Posts Tagged ‘Girl Scout cookies’

Sifted: Spring Recipe Inspiration + Must-Try Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Strawberry Bourbon Lemonade by Crepes of Wrath
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  1. Celebrate spring sunshine the right way with strawberry bourbon lemonade by Crepes of Wrath.
  2. Creating your own original cookie recipe isn’t as hard you think, thanks to Baker Bettie. It’s time to let your cookie creativity run wild!
  3. Still feeling your Easter candy hangover? These ham and broccoli quinoa bites by Leanne Bakes are loaded with protein to refuel your energy.
  4. Joy the Baker’s spinach and artichoke grilled cheese recipe captures all the flavors of the addictive dip between two slices of crunchy, buttery bread. You have to make it — it’s National Grilled Cheese Month.
  5. If you’re like us, your box of Samoas is probably long-gone. To satisfy the endless craving, make Taste and Tell’s Samoa cupcakes.

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  • We’ve got plenty of grilled cheese recipe ideas for you to pick from. And since it’s a month long celebration, go ahead and try them all.
  • Make use of in-season fruits and vegetables in our top spring recipes.
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Sifted: Copycat Girl Scout Cookies + Awesome Quick Bread Recipes

Homemade Samoa Girl Scout Cookies by Just A Taste
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  1. Are you craving Girl Scout cookies yet? Get your fix with Just A Taste’s homemade Samoas.
  2. Shutterbean’s cheddar cheese bread is full of buttery, crumbly deliciousness. Top with avocado, sprinkle with sea salt and do a happy dance.
  3. Bread ‘n Better says this oatmeal cookie recipe is “life-changing.” We’d like to test that.
  4. If you’re low on groceries, try Center Cut Cook’s grilled peanut butter jelly sandwich. It may be simple, but it’s oh so satisfying.
  5. Did little Lindsay Lohan turn you onto the Oreos and peanut butter? Us too. To enjoy the decadent combo guilt-free, make Natural Sweet Recipes’ homemade grown-up peanut butter Oreos.

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Girl Scout Cookie Season is Here

Girl Scout Cupcake

Samoa Cupcake from Bill's Burger Bar in NYC

Those familiar green and red boxes of Girl Scout cookies have begun popping up at offices, homes, and pop-up stores nationwide. And while not much tops a Thin Mint straight up (especially if it’s spent a little time in the freezer), we tracked down some upgraded takes on the familiar flavors of your favorite cookies.

At Bill’s Burger Bar in New York City, executive pastry Chef Elizabeth Katz created the Samoa cupcake, made with German chocolate cake, chocolate fudge filling, toasted coconut and garnished with an actual Samoa Girl Scout cookie (pictured above).

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Girl Scouts of America to Give Downsizing Merit Badge?

As Girl Scouts around the country straighten out their beanies and practice their sales pitches (sales begin in early February), The Girl Scouts of America announced that troops in some areas are downsizing their annual offerings to just six cookies. Don’t panic — Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Lemon Chalet Cremes and Tagalongs aren’t going anywhere. But some recently introduced varieties, like Thank U-Berry-Munch, Lemonades, Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips and Dulce de Leche are. The scouts are scaling back in hopes that simplicity will streamline sales and ultimately lead to increased profits.

Already mourning the loss of the beloved, but apparently not-so-popular cookies that are about to be axed? Don’t be. You can make near-exact homemade versions, door-to-door sales and polyester beanie optional.

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