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Happy Memorial Day

Many of us think of Memorial Day as the start of summer.  The pools open; we have cookouts with friends and family.  There are parades. …

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No! Don’t trust the fox!!

Once upon a time there was a little old woman and a little old man. They lived all alone and were very happy together, but…

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Idioms of Cookiedom

Have you heard these? “caught with your hand in the cookie jar” (Someone has done something wrong.) “that is the way the cookie crumbles” (Things…

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Don’t Waste A Single Sweet Taste!

“Once cake baking became common by 1400 AD (due to the availability of flour and a cultural preference towards it), it is believed that modern…

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Fortunately we have cookies…

…but we don’t bake slips of paper in them. Don’t expect to get a fortune cookie with your meal in China. These recognizable cookies were…

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Almost time for gingerbread!

“When we lived in Indiana, once in a while my mother used to get some sorghum and ginger and make some gingerbread. It wasn’t often,…

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Why chip when you can CHUNK?

The chocolate chip cookie, as many know it, was first baked in 1937 by Ruth Graves Wakefield, proprietor of the Toll House Restaurant (sound familiar?)…

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Crackers or cookies?

They may be called Animal Crackers but they have certainly crossed the cookie line. They are made in different flavors, are iced, and sprinkled with sugar…

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That’s a challenging recipe!

Goode Huswife’s Jewel, published for the English middle class by Thomas Dawson in 1596, included this early cookie recipe: Take fine flowre and good Damaske…

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