by Dana Angelo White in 12 Days of Holiday Gifts, Healthy Holidays, December 1, 2010
by Toby Amidor in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, January 26, 2010
- Dana's Homemade Vanilla Extract
Starting today, we’re serving up a new healthy gift idea every day for 12 days! First up: from-scratch vanilla extract your friends and family will love.
Using high-quality, pure vanilla extract can make all the difference in baked goods and whipped cream, but the good stuff can get pricey! You can make some that’s beyond better for a fraction of the cost. This gourmet-caliber extract makes an ideal hostess gift or stocking stuffer for anyone who loves to cook.
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by Toby Amidor in Taste Test, August 26, 2009
When I was a little girl, my dad’s specialty was chocolate pudding. Believe me, if my dad can make homemade pudding, so can you. Who needs the boxed stuff?
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Dana and I are both ice cream fanatics, but I’ve been wanting to find some lower-calorie treats (that don’t have artificial sweeteners) to enjoy during these hot days. For this taste test, we tried five brands from our local markets to see how their flavors measured up.
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