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Pumpkin Cranberry Loaf

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Earlier this year, I tried a recipe for a fat free pumpkin pound cake from Fast Food Fix, a book that specializes in making low-fat or fat free versions of restaurant favorites. The pound cake was tasty, but had one major flaw: it tasted a bit rubbery after the first day. At the time, I covered this up by toasting it, but the problem is ... Read More »

A grill for minimalists

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 If the golden grillwas a bit over the top for your tastes (or your wallet, with it’s $12,000 price tag!), there are many alternative grills. I’d recommend something in the midrange, both in terms of size and price, for the average griller who wants to tackle great burgers, steak, chicken, veggies and the occasional grilled pizza. But if you are interested in the polar opposite of the blinged-out ... Read More »

Do I need to rotate cakes while baking?

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Occasionally when baking, you may find yourself with a lack of oven space. Smaller than standard ovens pose little problem for most breads and cookies - assuming that they give you the full temperature range of a regular oven - but can pose a challenge for cake-bakers, especially if you want to bake a layer cake. Most standard sized ovens give you enough shelf space that you can ... Read More »

Hershey’s Fresh from the Factory

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You haven’t lived until you’ve had candy fresh off of the production line. Or at least, Hershey’s doesn’t think so. The chocolate company is offering select products Fresh from the Factory, delivered to your door within 96 hours (excluding some parts of the southwest) of production, to “allow you to experience extreme freshness which you will see, smell and taste!”. They are offering a few ... Read More »

Death by veganism?

If you ever watched the show Friends, you might recall that the Phoebe Buffay character was a vegetarian and deeply interested in animal rights. She wasn’t a vegan, but she mostly didn’t eat meat. She gave up her non-meat eating ways when she became pregnant with triplets because she felt that the babies craved meat. She felt it was in their best interest to give ... Read More »

Berry Oatmeal Crumble Bars

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Food blogs are some of the best places to find culinary inspiration. Magazines and cookbooks aren’t to be overlooked, of course, but when you hear someone you know (or have come to know over the years of writing) raving about a dish, it is the ultimate incentive to try it. I was recently inspired by Joe‘s post on Strawberry-Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars, which sounded summery and looked ... Read More »

Jumbo Sprinkles

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Perusing the baking aisles at a local craft-type store over the weekend, I noticed that Wilton’s new jumbo sprinkles were being prominently featured. They seem to be made out of the crunchy, shaped sugar that make up the majority of sprinkles, but are cut into much larger pieces. Each one appears to be 2-4 times larger than the average sprinkle! I was tempted to buy ... Read More »

The Great American Bake Sale

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The Great American Bake Sale is a nationwide event to raise awareness of childhood hunger and to raise money to end it. The event isn’t one single bake sale, but many, each done at a local level. From now until August 31st, you can register and host your own bake sale anywhere from a school to a church to a park in your neighborhood. Registering helps ... Read More »

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