Girl Scouts of the United States of America

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    August 28, 2014
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    August 27, 2014

    Let's Be Real: Burning Man Is Bad for the Environment

    By Keith Plocek This week, 68,000 revelers will descend on Nevada's remote Black Rock Desert. (That is, assuming the rain lets up.) They will travel from Los Angeles, London, Melbourne, Mexico City and places you've never heard of. They will take part in the temporary city that is Burning Man, and ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Get Your Munchie Girl Scout Cookie Fix at TruMed Dispensary Today and Tomorrow

    Girl Scout Danielle Lei has been making headlines for her savvy business decision to sell Girl Scout cookies outside of a medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco. According to Time, Lei sold 117 boxes of Dulce de Leches and Tagalong cookies in just two hours last weekend. That's 37 more than s ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014

    Girl Scout Cookies Are Here in Phoenix: No Pre-Sales, But There Is a Cookie Locator App

    If you're like us, then you eagerly look forward to the time of year when young girls hawk boxes of Girl Scout cookies. The scouts get to learn about money management and business ethics, and we get to eat loads of Samoas. What's not to love? And this year, the Girl Scouts of America are making th ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    7 Favorite Spots for Vegan Baked Goods in Metro Phoenix

    We're sweet on baked goods -- particularly when they're vegan. That means no bacon (duh!), but also no eggs or dairy products. Not as rare as they used to be, quality fresh-made vegan treats are still tough to come by in the Valley. So we've compiled a list of our favorite spots to score 'em. You're ... More >>

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    June 4, 2012

    82: Lylah Ledner

    From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Last Night's Scottsdale Culinary Festival Chocolate & Wine Experience Not So Chocolatey

    To me, one of chocolate's best properties is the fact that it doesn't need to be super sweet to feel incredibly indulgent. A blissful chocolate is smooth, rich, dark, and simple. My current favorite is Chocolove's Orange Peel, and I expected the Scottsdale Culinary Festival's only dessert event woul ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    Thin Mint Cupcakes at Liberty Market

    Every now and then, a special breed of fast casual spots really wows us with their menus. And if that includes dessert, we definitely want to know about it.

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    March 19, 2012

    Savannah Smiles Cookie Showdown: And The Winner Is ...

    Once again, Chow Bella writers hunkered down in their kitchens and cooked up their best sweet and savory creations using Girl Scouts Cookies as an essential ingredient. It's kind of like a pared down version of the Food Network's Chopped, except we aren't actually going to chop anyone (I don't think ... More >>

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    February 29, 2012

    Nestle is Making Thin Mint Cookie Candy Bars. Yes Please!

    We need about 100 of these sent to the New Times office like right now (attn: Shannon Armour, please). We don't even care if it's an "Unholy Union" between the Girl Scouts and Nestle or if the Girl Scouts are "selling out," we just want to get our hands on a Thin Mint candy bar (and any other futur ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Sweet! The Girl Scouts Announce New Cookie Flavor for 2012

    ​Good morning and welcome to Wake Up Call! After two years, we (okay, mostly me) have decided to put Eater's Digest to bed and greet you each morning with a mix of fun events, odd ball food stories, things I have baked, awesome places I've eaten, crappy places I've eaten, and, well, pretty much w ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011
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    September 14, 2011

    S'Mores Smackdown: Frank & Albert's vs. Beckett's Table

    ​S'mores -- the all-American, classic dessert that was once reserved for campfires and sing-a-longs has managed to make its way onto just about every food blog and restaurant menu across the country in the form of ice cream, cupcakes, tarts, pancakes -- you name it, it's probably been turned i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Homemade Samoas, BBQ Bruce, Foodiebear's Foodzie Box, and Pickled Grapes

    A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs. Les Petite GourmettesThey made the holes in the cookies using a clean drinking straw​Can we get a hell yeah? We have a recipe for making Girl Scout Samoas at home. We had fun taste testing the Keeber fake outs, but we really like the idea of ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Trefoil Cookie Showdown: And the Winner Is . . .

    ​As one of her final acts as New Times' food critic, Michele Laudig weighed in with her choice in our Trefoil Cookie Showdown. We tried to one-up ourselves at Chow Bella when Girl Scout Cookie season kicked in this year. A year ago, we experimented with Thin Mints and came up with some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Trefoil Cookie Showdown: Pear Frangipane Tart

    Jonathan McNamara​Got some Girl Scout cookies sitting around? So did we. Hence, the Trefoil Cookie Showdown. Being one of the newest Chow Bella members, I was a bit nervous about entering this challenge. I had seen last year's Thin Mint competition and wondered if I could make something wort ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Trefoil Cookie Showdown: Trifle

    Jonathan McNamara Kathleen Vanesian's Girl Scout Trefoil Trifle​ Got some Girl Scout cookies sitting around? So did we. Hence, the Trefoil Cookie Showdown. There's something perverse, or at least ironic, in combining Girl Scout cookies and liquor.  So I did it. Instead of using lemon p ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Trefoil Cookie Showdown: Girl Scout ****-on-a-Shingle

