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Girl Scout Cookies: A new take on an old tradition

Just in time to break your New Year’s resolutions (as if you haven’t already), Girl Scout cookie season is upon us. This year, the Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus Pine Council (GSACPC) is changing the way they deliver cookies. Starting Monday, Jan. 27, Girl Scouts will come right to your door, ready with boxes of cookies for […]

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Recipe for love

Familiar smells of warm butter mixed with sugar waft through the air. Our hands and aprons are covered in white powdery flour. Bowls and batter-covered spoons are strewn across the countertops. Worn papers with cookie recipes handed down from my mother lay amidst the tumult. It’s holiday time and in our family that means cookies. […]

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Learning at home: A sprinkle of number sense

Hyperbole is a wonderful thing. I can say, “I have a million things to do!” and no one will ask if I want to have lunch after the first 100,000 are completed. They know I’m just looking for sympathy, or a “Me too!” Developing number sense But kids need number sense, meaning they need to […]

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Storytelling takes flight

Lynn Trimble recently enjoyed a rare evening of theater with daughter Jennifer, who knows two cast members of Stray Cat Theatre’s “The Sparrow” through ASU and Arizona School for the Arts. Read Lynn’s relfections on the work — a tale of love and loss that’s best for mature teens and adults.

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Project S.O.S.

It started out simply (as most great ideas do). My friend Melinda was on Facebook one evening and began chatting with her “near-nephew” (son of a good friend) who was on his third tour of duty, stationed in Afghanistan. She had asked him if there was anything he needed and he politely said that he […]

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The North Pole Experience

The lights are flashing inside the trolley as it races through the darkness to its destination – the North Pole*.  As we passed through the portal, the strobe lights stop and the elves tell us to look for the lights of Santa’s Workshop.  We drive by the reindeer barn and see Rudolph’s antlers and the […]

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Pumpkin Cookies

pumpkin cookies

3 boxes of spice cake mix 1 29-oz. can pumpkin 2 cups chocolate chips (1 12-oz. bag) 1 cup dried cranberries Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour the spice cake mix and pumpkin into a big bowl. Stir everything together. Add in the chocolate chips and dried cranberries. Mix them in. Put generous scoops onto […]

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5-, 6- or 7-layer cookies

1 stick butter 3 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 package milk chocolate chips 1 package butterscotch chips 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1 14-ounce package sweetened shredded coconut (optional) 1 cup walnuts or pecans (optional) Melt butter in a glass baking pan. Spread evenly once melted. Layer graham cracker crumbs, chips, nuts and coconut. […]

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Sweet snowball cookies

1 cup non-hydrogenated shortening (available at Sprouts) 1 cup powdered sugar (plus a bit more for rolling) 2½ sorghum-corn flour blend 1½ teaspoon xanthan gum 1/3 cup chopped pecans 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½ teaspoon salt Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until mixture forms a ball. Remove and shape into […]

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Chocolate chip, oatmeal, raisin, nut and spice cookies

1 cup raisins 1 cup water 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup shortening (butter or margarine) 3 eggs 2 cups flour ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1¾ cups “quick” oatmeal 1 cup nuts or raisins 1 (6-ounce) package chocolate chips […]

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