Mar 20

Dairy Industry to Deceive Consumer on Milk Ingredients

By Sharon | Review

The Dairy Industry has a petition in to the FDA to change the labeling guidelines regarding milk products that include Aspartame. In specific, instead of needing to label such milk products such as “Sugar Free Chocolate Milk” it would simply state on the label “Chocolate Milk”. This is deceptive marketing at it’s worst as it creates a barrier for the consumer to easily identify products that contain alternative sweeteners. The FDA has over 90 documented symptoms of Aspartame toxicity that include such things as headaches, migraines, weight gain(!), abdominal pain and depression.
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Jan 22

An Update on My CBS Baking Show Audition

By Sharon | Happenings

I arrived for my audition for the CBS Baking Show in Los Angeles full of excitement.  I took a treat that came from the only thing I remember my mother actually baking when I grew up.

My dish was adjusted from the original and plated beautifully. When I was young every year at the holidays my mother made Walnut Kolachi.  Then I tried a version at a bakery in New Hampshire that was filled with chocolate instead of walnuts.  I couldn’t tell you what it was called or how he made it but I loved it.  I would buy it every time I had the chance.
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Nov 29

Pie for Breakfast?

By Sharon | Tips

Let’s face it, eating a home made toaster pastry, aka Pop-Tarts®, is like eating a little piece of pie for breakfast.  We say to ourselves, this is like eating toast with jam.  Only Better! Pie is probably my favorite sweet item to eat.

Pop-Tarts® were always one of those things that I would impulsively buy at the grocery store so I could have them for breakfast.  I have a few of those junk food items I bought like that.  Then they came out with the Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel® in the frozen section and I liked those even better.  I used to buy quite a few of these.

My daughter liked them just as much as I did and they were easy to make for breakfast. Now my grandchildren come and stay with me and they love the home made fruit filled pastries hot out of the oven in the morning.

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