    Johnathan McNamaraTrefoils meet the trailer park: Girl Scout Shit-on-a-Shingle. Got some Girl Scout cookies in the pantry? So did we -- hence, the Chow Bella Trefoil Showdown. Our dish for the Trefoil showdown boiled down to simple logistics. Last minute crunch time with only fifteen minutes to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Trefoil Cookie Showdown: Blue Cheesecake Bites

    Carol Blonder blue cheesecake bite Got some Girl Scout cookies in the pantry? So did we -- hence, the Chow Bella Trefoil Showdown.  Say shortbread and I immediately think not of Girl Scouts but of McVities. I was introduced to the Scottish digestive biscuits and shortbread when faced wit ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Trefoil Cookie Showdown: Edible Terrarium

    Photo: Jonathan Mcnamara​ Photo: Jonathan Mcnamara​Got some Girl Scout cookies in the pantry? So did we -- hence, the Chow Bella Trefoil Showdown.  When the challenge was given to create something tasty using Trefoil (shortbread) Girl Scout Cookie, the stress was on. The question is to do s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Girl Scout Samoas vs. Keebler Fudge Shoppe Coconut Dreams

    Jonathan McNamara Samoas and faux Samoas, can you tell the difference? ​ For a while now, we've been able to get our Thin Mint Girl Scout cookie fix out of season by heading to the supermarket and picking up Keebler Fudge Shoppe Grasshoppers. In fact, we've found similar cookies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Kookaburra: How To Make the Long-Lost Girl Scout Cookie

    Carrie Wheeler The finished sort-of Kookabura.​ One year in the early '80s, my sister was a Brownie, my mom was the cookie chairman and there existed a Girl Scout cookie called the Kookabura which was everything I loved in a cookie. Girl Scout cookie season is upon us already this year, ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

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    September 16, 2010

    Paramore at the Dodge Theatre Last Night

    Luke HolwerdaParamore at Dodge Theatre​Paramore September 15, 2010 Dodge Theatre Hayley Williams is quite the little firecracker.Physically, the Paramore singer looks fiery with her bright red hair and ruler-straight body. Personality-wise, she's a dynamic burst of energy. At her show at the Dodg ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Thin Mint Showdown: And the Winner Is . . .

    The Chow Bella contributors do not make it easy on me.  I showed up at a recent meeting to discover a huge spread of beautiful, chocolatey desserts on the conference room table, each one of them with my name on it (metaphorically speaking). Everyone really hustled to create some new dessert o ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Thin Mint Showdown: Steeplechase Cupcakes

    Jonathan McNamaraSteeplechase Cupcakes​One can never have enough Thin Mints. At least that's what we thought until Managing Editor Amy Silverman brought in a dozen unsold boxes to a recent Chow Bella meeting. If one must make lemonade when life hands one lemons, we theorized one must make dese ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Thin Mint Showdown: Thin Mint Mojito Madness

    One can never have enough Thin Mints. At least that's what we thought until Managing Editor Amy Silverman brought in a dozen unsold boxes to a recent Chow Bella meeting. If one must make lemonade when life hands one lemons, we theorized one must make dessert when life hands one unwanted Girl Scout c ... More >>

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    March 2, 2010

    The Lemon Chalet Creme Girl Scout Cookie Conundrum ​To eat them or not to eat them? News has spread of a recall of some Lemon Chalet Creme Girl Scout cookies. Frankly, this is not as upsetting as, say, news regarding Thin Mints or Tagalongs. Still, those lemon cookies have their fans. Yesterday we got some bad infor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010 Offers Ideas to Tip the Scales in Your Favor

    You can try that one foot on the scale trick, but you're not fooling anyone.​Valentine's Day has come and gone and you've whole heartedly abandoned your New Years diet by professing your undying love to a giant box of chocolates.  Your jeans still don't fit and those crafty Girl Scouts will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Second Person Arrested For Embezzling Funds From Phoenix Girl Scouts

    Trisha Proud​Perry Bush​ A second person has been arrested in a case in which $8,000 was embezzled from Phoenix Girl Scout troop 534. Scottsdale police spokesman Sergeant Mark Clark says cops began to investigate after troop members noticed missing funds in April. Former troop leader T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Hot Links: Lethal Injections, Tribal Theft, and Jesus In Concrete

    A federal judge ruled yesterday that Arizona's lethal-injection procedure is similar to the method approved by the U.S. Supreme Court. Executions have been on hold in Arizona since November 2007, when the Arizona Supreme Court stalled the execution of inmate Jeffrey Landrigan pending a federal decis ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009
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    March 26, 2009

    Door-to-Door Soliciting Rules Proposed by Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio

    It's kind of creepy: There's a sudden knock at the door. You check to see who it is -- and it turns out to be someone trying to save your soul. Or maybe they just want to sell you something. Either way, you wonder if they would have tried the door and maybe burglarized the place, had you not answe ... More >>

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    September 16, 2004

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    January 29, 2004

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    December 18, 2003

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    September 20, 2001

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    March 1, 2001


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