Easy Daikon Hashed Browns

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Hashed browns are a wondrous addition to breakfast. Unfortunately, potatoes for many of us aren't an option. I know when I have them, I get what my good friend Amy calls "Potato Puff" (a clever, alliterative way of saying that they make me bloat like … [Read more...]

Just Like Velveeta Fudge

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Fudge. "Oh, fudge!" Once the battle cry of Ralphie (well, that's what the censors let us hear in "A Christmas Story"), this is a call to chocolaty arms from hungry cocoa bean lovers everywhere who want to know, "Why the F...udge is there … [Read more...]

Make Sugar-Free Powdered Confectionery Sugar

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How would you make your own sugar-free confectionery (aka powdered) sugar? … [Read more...]

Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Cheesecake

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I love autumn. As a little girl in Wisconsin, I played in the bounty of crunchy, multi-colored leaves, having always treasured seeing the difference in foliage. As an adult in Colorado, I enjoy feeling the crispness in the air, not mowing my lawn, … [Read more...]

Dairy-free, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Waffles

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Are you ready for some waffles? Truthfully, I have never before made a quick bread where even the uncooked batter (I don't recommend eating uncooked batter, especially when it contains eggs) was so delicious and so much fun. … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Crust Pizza {Gourmet Vegetarian Style}

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I am super excited to show you what's new at Your Lighter Side headquarters.  I also love hearing from you, so please keep writing about what you'd like to see, and especially what you're trying that you like. Your comments and letters are absolutely … [Read more...]

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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This roasted red pepper sauce is incredibly easy and delicious. I used roasted, brined red peppers in a jar, but you can roast your own peppers and use those instead. … [Read more...]

Wink Frozen Desserts and Milkshake Recipe

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Reformulated and creamier than ever, Wink Frozen Desserts are ready to hit even more stores, and it's so good you'll feel naughty. A little naughty. A little. … [Read more...]

Easy Minute Microwave Cheese Straws

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Crunchy, delicious cheese straws. Crumble them on your salad for toppings Sneak a baggy of them into a movie for munching Take these to your favorite restaurant for dipping Crumble them over your favorite soup Season with popcorn … [Read more...]

Blendtec Twister Jar Review & Mayonnaise Whip Recipe

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As you have already seen in my earlier review of the Blentec Total Blender with WildSide Jar super-fab blender, I am now an avowed convert to the greatness that is the Blendtec. … [Read more...]

Blendtec Total Blender Review and Yummy Yogurt Smoothie Recipe

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  I am going on the record now to tell you a little something. … [Read more...]

Cheesecake Factory Sugar-Free Kahlua Coffee Cheesecake

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You asked, and I do my best to deliver. Well, not to your house because of the restraining order--but really I'm joking. Maybe. … [Read more...]

Make your own Ideal Sweetener

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I am always freaky about which products I buy to round out my pantry. And because of this, I have relied heavily on Ideal Sweetener now for about two years for every dessert I've made, loving the flavor and how every product made with the sugar … [Read more...]

Taste the Rainbow Cheesecake

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Before you go and get all gushy and approbational on me, know I didn't come up with this idea. … [Read more...]

Make your own (almost) sugar-free brown sugar

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All right, so molasses is only almost sugar-free, but pair your favorite sweetener together with natural molasses and you have a reduced-sugar sweetener to sub into any recipe that calls for brown sugar. … [Read more...]