NATIONAL FRUITCAKE DAY
Across the United States, fruitcake lovers young and old, commemorate National Fruitcake Day each year on December 27th. Made with chopped candied or dried fruit, nuts, and spices and sometimes soaked… Read more…
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
While many people automatically think of the song, the Twelve Days of Christmas celebrates the days after Christ’s birth on December 25th. The twelfth day lands on January 5th and is often called the Epiphany. This is the date the magi, or the three kings, were believed to arrive in… Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Name: Pumpkin Bread
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total Prep: 1 hour, 5 minutes
Servings: 2 loaves
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 15 ounces can pureed pumpkin
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Prepare two loaf pans with a thin coat of butter and lightly dusting with flour.
In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs one at a time. Add sugar, oil, flour, soda, salt, baking powder, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix well. Stir in pumpkin, puree.
Transfer mixture to loaf pans.
Bake for 1 hour, 5 mins. Loaves are done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
dejafru: a feeling one gets when a fruitcake seems familiar
A wave of dejafru came across her when she opened the gift basket and saw the fruitcake.
December 27th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Louis Pasteur – 1822
Some of the many achievements of the French chemist and microbiologist include developing vaccines for anthrax and rabies. He also created the process for sterilizing products such as milk to kill microorganisms called pasteurization.
John Celardo – 1918
The American comic strip and comic book artist rose to popularity in the 1950s and 1960s with his work on the Tarzan comic strip for United Features.
Genevieve Audrey Wagner – 1927
A power-hitter in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, Wagner began her career at the age of 15. One of the league’s All-Stars, she played seven seasons, usually in the outfield before continuing her athletic career with the National Girls Baseball League in Chicago. While she played, Wagner pursued her medical degree. Following baseball, she practiced obstetrics for four decades.
Jason Hawes – 1971
In 1990, Hawes founded The Atlantic Paranormal Society to investigate reported paranormal activity. He also starred in and co-produced the SyFy show Ghost Hunters.
December 27th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
The Radio City Music Hall opens under the direction of S.L. “Roxy” Rothafel. The show featured the Roxyettes (later renamed the Rockets), opera performed by Titta Ruffo, Coe Glade, and Vera Schwarz, Leon Rosebrook directing a chorus of 100 voices, and the Radio City Music Hall Symphony Orchestra. At the time, the theater was the largest in the world.
Howdy Doody appears on television for the first time on NBC’s Puppet Play House.
Jimmy Boyd’s “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” reaches number 1 on the music charts.
Performing their hit “Come See About Me,” the Supremes make their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
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