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National Chocolate Cupcake Day is observed annually on October 18. With a dollop of frosting, one sweet serving will satisfy chocolate and dessert lovers!
Cupcakes have also been known to be called:
Fairy Cakes, Patty Cakes and Cup Cakes (different from Cupcakes (one-word)
Cupcakes can be traced back to 1796 when there was a recipe notation of “a cake to be baked in small cups” written in American Cookery, by Amelia Simmons. The earliest known documentation of the term cupcake was in 1828 in Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats in Eliza Leslie’s Receipts cookbook.
Cupcakes were originally baked in heavy pottery cups. Today, some bakers still use individual ramekins, small coffee mugs, large teacups, or other small ovenproof pottery-type dishes for baking their cupcakes.
08 Oct 2016 2 Comments
AUGUST and OCTOBER are Agent Orange Awareness MonthSEPTEMBER 28, 20132
It’s time once again to observe Agent Orange Awareness Month. Here at Legacy of Our Veterans Military Exposures or lovme we began observing Agent Orange Awareness not only in the month of August but also October. I know it’s confusing to some but here is a little history behind Agent Orange Awareness Month.
My understanding is that most states have designated October as the month of choice but in Maine, where I live, it’s August.
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced and passed a resolution making August Agent Orange Awareness Month>>>S.Res.248 – A resolution designating the month of August 2009 as “Agent Orange Awareness Month”
FROM SENATOR COLLINS: Increase Agent Orange Awareness (reprinted here with permission)
“Increase Agent Orange Awareness” Weekly Column Senator Susan Collins August 21, 2009 More than 8.7 million American men and women bravely served our nation during the Vietnam War. More than 58,000 gave their lives defending freedom, including 339 from Maine.
Some three and a half decades later, an estimated 2.6 million Vietnam veterans bear an awful legacy from that conflict – severe, debilitating, and even fatal health problems that have resulted from their exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange. Adding to the tragedy is the fact that these health problems at times afflict not only just those who served in Vietnam, but also their children.
04 Oct 2016 6 Comments
MONTMORENCY COUNTY, MI – A large, furry culprit is behind the recent ransacking of a man’s truck, UpNorthLive reported.
A black bear was able to open the door of Claude Conn’s unlocked truck and vandalize it. The bear also broke into his van, but left nothing aside from paw prints.
Conn told UpNorthLive the interior of his truck is completely destroyed.
There are about 2,000 black bears in northern Michigan. But ransacking cars isn’t a normal activity for them.
“It’s kind of a rare instance, you know, something like that is definitely possible to happen, but it’s not something that people are notifying us about,” Shelby Hiestand, a wildlife biologist at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, told UpNorthLive.
The best way to keep bears away is by not leaving food around.
“Problems with bears usually are connected with food source issues,” Hiestand said. “So people who might have bird feeders up, or they might have pet food outside, they might have grills where they were cooking food, so usually if a bear is coming near a human residence it’s because of a food-related issue.”
Meagan Beck | email@example.com on October 04, 2016