Tag Archives: sugar

Name brand or generic, is there really a difference?

We all wonder if there is really a difference between name brand products and their generic counterparts, and that question doesn’t stop when we enter the grocery store.  Instead, it runs rampant as we are confronted with choices that range … Continue reading

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Hot cocoa mix, a do-it-yourself recipe!

Hot cocoa is one of the most popular of hot drinks in America, right up there with hot tea and coffee.  It ranks well above hot cider or other fruit-based drinks too.  Almost everyone loves its chocolate-y and rich milky … Continue reading

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Cake and grief

Yesterday was my son’s birthday.  He would have turned 21 yesterday, but he died when he was 10.  It wasn’t one of my better days, no matter how I tried to kick start my mood, and my mind often drifted … Continue reading

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Learning to cheat as a cook

Several years ago, my daughter was mystified how I could “measure” things in the palm of my hand, and why she was completely incapable of doing so.   For the first time, I was teaching someone how to cheat on the … Continue reading

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