Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More

Posted by Debbra Williams, Alumna Mentor @debbraw, Feb 22, 2019

Some of the members of the Gratitude Discussion Group were interested in having a place to share recipes and food ideas. I’m hoping that we can use this thread as a place to have that kind of discussion. I’d love to hear your ideas for quick meals, comfort food, healthy snacks, and more.

Personally, I’ve just been through a bad reaction to one of my medications that left me with a very queasy stomach. I would love to hear ideas – or recipes – that might be used when you need to get something on your stomach, but don’t want to overdo it.

Hopefully, this thread will even be a place where we can share recipes for special treats and yummy rewards. It doesn’t always have to be healthy!

I’d love to hear from members who have been part of other discussions AND from new members who have good ideas, recipes and food tips to share. I’m excited to see who might start us off here with an awesome food suggestion!

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Just Want to Talk group.

Has anybody ever tried Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates?
Jake

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@jakedduck1

Has anybody ever tried Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates?
Jake

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No, but I'm trying to be good. Please don't tempt me – I am saving myself for a trip to my husband's hometown this weekend, where there is a terrific confectioner just a few miles away.
Sue

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@sueinmn
Obviously I don't consider eating candy or other delicious confections on a daily basis as bad. Actually, I believe they do me more good than the so-called healthy food I eat.
Enjoy all the goodies at the confectionery shop. Well, speaking of….and since I was taught to talk with my mouth full, goodbye and have a fantastic day.
Jake

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@jakedduck1

Has anybody ever tried Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates?
Jake

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Hi Leonard,

I just took a look at Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates website. I was really tempted by the Cremes without nuts, that would undoubtedly be my order. Have you ordered any? If so, what is your favorite?

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@hopeful33250
Hello,
No, not yet but going to get me some of everything. I forgot the name but the brown sugar & fudge, Carmel & marshmallows are a few of my very favorites. I love creams but I love all candy.
I'm going to get some sugarless for my cousin.
I don't like mint but if I'm in a hotel and they put one on my pillow or at a restaurant and they bring one lets just say they don't get given or thrown away.
Right now I'd like some Rocky Road & Vanilla Fudge & if I didn't mind cooking I'd make some divinity. I hope someone comes along who has had some.
Jaku

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Oops, My post to Sue post I meant to say and since WASN’T taught to talk with my mouthful.
JAKE

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@jakedduck1

Oops, My post to Sue post I meant to say and since WASN’T taught to talk with my mouthful.
JAKE

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😂😂.Jake I’m in possession of 8 of THE BEST candy bars on the face of the planet. A favorite stop for chocolate is this little mom & pop place. We stop any time we’re passing through the area. They custom make bars with a host of yummy fillings. My favorite is the curry pistachio bar. They do ship but have limits depending on the temperature in summer.
Wisconsin Butter toffee is out of this world.
Their Turtles, caramels or oysters are ‘death by chocolate’ but what a way to go….

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@jakedduck1

@hopeful33250
Hello,
No, not yet but going to get me some of everything. I forgot the name but the brown sugar & fudge, Carmel & marshmallows are a few of my very favorites. I love creams but I love all candy.
I'm going to get some sugarless for my cousin.
I don't like mint but if I'm in a hotel and they put one on my pillow or at a restaurant and they bring one lets just say they don't get given or thrown away.
Right now I'd like some Rocky Road & Vanilla Fudge & if I didn't mind cooking I'd make some divinity. I hope someone comes along who has had some.
Jaku

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You have great taste in candy, @jakedduck1

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@loribmt

😂😂.Jake I’m in possession of 8 of THE BEST candy bars on the face of the planet. A favorite stop for chocolate is this little mom & pop place. We stop any time we’re passing through the area. They custom make bars with a host of yummy fillings. My favorite is the curry pistachio bar. They do ship but have limits depending on the temperature in summer.
Wisconsin Butter toffee is out of this world.
Their Turtles, caramels or oysters are ‘death by chocolate’ but what a way to go….

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@loribmt What's the name of the shop?

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@hopeful33250

@loribmt What's the name of the shop?

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It’s a little place called Wilmar’s Candy, Appleton WI. It’s online, just google it. They win awards for their chocolates! Shhh don’t tell Jake but I’m not a big fan of milk chocolate. But I will eat theirs! It’s delicious.

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@loribmt
Those look good but I nearly puked when I saw the Espresso one.
Coffee is the most disgusting vile brew I've ever tasted. GROSS BEYOND EXPLANATION.
Candy with curry? What's that taste like?
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@loribmt
Those look good but I nearly puked when I saw the Espresso one.
Coffee is the most disgusting vile brew I've ever tasted. GROSS BEYOND EXPLANATION.
Candy with curry? What's that taste like?
Jake

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The Espresso bars are for my daughter’s mother in law. I’m not a fan either. So don’t hate me. LOL.
The curry pistachio bar is a blend of milk/dark with pistachios, coconut, ginger, sweet curry and sea salt. It’s not hot and spicy curry. The flavors work so well together. My transplant doctor is from India and every time I go in for a checkup, he gets one of these bars. He loves them and is excited to see when I pull on out of my bag for him. 😂 (and I’m not above a little bribery)

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