Inspiration in Ethiopia~
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Happy National Cheesecake Day!
NATIONAL CHEESECAKE DAY
July 30 annually celebrates a food holiday, it is National Cheesecake Day.
Cheesecake is a delicious dessert that is loved by millions around the country. It is a sweet dessert that is a mixture of soft fresh cheese, cream cheese or cottage cheese, eggs and sugar on a crust made from crushed graham crackers, crushed cookies, pastry or sponge cake. Cheesecakes can be prepared baked or unbaked, can be flavored and are often served topped with fruit, fruit sauce, chocolate or whipped cream. There are many flavors in which cheesecakes can be prepared, some of which are blueberry, strawberry, pumpkin, chocolate, key lime, lemon, orange, raspberry or toffee.
It is possible that an ancient form of cheesecake may have been a popular dish in ancient Greece. It has been found that the earliest attested mention of a cheesecake is by Greek physician Aegimus, who wrote a book on the art of making cheesecakes.
*James Kraft developed a form of pasteurized cream cheese in 1912. In 1928, Kraft acquired the Philadelphia trademark and marketed pasteurized Philadelphia Cream Cheese which is now the most commonly used cheese for cheesecake.*
Not sure what David’s favorite cheesecake might be, or if he in fact eats it, but he holds a soft spot in his heart for The Cheesecake Factory! Remember his signed menu left for fans who were to arrive the day following his visit
And a Topsy search of cheesecake and @DavidArchie shows that the only time he’s tweeted about cheesecake, was in a tweet thanking our own Pastel for a special gift!
To celebrate the day, I’m including a NEW FAVORITE Cheesecake recipe that will capture any cheesecake lover’s heart. My daughter and her friend made these delectable little gems this past weekend for a large family gathering and I was in salted caramel/oreo heaven! *Lucky mom* Click below for the complete recipe!
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The David Duet “Crush” Love Continues: MasterClassLady weighs in!
In my humble opinion, American Idol has slowly lost its way since Season 7, spending money shamelessly on judges and production when, in the end, all the fans want are excellent singers with genuine personalities and respect for the art. CLICK on “Source” or MasterClassLady’s banner above to head to her site to read the entire post, and to comment on her site.
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Crush ~ A New (Up Close) Upload from Cooksongrl
This latest uploaded video of last Saturday night’s performance is close-up and complete with PAA~ “pretty awesome audio!” Credit to Cooksongrl! And Thanks to Patty-Ann for the quick find and “share” on twitter!
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Screencaps Just Because~
Can we have enough pics and screencaps of that epic performance??? I say no! So here are a few more from moi!
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Speaking of Crush….How about Cruisin to Crush?!
It’s a ride full of DA fun when Sean Smith and crew sing along with David in the car!
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Two New Blogs: The Military Tour in Ethiopia
Two new blogs were shared yesterday by (LDS) Church members who attended the fireside and dinner in Ethiopia while the Military Tour group were on a 10 hr layover. First is the blog from the Hansens. I’ll just post a few pics along with selected excerpts. You can click on the Hansen’s header below to read the entire piece. I’m still holding my breath re: the “mob” incident which ensued following David’s performance (requested by the restaurant manager!) :( So very grateful the group made it out safely!!!
American Idol David Archuleta in Ethiopia
Wednesday we were notified that David Archuleta and three other performers, who were on an Armed Forces Entertainment Tour, had a 10 hour lay-over in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Thursday and would be available for a youth and young adult fireside. School is out for winter break there so those 12-30 years of age were invited from Addis and Debere Zeit to the Church for the 4:00-5:30 PM meeting. Sue and I found out, so we caught the flight out on Wednesday evening and were ready Thursday afternoon to cover the event. There were 135 young people and missionaries ready to be entertained. It was a spiritual and enlightening meeting. …
Miss Africa Utah was also in attendance. She was an Ethiopian orphan adopted nine years ago by a family in Ogden, UT when she was 14. She is a student at Weber State studying International Relations and was in Ethiopia doing some work for an NGO.
David sang four hymns for the audience and shared his testimony.
The celebrities seemed to enjoy the food. David was on a first name basis with the food ver. The celebrities seemed to enjoy the food. David was on a first name basis with the food server.
* insert Archugeezer’s pick-up of that line!
David is a quite a shy, humble young man and when management told him he had been recognized he was a little embarrassed. The manager asked him if he would come on stage and sing a couple of songs. His voice coach had his guitar with him and so they performed. When David is on stage he flips into IDOL mode and is a great performer. <--a very interesting observation but one that’s been shared before~
David sang two songs; “Stand By Me” by BB King and “Everybody Hurts” by REM
**CLICK HERE ** to head to the Hansen Blog !
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The Wold Blog From Ethiopia
Click above to read the entire recount~
Friday, July 25, 2014
What a WONDERFUL time we had yesterday! David Archuleta, with his voice coach, Dean Kaelin, comedian, Jason Hewlett and Dan Clark, an inspirational speaker, have been touring military bases and performing for the troops in Kuwait, Afghanistan, Bahrain and Djibouti and they had a 10 hour layover in Addis Ababa! So we had them with us for seven hours! They are all returned missionaries. We had an AMAZING fireside with 125 of our young people and then Habtu took them, us, Elder and Sister Moses and Elder and Sister Hansen (public affairs ~ from Uganda) to dinner at Yod Abyssinia! We had a GREAT time and really got to know David Archuleta. What an outstanding young man, with a humble, strong testimony and so very inspiring. We LOVE hearing him sing and speak to us. He shared so many AWESOME experiences! What a night!!