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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Penny Manegan Klatell, PhD, RN
Penny is a doctoral level nurse; a health, life, and wellness coach; and a Mom. She’s also a nutritional counselor, food lover, former college professor, author, blogger, speaker, and a very frequent restaurant visitor. She’s from a Greek restaurant family where she learned to cook and discovered the need to speak loudly to be heard above the din. She writes about delicious, healthy food and how to eat well anytime, anywhere, and at any age.