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  • Hillary Clinton Unlikely to Return to Family Foundation

    04/05/2017 10:12:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4-4-17 | Amie Parnes
    Link only, as this site will not allow me to copy and paste. But, Hillary states that she wants to "try new things" and is trying to figure out what to do next. I'd suggest she could try staying home and baking cookies!
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    03/02/2017 2:13:26 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 116 replies
    I have a book entitled, 'Simply Homemade Food Gifts', from the Meredith Press. It contains many very attractive recipes for gift-giving, and ways of packaging/presenting them. I thought these Viennese Coffee Ball cookies looked good, and quick to put together: http://www.bhg.com/recipe/cookies/viennese-coffee-balls/This time of year I begin craving more vegetables, and one veggie recipe that we never tire of is this Gratin of Eggplant, Tomatoes and Zucchini, from the Julia and Jacques 'Cooking at Home' series: http://www.seattletimes.com/life/food-drink/recipe-eggplant-and-zucchini-gratin/The companion book to this series is especially good: https://www.amazon.com/Julia-Jacques-Cooking-at-Home/dp/0375404317-JT
  • Sketch released in Union City Girl Scout cookie stand robbery

    02/11/2017 7:22:42 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 10, 2017 | Filipa A. Ioannou
    Union City police released a sketch Friday and asked the public to help them catch a man who robbed a 12-year-old Girl Scout and her mother at gunpoint while they were selling cookies in a Safeway parking lot.
  • This Girl Scout Wrote Brutally Honest Reviews Of The Cookies She Was Selling

    02/02/2017 2:28:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Delish ^ | FEB 1, 2017 | CAROLINE PICARD
    She made BANK by telling the truth. At only 11-years-old, Charlotte McCourt is going places. The Girl Scout from South Orange, New Jersey, wrote scathing reviews of the organization's cookies in hopes of scoring a big sale from her dad's "very wealthy" friend. But her critiques of the "flavorless" Toffee-Tastic and "kind of boring" Trefoil landed the sixth-grader a much bigger windfall: Sales exceeding 15,000 boxes, and counting. McCourt is a member of a "miniscule but mighty" five-person-troop. While she had already sold 92 boxes, she wanted to more customers to donate cookies to the U.S. military. So Charlotte's dad,...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    12/22/2016 7:00:44 AM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 96 replies
    Every year at Christmas my mother-in-law sends us a big box of cookies. I think she makes the best chocolate chip cookies I've had, but this year I tried the Raisin Jumbos, which were really excellent. She makes most of her cookies with butter, but uses Crisco for this one; and she doesn't add nuts, which I think would be 'gilding the lily': JUMBO RAISIN COOKIES Preheat oven to 375 degrees.   1 c. water 1 c. shortening 3 eggs, beaten 1 c. nuts (optional) 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. allspice 2 c. raisins 2 c....
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    12/06/2016 3:21:02 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 107 replies
    One of the prettiest of the holiday specials for television done by Jacques Pepin is his Hanukkah Celebration video. Everything he made for the meal was visually beautiful and different. I especially liked the Frozen Souffle, and the Chicken-Pistachio Mousse covered in aspic above, which is a lot easier to do than it appears: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWzfqc5rf5E__________________________________________________ A great tool for making holiday treats are these irons; the flower shaped ones make cookies, but the shell-like ones are great for making little cases to stuff with savory or sweet fillings. The shapes are made by dipping the iron in batter, and then...
  • Important Note – Clear Your Cookies and Browser Cache Frequently…

    11/03/2016 7:38:24 AM PDT · by Bratch · 40 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | November 3, 2016 | sundance
        A rather long and complex issue has surfaced that CTH has specific knowledge of. It’s a bigger issue than appears on the surface.  However, to avoid a lengthy distraction -which will consume unnecessary energy- the short version is: Until the election is over, if you travel the internet into news sites, political sites, and content containing political discussion therein, clear your browser and cache frequently throughout the day. SHORT SUMMARY:  We have become aware there is a specific, intentional and ongoing “malvertising” effort.  That is, hidden and targeted malware embedded within political advertising (by Team Clinton) that is...
  • Cookie Polls

