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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    I love coconut oil! I replace the butter in most of my sweet recipes with it. I find the smell puts me off of savory biscuits etc, but yum, it sure makes pancakes smell good....or chocolate cake!

    We have been cold here lately too Lisa, but have just entered a sunny spell. Hope it is moving towards you too!
    Do you replace all the butter, or just some of it?

    I replace half the butter with yogurt in many recipes, so that's why I'm asking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    I was right. Big lump in the bottom of the pot. Might have to try again tonight, but Im not sure where I went wrong.
    You mentioned letting it rise overnight. That might have been too long. Or if it's supposed to rise that long, then your kitchen might have been too cool overnight. I never bake bread anymore because it's such a PITA to get to rise. In our old apartment, I would set it next to the gas wall heater and the pilot light would keep it warm, but here all of our heating is electric and our gas stove doesn't have a pilot light, either.

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    Plus i have two cribs that no one wants because they are drop side cribs. I have plenty of toys to donate too...so those shouldn't go in the dumpster.
    Is there a women's shelter in your area? They would probably take the cribs off your hands, and the toys. As someone else said, the drop side can easily be fixed in place, even just a couple of well-placed screws can work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I made those sweet potato spears on saturday night differently than usual ~ usually I just use olive oil, but on a whim I rubbed them lightly with coconut oil instead and they were incredible. The coconut oil really brought out the sweetness in them, which coupled with the salt and rosemary was delish. I will never make them with olive oil again.
    OMG that sounds fabulous. I really want to love sweet potatoes but they're always just kind of *blah* to me, like something is missing. I had some at a restaurant in New Orleans on our honeymoon that I loved, they were spicy in a full-mouth-feel kind of way not a burn-your-tongue-off way IYKWIM and served with ranch dressing, but I've never been able to replicate that seasoning. Did you chop up the rosemary and sprinkle it over them, or bake them with branches of rosemary?
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    Lisa i use it as a moisturizer and then when it's already liquid like on my hands I use it on the ends of my hair. Gives it great shine and smells like summer the difference in scent or not is just refined vs. unrefined. I only use the virgin and unrefined kind.

    Eta: Stacey I just chopped some up from my garden. I'm growing some different varieties and I went with a less woody/ really mild one. I usually use whole branches in grilling- love to grill steaks on a plank with a rosemary branch between the plank and the meat.
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    I love the coconutty smell on my skin. Smells like summer. I like the Hawaiian Tropic Lime Coolada after sun lotion. I also love Body Shop coconut body butter. Leaves my skin amazing all day. Here it is (forgive the expression) drier than a popcorn fart all.year.long. I have to slather stuff all over myself to keep from shriveling up into a prune. Good to know about the coconut oil!

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    Yeah it's great because its totally organic- no added scents or any chemicals.... I keep a jar on my counter with the cooking oils and another of the exact same jar in our bathroom. Talk about multi purpose!
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    Do you replace all the butter, or just some of it?

    I replace half the butter with yogurt in many recipes, so that's why I'm asking.
    I replace all of it, but I'm not a super good baker, so...... I think in some of my recipes I should be using less, or maybe adding more flour because of the 'liquidyness' of the coconut oil, but I just experiment till I get a good result.
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    It's boob sweat hot here, too. The heat index the next few days is supposed to be in the low 100s. I'm supposed to run 5-6 miles tomorrow and Thursday...so pretty much I'll either have to run at 4:30 am or 9:00 at night. At least the heat is supposed to break by my 14 mile run this Saturday. Marathon training in the summer is rough. At least I have cute new running shoes .
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    Good for you for running a Marathon!

    I made carrot bread tonight. It was ok, but not wonderful. I picked the carrots from my garden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Good for you for running a Marathon!

    I made carrot bread tonight. It was ok, but not wonderful. I picked the carrots from my garden.
    I made an insanely delicious and healthy carrot tea bread with crumbled oat topping. Highly recommend! I made it twice in a week. I have a few great carrot muffin recipes too, let me know if you want them. Healthy and delicious. Carrot spice and carrot oat. They'd be great with fresh carrots from the garden!
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    I made an insanely delicious and healthy carrot tea bread with crumbled oat topping. Highly recommend! I made it twice in a week. I have a few great carrot muffin recipes too, let me know if you want them. Healthy and delicious. Carrot spice and carrot oat. They'd be great with fresh carrots from the garden!
    I used all of my carrots, but I would still love the recipe. I am always up for new recipes.

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