Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Opposite of Lite

As a relaxing activity for after lunch, I decided to bake a pan of brownies from a "lite" dessert cookbook. I dutifully separated the egg whites, used a small snack-size container of applesauce, and even swapped Splenda in for the white sugar. Not until AFTER putting the pan into the oven did I realize that I had microwaved and used the entire stick of butter, rather than the 3 tablespoons called for by the recipe. Ooops - auto pilot. Well, the texture will probably be wrong. But at least this screw-up can only make them taste better.


  1. I hope you realize that Splenda is not a natural product and is a man-made chemical. Check out:

  2. Yes, better living through chemistry and all that. I like that Splenda exists, along with pharmaceuticals, artificial flavors, and preservatives. People can read ingredient labels if they care not to eat these things. Whoever trusts a marketing campaign to fully inform themselves about any product (electronics, prescriptions, diet aids) is going to be disappointed. We are lucky now to have the internet as a resource to research the hell out of all of our purchases. I'm still amused that having this blog sometimes means the research is now tracking ME down.


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