Oatmeal Scotchies

Oatmeal scotchies are soft and nutty, with melted butterscotch chips in each bite. This twist on a classic oatmeal cookie recipe is one you’ll want to come back to again and again!

A simple can of rolled oats can make the BEST desserts. They add a delicious texture and nutty flavor. Try oatmeal cake, peanut butter bars, or carmelitas and see for yourself!

Oatmeal butterscotch cookies on a white serving board.

Oatmeal Scotchies Cookies

Oatmeal scotchies are like the rebellious cousin of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They’re edgy, they’re bold, and they’re not afraid to mix things up. Instead of the standard chocolate chips, these bad boys are studded with butterscotch morsels that add a sweet, creamy, and slightly nutty flavor to the mix. If you’ve never tried them before, then you’re in for a treat!

But it’s not just the taste that sets oatmeal scotchies apart – it’s the texture too. They’re chewy, they’re hearty, and they’re … Read more

California Assembly passes first-in-the-nation ban on chemicals in processed food

Consumer Reports and the Environmental Working Group are halfway home in their strategy to ban harmful chemicals in food. They’ve focused on California where a slow but steady approach has landed a favorable 54-11 Assembly vote for AB 418 banning five harmful chemicals from candy, cereals, and other processed food.

Now the bill will be heard and voted on by the California Senate. If it becomes law in California, the ban will put pressure on other states and the federal Food and Drug Administration to react. FDA has had similar requests pending for many years.

As passed by the California Assembly, the bill would end the use of brominated vegetable oil, potassium bromate, propylparaben, Red Dye No. 3, and titanium dioxide in popular food products sold in the state. The chemicals are linked to serious health problems, such as a higher risk of cancer, nervous system damage, and hyperactivity.

The … Read more

‘Succession’ Speaks Truth to Power: Wasabi in Your Eyes Does Suck

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It’s even worse when paired with lemon LaCroix

When I was five I got wasabi stuck up my nose. I don’t really remember how it happened, just that I was at a restaurant that served sushi with my dad and his best friend. I remember burning, and crying, and my dad laughing as he attempted to remedy the situation. Most of all I remember the anger. You dare LAUGH in my moment of utmost distress? I thought. Does no one understand the severity of this feeling??

Finally, last night, I saw my struggle reflected in media. You can’t be what you can’t see, and after all these years, Succession has allowed me to embrace what I am — someone who has been victimized by wasabi.

On the episode “America Decides,” (spoilers ahead) the Roys and the rest of Waystar Royco find themselves in a position to sway … Read more

Onion Gravy

This onion gravy is hands-down the BEST! It’s rich, savory and filled with sweet, caramelized onions that really take it to the next level.

Onion gravy is seriously a game-changer when it comes to adding flavor to your favorite hearty dishes. Try it on some mashed potatoes or over salisbury steaks! It’s so delicious, you’ll want to lick your plate.

Hero image of onion gravy in a blue and white skillet.

Caramelized Onion Gravy Recipe

I never thought that I would love onion gravy as much as I do. Now that I’ve tried it, I don’t think I can go back to regular gravy. The caramelized onions add the most amazing flavor and texture! They’re nice and savory but also add a touch of sweetness to the gravy.

Besides the caramelized onions, this gravy is made with beef broth, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce for a rich and savory taste with a hint of tang. It’s so good, you’re going to … Read more

Supreme Court’s Proposition 12 ruling puts Massachusetts Question 3 back into play

When does 3 follow 12? That’s when the Supreme Court’s decision on California’s Proposition 12 also freed the logjam on Massachusetts Question 3.

The Supreme Court last week handed down a 5-to-4 decision favoring California’s Prop 12. The majority found the voter-approved initiative does not violate the U.S. Constitution, and California can decide what meat can be sold in its state.

Massachusetts Question 3, which imposes housing requirements much like California Prop 12 on the port industry, was put on hold pending the Supreme Court’s ruling. It was initially set to go into effect last summer.

Nearly all pork products produced in the United States fail to meet the Massachusetts housing standard, according to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC)

The Supreme Court decision means Question 3 comes off the shelf.

Known as the Act to Prevent Cruelty in Farm Animals, Question 3 was approved by almost 78 percent of … Read more