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From Scratch: Afraid to fry? Stir up your menu

12/17/2014
I think most people like to eat. When I taught ESL classes, I incorporated this idea in an English Through Cooking class. 
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Sky Bar: Candy cookie bar recipe No. 9
12/17/2014 - Inspired by Sky Bar candy bars, these 4-in-1 cookies combine all your favorite flavors — chocolate, peanut butter, caramel and white chocolate — on top of a light spritz cookie. Full Story

Mallo Cup: Candy cookie bar recipe No. 8
12/17/2014 - Imagine a chocolate peanut butter cup, but instead of peanut butter the chocolate shell encases a gooey marshmallow filling. Full Story

3 Musketeers: Candy cookie bar recipe No. 7
12/17/2014 - Sometimes you crave a caramel sugar bomb sort of candy bar, and sometimes you want something a bit more refined. Full Story

Shortcut mixes make everyone a baker
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Hanukkah prep: Potato knish recipe for home-cooked comfort
12/09/2014 - If you're looking for some cold weather comfort food, you might want to consider the knish. Though there are many variations of the knish, they essentially are the hand pie of classic Jewish cuisine — a baked (though sometimes fried) light pastry dough filled with mashed vegetables (often potatoes) or meat. Full Story

Hanukkah prep: Baked sweet potato latke recipe
12/11/2014 - During college, I took a class on global populations and food (affectionately known as "pops and crops"). Full Story

100 Grand: Candy bar cookie recipe No. 6
12/09/2014 - So what would you do with 100 Grand? Obviously, the only appropriate answer is to eat it. But if you don't have one of those bars of chocolate, caramel and puffed-crisped rice handy, we've got you covered. Full Story

Kit Kat: Candy bar cookie recipe No. 5
12/09/2014 - Is it even possible to eat a Kit Kat bar without triggering that "Give me a break!" earworm from the '80s? Full Story

Zagnut: Candy bar cookie recipe No. 4
12/09/2014 - Zagnut candy bars are like a crumbly, coconutty Butterfinger, minus the chocolate. These cookies play off that crisp coconut texture, combining both coconut flour (often found with the gluten-free products) and shredded unsweetened coconut. Full Story

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Fort Worth firefighters use oxygen to save cat

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas firefighters have used oxygen on a cat that was rescued from a burning house after the residents escaped on their own. Full Story
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From Scratch: Afraid to fry? Stir up your menu

I think most people like to eat. When I taught ESL classes, I incorporated this idea in an English Through Cooking class. Full Story
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The AP's top 10 movies of the year

The top 10 films of 2014, according to AP Film Writer Jake Coyle: 1. "Ida" — Where did this perfect little gem come from? Full Story