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Girl Scout Cookies: the original recipe and more …

Thin Mints may account for 25% of Girl Scout cookie sales, but the thin chocolate wafers bear little resemblance (other than being cookies) to the original girl scout cookies. The first Girl Scout troop was organized over a hundred years ago (March 12, 1912) in Savannah, Georgia. Selling cookies — a way to finance troop […]

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Is There A Polar Bear In Your Box Of Animal Crackers?

Holiday animal crackers — in the classic box with the string handle and a holiday polar bear cub and mama in a snow globe on a starry blue background – can probably be found in your local market.  What kid (and some adults) wouldn’t want to grab a box or two!  But is there a […]

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How You Eat Your Oreo Says Something About You

Oh, Oreos!  We must love them because we eat 20.5 million of them a day. Over 491 billion Oreo cookies have been sold since they were first introduced on April 2,1912, making them the best selling cookie of the 20th century. They were first baked at the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) factory, which dates from […]

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Holiday Baking With Less Sugar And Butter — Really!!!

It’s Christmas Cookie Time In my family holiday season means, among other things, baking.  Lots of  cookies:  spritz, rolled, ginger bread men, meringues, Greek powdered sugar cookies; a savory carrot bread; poppy seed bread; and whatever dessert sounds good.  No fruit cake, though. If I ever added up the butter and sugar calories in all […]

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Animal Crackers: Giraffes And Tigers But Crackers Or Cookies?

The Red (or yellow or blue) Box With The String Remember that cute little red, yellow or blue box with the string on top and tiny little animals on the front and back?  After you open the box and the heavy waxed paper inside you’re rewarded with crunchy little animal crackers, usually in the shape […]

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