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  •  Yeah, isn't he icky? (3+ / 0-)
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    So arrogant and smarmy.  I used to watch 20/20 a lot when Barbara Walters and Hugh Downs were on it.  Then when Downs left and was replaced by Stossel, I watched much less frequently.  Now that Walters is gone and Stossel is the main guy, I never watch it at all.  Can't stand him.

    •  Same here! (1+ / 0-)
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      • cookies rule. (0+ / 0-)

        I made them with wheat flour.

        Maybe a bit too buttery for me...but the chocolate chips are organic...actually...everything was.

        Be prepared for cookie heaven tomorrow.

        And hopefully I won't burn or ruin my attempts at making zucchini bread and banana bread either...

        •  why (0+ / 0-)

          did you use butter at all? It's gross...nothing but fat and clogged arteries. Yuck. Anyway, cookies sound goooooodddd.

          You're going to make bread? Why the sudden burst of domestication? (Is that a word? I don't think so).

          Someone is outside my house...creepy.

          •  Who is outside your house? (0+ / 0-)
            Call the 5.0

            Butter...a must for good cookies. Although John was here tonight and he gave me tips for a vegan alternative. So next time...I'll make vegan cookies for you.

            Bread? John's p's gave us zucchinis. They are huge. I'd rather make low-fat bread than have John fry them. Banana bread? I LOVE banana bread. Figured it'd be better to learn how to make it myself so when the rapture comes...I'll know how to cook my own food. lol

            John ate 4!! Yes!! 4!! cookies. He's going to have an early heart attack.

            •  Okay (1+ / 0-)
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              house situation all was just that neighbor kid (the one at the big oil protest). I didn't open the door...he's creepy. And it's 1130 on Sunday night? Men.

              I can't believe he ate 4 cookies!! Well, I can believe it actually. lol

              Glad other John gave you vegan alternatives. hehe

              I'm going to bed peace out all.

            •  What are your vegan alternatives? (1+ / 0-)
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              I usually use butter for cookies/baking because margarine with it's hydrogenated crap isn't really an improvement. But butter can make some cookies too crisp and brittle. I'd love to know what your alternatives are.

              Speech in this country is free, you hack!

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              by Debby on Sun Jul 16, 2006 at 09:50:28 PM PDT

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              •  Ahhh... (0+ / 0-)

                well, you can use applesauce in place of eggs as well as in place of vegetable oil (in cake mixes and such). I've been using this one for a while in place of vegetable oil...I just learned it can replace eggs as well. I LOVE applesauce too. Sometimes I get a hint of applesauce taste when I make brownies...but I've made cakes and had no sense of applesauce at all. I'm not sure why.

                As for an alternative to butter, he suggested Earth Balance...I've never tried it, so I don't know how close it comes to butter, but this guy says it's fairly similar and the difference is unnoticable in baked goods (that he's tried). Apparently his sister likes it BETTER than normal butter.

                Apparently healthier too:-)

                •  It's Smart Balance. (2+ / 0-)
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                  Elise, old wobbly

                  No trans-fats. You can cook and bake with it and everything is wonderful, just like butter. great taste on toast too. I should go to work for the company as I've converted the multitudes.

                  Good job, Hekebolos. I wish I had the ability to make political converts as easy as butter ones.

                  A society of sheep must beget in time a government of wolves. Bertrand de Jouvenel

                  by Little Red Hen on Mon Jul 17, 2006 at 05:57:26 AM PDT

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                •  Ooh! (1+ / 0-)
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                  We use Earth Balance, but I've not used it in baking. I'll give it a try! Thanks for the tips. Have you ever used mashed bananas instead of applesauce? I thought I heard you could and I wondered if they wouldn't be just wonderful in brownies. I'll have to buck up and try it sometime. Experimentation is good!

                  Speech in this country is free, you hack!

                  -5.88, -6.82

                  by Debby on Mon Jul 17, 2006 at 07:56:57 AM PDT

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