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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.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

When a 'Rocky Road' is Enjoyed!

Summer hasn't been declared official yet but it is never too early for ice cream. In fact, we are even ahead of National Ice Cream Month, which is declared in July. Ice cream is one delectable delight that can be enjoyed all year long, any month, any week, any day, any time! 

Did you know ice cream dates back to Alexander the Great (maybe even sooner)? He enjoyed snow and ice flavored with honey and nectar. You must keep in mind the purest snow and ice were usually brought down from the mountains primarily for cooling drinks. No refrigerators, not even ice boxes, no ice cream makers or special machines!

June 2 is...

http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-rocky-road-dayToday is National Rocky Road Day! Rocky road ice cream is a delicious dessert with an interesting culinary history. In 1929 after the stock market crash, a man named William Dreyer (the founder of Dreyer Ice Cream) calmed his Black Thursday nerves by creating the original rocky road. He mixed chunky almonds, mini marshmallows, and delicious milk chocolate ice cream to create a new ice cream flavor that would make people smile despite the tough economic times. It instantly became an American favorite and soon became popular all over the world.

Interestingly enough, in Australia, people add jam to their rocky road ice cream. In the United Kingdom, they add cherries and raisins! Celebrate National Rocky Road Day with a delicious rocky road ice cream sundae. Serve it up your way! Yum!

AND, you don't have to limit yourself just to eating the ice cream...

~Recipe Time~

Rocky Road Ice Cream Cake Recipe

 Rocky Road Cupcakes in a Cone Recipe
 Rocky Road Cheesecake  - NO Bake!

Is your mouth watering yet?

yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!

    Tidbit of Ice Cream History, the cone, that is...
    One of the better ways to enjoy ice cream is in the cone. St. Louis, Missouri, Home of the First Ice Cream Cone, tells of its beginnings @America's Story.  
    This little girl loves eating ice cream!
    CREDIT: Siegel, Arthur S., "Detroit, Michigan. Little girl with ice cream cone in the zoological park."
    "America from the Great Depression to World War II: Photographs from the FSA-OWI, 1935-1945,"
    Library of Congress.

    Visit your favorite ice cream shoppe or buy a carton from the store. This is one ride along a rocky road you will enjoy!
     Is your mouth watering yet?

    yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!