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July 4th

Last night's fireworks.

Did you know? The first fireworks were actually green bamboo, used by the Chinese to ward away evil spirits, explains a video by The Middletown Press.  And while we like our light and color shows, the Chinese preferred loud noises (source, About.com). Most recently, these brilliant displays are lighting up the sky in celebration of America’s independence. Yea America!

Fourth of July hasn’t even actually rolled around yet, and already I’m having an awesome weekend. Last night, my hometown put on a great display of fireworks. A group of friends and I met up early, found a spot to put our blankets, and enjoyed some pizza while we waited for it to grow dark. Finally– at about 9:30, my town and the neighboring town began their shows. To the right was my town, Shelton, and to the left was the neighboring town, Derby. For those that aren’t familiar with the area, the two places have a longstanding “competition” where they try to out-do one another. I was growing nervous because Derby was off to a beautiful start, but Shelton really kicked into gear halfway through. And beating Derby wasn’t enough…we just HAD to shoot off a second finale and late fireworks for the final say ;)


But fun competitions aside, it was an enjoyable evening. The weekend is just beginning…for there will be more family and friend time, grilling, parties, and  more fireworks to come!

I’d also like to wish my mother  a happy birthday today :)

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Cookie Cake…mmmm

So it was my roommate’s 21st birthday yesterday, and two of my friends baked a very yummy cake…but it wasn’t just any ordinary cake.

Cake+cookie+chocolate+Hershey's= yum.

This was a cookie cake–baked in a cake pan and then coated with chocolate frosting and caramel Hershey’s Kisses… aka DELICIOUS! Although I wouldn’t recommend eating too much of this cake at once, it  provides some variety from the traditional birthday treats–and can be made for any occasion. “It’s not too hard to make,” says JS, who prepared the cake. “It’s easier than making actual cookies because all you do is squish the batter into the same pan.”

If you are interested in making a cookie cake for yourself, here is the link to the recipe:

http://www.do-it-yourself-gifts.com/chocolate-chip-cookie-cake-recipe.html

-ST

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