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Trivia Tuesday ~ Ice Cream Receives National Recognition

Trivia Tuesday ~ Ice Cream Receives National Recognition

Trivia Tuesday!  Ready?  Ok, this is corny, but it’s the best clue I could come up with.
I scream, you scream, we all scream – – – ?

That’s right, everyone’s favorite…. ICE CREAM!

It will be honored this month.  And it’s official too!  In 1984, former President Ronald Regan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month.  Now I don’t know about you, but ice cream is my favorite, any time of year!  But, if they want me to eat more ice cream in July, I can certainly do that, and I’m sure the kids and grandkids won’t mind doing their part in helping celebrate either. 😛

Make that a triple decker!


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Trivia Tuesday ~ Snack Cake Wars

Trivia Tuesday ~ Snack Cake Wars

What has two chocolate sides and a creamy filling in the center?  If you said an Oreo cookie, you’d guess wrong.  Here’s a few more clues;

  • What may have been originally known as the Gob?
  • What looks like an over-grown Oreo cookie but isn’t?
  • What has Maine and Pennsylvania in a lawsuit over possession of its origin?

No it’s not an ice cream sandwich.  And no, to my great dismay, it isn’t the Gobstopper from Willy Wonka either.

Snack Cake War


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Trivia Tuesday ~ The Tin Can

Trivia Tuesday ~ The Tin Can

Trivia Tuesday, question of the week…  Everybody ready?
What took hours to make, was made of iron, dipped in tinplate, then soldered closed?

Did you guess the TIN CAN?  Ok, did you really know o.O  … Or did I give it away with the picture.

Well in my quest for the history on the coolest inventions ever made that have changed our lives forever, I came across this great information.  It intrigued me so much, that I’ll be doing a piece on… (Can you guess? :P)…. THE CAN OPENER!  Oh, I’m so excited, I can’t wait any longer.  So let’s get started!

The Tin Can


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Trivia Tuesday ~ Toast on wheels

Trivia Tuesday ~ Toast on wheels

No it’s not actually toast on wheels.  But it IS Trivia Tuesday!  So the question is, “Where did the idea for a toaster originate?”.

The first “automatic” turnover toaster was patented in 1914 by Lloyd Copeman.  The patent, however, is held by his wife Hazel B. Copeman.  It is believed that his wife wanted a better way to toast the bread and asked her husband, Llyod, if there was a better way to do it.  From there history was in the making.

Turn the toast please


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May 16th ~ A Not So Trivia Tuesday

May 16th ~ A Not So Trivia Tuesday

Never fear, Tuesday is here!  No, it’s not really Tuesday, but I couldn’t resist sharing another one of the great things we’ve been doing.

One of the best things I love about my family, is that it’s always “family” time.  Working or playing it’s all about the family, and moreover all about the kids.  No matter where we’ve been, what we’ve been doing, and where we’re going in the future, family is always the largest part of the equation. 

It’s been said that kids are our future.  And if you take care of the future, the future will take care of you.  So having said that, it’s really all about the kids and grandkids isn’t it?  Raising them right, and making sure they now the past (which to me ensures their future successes). 

Our Future


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May 10th ~ What happened?

May 10th ~ What happened?

Ok now I know I’ve been off the grid for a couple of weeks, but there’s been alot going on.  So in short, let’s get right to it and I’ll show you what I’ve been up to.

Let’s tackle them one at a time.  First, let’s cover Trivia Tuesday for May 10th.  What is so historical about May 10th?  Anything come to mind?  I actually came up with a couple of things on my own, but for the most part I had to google it.  I found some pretty interesting things.  Here’s a short list for those wonderful history buffs.

Historical Events


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Potato Bread

Alright, here’s another chance for you to test your skills.  That’s right, it’s Trivia Tuesday!

What makes sliced bread so historical?  Anybody know the answer to that one?  It’s ok, I didn’t either.  So here’s the answer you’ve always wondered about but never thought to ask.

In 1912 a man by the name of Otto Frederick Rohwedder, of Davenport, Iowa had a thought.  And from that single thought, the first proto-type of the bread slicing machine was born.  This machine, though small-scale and very looked down upon, became one of the greatest inventions of all time.  Originally every person, baker and bakery sold bread whole.  It was taken home, then sliced as needed by the individual.  This resulted in uneven cuts and thick-and-thin slices of bread.  Otto Rohwedder felt there had to be a better way.  So he set his mind to task and came up with the first sliced bread machine.  Many bakers scoffed at the idea of it, saying that the bread would stale faster once it was cut.  After making several failed attempts at trying to keep the sliced loaf together and stale free, Otto later came up with an idea to have the machine wrap each loaf in waxed paper.  This was a turning point for his idea.  However, it would soon be stale-mated (pardon the pun) due to a fire, that destroyed the machine.

In 1928, Otto was able to take his idea to fruition with a full working model of the original proto-type of 1912.  He took his machine to a company by the name of Chillicothe Baking Company, located in Chillicothe, Missouri.  On July 6, 1928 the bread was advertised as “the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped.” And the first loaf of “sliced bread” was sold on July 7, 1928.  Their product was marketed as, “Kleen Maid Sliced Bread”.  More information on Sliced Bread News

Now you know. 😀

Potatoe Bread recipe


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