Tagalong Crescents Recipe

Friday, February 25, 2011

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It’s that time of year again.  The time when Girl Scouts everywhere literally are everywhere, selling their Thin Mints, Samoas and Tagalongs.  I’m talking about Girl Scout cookies, people.

Yes, the little darlings are out en masse, camped out in front of every supermarket in town, hawking their wares. And, they are good at it, too!  Seriously.  They must throw in a Dale Carnegie course or two when they sign you up!  It would take the most hardened of hearts to resist those sweet, angelic faces. I don’t know about you, but my steely resolve goes right out the window each time I look into a pair of those sad and pleading eyes.  So, I buy cookies – lots of them.  And then, I take them home and try to figure out what the heck to do with them!

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This is my niece, Samantha.   She’s a Daisy.  Sammie takes her Girl Scout cookie selling very seriously.  Could you resist that face?  I didn’t think so.  I bought ten boxes from her.  Is there a twelve step program for this?  If so, sign me up.  read more >>

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