Old  April 23rd, 2016, 11:45am     #841
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Celebrating cherry cheesecake day is not as easy as I thought it might be. The closest I could find locally is strawberry cheesecake. Looks like I'll need to take my chances on finding cherry cheesecake out of town.

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  Old  April 23rd, 2016, 3:34pm     #842
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My mother-in-law used to make a dessert called Cherry Yum Yum, which was essentially a cherry cheesecake. The filling is not as firm as a cheesecake, as I remember. I haven't had it in a long time.

Here is one recipe for it: http://www.sheknows.com/recipes/cherry-yum-yum

I'm pretty sure that she made it in a round pie pan, as shown in the picture. I see that this recipe says to make it in a 9 x 13 pan. I've got her recipe in one of my index card file boxes. I don't know how similar her recipe is to the one on the website. It was very good - very rich.

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Thanks for the recipe; seems easy to make and must be yummy. I eventually did find a store bought cherry cheesecake yesterday and devoured it with pleasure.

Not sure what today should be about but here is a list of historical events:

http://www.on-this-day.com/onthisday...days/apr24.htm

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  Old  April 24th, 2016, 9:20pm     #844
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I'm pretty sure that my MIL's recipe did not have graham cracker crumbs on top of the cherries. I need to dig out the recipe and see just how she made it.

I saw a bunch of holidays/observances on a different site from the one I usually go to:

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day - April 24
Bulldogs are Beautiful Day - April 24, 2016 (Last Sunday in April)
Mother, Father Deaf Day - April 24, 2016 (Last Sunday in April)
National Pet Parent's Day - April 24, 2016 (Last Sunday in April)
National Pigs-in-a Blanket Day - April 24
Pinhole Photography Day - April 24, 2016 (Last Sunday in April)
World Day for Animals in Laboratories - April 24
World Meningitis Day - April 24
Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day - April 24, 2016 (Last Sunday in April)

I will celebrate National Pet Parent's Day since I have 2 bunnies.

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Today in history
1846 - Conflict over the disputed border of Texas, starts the Mexican-American War
1859 - Ground broken for the building of the Suez Canal
1898 - The U.S. declares war on Spain which starts the Spanish-American War
1901 - New York becomes the 1st U.S. state to require auto license plates with a fee of $1
1915 - 78,000 ANZAC troops land at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I
1916 - ANZAC Day is commemorated for the fist time on the anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove in Turkey
1928 - The first guide dog for US Citizen, Morris Frank, is Buddy, a German Shepherd
1945 - The Nazi occupation army surrenders and leaves Northern Italy
1959 - The St. Lawrence Seaway officially opens to shipping and links the Greats Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean
1960 - The 1st submerged circumnavigation of the Earth is completed by the U.S. Navy submarine USS Triton
1993 - Russia elects Boris Yeltsin as their leader

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East Meets West Day http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreh...etswestday.htm

World Penguin Day http://www.holidayinsights.com/other...nawareness.htm

It looks like penguins get 2 celebration days each year.

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National Pretzel Day is an easy one to celebrate: Free Pretzels



Have you ever had Pretzel "Shells"? Those things are awesome!

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I've never even heard of pretzel shells. I'll have to see if they are in the stores around here.

Other holidays today:

Hug an Australian Day http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreh...tralianday.htm

Richter Scale Day http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreh...erscaleday.htm

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Me hugging an Australian is not likely to show up on the Richter Scale today because I do not expect to meet one in my part of the world (though I did enjoy a great dive trip to the Great Barrier Reef some time ago and found the natives friendly).


Also of note is World Intellectual Property Day today. Years ago I participated in a contest that led to the development of the Quest Erasable Dive Slate (one of my prouder sweeping accomplishments).

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I sadly do not know any Australians either. I didn't know that you were a diver too. You have something in common with Ravzie. I bet that was a fascinating trip!

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Babe Ruth Day, my mother's recipe for home-made Babe Ruth (let's face it, no one is thinking of Grover Cleveland's daughter) candy bars:

Bring one cup light corn syrup and one cup granulated sugar to boil.
Remove from heat and stir in a cup and a half peanut butter and four cups rice krispies cereal, mix well.
Press into a buttered pan to cool, then shape into individual bars.

In a double boiler, melt one pound of chocolate chips together with six ounces of butterscotch chips to coat the bars in. Place onto waxed paper to cool. Enjoy.

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That sounds very yummy!! I don't have a double boiler, but I guess I can melt the chips in my microwave. Do you just drizzle the chocolate over the bars, or do you dip them in the chocolate mixture?

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Chances are that you can easily fashion a double boiler out of equipment that you already have- it is recommended over the microwave technique because the mixture will cool quickly whilst you are dipping :

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Double-Boiler-(Bain-Marie

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I just remembered that I have the top piece to a double boiler - a small metal bowl that fit over a stainless steel pot I used to have. I no longer have the pot, but this bowl will probably fit over one of the other pots I have. Thanks for the info.

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