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Old 10-23-2003, 06:42 AM   #1
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Dana Carpender recipes......

Im so excited! Just received my order of Dana Carpender's books, the 500 recipe's, and the 15 minute recipe's. They look awesome and everything looks so good. Does anyone have favorites they could recommend that I try first? Especially in the veggies. And the meats, and the desserts.................well, you know how it is.
Thanks for any suggestions!
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Old 10-23-2003, 07:50 AM   #2
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Try Dottie's (yes, our Dottie!) Burger Scramble Florentine from the 500 Recipes book... just had it for dinner (again) last night - yum!
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Old 10-23-2003, 08:03 AM   #3
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I just got mine a few days ago too. I've only had a chance to look through the 15 Minute Recipes so far. I also recommend Dottie's Burger Scramble Florentine. My husband also liked it and made a point of letting me know he liked it.

I won't be able to post Dana's recipes that I try on my website, but what I will do is take a photo of each thing that I make and post my comments about how it turned out and whether or not I'd make it again.
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Old 10-23-2003, 08:11 AM   #4
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We make the Skillet Chicken Florentine at least once/week for dinner. Quick, nutritious and tasty. The only modification is that we make it with 16 oz. of spinach instead of what it calls for (12 oz., IIRC).

Another biggy is the Satay Without the Stick and Peanut Sauce. Spicy change of pace, and also very quick and easy.

The things I like best in the 500 recipes book are the snacks and sauces. Lots of great ideas for different flavored pumpkin seeds, dips and sauces for spicing up an otherwise drab meal.
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Old 10-23-2003, 09:39 AM   #5
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I just got my copy of the 15-Minute Low Carb Meals cookbook and I have not tried anything yet; however, I did notice that a lot of the meals look like real spicey or hot meals. I hope not as I sure don't like real spicy stuff. I'm a good old country gal who loves southern country cooking.

In her 500 Recipes cookbook, I dearly LOVE her Company Dinner "Rice" on page 160. Yum! My husband also loves it. I make it from the Cauliflower Rice Deluxe recipe right above it and I do include the small amount of wild rice.
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Old 10-23-2003, 09:51 AM   #6
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Her Heroin Wings have been raved about, and I thought they were very good. They didn't make as many wings as I thought they would, but they were very popular at a recent family gathering.

LindaSue, how nice of you to respect Dana's published recipes, but still be willing to post a picture of them. I enjoy your website very much.
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Old 10-23-2003, 10:24 AM   #7
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I love her cookbook...heroin wings are wonderful. We also enjoyed the tilapia packets...very easy. Meatza is also great! I haven't tried many of the desserts yet...but I'm doing a trial run on the pumpkin pie this weekend! We'll see...
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Old 10-23-2003, 10:35 AM   #8
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Peanut Butter Bars

I just made the Peanut butter bars that are across from the peanut butter protein bars and they are very yummy!!!
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Old 10-23-2003, 02:20 PM   #9
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I love both of her books...Haven't tried much that I'm not anxious to try again, but there are so many delicious sounding recipes I haven't gotten to yet!

From the 500 Low-Carb Book:

Good Low-Carb Slow-Cooked Short Ribs
Beef Burgundy
Ellen's Noodleless Lasagna
Cauliflower Klugel
Sunflower Cheddar Crackers
Fajita Frittata
Tarragon Chicken
Chicken Piccata
Pork Chops with Garlic & Balsamic Vinegar

From the 15 Minute Book (I haven't had it long):

Chicken Breats L'Orange
Saigon Shrimp...These are to die for!

I have never been one to love cooking, but the recipes I have tried have motivated me. I can't wait to try even more. Let us know the ones you try, and if they are as good as the rest.
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Old 10-23-2003, 06:09 PM   #10
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Many, many thanks to all you that posted! I've been away all day (and it was a rough day!) and when I got home and found all your great replies it made my day. I'm anxious to get busy cooking ...............if I can just stay home long enough! It helps so much to have details about how you liked it and if you would try it again. Thanks Much!
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Old 10-25-2003, 06:30 AM   #11
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15 Min. Recipes

I haven't had time to try very many recipes from the new 15-Minute cookbook, but the Chili Burgers and the Luau Burgers are super! I really like the Tortilla Pizzas, too.
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Old 10-25-2003, 06:44 AM   #12
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lgpars - if a recipe is too spicy for you just leave the 'hot' spice out of it. Recipes are just made to be tweaked!
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Old 10-25-2003, 07:49 AM   #13
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I agree with LisaUK. I love looking through cookbooks for ideas and inspiration for things to try making low carb versions of. Sometimes a recipe is just a jumping off point and you add your own creativity to make it the way you like it.
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I made Dana's Perfect Protein Pancakes this week. I didn't have any ricotta so I used 1/2 cream cheese and 1/2 curd cheese. I liked them and thought they might make an interesting 'tube' for cannelloni.

Make the meat sauce as usual but make it quite thick.
Roll spoonfuls of it up in the pancakes, place in a dish and cover with grated cheese.
Bake until golden brown.

Yum!
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Old 10-25-2003, 05:16 PM   #15
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I made the pumpkin pie with pecan praline crust last night...it was great! I will be making this again for Thanksgiving.
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Somebody last evening mentioned her chili recipe that was supposed to be better than Dottie's, whoever Dottie is. Can somebody that has Dana's cookbook post it here?
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Not sure if this is the one? This is for Pork Chili Verde.
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Ohhh, these all sound so good! I just ordered a copy of Dana's 500 recipes book, I haven't received it yet. I'm hoping by this weekend so I can try out a lot of these.
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Somebody last evening mentioned her chili recipe that was supposed to be better than Dottie's, whoever Dottie is. Can somebody that has Dana's cookbook post it here?

Try this thread ------> http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...li-recipe.html
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:44 PM   #20
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Unstuffed cabbage! It's deeeelicious. I make it once a week. Very satisfying.
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Unstuffed cabbage! It's deeeelicious. I make it once a week. Very satisfying.
KathyCan - Is this in Dana Carpenter's 500 Low Carb Recipes book? I looked in my book and couldn't find it! Can you help? I'd like to try it. Thanks!
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:45 AM   #23
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KathyCan - Is this in Dana Carpenter's 500 Low Carb Recipes book? I looked in my book and couldn't find it! Can you help? I'd like to try it. Thanks!
Page 145 in the "15 Minute Low Carb Recipes" cookbook
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Sorry to bump an old thread but I just got the 500 more Low Carb recipes book. Any suggestions on which recipes to try first? Thanks!
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I have a question, sorry no answers on what recipe to use. Do these recipes require special ingredients or just stuff you normally have around the house?
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