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  •  Well, gosh. I guess I should plant some (0+ / 0-)

    wheat in my backyard to make it 100% pure.

    •  no, just don't be fooled by claims that (4+ / 0-)

      commercialized products aren't similar to ... well, other commercialized products.

      Cake Mix, by the way, is flour, baking soda, baking powder or other leavening, and a bit of salt. To make it yellow, one needs either artificial food coloring or a few drops of carrot juice.

      It is, in fact, cheaper and better to mix the flour, leavening, and salt from scratch. Orders of magnitude cheaper, in fact. Plus you can control how much salt and what other chemicals (example: aluminium-free baking powder, should you so choose) are in your finished goods.

      Instead of instant pudding mix, add either a half-cup applesauce or an extra beaten egg to your cake batter. Presto: moisture that stays!

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      by BlackSheep1 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 09:43:32 AM PST

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