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Weekly Wrap Up – V5

In my WWU (Weekly Wrap Up), I compile some of the latest trends in the food industry, breaking news and cool things of interest. It’s all about the baking, cooking and general shenanigans brought to you live from the world wide web.

Here’s this week’s lineup:

Life Thoughts: Can You Make Cookies from the Cookie Dough in Cookie Dough Ice Cream?

Can you remove cookie dough from ice cream and have enough stuff to make a freshly baked cookie?

A question that has plagued many: Can cookie dough from ice cream actually make cookies?

Have you ever questioned one of life’s simple pleasures? Like why does it exist, or what happens if I alter this ever so slightly? Apparently this writer and I are not alone in wondering, can you actually make cookies from the cookie dough chunks in cookie dough ice cream? It would seem that, yes, yes you can. Read more.

 

Info: Cooking Oils 101

Can you swap EVOO for Peanut Oil, maybe, maybe not?

Can you swap EVOO for Peanut Oil, maybe, maybe not? It all depends.

There are many different types of oils out there, some touting more health benefits than others. But the big question is, can you swap one for the other? This info graphic does a great job explaining that in some cases and some recipes, yes you can use certain oils interchangeably. But in other instances, not so much.   View the image.

 

Tip: No Soap? Clean with Wood Ash

Camping sometimes means having to "rough it" which means substitutes for soap.

Camping sometimes means having to “rough it” which means substitutes for soap if you just plain forgot.

You may find that you’re out on a camping trip and suddenly you realize, crud, I forgot my soap. Never fear because the latest survival techniques available via the internet are here to show you all about the cleaning powers of wood ash. After all, wood ash with oil equals a form of lye. Learn more.

 

Travel: Chocolate Tours Worth Taking

Across the US there are some awesome chocolate shops that not only make goodies, but will let you tour behind the scenes.  Dandelion Cafe- USA Today

Across the US there are some awesome chocolate shops that not only make goodies, but will let you tour behind the scenes. Dandelion Cafe- USA Today

If you’re sick and tired of winter, maybe it’s time to start planning a vacation. Your vacation theme could be scenic, but with a side of chocolate. USA Today compiled seven great chocolate factory tours worth leaving home for. Read more.

 

Origins: The Crazy Stories Behind Your Favorite Foods

Mood-inhibiting drugs in your soda? Yes, it was a thing back in the day. Via BuzzFeed

Mood-inhibiting drugs in your soda? Yes, it was a thing back in the day. Via BuzzFeed

The story of how the chocolate chip cookie is a nostalgic tale that many of us appreciate and enjoy, but what about how Doritos got its start at Disneyland or how 7-up used to be a mood-inhibiting soda? Read about all this and more over at BuzzFeed. 

Written by Tarte Chic

Author Kat Nielsen (formerly Kat Wojtylak) is a creative type with an immense love for food. She maintains a day job handling marketing and brand support to various companies while enjoying her evenings and weekends writing recipes and blogging all about her culinary experiences.

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