National Doughnut Day is upon us. It's a beautiful day of appreciation for one of the "baked goods world" most precious commodities-- doughnuts. On this day, we celebrate the glory that is.
Did you know that while we take the doughnut for granted, that it only became widely popular because of some lovely women involved with the Salvation Army during WW1? The called themselves the "Lassies" and then later the "Doughnut Lassies". They followed close behind the 1st Ammunition Train, 1st Division in France during the
War, providing services like darning socks and mending the soldiers' uniforms. The soldiers asked for more so Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance figured out a way to
fry doughnuts, either with a trash can or a helmet, to bring something sweet to the men fighting in the War. Before this, the fried food wasn't very well known and was loosely