April 22, 2016
Makes 20 servings. 1 box matzo 1 pound unsalted butter 2 tablespoons corn syrup 2 cups sugar 6 ounces dark chocolate chips 6 ounces toasted sliced almonds 1. Line an 18-by-13-inch baking sheet with parchment paper, and place it on a heat-resistant surface or a towel. Lay down a single layer of matzo so it covers the entire tray. Break pieces to fill in the smaller gaps. 2. To make the toffee, place the butter, sugar, and corn syrup in a pan and put on medium heat.
June 12, 2013
1JUST SAY NO TO 'OSE' Eliminate breakfast cereals that list ingredients like sugar, corn syrup, honey or anything that ends in "ose" (dextrose, sucrose, maltose). Instead, go for low-sugar berries, whole-grain cereals (like old-fashioned oats), nuts (1 ounce is a serving) and plain Greek yogurt (fat-free if you're trying to lose weight). 2TAKE THE WHITE OUT Skip the white bread and go for 100 percent whole-grain or sprouted breads. 3SNACK SMARTER Ditch the chips, ice cream, fruit snacks and crackers.
January 2, 2013 |
THIS IS YOUR ..brain on sugar - for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating. After drinking a fructose beverage, the brain doesn't register the feeling of being full as it does when simple glucose is consumed, researchers found. It's a small study and does not prove that fructose or its relative, high-fructose corn syrup, can cause obesity, but experts say that it adds evidence that they may play a role.
January 2, 2013 |
This is your brain on sugar - for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating. After one drinks a fructose beverage, the brain doesn't register the feeling of being full as it does when simple glucose is consumed, researchers found. It's a small study and does not prove that fructose or its relative, high-fructose corn syrup, can cause obesity, but experts say it adds evidence they may play a role.
August 15, 2011
THERE'S a large number of Americans (white racist tea partyers included) who, because of their blatant dislike for people of color - and thus our president - will allow the Republican Party (the modern-day KKK) to force them to lose their homes, jobs, pensions, families and even their lives to further a hateful and greedy agenda. And this party shows its disdain for these same people, the white poor, by treating them exactly the same way they treat the minorities. They appear confident that the white poor will be blinded by their anti-poor and anti-minority lies and misinformation.
May 27, 2011
Q: What is the difference between regular corn syrup and high-fructose corn syrup? A: Both types of corn syrup start the same way: Cornstarch is treated with an acid or an enzyme, turning it into glucose syrup. To make regular corn syrup - the kind found in supermarkets and used by home bakers for candies and frostings - manufacturers clarify and reduce glucose syrup until it's the right consistency. High-fructose corn syrup is also made from corn-derived glucose syrup, but it requires additional chemical reactions that convert some of the glucose into fructose, creating a sweetener that contains both.
August 26, 2010
Microwaveable desserts are rarely delicious, but Tracy Claros' English Lemon Pudding tastes like homemade. A true Brit who lives and bakes in Austin, Texas, now, Claros makes a light, moist lemon cake topped with tart lemon sauce. It took gold at New York's Fancy Food Show. All grape, all the time? Americans buy 74 million jars of grape jelly a year. So, if PB&J is a constant in your youngster's lunch box, check out the new Bonne Maman French grape jelly. No corn syrup, artificial dyes, or preservatives, so the pure fruit flavor of the Muscat grape stands out.
June 10, 2010
By George Ball We live in a time that merits a new edition of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds , Charles Mackay's classic 1841 study of human follies and frenzies, including witch hunts, alchemy, and bursting financial bubbles. One delusion now in full bloom is the movement to legalize medical marijuana, which is proceeding apace without significant care or consideration on the part of the government, the medical and scientific community, or the public. With California leading, 14 states have legalized medical marijuana, and 11 others are considering doing so. New Jersey's governor and lawmakers recently wrangled over implementation of its new medical-marijuana law, while Philadelphia's current and former district attorneys argued about a push to lessen penalties for possession.
May 12, 2010
DEAR ABBY: Years ago you published your recipe for Abby's Famous Pecan Pie. I cut it out and made it often because it was the best pecan pie I ever tasted. Somehow I have misplaced my recipe. I have come across other ones, but not yours. Would you be so kind as to reprint it in your column? I have committed to bringing a couple of pies to an upcoming event. It would mean a lot to me to be able to use it again. I know everyone who tastes it will agree that it's the best they have ever eaten.
November 6, 2009 |
In the three centuries since the French-Irish Doyle (formerly D'Ouilli) family settled its land grant from William Penn, Doylestown has gone through a number of transformations. George Washington and his colonials tromped through on their way to beat up on the British. It became the Bucks County seat soon afterward and had some hope of rivaling Philadelphia as a center of the action in these parts. Instead, it built itself into a combination of a manufacturing and a farming center, with a prominent agricultural educational institution, now Delaware Valley College.