The Sharing of Recipes: Thin Chocolate Covered Mint Wafers.

thin-chocolate-covered-mint-wafersAnother nod to the Girl Scouts with this lovely recipe for Thin Chocolate Covered Mint Wafers. This one is certainly reminiscent of the ever-popular Thin Mints that we've all come to know and love. This easy recipe is one I again love for its inclusion of extract, or oil of peppermint. It is far more popular than other extracts we've featured before (like rose or black walnut) but still hints at that made-from-scratch quality that makes this one special.

Mom always stores her Thin Mints in the freezer, to be enjoyed with a nice cold crispness to them - and I'd recommend you trying this recipe in the same manner just for kicks. They would also be delightful on a scoop of vanilla bean ice milk. Mmmm the delight!

The Creation of Family Traditions: Girl Scouts.

It has come to my unfortunate attention that the Girl Scouts have begun their annual cookie drive. Not good for those new years resolutions, but YUM! I was a Girl Scout when I was younger - Troop 74. And I must say that I learned many wonderful things, many of the basic heirloom traditions that I've carried with me still today. The proper dress, cooking & crafting things, camping & making friends, doing good in the community.

A wonderful tradition for children today, as families grow busier and busier - the basic skills are still so relevant and even more important. And, then there is the cookies!  There seem to be new ones that come & go each year, but the old standard trefoils, thin mints, samoas and tagalongs that nearly everyone can releate to!

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