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National cheesecake day

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Dessert lovers rejoice!  Today is National Cheesecake Day.  Here is something that may surprise you.  The creamy, sweet goodness has a connection to the Olympics. It was thought to be a good source of energy in ancient Greece.   It was served to the first Olympians in 776 B.C. 

However, the dessert we all know and love as cheesecake -- the stuff with cream cheese-- actually got it start in New York in the 1870s.  Arnold Reuben-- yes the same Reuben of sandwich fame-- is credited with creating the cheese-based recipe for the New York-style cheesecake.