29-2009, 01:37 PM   #5
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Re: Recipes if you're trying to reduce prepackaged foods

Better Than Store Bought has excellent recipes for things to make from scratch.

I highly recommend the refried beans (we eat this twice a week with a bit less oil), graham crackers, and baking extracts (we have done vanilla, lemon, orange).

My daughter has a lot of severe food allergies and this book was a life saver for me. I was sad that she developed an orange and lemon allergy just when the extracts were about ready to be used. I used potato vodka for the extracts, any large liquor store carries it.

I use a wok to fry up the refried beans as even with my largest fry pan I would have spillage onto the stove top.
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