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Lady Locks Pastry

Dave in Council Bluffs, Iowa, has fond memories of Hough Bakeries in Cleveland, Ohio, which made a treat called lady locks. Sometimes called lady locks, foam rollers, and clothespin cookies, they featured puff pastry rolled around a small cylinder —...

Chicken Scratch and Creaky Voice

Whoa, hey! It's another newsletter from Martha and Grant, hosts of "A Way with Words." How's your handwriting? Penmanship is one of the things we talked about on our latest episode, as well as "creaky voice" (kind of the...

chop-chop

chop-chop  adj.— «Their monkey business was recently uncovered, they have been caught red handed dipping their dirty fingers in the cookie jar like the P1.3 million auto-clave scam. The machine used to sterilize hospital tools failed to...

cookie jar reserve

cookie jar reserve  n.— «Another way to doll up the books is the cookie-jar reserve. Companies can put aside a reserve of cash when times are good, then use it later.» —“Recipes for cooking company books call for various...

flavor saver

flavor saver  n.— «Of all Piazza’s assets, the one most easily shared by other cool guys is that close-cropped triangle of chin hair known as a soul patch, or flavor saver or cookie duster.» —“Little Bit O’ Soul The Soul Patch—Barely...