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The End of an Easy Bake Era

80s Easy Bake Oven

Energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps are replacing incandescent light bulbs in the US, the EU, Australia and Canada and may, according to the specific laws of where you live, completely replace them by sometime in 2012. This might not seem like important news for the baking community, but it is if you ever had an Easy Bake Oven. Introduced in 1963, Easy Bake Ovens were ... Read More »

Intruder in the kitchen baking cookies?

Freshly baked cookies on a baking sheet

Some people like to wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee, or a plate of hot bacon. You could count me in for both of those things, but freshly baked cookies would make the list, too. That said, I would be very suspicious if I woke up in the middle of the night and suspected – by smell or by the sounds of ... Read More »

Best fried Fair foods of 2009

State and county fairs are known for being a haven of unhealthy but tasty foods. I don’t know fo sure how the tradition got started, but local vendors were definitely quick to pick up on the fact that fair-goers were looking to indulge while they were out. Fair food moved from corndogs and funnel cake, to deep fried Twinkies and deep fried Snickers bars. And ... Read More »

Free Pancakes at IHOP on National Pancake Day

National Pancake Day: Free Pancakes at IHOP

February 24th is National Pancake Day and, in the spirit of celebration, IHOP will be giving out free short stacks of pancakes (3 large pancakes) to all of its customers from 7am to 10pm! The promotion includes their classic buttermilk pancakes, and there is a limit of one stack per guest. The reason that IHOP holds this promotion is to raise money for the Children’s ... Read More »

California might add nutrition information to restaurant menus

It’s easy to pick out healthy items on a restaurant menu, right? A quick quiz conducted by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy found that 68% of surveyed Californians couldn’t pick out the low calorie, low salt, high fat or high calorie items from a list of dishes on the menus at Denny’s, Chili’s, McDonald’s and Romano’s Macaroni Grill chain restaurants. 27% only got ... Read More »

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