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Monday, February 16, 2009 

Joy of Muffins or Muffin Tops?

Seems that the ingedients used in America's favorite cooking tome have changed dramatically over the years.

Restaurants get a bad rap for serving gargantuan portions of food and contributing to Americans' expanding waistlines. But what if something in your home were equally guilty? Something as innocent as . . . "Joy of Cooking"?

The classic cookbook, published since 1931, has done some girth-expanding of its own, a study has found.

Published as a letter Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the report examined 18 classic recipes found in seven editions of the the book from 1936 to 2006. It found that calorie counts for 14 of the recipes have ballooned by an average of 928 calories, or 44%, per recipe. And serving sizes have grown as well. -

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Almost the only cookbook I use was published in about 1953. Somehow, it seems to be full of wickedness anyway.

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