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  • Now You Can Get “Tide Pod” Conchas

    02/01/2018 12:46:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Remezcla ^ | 1/31
    Tide Pod – the colorful detergent capsules that are supposed to make laundry a cinch – have recently caused a ruckus after the youths started eating them. As part of the Tide Pod challenge, kids have taken a mouthful of the brightly colored detergent and shared the results online. As the dare became viral, Procter & Gamble (Tide’s parent company) and officials at poison centers have spoken out about the potentially deadly effects of ingesting the capsules. (And it’s really dangerous, so please don’t eat them.) But with the trend not yet slowing down, restaurateurs are here to remind people...
  • CPS butter cookies: You can still find the classics years after they disappeared

    12/05/2017 5:06:11 PM PST · by mairdie · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5 December 2017 | Amy Bizzarri
    Rich, buttery and just 5 cents each, Chicago Public Schools' iconic butter cookies made lunchtime all the merrier from the 1960s and through the ’80s. These classic shortbread cookies, pressed with three fingers for good measure and baked to toasty perfection, once graced cafeteria trays across the city. ... Made from scratch, with lots of butter and lots of sugar, they're not on the menu anymore, since their fat and sugar content wouldn't meet today's nutrition standards. "But we still make them every once in a while, to share among the cafeteria staff," Streak says. Their origins are murky, and...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Threaqd

    11/28/2017 3:26:23 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 217 replies
    Now that Thanksgiving has passed, the bustle of preparing for Christmas begins. This weekend my husband put up our lights (every year he adds a little something, and by now I suspect our balcony and windows can be seen from space) and we've got most of the gift shopping done. Now I'm thinking about food. I have never made Christmas cookies as much as I’d like because I felt they had to be done close to the holiday, when I'm usually very busy; and many recipes lose a lot if you freeze the baked product. For some reason I didn’t...
  • The Bonds of Traditions in America's Melting Pots

    11/28/2017 4:05:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 28, 2017 | Salena Zito
    PITTSBURGH -- Barb Yavorcik's husband jokes that when he called his mother to tell her they were engaged, she hung up the phone and turned the oven on to preheat. Why? "To bake the cookies for the wedding, of course," she said. In certain parts of the country, particularly in Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Pennsylvania, where the Yavorcik family came from, if you do not have a cookie table at your wedding reception -- actually, several tables ready to greet your guests -- you may as well expect nothing short of a revolt. Or at least lifelong judgment and gossip about...
  • Firework Oreos Filled With Popping Candy Now Exist in the World

    05/10/2017 9:04:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | 5/9 | Ellen Scott
    OREOS! To some, a delightful treat (especially with peanut butter spread on top), to others an entirely overrated cardboard biscuit. The standard Oreo is good, the Double Stuff ones are better, and the fancy flavoured ones are a bit hit and miss. When it comes to this particular new flavour, we’re not entirely sure whether it will be glorious or a crime against snacks. The new Oreo flavour is… Fireworks. Sadly, that does not mean the Oreos explode or light up the sky. Instead, it means the cream bit is filled with popping candy. We’re going to pause here so...
  • No cookies for you! Kansas City archdiocese severs ties with the 'too-liberal' Girl Scouts

    05/02/2017 1:22:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 2, 2017 | AP
    The archdiocese covering the Kansas City, Kansas, region and much of the eastern part of the state said Monday it is severing ties with Girl Scouts and urging an end to cookie sales, citing philosophical concerns with the organization. The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas announced in a statement that Girl Scouts is 'no longer a compatible partner in helping us form young women with the virtues and values of the Gospel,' The Kansas City Star reported. The archdiocese said it is switching its support to a 22-year-old, Christian-based scouting program, American Heritage Girls.
  • 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: 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: companion book to this series is especially good:
  • 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: 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
    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: 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 · 76 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 ^ | 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...