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NEW NO-STICK FLOUR SPRAY FOR BAKING

Just in time for the holidays, Crisco has debuted a new No-Stick Flour Spray for baking. It combines classic Crisco Oil with Pillsbury flour. Convenient and easy to use, it eliminates the need to grease and flour baking pans, reducing preparation time. Simply spray on baking pans and into corners where applicable. Use it on cookie sheets, muffin tins, brownie pans, etc. It can also be used on baking utensils, rolling pins and rolling surfaces - and even your hands to prevent sticking when kneading dough or shaping cookies. Unlike some of its counterparts, it's made with an alcohol-free formula to eliminate unpleasant odors. Look for it in the baking section of supermarkets in 5-ounce spray cans with a suggested retail price of $2.40 each.

- Natalie Haughton

SCARE UP CRAFTY COOKING KITS

For Halloween fun for kids, the creators of Crayola Crafty Cooking Kits are offering two holiday-themed kits - Cute 'N' Creepy Mini Cake Party and Happy Halloween Popcorn Treats. The cake kit makes five mini cakes and includes the batter mix, frosting mix and icing pens. All you have to add is water, oil and egg. Of course, you have to bake and decorate them.

The popcorn kit includes directions and ingredients (microwave popcorn, marshmallow, vanilla icing pens, popcorn coloring and candy eyes) for making Halloween popcorn treats in the shape of pumpkins, ghosts, etc. The kits are great for encouraging a project with children and the family (parents or grandparents). Look for the kits, with a suggested price of $4 to $5 each, at Ralphs (baking aisle) and other grocery stores or online at www.craftycookingkits.com.

- N.H.

SPECIAL HALLOWEEN DESSERTS AT LUNA PARK

For Halloween, Luna Park, a Los Angeles restaurant, is offering a Decorate-Your-Own Pumpkin-Shaped Cookies dessert selection Oct. 28-31. Diners who order it can decorate a cookie with as much orange and green frosting, colored sprinkles and candies as desired. Those who arrive in costume will receive a complimentary Make-Your-Own Caramel Apple Dessert. Bite-size apples on sticks come with a ramekin of melted caramel sauce for dipping and a dish of toasted nuts for rolling (one per table). The restaurant is located at 672 S. La Brea Ave.

- N.H.

HALLOWEEN PEEPS

Peeps fans who want to decorate and personalize orange pumpkins for Halloween, pick up a package of the new Marshmallow Peeps Decorating Kit for Halloween. It comes with a four-count tray of orange Peeps marshmallow pumpkins, a tube of black Cake Mate decorating gel and a couple of decorating ideas on the back of the package. Suggested retail price is $1.99 per 3-ounce package. Look for the kits at drugstores and mass merchandising stores. For more Halloween fun, visit www.marshmallowpeeps.com.

- N.H.

ORGANIC SOUPS

Muir Glen, known for its organic tomatoes, has expanded into organic soups with five varieties debuting recently - Hearty Tomato, Garden Vegetable, Savory Lentil, Clsasic Minestrone and Homestyle Split Pea. Each 19-ounce pop-top can makes two servings, with the Hearty Tomato and Savory Lentil containing 130 calories each and the Garden Vegetable 80 calories per serving. Tasters liked the Garden Vegetable and Hearty Tomato best out of the three flavors sampled - with pieces of vegetables in them. The Savory Lentil was not very appealing color- and flavor-wise. Suggested retail is $2.69 per can. Look for them at selected supermarkets and natural food stores.

- N. H.

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