Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple

Most of you probably know that the one and only Shirley Temple passed away on Monday.  Easily the cutest face ever seen on television, she is also the namesake of my favorite beverage (somehow that last bit didn’t make it into the wikipedia entry).

Though she went on to have a very successful political career after her retirement from television at 22 (and is widely credited with making it okay to talk about breast cancer), “in the popular imagination she would always be America’s darling of the Depression years, when in 23 motion pictures her sparkling personality and sunny optimism lifted spirits and made her famous. From 1935 to 1939 she was the most popular movie star in America, with Clark Gable a distant second. She received more mail than Greta Garbo and was photographed more often than President Franklin D. Roosevelt.” (NY Times)

In tribute to The Little Princess, for whom it is said the drink was invented, here are 5 delicious Shirley Temple recipes to try!

Shirley Temple cupcakes – so cute!

Shirley Temple float – I don’t care that it’s zero degrees outside, I want this for breakfast!

A fun, eye-catching twist on the Shirley Temple

The Shirley Temple kiss

Shirley Temple ice pops

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