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It’s All A-Buzz: World Malaria Day Cookies

Today is World Malaria Day! Malaria is a mosquito-borne parasitic disease.  Here in the US, we are fortunate to have eliminated malaria in the 1950s.  However, worldwide the World Health Organization estimates that there were 219 million cases of malaria resulting in 660,000 deaths in 2010. To celebrate World Malaria Day, I created a batch of malaria-themed cookies to share...

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The Royal Headshot: Queen Elizabeth II Silhouette Cookies

As I’m sure you know, 2013 is the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation.  While 2012 was the Diamond Jubilee of her reign (i.e. 60 years on the throne), 2013 celebrates 60 years since her coronation. (Confused?  Her father, King George VI, passed away on February 6, 1952 and she assumed the throne.  However, her official coronation was not...

Cookie Love in the Time of Cholera: John Snow Decorated Cookies 0

Cookie Love in the Time of Cholera: John Snow Decorated Cookies

Happy 200th birthday, John Snow! Who?! John Snow, the Father of Epidemiology! What?! Oy—I don’t have time for this. OK, just for you, a short bit of history.  In 1854, there was a severe outbreak of cholera in the Soho district of London, England.  Dr. John Snow, an English physician, set out to determine the cause of the outbreak.  By...

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So Money: George Washington Cookies

In 1962 Marilyn Monroe, in one of her last public appearances, sang a sexy rendition of “Thanks for the Memories” for President John F. Kennedy on his birthday.  I can only imagine what Jackie Kennedy thought of the whole thing (I can’t imagine she was pleased).  Such a spectacle is surely a modern invention.  I cannot imagine Betsy Ross, America’s...