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2008-07-17 18:00:37

By LIZ VAN HOOSER I love The New York Times food section, but I have to admit I rarely try the featured dishes. Often, they call for expensive or hard-to-find ingredients or techniques beyond my know-how. And although I'm a foodie -- as in I really like great food -- I prefer to cook simply and cheaply. So I was pleased to see last week that the paper saw fit to print a story on a venerable American staple: the chocolate chip cookie. Reporter David Leite digs up the story of the cookie,...

2008-07-17 03:00:38

By Edward M. Eveld, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 17--Andee Hindery is creating her own lemonade-out-of-lemons life. Hindery, a 28-year-old Kansas Citian, suffered with food allergies so bad they were debilitating. Her answer: cookies and cupcakes. Sick for years, Hindery recovered after finally getting a proper diagnosis. She taught herself to cook and bake without dairy products or gluten, a protein in wheat and other grains. Her favorite challenge: making sweets. At first the...

2008-07-01 15:00:54

A photo of Warren Buffett who stops by his favorite local Dairy Queen(R) to enjoy the debut of the Dairy Queen Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookie Blizzard(R) with Omaha Girl Scout Molly Maloy, 10 is Available On Business Wire's Web Site and AP PhotoExpress. The Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookie Blizzard(R) is available nationwide at Dairy Queens throughout July. This is the first time that Dairy Queen has merged its iconic Blizzard Flavor Treat with the best-selling Girl Scouts cookie ever, Thin Mint.

2008-06-24 09:02:59

ATLANTA, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- This summer Great American Cookies will reward customers with three free cookies with the purchase of any ten. Beginning June 18, the "Three for the Road" summer promotion will sweeten the summer months with free cookies all season long. Great American Cookies', a NexCen Brands, Inc. ("NexCen") franchise, products are baked fresh in-store everyday, and are the perfect gourmet treat for any occasion. The summer is a time for gatherings and...

2008-06-17 12:00:57

For the first time, Dairy Queen(R) has merged the world's most popular frozen treat, the Blizzard(R), with the best-selling Girl Scout cookie, the Thin Mint. The result is creamy soft serve blended with Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookie pieces and a Creme de Menthe topping to create this summer's blockbuster - the DQ(R) Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookie Blizzard. Available at all Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill(R) locations nationwide on July 1, the Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookie Blizzard is...

2008-02-06 00:00:00

The mother of a 9-year-old Girl Scout in Florida has recovered $164 in cookie money allegedly stolen by two teenagers, it was reported Tuesday. The victim's mom, Charlene Rubenstrunk, went to the Lake Worth home of one of the girls who alleged took the cash from her daughter, Gracie Smith, where the girl's embarrassed father refunded the money, The Palm Beach Post reported Tuesday. It's rather disgusting. The girls have absolutely no remorse for what they did, Rubenstrunk said of the Park...

2007-11-09 12:00:19

After launching its "Eat a Cookie, Save the Oceans" holiday gift program, international ocean conservation group, Oceana, is announcing its partnership with Warren Brown, star of the Food Network's popular baking show, "Sugar Rush," and owner of DC's acclaimed from-scratch bakery, CakeLove. Holiday shoppers can now virtually adopt a marine animal through Oceana's website and receive up to 16 ocean-themed cookie cutters, a baking mitt, an official adoption certificate, ocean facts and a sugar...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'