    09/27/2016 2:20:22 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 7 replies
    Vanity
    Bennison's Bakery conducted an unscientific "Cookie Poll" with reference to the upcoming Presidential Election. 920 specialty cookies were sold with the likeness of Hillary Clinton 708 decorated cookies were sold with the likeness of Donald Trump. Bennison's Bakery is located in downtown Evanston, Illinois, which is commonly called "The People's Republic of Evanston." The US Representative (Comrade Jan Schakowsky) for the 9th Congressional District is a crypto-Marxist who poses as an Obama Democrat. Hillary has reason to worry if the cookie poll is any reflection of reality in La la land. She ought to be outpolling 8-1 in Evanston.
  • Clinton Chocolate Chip Cookies and Trump's Star Cookies Which One Would You Eat?

    09/24/2016 8:22:46 PM PDT · by lazar89 · 35 replies
    Santa Barbara Chocolate ^ | September 25th 2016 | lazar89
    The 2016 presidential race where everyone wins with great cookie recipes. When you think of Family Circle magazine’s quadrennial presidential cookie competition, you might think it started way back in the 1950’s with Mamie Eisenhower, but this cookie contest actually began with Hillary Clinton. For every presidential election since 1992, Family Circle has published a single cookie recipe from the wives of the presidential candidates. This year’s recipes were published on Thursday morning, though with an obvious twist in events this time around. As Hillary Clinton is now a presidential candidate as the first female candidate of a large party,...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    09/21/2016 5:03:37 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 139 replies
    The Avon lady who visits my office building brought us the new catalogs this week; and I noticed that Avon is currently offering cookie cutters for making a cookie version of the sugar skulls, or ‘calaveras’ that are traditional for the Mexican holiday ‘The Day of the Dead’. I didn’t know much about this holiday, and while doing a search on it I happened to find a really wonderful website/blog devoted to decorated cookies: Sweetsugarbelle.com. Along with all the other fantastic cookies, one entry includes a tutorial on making the skulls; and anyone who likes decorating cookies will love this...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    07/19/2016 4:57:16 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 75 replies
    When I was younger and worked part-time, I would always start ‘Creating Christmas’ in July. I made a lot of my gifts back then, and would start work on them and on planning food and decor, in Summer; and by the end of September almost everything except cooking and decorating the house was finished, and many recipes and notes were saved/jotted-down for cooking, decorating and shopping. It made for much more leisurely holidays than I’ve enjoyed in recent years, and I’m trying this year to get back to handling things that way again. A while back I bought a gadget...
  • The European Union Cookie Monster—Out to Get You!

    06/14/2016 8:55:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/16 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    Cookie law enforcement unit If you are wondering what this is about—I’m not sure myself! As far as I know, I don’t have a police record, but have a “KTN” ( TSA Pre✓® ) and other credentials. So, I was a bit perplexed to find my book website recently getting (on one day) two dozen-plus visits by the European Union (EU) Cookie Police, i.e. the European Commission’s “cookie law enforcement unit”. Yeah, there is such a thing. It’s in the business of making sure you or your internet service provider (ISP) comply with Brussel’s edicts about your website’s behavior, specifically...
  • College students eat baby cookies to celebrate abortion

    04/21/2016 12:11:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | April 21, 2016 | Adam Peters
    “Nobody is pro-abortion.” You hear that line from abortion advocates a lot, and it makes sense. After all, abortion is always a serious, somber decision that is never taken lightly… …or it’s something to laugh about at a bake sale. That image was on pro-life activist Matt Walsh’s Facebook page recently. He explained… A reader named Carly posted this picture to my page yesterday. This is a pro-abortion display put together by the campus atheist club last week at the University of North Georgia. Yes, those are cookies in the shape of babies. Carly tells me the pro-abortion folks were...
  • Chris Christie to suspend presidential campaign

