Bakin’ Bacon

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Like bacon but dislike all the grease spattering you and the stove as it cooks? Dislike having some parts of your bacon crispy while other parts of it are still soft and fatty? Are you a little concerned about having all that grease clogging your arteries when you eat it? I’m not a big fan […]

Winter Squash – Nutrition Tidbits

Pumpkins in the autumn

Winter Squash Nutrition:  Recent research studies have shown that winter squashes are an excellent source of key antioxidants. Those with deep-orange flesh inside are especially high in beta-carotene, other carotenoids, and a variety of protective phytochemicals. Although these squashes could be considered to be starchy vegetables, research is showing that the type of starches in […]

The Fat Blog – Baking

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Do you use shortening when you bake? How about butter or margarine? Which is the worst? Are there substitutes you can use?  It’s worst to use shortenings like Crisco due to the large amounts of trans fats and saturated fats. Stick margarine is also high in trans fats and saturated fats. Butter is high in saturated […]