Saturday, March 5, 2016

Cheese Doodle Day March 5, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Cheese Doodle Day

While cheesy cornmeal snacks can be enjoyed all year round, they are best enjoyed on Cheese Doodle Day. While there are many variations on the snack food, which is made by puffing and baking cornmeal and then coating it with cheese, the most popular are Cheez Doodles. These are produced by Wise Foods, who began selling packets of Cheez Doodles in the 1960s after taking over the family business of Morrie Yohai, inventor of the cheese doodle snack in the 1940s.
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Today, 15 million pounds of Cheez Doodles are produced every year, which is equivalent to the weight of 1,000 adult elephants. Sometimes called cheesy puffs, other brands of cheese doodles sold in the USA are Cheetos and Chee-Wees, while in the UK, Wotsits are a form of cheese doodle. Celebrate Cheese Doodle Day by opening a bag of this tasty treat, but expect to end up with fingers coated in bright orange cheese flavouring!

thanks for the vintage cookbook pics, helen

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A wandering minstrel, poet, or entertainer in medieval England and France.
Synonyms:folk singerminstrelpoet-singertroubadour
Usage:The group of jongleurs was so popular that King Edward requested a private performance.


Idiom of the Day


 — Any thing, event, or occasion that is especially exciting, impressive, and/or successful.


Gerardus Mercator (1512)

Mercator was a Flemish geographer, mathematician, and cartographer who perfected the first map using the Mercator projection, the translation of the spherical earth to a two-dimensional flat plane. In it, parallels and meridians are rendered as straight lines spaced to produce an accurate ratio of latitude to longitude at any point. It permits mariners to steer a course over long distances without continually adjusting compass readings. 

Vanuatu Custom Chiefs Day

In the island nation of Vanuatu, many islands have rejected European influence and instead prefer to live according to their traditional customs. While these customs vary widely throughout the islands, village life, subsistence farming, a belief in magic, and rule by chiefs are common. In 1977, a National Council of Chiefs was set up by the government to ensure the preservation of traditional ways of life. These tribal chiefs are honored on March 5 of each year; celebratory activities on this day include sporting events, carnivals, agricultural fairs, and arts festivals.

Study suggests a new trick for finding alien civilizations

The hunt for extraterrestrial life — of any kind, including lowly, long-dead microbes — is lofty enough. But the hunt for intelligent civilizations that could be looking for us in return? It's even more of a long shot.

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1750 - "King Richard III" was performed in New York City. It was the first Shakespearean play to be presented in America

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1872 - George Westinghouse patented the air brake

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1922 - "Annie Oakley" (Phoebe Ann Moses) broke all existing records for women's trap shooting. She hit 98 out of 100 targets. 

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1934 - In Amarillo, TX, the first Mother's-In-Law Day was celebrated. 

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1960 Elvis Presley was honorably discharged from the Army

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1984 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that cities had the right to display the Nativity scene as part of their Christmas display. 

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1997 - Chuck Niles received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

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1998 - It was announced that Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins would lead crew of Columbia on a mission to launch a large X-ray telescope. She was the first woman to command a space shuttle mission. 


If You Were Born Today, March 5

There is a restless quality to you that is unmistakable, and this can lead you to your share of adventures, but it can also get you into trouble at times! You easily feel stifled and bored by routine, so that is essential that you choose a life path that allows you the freedom to grow and learn. You may move forward prematurely, failing to complete projects you start, until you discover that your talents lie in inspirational, motivational, and other such fields. You are enthusiastic, versatile, and very humorous. Famous people born today: Rex Harrison, Chuck Baldwin, Andy Gibb, Eva Mendes.

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Picture of the day
Ukiyo-e print
Evening Snow on the Heater, a mid-18th century ukiyo-e print by Japanese artist Suzuki Harunobu (1725–70), displays Harunobu's mastery of the then-new polychromatic nishiki-e (or "brocade") print, as well as luxurious techniques such as extensive embossing.

Picture of a stone path along lake Morskie Oko in Poland

A Wonderland Walkway

Photograph by Sara Delić, National Geographic 
Sara Delić submitted this image of “heaven on Earth,” a view of the serene Morskie Oko, taken from a stone path running alongside it. Morskie Oko is a Polish lake located high in the Tatra Mountains.






knit, EASTER

straight needles




crochet, EASTER


thanks, heide
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Mashed potatoes (with butter). 
Add ingredients like cooked bacon, cheese, parsley, green onion, garlic, etc. 
Stuff into a greased muffin tin, run a fork along the top and brush with melted butter or olive oil. 
Bake at 375 degrees or until tops are crispy and golden


Baby Back Ribs, Honey Roasted Red Potatoes 
and Lemon Glazed Carrots






The brighter you are, the more you have to learn. - Don Herold


A skeleton found buried underneath Victoria Primary School in Edinburgh, Scotland, is believed to belong to a 16-th-century pirate! -------------------- No whey! Albertville, France’s electricity is powered by Beaufort Cheese! Submitted by Chester Tumidajewicz, Amsterdam, NY. -------------------- A perfume inspired by Russian President Vladimir Putin can be purchased in Moscow.


"what is your name?" in Bedawiyet (Sudan) - Man ismaka?

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  1. I love that VIEWER!!! thanks for that link!!!!!

  2. Glad I'm not in space and can just be an armchair tourist on that one!