It's about time.

Many of you can relate to Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Kathy's Recipes

Banana Fritters with carmel walnut sauce.
This recipe serves two people using 2 bananas.  Double for 4 people.
These soft, deep-fried bananas are drizzled with a sweet, rich caramel sauce and crushed walnuts. You can still stay within your dietary boundries if you add one scoop of frozen vanilla yogurt or 2 tablespoons of low fat cool whip to the top of these for an extra special treat.  Note: These are great for anytime breakfast, lunch or supper. Or anytime you want to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Batter ingredients
½ cup all purpose flour
1 egg
½ cup very cold water.
Mix these ingredients well in a large bowl until the batter is smooth.
2 medium bananas cut in half or quartered.

Place each piece of banana in the batter and coat well.
Deep fry in ¼ cup of vegetable oil or Becel oil until golden brown. Turn when one side is golden. Remove and place on paper towel to drain.
Caramel Sauce Ingredients
2 tablespoons of Becel margarine
½ cup of Splenda brown sugar
½ cup of water
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 level tablespoons of cornstarch

Heat and stir on medium high until boiling and thickened. Remove from the heat and drizzle over the banana fritters.  ¼ cup of crushed walnuts.  Spread these over the banana fritters and serve.


Filling Ingredients:
4 cups of chopped dates (Pitted)
½ cup of Splenda white sugar
1 cup of water
Combine filling ingredients in a small sauce pan.  Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes or more until it thickens and is bubbly.  You may have to add about a ¼ cup more water as this mixture should be creamy with a few lumps in it. 

Cookie Ingredients:
1 cup butter or Becel margarine softened
1 ½ cup Splenda brown sugar
2 eggs
2 ½ tsps vanilla extract
3 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
In a large bowl cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, beating well after you have added them. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour baking powder and baking soda and gradually add this to the creamed mixture and mix well.
Place on a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to 1/8” thickness.  Cut with a floured 3 inch cookie cutter. Place the cookies 1 inch apart on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Be generous adding the filling spreading to the edge of the cookie and then top with another cookie. The cookies should be applied with the smooth side out. They will resemble a sandwich, with the date filling in the centre.
Preheated oven at 350 degrees and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
Diabetic Strawbery Cream Pie

Yummy even if you’re not a diabetic.  Sure satisfies the sweet tooth.
Be sure to use the directions in this recipe and not those on the Jello box.
Add fresh strawberries not frozen.  Exchange: 1 ½ carbs (1 starch ½ fruit) 1 fat

Graham Cracker Pie Crust
1 2/3 cup Graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup Splenda sugar
¼ cup + 2 tbls. of Becel  margarine melted

Mix all the above together until well combined. Press mixture into pie plate and place in the fridge to set for at least 1 to 2 hours.
Pie Filling Ingredients:
1 (deep dish) graham cracker pie crust
1 ½ cups boiling water
1 (5/8 ounce) package sugar-free strawberry Jello (or 2.3 ounce package)
3 cups of sliced fresh strawberries
2 cups of plain nonfat yogurt
8 whole strawberries sliced (set aside to decorate the top)

Place boiling water in large bowl. Stir in Jello till dissolved. Chill until slightly set—about 10-20 minutes.
Stir in strawberries chill another 10 minutes.
Fold in yogurt
Pour mixture into graham cracker crust.  Chill till firm at least 4 hours.
Cut into 8 wedges serve and Enjoy.

Honey Garlic Chicken Wings

Picture to be added later.

3 lbs. of chicken wings
Salt and pepper to taste – ½ tsp pepper lighter on the salt
1 cup of honey
½ cup of soy sauce
2 TBSP Vegetable oil
2 TBSP Ketchup
1 clove of garlic or 1 tsp. garlic minced
Note: Add a ½ cup of water for a larger quantity of sauce.

Cut off and discard the wing tips.  Cut each wing into 2 parts and place in a slow cooker.
Combine the above ingredients and mix well pour sauce over the wings.
Cook 6-7 hrs. on low or 3 to 4 hours on high.  Stir once ½ way through cooking to be sure the wings are covered.
They will be a nice brown color and taste great.


  1. Mmmmh! That looks yummy!
    And happy birthday to you! I heard we share the same date.

  2. the chicken was really good but I use only 1/2 cup of honey