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  • First Lady Michelle Obama: ‘So Many Communities Are Becoming Play Deserts’

    05/19/2016 2:33:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 147 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/19/16 | Melanie Hunter
    ( – At a summit by the Aspen Institute’s Project Play, first lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday that some U.S. communities are “play deserts,” because they don’t have sufficient opportunities for kids to participate in sports and other outdoor activities, compared to wealthy communities. “So many communities are becoming play deserts, but in wealthy communities, there is a wealth of resources. You can be in field hockey, or you can learn how to swim. There are aquatic centers and -- I’ve seen the difference. The disparities are amazing to me,” she said. As previously reported, the Obama administration coined...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    08/20/2015 4:32:15 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 36 replies
    About 25 years ago, a neighbor gave me a jar of ruby-red syrup-y stuff, and a recipe. She called the cakes I could make from these "Amish Friendship Cakes". My friend and I baked many of these wonderful cakes, rolling the starter over again and again, until finally we stopped. Years later I wanted to make the cake again, but didn't know how to 'start the starter'. Fortunately, by then we had the Internet and 'Altavista', which came through. I found two ways of doing it: one using brandy to get it going, and one using yeast. So far, I...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    07/08/2015 4:38:46 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 88 replies
    Busy week here, so I'm just posting a couple of links to Fancy Desserts. Please post your own favorite! Back in the 90s, I found this 'Chocolate Truffle Loaf with Raspberry Sauce' in a magazine ad. There are many versions of it now, but this one is the exact recipe I've used for years; it's not difficult, and makes an elegant, do-ahead dessert for a dinner party: I once made an alligator cake for a kid's birthday party. It was made by using several pans of different shapes, and cutting the cake up to create the critter - I...
  • Tiramisu’s creator stays true to Italian roots in Baltimore

    04/24/2014 12:58:31 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 4 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 4/24/14 | Maria Wiering
    Dressed in bakers’ whites, Carminantonio Iannaccone sat down at a table as the lunch crowd filtered out of Piedigrotta, the bakery he owns in Baltimore’s Little Italy. He took a sip of coffee from a white cup, clearly spent from his morning in the kitchen. His day typically starts around 4 a.m. Asked his age, he replied 68 in August, then leaned in and added: “But I feel like I’m in my 20s.” That’s a remarkable statement from a man who has lived quite the life. He was born in 1946 in Avellino, Italy, when the country was economically depressed...
  • Connecticut insurance costs among Obamacare's highest

    09/26/2013 12:53:25 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 14 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | Sept. 26, 2013 | Staff and Wire Reports
    Shortly after the HHS report was released, the leader of the state's health insurance exchange issued a response. "Unfortunately, this is not surprising, given that CT currently has the 4th highest medical costs in the U.S., underscoring how various marketplace variables impact premium rates," said Kevin Counihan, Access Health CT president and chief executive officer. "Additionally, CT has a substantial number of mandated benefits when compared to other states, as well as broad provider network requirements, both of which tend to drive higher premiums. We look forward to being part of the dialogue to address these important issues moving forward...
  • Weekly Cooking Thread (Merry Christmas)Dec 25

    12/25/2010 6:11:31 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 69 replies · 3+ views
    Free Republic | December 25, 2010 | libertarian27
    Welcome to this week's installment of the Weekly Cooking Thread. Merry Christmas! Please share your Christmas fare recipes and what you'll be serving this week.
  • Weekly Cooking Thread (twas the week before)Dec 18

    12/18/2010 5:40:18 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 96 replies · 1+ views
    Free Republic | December 18, 2010 | libertarian27
    Merry 'Week Before' Christmas. For the 2nd installment of the cooking thread I thought it would be great to have a hodgepodge of recipes for the upcoming 'Crunch Time' and Christmas week. Have a delicious recipe for a quick meal during this hectic week? How about your most requested 'Party Food' that everyone says you must bring to the party? Have a favorite cookie, etc. recipe that you are cranking our batch after batch for family and friends? And everything else in between! Here's the place to share your creations and get some food inspiration.
  • Weekly Cooking Thread (your favorite recipes)Dec 12

    12/12/2010 10:55:13 AM PST · by libertarian27 · 217 replies · 1+ views
    FreeRepublic | December 12, 2010 | FReepers
    There's been a bunch of great recipe threads lately and a few FReepers thought it would be great to have a weekly cooking here it is! For this charter thread it would be great to dish out one of your favorite recipes for fellow FReepers to enjoy. Do you have a great recipe planned for the upcoming week or looking for one? Hopefully this thread will get the cooking juices flowing. Planing on making this a weekly thread with post starts on Sat/Sun
  • Pumpple Cake = 1800 cals per slice.

    You’ve heard of turducken, now get ready for the dessert equivalent — the pumpple cake.
  • No Fail Sponge Cake

    09/17/2009 2:14:46 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 3 replies · 491+ views ^ | 09/17/2009 | Chrissy Siggee
    Ingredients: 4 large eggs Heaped 1/2 cup Gluten Free corn flour Heaped 1/2 cup Gluten Free custard powder 2 teaspoons Gluten Free baking powder 3/4 cup white sugar
  • A Taste of Liberation

    10/28/2007 7:20:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies · 390+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 28, 2007 | MARGALIT FOX
    My mother never owned a copy of “The I Hate to Cook Book,” but that was probably because she was a Communist. Communists, at least the 1960s suburban... --snip-- “Another good gambit, when a Potluck is under discussion, is to move in fast with the dessert. You say, ‘Girls, I’ll bring my wonderful Hootenholler Whisky Cake!’ (These things must always be done with a good show of enthusiasm.) Suggesting this Whisky Cake is a shrewd move, too, because you can make it six months ago, it’s easy and very good, it’s cheap, as good cakes go, and as good cakes...