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NATIONAL CORN CHIP DAY

January 29th is a great day to enjoy a corn chip topped with salsa or a little cheese.  It is National Corn Chip Day. The corn chip or friotes are not to be confused with the tortilla chip. Both are made from cornmeal which is baked or fried in oil. Differing steps for processing the corn separate

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NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY – January 28

At breakfast, add a few blueberries to your pancake, flapjack or hotcake. National Blueberry Pancake Day is observed January 28. The early pancakes consisted mostly of flour and milk and were more like biscuits. Later, eggs, milk, a leavening agent (such as baking powder) and fat were added creating the fluffier, lighter pancake we know

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NATIONAL BOOTLEGGER’S DAY

National Bootlegger’s Day on January 17th recognizes an era when bootleggers became legendary.  Templeton Rye Whiskey shares its January 17th birthday with bootlegger Al Capone and the son of another bootlegger, Meryl Kerkhoff. During the 1800s, the term bootlegger came into use in the Midwest. The word described the act of concealing flasks of liquor