NATIONAL MICROWAVE OVEN DAY

On December 6th, National Microwave Oven Day honors one appliance that changed the way we use the kitchen.  Quite by accident, self-taught American engineer Percy Spencer discovered a way to heat food safely with microwaves. While working with an active radar in 1945, he noticed a candy bar in his pocket was melting. The high-powered …
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NATIONAL COOKIE DAY – December 4

National Cookie Day on December 4th serves up a sweet treat. Bakers across the country warm up the ovens for holiday baking, and we enjoy giving tins of cookies to friends and family all season long.  We can thank the Dutch for more than windmills and tulips. The English word “cookie” is derived from the Dutch …
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Mississippi Mud Pie

Mississippi Mud Pie is a very delicious dessert pie that is made by using gooey chocolate. As the name suggests, this dessert originated in Mississippi, a popular state of United States. This complete chocolate-based dessert contains flaky chocolate on the top and thick chocolate sauce in the middle. Usually served with plain chilled ice cream, …
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NATIONAL CRAWFISH DAY

National Crawfish Day on April 17th celebrates one of the South’s most iconic foods. Each year the mudbug brings out not only a desire for newspaper-covered picnic tables but a language all its own. A smaller, fresh-water cousin to the lobster, crawfish provide a unique flavor to many homegrown Southern dishes. Baked or boiled, crawfish …
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WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN MONTH

National Write a Business Plan Month in December encourages anyone thinking about starting a business to start with a plan. Have you ever thought about starting your own business, but aren’t sure about what steps to take? Well, my friend, consider this a sign… We’re here to help! Every business needs a business plan, and …
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KWANZAA

Kwanzaa is a celebration that honors African heritage in African-American culture. Every year from December 26 – January 1, Kwanzaa brings people together for feasts, gift-giving, and the celebration of family, community and culture. The name Kwanzaa comes from the phrase “matunda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits” in Swahili. On each of the seven …
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HANUKKAH December 18, 2022, at sundown

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the re-dedication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah (Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה, usually spelled חנוכה pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, also romanized as Chanukah or Chanuka), is observed for eight …
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ROOT VEGETABLES AND EXOTIC FRUIT MONTH -December

Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month is an annual designation observed in December. Although we may not think of them this way, root vegetables are the staple of many recipes. This month, add some exotic fruits to those recipes to change it up a little for the holidays, and WOW your friends and family with …
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NATIONAL PEAR MONTH

All December long, National Pear Month recognizes the flavor and versatility of this delicious fruit. Whether they are enjoyed fresh off the tree or as a preserve, pears add significant nutritional benefits to any diet. In the United States, there are ten varieties of pears. They range in color, texture, and sweetness making them useful …
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