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National Homemade Guacamole Day

Everyone has their favorite guac, and this is your day to enjoy it your way. If you haven’t made it at home, give it a go! Super Simple Guacamole Guacamole is so easy and fast to prepare you’ll find yourself … Continue reading

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National Sundae Day

Sundae makes Fun Day on each and every day you choose. But must “I scream; you scream; we all scream for ice cream” necessitate traditional ice cream in that sundae? I used to think so. But now I’ve been introduced … Continue reading

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National Sandwich Day

Most historians agree that the sandwich was “invented” by John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, and thus, the name. It is noted that the “problem gambler” did not like leaving his card game for any reason. He asked that … Continue reading

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National Butter Day

I love butter. No substitutes, please. (In fact, if you read the ingredients on substitutes, you will not likely let them cross the lips of anyone you love.) Real butter on hot popcorn beats movie theatre “buttery topping” every time. … Continue reading

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National Nut Day

I am a nut. If we are what we eat, then I am truly nutty. I like them all… pecans, walnuts, cashews, almonds, Brazil nuts, pistachios, pepitas, macadamias, hazelnuts, and even the ones, like peanuts, that aren’t really in the … Continue reading

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National Seafood Bisque Day

Even the word “bisque” sounds fancy. Chefs make bisques out of all sorts of ingredients, including fruits, squash, carrots, and tomatoes. However, the original bisque was always seafood based. This is a rich soup and pricy, too. In truth, the … Continue reading

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National Pasta Day

Caboodles of noodles! Pasta comes in all shapes and sizes. Virtually every culture has its own variations. The first recorded mention of pasta is credited to Sicily back in 1154. While we can find pasta and noodles all over the … Continue reading

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National Mushroom Day

Yes, there’s a fungus “amungus.” If you are not a fan of shrooms, simply click delete and move on in your reading. I love mushrooms, stuffed, grilled, sautéed, fried, etc., etc., etc. However, ‘tis Autumn, which in my world signals … Continue reading

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National Pumpkin Pie Day

As Americans prepare for a traditional Thanksgiving meal, a pumpkin pie is frequently on the menu. Pumpkins were first cultivated in Central America around 5500 B.C. and were one of the first foods that European explorers took home from the … Continue reading

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National Angel Food Cake Day

While we can now buy them ready-made or make cakes from mixes, Mom always made her cakes from scratch. (But, of course!) And she made a lot of them. One of her most in-demand cakes for various birthdays was one … Continue reading

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National Apple Betty Day

While similar to British apple crisps, Apple Brown Betty is an all-American dessert, the recipe for which was passed down from generation to generation. Unlike an apple crisp, the topping for which typically contains oats,… or an apple cobbler that … Continue reading

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National Taco Day

Okay… in all fairness, today is also National Cinnamon Bun Day. However, just thinking about the sugar made my teeth ache, and focusing on the yumminess made me want to eat 2 or 3…. Warm and toasty with a nice … Continue reading

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National Cookbook Month

I live to eat. I love food. Thus, I love cookbooks. I read them as many people read novels. I started creating my own recipes when I was barely in elementary school and was cooking family dinners by the 6th … Continue reading

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National Dumpling Day

Pick a culture or pick a dumpling! In America, I must admit that our dumplings are pretty boring… typically baked filled pastry or pieces of dough added to a dish & usually boiled, as for soup. That likely harkens back … Continue reading

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National Lobster Day & National Quesadilla Day

When two of my favorite foods enjoy the same “national” celebration day, I simply must combine my thinking. I mean, to my tastebuds, there is very little as delectable as the sweet tender meat from a freshly steamed lobster simply … Continue reading

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National Ice Cream Cone Day

Yum!  I do love that so many of the “national” days celebrate wonderful foods. Ice cream cones have always held a special place in my little world. As a child, I struggled to finish even a small portion, so Dad … Continue reading

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National Pepperoni Pizza Day

So, this is the official day to eat pepperoni pizza. As if we need a special day!!?! Make mine a double pepperoni, please. I love a crust that’s on the thin side, but not all the way to “cracker.” I … Continue reading

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National Monte Cristo Day

Warning! If you are dieting, stop reading now. Just look away. I am a sucker for fabulous local eats when we travel. Thus, in France, a Croque-Monsieur always lands on our plate at some roadside bistro… along with a glass … Continue reading

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International Chocolate Day

Cacao beans are native to Central and South America. However, chocolate is easily one of the world’s favorite flavors. Thus, there’s no surprise that chocolate ranks its own international day of celebration. From chocolate bars (invented in England and perfected … Continue reading

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Yummy!

On this day I celebrate the simple, but always endearing crab cake. I prefer them meaty and moist, with barely a touch of breading. They always go like hot cakes! Serve them as appetizers, entrees, or atop salads, jazzing up … Continue reading

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National Welsh Rarebit Day

One legend says that this cheesy dish was first developed by Welsh peasants seeking a substitute for expensive meat. There are records of the dish in Wales dating back to the 1500s under the name “caws pobi,” meaning toasted cheese … Continue reading

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National Lemon Juice Day

Ah, yes! When life hands you lemons, make lemonade! I love citrus fruit, including lemons, so lemonade is a fave beverage. And yet, it must be true lemon juice, and not the sugary substitutes. Same goes when making anything from … Continue reading

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National Sneak Some Zucchini onto your Neighbor’s Porch Day

If you have a vegetable garden, you inevitably have faced the dilemma of what to do with the plethora of zucchini that hits right about now. I never before knew there was an official day to sneak zucchini onto your … Continue reading

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National Root Beer Float Day

Dad loved root beer floats…. A&W or made at home. Scoop that rich, creamy vanilla ice cream into a tall glass. Pour in the bubbly root beer. Insert straw. Go crazy with happy flavors and fizziness! A favorite memory of … Continue reading

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National Ice Cream Day

In 1984 President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the 3rd Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He cited ice cream as the “perfect dessert and snack food.” Since his passion for jellybeans… … Continue reading

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National Corn Fritter Day

You either love corn fritters or you don’t, but today is their official day! Fritters, for me, are best when they are fresh and hot and served with soft honey butter. Hellloooo! As my many musical friends have taught me, … Continue reading

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National Mac and Cheese Day

We all have our favorite renditions of this all-American classic. But for the summer, I go for gooey, cheesy, and yet light, by replacing pasta with cauliflower florets. Feel free to use macaroni instead. You can also add a super … Continue reading

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Pick Blueberries Day

  “I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill” — Antoine Domino, Jr. (“Fats Domino”) (1928 – 2017) American pianist and songwriter   Rich in antioxidants, blueberries are not only scrumptious but a guilt-free snack, too! They cook up splendidly in … Continue reading

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Kebab Day

On a day like this, my Armenian side gets to shine. I love kebabs, crispy brown on the outside and juicy, tender on the inside, with just the most mahhhhvelous blend of herbs and spices. Whether you like to marinate … Continue reading

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