PRODUCTS FOR CAMPERS: This Week’s Favorites

[1] Fairytale’s Magic Morsels are “bites,” one-quarter the size of a standard brownie (photo courtesy Fairytale Brownies). [2] Tasty healthfulness: delicious by themselves, with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee (photo courtesy Kristin Hostetter | SNewsnet). [3] Are low-sugar gummy bears guilt-free? Pretty much (photo courtesy Smart Sweets).   When we were…
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RECIPE: Walnut Spread, A Versatile Spread, Filling & Thickener

An overly-enthusiastic purchase of a huge bag of walnut halves at a warehouse club led us to think: What on earth were we thinking? There are just so many walnut pies, salad garnishes, pasta sauces, cookies and brownies we can eat. But we hit the jackpot with what the California Walnut Board calls walnut “cream.”…
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FOOD 101: Butter Cookies, Sugar Cookies, Shortbread ~ The Difference

July 9th is National Sugar Cookie Day. Don’t all cookies have sugar? Yes. But look at three basic cookies types. All are made with sugar (or sugar substitute), plus fat (butter, margarine, oil) and flour, and there are distinct differences. It’s the ratio of ingredients and the preparation instructions that determine the cookie’s texture (chewy,…
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