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How Cookie Jars Capture American Kitsch

Cookie jars from CB2, BBC Ice Cream x Todd James, Supreme x Pillsbury, World Market, Hazy Mae, Williams-Sonoma, and Modigliani. | Lille Allen/Eater

The cookie jar continues to be a vessel for cheeky self expression, if not for cookies themselves

Recipes, money, written affirmations, and receipts. That’s what Hazy Mae keeps in her ceramic cookie jars. Cookies? None. Since she was gifted her first cookie jar, a midcentury ceramic bear, several years ago, the New York City-based artist has become a collector of a few dozen quirky, mostly vintage cookie jars. “A friend of mine was like, ‘You’re the only person I know with 100 cookie jars and not a single cookie in your house,’” says Mae, whose mother kept similar odds and ends — never cookies — in her collection of house-shaped cookie jars.

But Mae isn’t just a collector, she’s also a cookie jar maker, and her work … Read more

Clothespin Cookies

These clothespin cookies (also known as cream horns) are like little bites of heaven, filled with creamy goodness that’ll make you forget all your problems – at least until you run out of them. They only take 30 minutes to prepare and are just the soft, creamy pastry you need in your life!

If homemade pastries with a delicious filling are your jam, you’re going to love these clothespin cookies! Then you’ll have to try making homemade eclairs or cannolis!

Multiple clothespin cookies stacked on top of each other on a cooling rack.

What are Clothespin Cookies?

Clothespin cookies, also known as cream horns, are a whimsical pastry that look just like their namesake: a tiny clothespin! These adorable treats are made from flaky, buttery pastry dough wrapped around a sweet, creamy filling. They’re typically dusted with a light sprinkle of powdered sugar, adding just the right touch of sweetness to this already delightful treat!

But let’s talk about the taste! Each bite … Read more

Hong Kong records rise in outbreaks linked to food outlets

The number of people sick and the number of outbreaks increased this past year in Hong Kong, according to the country’s Centre for Food Safety.

In 2022, the Centre for Food Safety (CFS) received 117 food poisoning outbreak referrals from the Department of Health, affecting 500 people. The number of outbreaks and patients went up from 2021 but figures are still below pre-Coronavirus pandemic levels.

Outbreaks linked to local food premises and businesses were reported to the CFS of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD).

Figures have remained on the low side in the past two years. This may be due to COVID-19 pandemic measures including shortened business hours and fewer meal gatherings, said experts.

Bacterial pathogens caused two-thirds of outbreaks in 2022. Salmonella topped the list and was behind more than half of incidents, followed by Vibrio parahaemolyticus, which was responsible for about a third. Clostridium perfringens and … Read more

A Kroger-Albertsons Merger Would Be Bad for Almost Everyone

Kroger and Albertsons own more than 5,000 supermarkets across the country. | Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Why a coalition called Stop the Merger plans to “fight like hell” to prevent it

It’s likely that the place you shop for groceries every week is owned by one of two companies — Kroger, or Albertsons. Together, these two corporate behemoths own more than 5,000 supermarkets across the country, including regional chains like King Soopers, Harris Teeter, Safeway, Ralphs, and Vons, and now they’re looking to consolidate the grocery industry even further by joining forces in a $24.6 billion merger.

In October 2022, Kroger and Albertsons announced that both companies’ respective boards had voted to approve a merger. If the merger is completed in 2024 as its executives expect, Kroger-Albertsons would be the second-largest grocery retail chain in the country, right behind Walmart. In order to actually happen, though, the merger needs approval from … Read more

Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp

Seafood lovers! Here is the EASIEST way to make crispy, breaded shrimp in the air fryer! Making air fryer frozen shrimp takes less than 10 minutes and turns out perfectly every time. The hardest part is choosing what dipping sauce to serve it with!

This air fryer frozen shrimp is SO easy to make, and tastes absolutely incredible! I’m sure you’ve seen all of the hype about air fryers by now, but they’re truly worth the investment. They make cooking so easy! If you love shrimp as much as I do, you’ll have to try air fryer coconut shrimp and this juicy 10-minute shrimp next!

Cooked, breaded shrimp served on a gray plate.

Frozen Breaded Shrimp in the Air Fryer

Cooking frozen breaded shrimp in an air fryer is so easy, it’s practically foolproof! All you need to do is preheat the air fryer, pop the shrimp in the basket, and let it do its magic. There’s no … Read more