Dandy dessert dip If you're getting together with...

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January 17, 2001|By Liz Atwood

Dandy dessert dip

If you're getting together with friends to watch football playoffs, Hershey's has an idea for an easy dessert fondue. Combine 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips or peanut butter chips with 1/4 cup of milk and one 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk and microwave 1 to 1 1/2 minutes on high until mixture is melted and smooth when stirred. Pour into fondue pot or warmer and serve with poundcake pieces, marshmallows, strawberries, pretzels, corn chips or crackers.

For faster cleanup

To cut down on cleanup time, Woman's Day magazine suggests that when measuring shortening, first line the cup with plastic wrap.

Cooks' competitions

Feel like putting your recipes or culinary skills to the test? You are sure to find a cooking contest to satisfy your competitive urge at www.recipecontests.com. The site gives information on the latest contests sponsored by food makers and trade groups.

A city tale

Baltimore's Little Italy is the setting for a new romance novel by Millie Criswell, "The Trouble with Mary." Criswell will be signing her book at the Barnes & Noble-Inner Harbor at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 26.

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