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Banana Split Dessert


By Jeanette Schmidt

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in All Columnists

Don’t worry, be happy…that’s how ice cream makes most of us feel…it’s the summer comfort food. “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream” wasn’t just a cute saying, but actually a song written in 1927 and recorded by the Waring’s Pennsylvanians. I know July is National Ice Cream Month designated by Ronald Reagan in 1984, but June is Dairy Month, the month that the most ice cream is produced, so it’s OK to write about it in June. One dairy cow can produce enough milk for 9,000 gallons of ice cream!!

Even though Ben & Jerry’s make 46 flavors of ice cream, vanilla remains the popular flavor with chocolate coming in a distant second. Farmers in Vermont used to feed leftovers by Ben & Jerry to their hogs. The hogs didn’t seem to care for Mint Oreo Cookie. Maybe should try a taste test with the 4-H fair pigs.

Ninety percent of American households eat ice cream on an average of 20 quarts a year. That’s enough ice cream to fill up five gallons of milk. Sunday is the most popular day of the week that people eat ice cream….thus, Sunday/sundae.

The cone appeared at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, when the ice cream vendor ran out of cups and the waffle vendor rolled up a waffle to put the ice cream into.

Did you know it takes 50 licks to finish one scoop of ice cream…try it. And then if you eat it too fast, you can get the dreaded “brain freeze”, which is triggered when ice cream touches the roof of your mouth, causing blood vessels in the head to dilate.

Sad to say ice cream has come full circle. It was once considered very healthy but today some people seem to eat ice cream that they feel is safer, which has not only lost its cream, but is made entirely of nondairy products…that is…ingredients that never passed through a cow. Actually, it might be more healthful to eat real ice cream in moderation and enjoy a long walk afterwards.

So, that said, enjoy this Banana Split Dessert recipe and yes, take that looong walk afterwards!!

Banana Split Dessert

2 or 3 bananas

½ cup butter

½ gallon neopolitan or vanilla ice cream

2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 ½ cup evaporated milk

1 cup chocolate chips

1 pint whipping cream

graham cracker crumbs

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Shangri-la

By Loni Kemp

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
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We pack a lunch, wildflower book, camera and bug spray to be ready for anything, and head over to Choice, the tiny settlement on County Road 43 between Mabel and Rushford. There we meet up with several carloads of Harmony Garden Club members and the ..... 
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Luscious Lemon Bars

By Judy Thomas

Fri, May 30th, 2014
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Computer on. Check. Microsoft Works on. Check. Brain. Absent and blank. That being said, what do I do now? Since we celebrated Easter and we’re on the lighter side, chicks and bunnies come to mind. One of my daughters and family are very active ..... 
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Becky's Food Tales - A baby bird, the folly of man, and rhubarb cake

Mon, May 26th, 2014
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The Sunday before last, my husband and I drove out to the tree dump. No particular reason, we didn’t even have any brush to dump. But I had noticed that the fire from the tree dump seemed particularly smoky that evening, and I wanted to see what wa ..... 
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The Working Mom: Boys Will Be Boys

By Tammy Danielson

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in All Columnists

When I first started writing this column five years ago, I referred to my husband a few times in my own style of wife humor. However, while I was busting a gut laughing, he found my stories less than humorous and also found out very quickly how many ..... 
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Recycling 101

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Mon, May 19th, 2014
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The last week of April was a bit on the cool side and more or less relatively damp. But Mother Nature made a few changes so many of our farmers found their way into their fields when the sun reappeared, the weather warmed up, and the soil became wor ..... 
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The Working Mom - Boys Will Be Boys

By Tammy Danielson

Mon, May 19th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Columnists

When I first started writing this column five years ago, I referred to my husband a few times in my own style of wife humor. However, while I was busting a gut laughing, he found my stories less than humorous and also found out very quickly how man ..... 
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A little of this, A little of that

By Kathy Little

Fri, May 9th, 2014
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Nancy Drew, Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple and Kay Scarpetta are my detective heroes. Since I love to read mystery novels, I start to think of these characters as real people who are exceptionally bright and who have family, friends and even hobbies! ..... 
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Country Coffee Talk

By Jeanette Schmidt

Fri, May 2nd, 2014
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Spring has Sprung!! The week before Easter we weren’t so sure about that… In fact, we thought we might have to wear stocking hats instead of Easter bonnets. But now the bloodroots are blooming and the woods will soon be a carpet of white flowers ..... 
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