Archive: June, 2015

Maps to Help Plan your 4th of July Celebration

4th of July is just a week away.  Here at MapMuse we take our patriotic duty seriously so we have spent the last two weeks updating three maps to help you plan your Fourth of July celebration.

Fourth of July Firework Displays
http://find.mapmuse.com/interest/fireworks

Fourth of July Parades
http://find.mapmuse.com/interest/fourth-of-july-parades

Where to buy Fireworks
http://find.mapmuse.com/interest/fireworks-for-sale

Happy Birthday America!

Buy Pralines on National Praline Day from Stuckey’s Pecan Candy Shoppe

Today, Wednesday, June 24th is National Pralines Day.

An American pralines is a combination of syrup and pecans, hazelnuts or almonds with milk or cream, resembling fudge.

A French pralines is a combination of almonds and caramelized sugar. It is harder than an American praline.

When I think of pralines I remember stopping at Stuckey’s on our way to camping at Myrtle Beach on our summer vacation in the 70’s.  Stuckey’s is a confectionery candy and gift shoppe.  It began as  a Georgia pecan stand in 1937 so of course there version of the pralines have only pecans in the recipe.

stuckeys

At its peak the Stuckey’s chain  had over 350 locations but now it is down to just over 100 location almost exclusively in the south.  It use to be known as Stuckey’s Pecan Shoppe or Stuckey’s Pecan Candy Shoppe.

Here is a map to help you find the nearest Stuckey’s.

http://find.mapmuse.com/brand/stuckeys

But if you can enjoy a Stuckey’s pecan praline by ordering online.  Unfortunately you have to buy 24 of them.  Here is the link:

http://www.stuckeys.com/shop/traditional-candy/stuckeys-pecan-pralines-24-pack

I myself use to buy their more famous pecan log rolls…so sweet they will make your teeth hurt which is what I wanted as a kid!