May 17 NATIONAL WALNUT DAY

May 17th recognizes a “nutty” holiday.  Each year on this day, it is National Walnut Day. Rounded, single-seeded stone fruits of the walnut tree, walnuts are a high-density source of nutrients, particularly proteins and essential fatty acids.  Like other tree nuts, walnuts must be processed and stored properly. Grown for their seeds, the Persian or …
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NATIONAL MIMOSA DAY

National Mimosa Day on May 16th celebrates the beverage of brunches! This simple cocktail offers a refreshing toast-worthy drink at celebrations of all kinds. Made with orange juice and sparkling wine, mimosas also add a bright punch of flavor the day after a celebration. No matter the celebration, mimosas are served up in tall champagne …
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May 16 NATIONAL BARBECUE DAY

If the mouthwatering aromas wafting down the street haven’t told you, we will; May 16th is National Barbecue Day! The purist in the world of barbecue either uses charcoal, wood, or gas and slow cooks the protein over indirect heat. While the type of protein and seasonings vary, each part of the country specializes in …
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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP DAY

On May 15th, we recognize a morsel of a thing.  It’s National Chocolate Chip Day!   Have you ever wondered if an ingredient would work in a recipe? It is hard to imagine where we would be without the invention of chocolate chips. In 1937, Ruth Graves Wakefield of Whitman Massachusetts must have been curious …
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NATIONAL FRUIT COCKTAIL DAY

If you’ve been celebrating the food holidays routinely, National Fruit Cocktail Day on May 13th may be a way to improve the calorie count. Many of us have childhood memories of a dish of fruit cocktail regularly served with a meal. Fruit cocktail consists of various kinds of fruit served in a liquid of its …
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STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE DAY – Second Saturday in May

The second Saturday in May is the largest one-day food drive in the nation named Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day. How is it possible? It occurs in more than 10,000 cities and towns, and the food is collected by those men and women carrying our mail across the country. Make sure to participate May …
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NATIONAL BUTTERSCOTCH BROWNIE DAY

National Butterscotch Brownie Day on May 9th each year recognizes a delicious treat. Butterscotch Brownies, also known as Blondies or Brookies (brownie + cookie) made their debut before chocolate brownies. Recipes date back to the 19th century and are made up of flour, brown sugar, butter, eggs, baking powder, and vanilla. Walnuts, pecans, or butterscotch …
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NATIONAL COCONUT CREAM PIE DAY

National Coconut Cream Pie Day on May 8th celebrates its own slice of deliciousness. This delicious pie is made with a sweet coconut cream filling. Pie lovers know a thick layer of real whipped cream topped with toasted coconut make this pie irresistible.  There are plenty of pie holidays on the National Day Calendar. In …
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NATIONAL ROAST LEG OF LAMB DAY – May 7

Each year on May 7th, National Roast Leg of Lamb Day makes a menu suggestion worthy of a celebration.  The leg of lamb is a mild and tender cut of meat that, when roasted, is a unique and tasty dish to many.  A typical preparation involves covering the leg of lamb with butter, rosemary sprigs pushed inside …
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