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PHEW! That was close!

threedonia, in the midst of all the horrific news regarding the ever-fascistic encroachment of government bring us good news…

The TWINKIE is returning!twinkies

The new owner of Hostess Brands Inc’s snack cakes hopes to have Twinkies back on U.S. store shelves by this summer, according to a member of the purchasing group.

“Our family is thrilled to have the opportunity to reestablish these iconic brands with new creative marketing ideas and renewed sales efforts and investment,”Daren Metropoulos, a principal at his family’s private equity firm, told Reuters in an email on Tuesday.

“We look forward to having America’s favorite snacks back on the shelf by this summer.”

I guess this means when we complain about the sardine-seating in the cattle cars headed to the ‘re-education’ camps, and are told  “Let ’em eat cake!”  we will again have another choice of chemically enhanced sponge cake tubes, with cremey filling (no dairy involved – hence the spelling creme) from which to choose!

That, and a 16+ oz. soda to celebrate Freedom’s return!  Or not.

February 23rd – 24th, this year…

(for my Jewish friends)  is the celebration of PURIM!

Miss Cellania links us to BuzzFeed Food and

32 Crazy Hamantaschen For Purim

These are Hamantaschen.

These are Hamantaschen.

They are the official cookies of the Jewish holiday Purim.

They are the official cookies of the Jewish holiday Purim.

Image by David Silverman/Staff / Getty Images
Marked by costume parties and copious drinking (who knew that Jewish folk got crazy?), Purim is a raucous Jewish holiday that elizabeth bankscelebrates a foiled plot to kill all of the Jews in ancient Persia.Go to the link above and see all the delicious Jewish cookies!  (NO, not Elizabeth Banks) along with a history of the holiday and many recipes!TWO of the highlights…(well, three —–> )Chocolate & Peanut Butter "Inside Out" HamantaschenTry this Reese’s-esque cookie interpretation.Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Hamantaschen

Gluten-allergic folks can celebrate not only Uncle Mordechai’s heroic rescuing of the Jews, but also this rice and coconut flour variant on the classic shortbread Hamantaschen dough.

Great.  Just like Brigid’s food posts, I’m craving some.  Hoist on my own petar’.  Sigh.

You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy!  L’Chaim!

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