On The Blogs: Apple Season and the First Lady's Winning Cookie

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Huffington Post: In a close race, Michelle Obama is the winner of Family Circle’s presidential cookie contest. Which sweet treat would get your vote: the first lady’s White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies or Ann Romney’s M&M Cookies?

Grist: Does the microwave zap vegetables of their nutritional goodness? Not as much as you may think.

CNBC: The world’s most-expensive wine ever sold directly from a winery goes on sale for $168.00 a bottle. What meal would you pair with such a pricey Cabernet Sauvignon?

Slate: Not sure what kind of apple to use for a recipe? Use this illustrated flow chart to help you decide.

SF Gate: Milk chocolate can be just as flavorful and sophisticated as darker varieties. No wonder Americans prefer it three-to-one.

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