Diet Slaw

[expand title=’Ingredients’]10 c. cabbage
1 sm. jar pimento
1/2 tsp. mustard seed
1 1/2 tsp. celery seed
4 tbsp. onion flakes
1 pt. white vinegar
Artificial sweetener to equal 2 1/2
c. sugar
1/2 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. Salt[/expand]

Preparation:
Grate or chop cabbage and pimento pepper. Mix remaining ingredients and heat mixture until it comes to a boil. Cool, then pour over cabbage mixture. Store in covered jars in refrigerator. Will keep for several weeks.

Ginger Snaps

[expand title=’Ingredients’]1 c. oat bran
3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. each cinnamon & ginger
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/4 c. canola oil
1/4 c. light corn syrup
2 egg whites
1/2 c. sugar[/expand]

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray. In a mixing bowl blend oat bran, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. In a small bowl combine oil and corn syrup. Beat egg whites until almost stiff. Slowly, about 1/4 cup at a time, add sugar to the whites and continue to beat until stiff and glossy. Stir the liquid ingredients into the dry ones. They will remain crumbly. Stir in half of the egg whites to the oat bran batter to lighten and moisten it, then stir in the other half of egg mixture. Stir until the oat bran and spice mixture and egg whites are well mixed. Drop by teaspoonsful onto the prepared cookie sheets and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Watch closely as they will burn quickly. Calories: 64. Fat: 3.59 grams. Cholesterol: 0. Sodium: 6.07 milligrams.

Oatmeal Munchies

[expand title=’Ingredients’]1 c. oat bran, pulverized into flour
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. chopped dates
4 egg whites, or 1/2 c. egg substitute
2 tbsp. canola oil
2 egg whites
1/2 c. brown sugar[/expand]

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Combine pulverized oat bran, flour, oatmeal, brown sugar and baking powder; stir in dates. In a small bowl combine the 4 egg whites or egg substitute, oil and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients, with your hands mix and squeeze the ingredients together until you have formed a dough that just holds together. Pat the dough into the prepared baking pan. Beat the 2 egg whites until stiff, then gradually add the brown sugar, a tablespoon at a time until all of it has been mixed. Spread over the dough and bake for 45 minutes. Cool to room temperature and cut into squares. Calories: 128. Fat: 2.4 grams. Cholesterol: 0. Sodium: 84 milligrams.

EZ Banana Bread

[expand title=’Ingredients’]Scant 2 c. sugar
2 eggs
3/4 c. oil
3 tsp. vanilla
2 c. mashed banana (can use zucchini)2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. Cinnamon[/expand]

Preparation:
Beat together. Sift together: Mix together and add 1 1/2 cups nuts. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

Southern Style Biscuits

[expand title=’Ingredients’]1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. shortening
2/3 c. buttermilk or use regular milk and omit baking soda
1 tbsp. margarine or butter, melted[/expand]

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda; cut in shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in buttermilk until dough leaves side of bowl and rounds up into a ball. (If dough is dry, stir in 1 or 2 tablespoons additional buttermilk.) Turn until lightly floured surface. Knead lightly until smooth, about 10 times. Roll or pat dough 3/4 inch thick; cut with 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter. Place on cookie sheet (about 1 inch apart for crusty sides, touching for soft sides). Brush tops with melted margarine or butter. Bake until golden brown 12 to 15 minutes. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Makes 6 large biscuits. Serve warm with butter and honey, sure to melt in your mouth!

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