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OCTOBER 14, 2022 | NATIONAL REAL SUGAR DAY | NATIONAL DESSERT DAY | BE BALD AND BE FREE DAY

NATIONAL REAL SUGAR DAY | October 14

NATIONAL REAL SUGAR DAY | October 14

October 14 is National Real Sugar Day and we celebrate the people who harvest sugar crops and learn about it’s origins. We also learn how to balance a healthy diet, while enjoying enjoy food made with real sugar. Read more…

National Dessert Day | October 14

NATIONAL DESSERT DAY | OCTOBER 14

People around the country indulge every October 14th on National Dessert Day!  Celebrated by way of the local bakery, grandma’s house or chocolate shop, desserts include candies, pies, ice cream, fruits, cookies, pastries, cobblers, and donuts, too. Read more…

Be Bald and Be Free Day | October 14

BE BALD AND BE FREE DAY | OCTOBER 14

Be Bald and Be Free Day on October 14th celebrates the naked crown. Sometimes the day is referred to as Bald and Free Day. Read more…

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Recipe of the Day

Name: Ultimate Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total Prep: 50 minutes
Servings: 24

Ingredients:

Cream Cheese Filling

8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/3 cup granular sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Cupcake batter

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granular sugar
1/4 cup sweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare muffin tins with liners, spraying lightly with non-stick cooking spray.

Filling

Beat cream cheese, egg, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Add chocolate chips.

Batter

In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla, stirring until well blended.

Spoon batter into muffin tins until each cup is 1/3 full.

Top each with a spoonful of the cream cheese filling.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Frosting

While the cupcakes bake, combine butter and cream cheese in a large bowl and beat until smooth and creamy.

Stir in vanilla and salt.

Gradually add powdered sugar, combining well.

Add cocoa powder, stirring and scraping sides until the cocoa is thoroughly incorporated.

Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

October 14th History

1834 

Henry Blair receives his first patent. He was only the second African American to be granted a patent in the United States. His first patent was for a corn planter that made it easier for farmers to sow their cornfields. A few years later, Blair received his second patent. The invention was a modification of his first invention to accommodate planting cotton seeds. In 1821, Thomas Jennings received the first patent granted to an African American.

1863 

Alfred Nobel is granted a patent for the preparation of nitroglycerin. It is his first Swedish patent, and the scientist would continue to pursue improvements to the handling of this explosive compound, eventually leading to the development of dynamite.

1926 

A.A. Milne publishes the illustrated children’s book, Winnie-the-Pooh. The lovable, honey-loving bear and colorful characters became a worldwide hit. The classic illustrations by E.H. Shepard were later recreated by Disney artists.

1944 

During her service with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), Carl became the first woman test pilot. On October 14, 1944, Carl flew a Bell YP-59A becoming the first woman to fly a jet aircraft.

1947 

Piloting the Bell X-1, Major Charles E. Yeager became the first person to fly at supersonic speeds. The aircraft broke the sound barrier at 662 miles (1,066 kilometers) per hour.

1968 

On the 4th day of their mission, the Apollo 7 crew transmits the first live television broadcast from space. It would be the first of four broadcasts from the three-person space mission.

October 14th Birthdays

Dwight D Eisenhower – 1890

After serving as commanding general of the U.S. forces in World War II, Eisenhower was elected as the country’s 34th president. He served two terms from 1953-1961, navigating the country through the early years of the Cold War.

Lois Lenski – 1893 

The Newbery Award-winning author and illustrator published her first books in 1927. She’s best known for her book Strawberry Girl and illustrating the Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace.

EE Cummings – 1894

Through his poetry, Cummings expressed a unique style that was simplified, precise, and sparse. Full of innuendo and sentiment, some of his most popular poems include ‘spring omnipotent goddess’ and ‘I carry your heart with me.’

Charles Everett Koop – 1916

The pediatric surgeon served as the 13th Surgeon General of the United States. His career is full of innovative treatments, advancements, and firsts in medicine. During his two terms as Surgeon General, he brought focus and confidence to public health. He also steadily steered the country through the AIDS pandemic.

Ralph Lauren – 1939

Born Ralph Lifshitz, the fashion designer founded the Ralph Lauren Company in 1967. His first products were a line of men’s ties.

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