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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.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Are you ready to escape?

 for MORE fun!

Along with the many, many foodie celebrations often appears a beverage celebration. Each beverage can be enjoyed along with a meal...breakfast, lunch, dinner, during an afternoon break, as an evening pick-me-up or a relaxing nightcap. Of course, its selection depends entirely upon the occasion. There are even those times when that beverage of choice provides a means of escape.

Really interesting though is the fact that most, if not all, somehow, somewhere end up in a tasty recipe. Are you ready to escape?

July 10 is...

Piña Fria has music in its name; two fingers of cold fresh pineapple juice are blended with one and one-half ounces of white Puerto Rican rum and a half teaspoon of sugar. Shake with fine ice; strain into a champagne glass. [Source: History of Pina Colada]
The earliest known story states that in the 19th century, Puerto Rican pirate Roberto Cofresí, to boost his crew's morale, gave them a beverage or cocktail that contained coconut, pineapple and white rum. This was what would be later known as the famous piña colada. [Source: wikipedia.org]

Piña Colada French Toast Recipe

Piña Colada Trifle Recipe

Piña Colada Cupcakes Recipe

 Piña Colada Icebox Pie Recipe

Any day is a good day to be patriotic...

Patriotic Piña Colada Cupcakes Recipe

Are you ready to escape?