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CHOCOLATE COVERED BROWNIE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES!!

This recipe comes from www.sophistimom.com.  Vanilla ice cream, brownies and chocolate, what a combination.  Make sure you have a glass of milk to go with it.


Last year, while developing a recipe for homemade Ho-Ho’s, I accidentally made something more like a thin brownie than a cake. Rather than just eat the mistake plain, the kids and I spread it with vanilla ice cream, and made ice cream sandwiches. They were chewy, even when the ice cream set.










When Katie invited me to write this post for today, it was still cold and rainy here in the Rocky Mountains. But I knew by the time I would I post it, the weather would be warm enough for something cold and sweet. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get my imagination past the gloomy weather. It still had me daydreaming about macaroni and cheese and apple crisp rather than something you’d eat in the summer.
So I turned to my food magazines for a little help, as I often do. I found my inspiration while perusing an an old issue of Martha Stewart Livi…

BADWATER ULTRAMARATHON FROM DEATH VALLEY, CALIFORNIA!!

    The Badwater Ultra marathon describes itself as "the world's toughest foot race". It is a 135-mile course starting at 282 feet below sea level in the Badwater Basin, in California's Death Valley, and ending at an elevation of 8360 feet at Whitney Portal, the trail head to Mount Whitney. It takes place annually in mid-July, when the weather conditions are most extreme and temperatures over 120 °F, even in the shade, are not uncommon. Consequently, very few people—even among ultramarathoners—are capable of finishing this grueling race.




Course

    Originally, the run was conceived as being between the lowest and the highest points in the contiguous United States: Badwater, Death Valley (−282 ft) and Mt. Whitney's summit (14,505 ft). The two are only eighty miles apart on the map, but the land route between the two points is substantially longer, 146 miles, because of detours around lakebeds and over mountain ranges. Additionally, since the finish-line is 11 miles…

TOP 10 OVERUSED AND INSANELY OBVIOUS HORROR MOVIE GIMMICKS!

If you’ve seen enough horror movies, you’ll notice that they’ve become increasingly stale nowadays. Sometimes it feels like the characters on screen know when they’re about to get whacked by the psycho killer in the woods, and even they can’t fool the audience. How stupid do some of these movie directors believe the average American viewer has become? The following bag of tricks are currently destroying modern horror cinema:












1.) The Peek-a-boo, I See You

    This is the moment when the director cleverly places the actor (usually some blond that can’t stop crying) into the right third of the screen. The camera pans in slowly and the creepy music starts playing. Then suddenly the killer’s face pops out the shadows directly behind the sobbing blonde. Since it would make too much sense for the killer to hack his victim instantly, (as killers in the real world are prone to do, don’t ask me but I know) the director always gives the heroine a few seconds to realize that some psycho is be…

SUPERMAN CELEBRATION FROM METROPOLIS, ILLINOIS!

Metropolis, IL’s biggest week of the year is drawing near. From Thursday, June 9, through Sunday, June 12 the town of fewer than 7000 people will become a real metropolis, or at least close to it, as thousands of visitors from around the country, and even around the world, visit for the 33rd annual Superman Celebration!
    "It's a chance for people of all ages to come together and just enjoy a weekend of fun," explained Metropolis Tourism Director Angie Shelton. "You never know who you'll meet... and you never know what you’ll see!"
    As always, a big draw for Superman enthusiasts is the lineup of celebrities. Last year's special guests included Laura Vandervoort and Sam Witwer from television’s Smallville; Noel Neill, Lois Lane from The Adventures of Superman; Ilya Salkind, producer of Superman I, II and III; and the legendary comic book artist, Carmine Infantino.







    In addition to Infantino, artists and writers, including Dave Beaty, Josh Eld…

DAILY NATIONAL HOLIDAYS IN JUNE!

Father's Day lands in June, but did you know that there is a holiday for every day this month? Here they are!





June 1: National Go Barefoot Day - This shouldn't be too hard to do now that it's June.
June 2: Leave the Office Early Day - Do I need to make up an excuse, or can I just leave?

June 3: Chimborazo Day -Build a science fair-worthy volcano in honor of Chimborazo (in the Andes in Ecuador).

June 4: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression - It's a long name, but a good cause.







June 5: World Environment Day - Dedicate the day to go green for the world environment. Wait - this should be done every day.

June 6: Drive-in Movie Day - Do they still exist?

June 7: VCR Day - Go back in time by watching home videos on the old VCR.

June 8: Upsy Daisy Day - Every time you royally screw up, say, "Upsy daisy" to lighten the mood.

June 9: Donald Duck Day - Write Mr. Duck's biography to honor him this fine day.







June 10: Iced Tea Day - It's not just …

JUNE FOOD HOLIDAYS!!

Here's a list of the National food holidays for the month of June:







June 1: National Hazelnut Cake Day


June 2: National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day







June 3: National Egg Day

June 4: National Cheese Day

June 4: National Frozen Yogurt Day






June 4: National Cognac Day

June 5: National Gingerbread Day

June 6: National Applesauce Cake Day






June 7: National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

June 8: Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day

June 8: World Oceans Day (Sustainable Seafood)






June 9: National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day

June 10: Herbs & Spices Day

June 10: National Iced Tea Day






June 10: National Black Cow* Day /*A root beer float

June 11: National German Chocolate Cake Day

June 12: International Cacha├ža Day






June 12: National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

June 13: Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

June 14: National Strawberry Shortcake Day






June 15: National Lobster Day

June 16: National Fudge Day

June 17: Eat All Your Veggies Day







June 17: National Apple Strudel Day

June 18: National Cherry Tart Day

June 18: Intern…