    02/10/2016 8:36:39 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin and David Sherfinski
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to issue a statement Wednesday afternoon suspending his presidential campaign, The Washington Times has learned. The announcement follows a disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary, where Mr. Christie was hoping a strong showing would give him more breathing room in a race where the tough-talking governor competed with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to emerge as the most viable alternative to businessman Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas...
  • Your Phone Is Listening—Literally Listening—to Your TV

    11/20/2015 5:09:27 AM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 49 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | NOV 19, 2015 | KAVEH WADDELL
    The TV is on in the background, and you’re replying to a quick email on your phone nearby. You don’t know it, but the devices are communicating. During a commercial, the TV emits an inaudible tone and your phone, which was listening for it, picks it up. Somewhere far away, a server makes a note: Both devices probably belong to you. This information about which devices belong to whom is immensely valuable to advertisers hoping to target ads specifically to you. In a simpler time, targeted marketing was easy. Most people had a computer at work and maybe another at...
  • Is it worthwhile to delete google tracking cookies a few times a day? How to do it?

    11/03/2015 7:16:32 AM PST · by dennisw · 44 replies
    moi | Nov 3rd | moi
    My question to freepers is should I delete all google, bing, yahoo cookies periodically? Does this help any? I really like google images and maps and same that bing and yahoo have for maps and images.... So how do I minimize their data collection? I already use track-me-not on chrome and firefox. This program makes useless random searches a few times per minute so that my own searches get lost in it. But I wonder how effective this strategy is? IOW duck duck go etc that do not track you are limited search engines///// Plus does google, bing, yahoo insert...
  • Michigan Women Missing For Weeks In The Wilderness Survived On Girl Scout Cookies, Police Say

    04/25/2015 12:59:06 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 66 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 25, 2015,
    The two Michigan women lost in the wilderness for almost 2 weeks survived on Girl Scout cookies and cheese puffs, police say. Leslie Roy, 52, and her sister Lee Marie Wright, 56, were on vacation in a remote part of Michigan when they became stranded by heavy snow on April 11. According to police, the two women rationed food and gas as they tried to stay warm in their SUV. "They survived on eight boxes of girl scout cookies, a bag of cheese puffs," Detective Sgt. Jeff Marker of the Michigan State Police told ABC News.
  • Now You Can Make Carol's Cookies From The Walking Dead

    03/09/2015 3:08:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    E!online ^ | Tierney Bricker
    In order to blend in with the Alexandrians on The Walking Dead, Carol (Melissa McBride) has turned into Suzy Homemaker, busting out batches of chocolate chip cookies and pretending she isn't a total badass when it comes to guns. And guess what? Her cookies are so good they ended up saving her life, as she was able to convince a little boy not to tell his mother that he saw Carol sneak into the armory. Also, she threatened to feed him to "monsters." But COOKIES! AMC wisely decided to share the deliciousness that is Carol's life-saving cookies with the world,...
  • Impossible to Resist: Addictive Food Report

    02/28/2015 5:44:37 AM PST · by xzins · 59 replies
    CBN ^ | February 25, 2015 | CBNNews.com
    If you feel like it is impossible to put certain foods down, there could be a reason. A new report is naming some of the most addictive foods and explaining why they are so hard to resist. According to the Huffington Post, the following foods are among the most addictive: pizza, chocolate, chips, cookies, and ice cream. The report shows foods that cause the most mental distress and physical discomfort are highly processed, as well as high in added fats and sugars. Food is not currently classified as an addiction, but experts say it can impact how you feel.
  • Girl Scout Cookies: Now That I Know, No Thank You

    02/03/2015 2:37:14 PM PST · by NYer · 57 replies
    NC Register ^ | February 3, 2015 | ANN SALADIN
    January is a time of year when the pro-life spotlight shines especially bright. In an ironic coincidence, last month’s commemorations marking Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the landmark Supreme Court decisions that legalized abortion in 1973, coincide with Girl Scout cookie season in most areas of the country. This iconic organization and its fundraising product has become an increasing flashpoint for pro-lifers, as more and more become aware of the numerous concerns regarding the Girl Scout organization. In January 2014, numerous pro-life groups organized a “cookiecott” that garnered significant media attention. Given the public’s increasing awareness and response...