Spotting ‘hidden’ sugar

Sugar Bear - © 2013

Here’s a brief follow-up on our recent post about the addictive power of Oreo Cookies – and, in fact, all high fat/sugar treats. Today, we take the ‘sugar’ thing a little farther, highlighting the insidious sub-chemistry of ‘hidden sugar’ in processed foods we eat every day…

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Festive Sides: Mom’s Mashed Potatoes

Mom's Mashed Potatoes - ©

I’ve been getting a steady stream of requests for different ‘classic’ favourite festive recipes since I shared my Perfect Pumpkin Pie on this blog at Canadian Thanksgiving. We’ve covered two different and yummy Cranberry condiments and, now, we’re going to make ‘Mom’s Mashed Potatoes’…

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Are Oreo Cookies truly addictive?

Oreo Cookie - © Mondelez Intl. 2013

Apparently – according to a study by undergraduate researchers at Connecticut College, reported in The Christian Science Monitor, it depends on how you define ‘truly addictive’. But the findings, they say, definitely show the same pattern of behaviour among Oreo devotees as is exhibited by drug addicts.

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Perfect Pumpkin Pie!

Maggie's No-Fail Pumpkin Pie - © 2013

There’s nothing that says Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner Dessert better than a luscious homemade Pumpkin Pie! It’s not as hard as you might think, and there’s no danger of a watery pie or a soggy crust with my fail-proof recipe!

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