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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Monday, June 2, 2014

It's all in the icing!

OOPS! Yesterday was...

National Hazelnut Cake Day


May be a day late but any day is okay for cake with this recipe too inviting not to share for enjoyment any time. Look at it this way - cake is one thing, cake is good but cake cloaked in a caramel sauce is not just talking about cake any more! Add hazelnuts and ooh-la-la what a combination! Hazelnuts have a slightly bittersweet buttery flavor, a perfect accent for a totally delectable dessert. 

A Bit of Hazelnut Trivia...
Worldwide there are over 100 varieties of hazelnuts with 70% coming from Turkey. In the United States, 99% of our hazelnuts are grown in the rich soil of Oregon's Williamette Valley. No imports needed here! Hazelnuts are rich in Vitamin E, protein and fiber. They are believed to be one of the highest natural sources of antioxidants. Eat more hazelnuts!
 Recipe of the Day...

 Make this Chocolate Hazelnut cake and delicious Nutella butter cream in this easy tutorial.

First the cake...

 Now for the butter cream icing!
 Is your mouth watering yet?

So now you can have your cake and eat it too with Hazelnut Cake - delicious and nutritious! You may be a day late with the celebration but like so many birthdays...

Happy Belated National Hazelnut Cake Day!