A sweet plunge for chocolate fansTake the...


A sweet plunge for chocolate fans

Take the plunge -- the Creamy Chocolate Plunge, that is. Hershey Foods has come up with an easy dip recipe for on-the-go families. Stir together 1 jar (7-ounces) marshmallow creme and 1 1/2 cups Hershey's Syrup in a medium bowl until well-blended. Assemble dippers, like fresh strawberries, bananas, apples, seedless grapes and cubes of poundcake, and dig in. Store leftover dip, well-covered, in the fridge.

Week that adds up to good health

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Before you set sail ...

Ahoy, boaters. Tom and Cathy Anton of the Well-Stocked Galley will provide provisions for boats in the Annapolis area. In addition to favorite foods, a list of wine, beer and spirits also is available. If you're a landlubber, they'll create nautical gift baskets for you or boating friends. A popular one is the Margarita Basket ($75 and $135) with drink ingredients and a Jimmy Buffet compact disc. For information, call 410-216-9546. --

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