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Rated 5 out of 5 by mormor12 Love this book
My body reacts to processed sugar, I can eat anything with sucanat, honey, or any other natural sweetner. My husband is a diabetic & he also can have these recipes. We still eat sensibly, but can have these delicious foods with no reactions. THANKS, we need more cook books written like this for healthier eating.
Rated 4 out of 5 by zbusybee Great Receipes
This cook book introduced me to cooking with natural sugar. This was a great benefit to me and my husband. However, while this product touted lower sugars, the carbohydrates are still high. I can control that by the portion that is served. Otherwise, this is a great cook book for anyone interested in eliminating the processed sugars in their diets.
Rated 1 out of 5 by caliecat Not What I expected.
Even though they use lower sugar products there still is a lot of sugar in most of these recipes. Being diabetic had to send it back.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bambi43 Taste I is good
We have tried a cake recipe and the taste was good. Will be trying more recipes.
Rated 2 out of 5 by ELinCA Tiny, "added-out" print
Half of the page is taken up with an explanation of how the the test kitchen derived the recipe. The rest of the page contains the recipe with detailed instructions that seem to go on and on. Too much information. The book is heavy and will not lay flat when opened. Plus the print is small and not very dark. If I kept the book, I would have to copy and enlarge the recipe before starting. The recipes do look great and I'm sure many people will enjoy them after they navigate the layout.
Rated 5 out of 5 by rloren11 Reduce sugar intake without loosing flavor
Book has lots of easy recipes that have been adjusted for a lower count of carb from refine sugar. It is not a carb free, or sugar free or diet cookbook. Is a regular cookbook that substitute refine white sugar for other natural sweetener that are less process and happen to sweeten more with less, consequently degreasing the amount of sugars and carbs up to 50% less than the regular recipe that use white sugar.
As with all america's test kitchen cookbook, they explain why and how they change the recipes so you can learn to apply the changes to other recipes.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bahamianprincess Great Recipes With Less Sugar
This book is fantastic for those of us trying to cut sugar in recipes without using sugar substitutes. My mother is diabetic but can't have artificial sugars. So this is great because she can still have a piece of cake that tastes absolutely fantastic but with half the sugar. This book isn't about making sugar free recipes but lower natural sugar goodies without sacrificing flavor. No reason to beware of this book as long as you understand it has delicious recipes with half the "natural" sugar than in most other recipes.
Rated 1 out of 5 by fossilmom Sugar is sneaky.
Despite what the general public thinks, sugar comes in many forms. HONEY IS SUGAR. Same for maple syrup dried fruit, agave, molasses, dextrose. Look up what sugar is on the internet or a better nutrition source. Sugar has many names. Fruit juice concentrate is also sugar. Even milk and fruit has sugar. I have yet to find a recipe that says it has low sugar that is really sugar free. Buyer beware.