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  1. General Chat
    Synthetic sugar substitute strikes again. Read the reviews of this 5 pound bag of gummies and enjoy :choco: Amazon.com: Haribo Gummy Candy, Sugarless Gummy Bears, 5-Pound Bag: Grocery & Gourmet Food
  2. Kitchen Basics
    I am making cookies for Gavins birthday....he requested that instead of a cake or cupcakes. I just opened 2 packages of brown sugar and they are both solid as a rock. They were stored unopened in the kitchen cabinet. Not sure what the issue is. Is there anyway to soften them or salvage them?
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    My view: Sugar is an insidious poison, and should be avoided. It is almost an addiction. Any weight loss program has to include the complete absence of sugar. Obesity is not prevalent in Japan, and my observation was the the Japanese seldom eat deserts- meaning sugar. I have a sweet tooth and to...
  4. General Chat
    How long do homemade sugar scrubs last once made? I was thinking about sending my MIL a Mocha Spice Sugar Scrub Mocha Spice Sugar Scrub - Recipe for Mocha Spice Sugar Body Scrub If I mixed it all up now it would be a month before she even opened it. Is that okay or should I make a sugar...
  5. Healthy Cooking
    DH has been told by his doctor to adjust his diet. He has borderline high BS and the wrong balance of cholesterol levels. I think we eat pretty good: fresh fruits and veg, fish when I can afford it, no added salt, only 100% juice, no processed food, no fast food, etc. but apparently I have to...
  6. Freebies
    "Just Like Sugar®" is sold at Whole Foods Markets', Wild Oats and thousands of other fine retailers nationwide. For a complete lists of all stores, please visit our website and click on the Find a store near you canister icon. Thank you, Just Like Sugar, Inc. 2020 Pama Lane Las Vegas, Nevada...
  7. Health and beauty
    This article surprised me with things that aren't focused upon or associated with when trying to reduce sugar intake. Media sometimes focuses only on a few of these, not all. We all know we should cut back but wow. For example, over consumption of sugars puts one in an increased risk of...
  8. Stockpiling
    My friend just told me she bought a 4 lb. bag of sugar at Wal Mart yesterday... $3.38 for a 4 pound bag (not a 5 lb. bag). If I'm not mistaken, aren't the 3 to 4 weeks leading up to Thanksgiving the best time to stockpile baking supplies? I know the sales just before Thanksgiving are better...
  9. Pies and tarts
    Quick Sugar Pie Recipe Description(Recipe: courtesy of Mme Paquin, Trois-Rivières) Real cheap eats! Gets even cheaper if you make the pie dough yourself. Absolutely the most Yummy pie. You'll forget your on a budget with this one! Preparation Steps: Level of...
  10. Kitchen Basics
    I am having to monitor dd13 intake :( But I don't want to deprive her of cool summer treats, she's a kid! She loves the flavors of crystal light, name brand or generic, we are able to get Crystal light slurpies. Those are occasional. We camp a lot and I make popsicles. But they are high sugar...
  11. Creative Cooking
    i need a good recipe for soft chewey granola or energy bars-not to many teeth left but i love cereal bars and want to make mine no sugar for my weight-if you have a recipe please share with me
  12. Question and Answer
    I made two batches of cut-out sugar cookies yesterday with my girls, which came out to a lot of cookies. I just wanted to know if you can freeze sugar cookies, if there are any special ways to freezing them and if they taste as good once defrosted. Thanks in advance for your help!
  13. Kitchen Basics
    Please help! Thanks!
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    Sugar Baby Watermelon http://www.durgan.org/URL/?INAYT 24 August 2009 Sugar Baby Watermelon There are three very healthy plants and about nine melons are forming. the bed is separate from the main garden to allow for spreading onto the grass. The season has been cold, consequently growth has...
  15. General Chat
    Just in time for holiday baking... I just read an article about the possibility of a price hike due to a sugar shortage. http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2009/08/food-giants-warn-of-sugar-shortage-without-more-imports.html You may want to make sure you keep an eye out for coupons and...
  16. Health challenges
    I've been very cavalear about my health for the last few years. I have watched my mother have a heart attack and bypass surgery at the age of 69, 4 years ago and THAT didn't scare me.:cheerup: I have watched my cholesterol and triglycerides climb for at least a decade into horrible numbers...
  17. Health and beauty
    It is like having a newborn again. Her blood sugars have been high in the evening and the Dr. wants to know if it is staying high for most of the night..... hence the checks... at 11:00 Pm and 3:00 am starting tonight. i hope it is only for a few days. The doctor wants to make sure it is...
  18. Health and beauty
    I just found this out and I'm still not sure how to go about eliminating all of this from my diet. I was wondering if anyone else has had to deal with all three intolerances at once? I've ordered some books from Amazon and hope they get here soon!
  19. Health challenges
    I've been noticing that I've been having an increasingly hard time keeping my blood sugar and blood pressure under control. In fact Yesterdays readings kind of scared me, blood Sugar 188 2 hours after 2 slices of pizza, and blood pressure 144/92. I decided that I needed to take better care of...
  20. Kitchen Basics
    Not the cut-out kind for Christmas. The soft drop-type, OR maybe a roll-into-balls type that you smash a little with a sugar-bottomed drinking glass. KWIM? The kind that's soft and melts in your mouth. TIA!!
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