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President Obama Names Favorite Girl Scout Cookie

President Obama Names Favorite Girl Scout Cookie

When you’re the president of the United States and it’s an election year, you expect to be peppered with questions regarding the tough topics: unemployment rates, gas prices, the national debt … Girl Scout cookies (!?).   ...more

Simply Shortbread

Simply Shortbread

There are few things easier to bake than shortbread. The basic recipe has only three ingredients and the dough is endlessly open to interpretation—two factors that make most bakers happy.   But the absolute best part about shortbread? ...more

Robert Burns Dinner: A Salute to Scotland’s Bawdy Bard

Robert Burns Dinner: A Salute to Scotland’s Bawdy Bard

Round about January 25th of each year, there are glasses of whisky raised and platters of haggis saluted the world over, in memory of one of Scotland’s own, the poet Robert Burns (1759–1796), a farmer’s son whose poems and songs ...more

Butter: Know Your Label Lingo

Butter: Know Your Label Lingo

Butter makes our holiday cookies rich, and our mashed potatoes creamy. We slather it on warm, crusty bread and melt it for dipping lobster; James Beard said he wouldn’t make a pie crust without it. As we begin the season of baking, butter ...more

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