My eyes are bigger than my freezer

My eyes are bigger than my freezer

You know how when you load up your plate and your appetite dies in the middle of the meal, there’s always some smart alec who has to point out that your eyes were bigger than your stomach? I wish they had a person at the grocery store inspecting carts and making snide remarks about eyes being bigger than freezers. It would have saved me half an hour of jockeying and shoving to cram everything into the remaining space that I was so, so sure...

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Hershey dips into spreads

Hershey dips into spreads

Not to harp on the spreadable snack toppings — yes, I know I just talked about specialty peanut butters — but Hershey Co. has jumped on the bandwagon with some Nutella-style offerings of chocolate-and-nut paste. The company suggests trying the spreads on strawberries (duh), pickles (what?) and graham crackers (uh, no, that’s what frosting in a tub is for) as well as some vegetables: “People are seeing the permission to...

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You got a little something in your peanut butter

You got a little something in your peanut butter

I have a confession to make. I’m one of those picky peanut butter eaters who never deviates. Same brand, same creamy style, year after year after year. Crunchy peanut butter? Sacrilege. Peanut butter should be smooth and flowing and eaten by the spoonful straight out of the jar. But I met a new peanut butter this week, and I’ve got an eensy-weensy crush on it. A girl needs a little adventure in her life, right? Planters introduced...

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Counting calories in vending machines? Not gonna do it.

Counting calories in vending machines? Not gonna do it.

So the Food and Drug Administration is soon to issue new guidelines for vending machines that will require calorie counts posted on the machine for every snack available within. From the Associated Press article: Requiring calorie information to be displayed on roughly 5 million vending machines nationwide will help consumers make healthier choices, says the Food and Drug Administration, which is expected to release final rules early next year....

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So long, farewell …

So long, farewell …

Well, the time has come for me to say goodbye. Today is my last day at the York Dispatch and my last day as your illustrious food editor and blogger. I’ve accepted a new position in Maryland, so I am packing my bags and my AP Stylebook and heading southbound on I-83. When I came to York three years ago, I never expected to have a great foodie experience. What did Pennsylvania have to offer anyway? Well, I was quickly proved wrong. Not only...

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Sub, hero or hoagie?

Sub, hero or hoagie?

Growing up, it was a sub. It’s always been a sub. But, maybe that was just an upstate New York thing. When I left my one stoplight town for college and began meeting people from around the country (and the world!), I found that there are a variety of names for the large sandwich. I’d only been familiar with subs and hoagies, but heroes, grinders, wedges… these were foreign to me. So, I asked my Facebook friends to weigh in....

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