NATIONAL PEACH MELBA DAY

Another dessert brought to us by an internationally famous chef, National Peach Melba Day offers a refreshing celebration on January 13th each year.  French chef Auguste Escoffier invented the elegant dessert back in 1892 or 1893, depending on the source. He created the dessert with peaches, vanilla ice cream, and raspberry sauce while employed at …
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NATIONAL ENGLISH TOFFEE DAY

On January 8th, National English Toffee Day celebrates a favored confection that’s been enjoyed across the country for generations.  In the United States, English toffee is a popular variant of the original toffee. A butter confection topped with almonds, it’s made by caramelizing white sugar with butter and can be both hardened or chewy.  The …
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NATIONAL NOUGAT DAY – March 26

National Nougat Day on March 26th celebrates a soft and chewy or sometimes hard and crunchy candy often found at the center of a candy bar.  Made by whipping egg whites together and adding honey or sugar, roasted nuts, and sometimes candied fruit, some say nougat has been a sweet treat since ancient Rome. Enjoyed …
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NEW YEAR’S EVE 

 Every year on December 31st, people around the world celebrate New Year’s Eve, the last day of the year. It’s a day to say “goodbye” to the old and “hello” to the new. Also known as Old Year’s Day or Saint Sylvester’s Day, New Year’s Eve is one of the most exciting holidays of the …
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NATIONAL SLOW COOKING MONTH – January

National Slow Cooking Month in January encourages us to make delicious meals and maximize our time by using our slow cookers. Also known by the brand name, Crock Pot, slow cookers come in a variety of sizes and styles. Nearly every family in the United States owns at least one slow cooker. If they don’t, …
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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CANDY DAY – December 28

National Chocolate Candy Day offers an opportunity for us to polish off the last of the specialty candies we received as gifts. Celebrated on December 28th, the day points us to the truffles and chocolate oranges tucked into stockings. Check those boxes of candy that may or may not have guides to help us choose …
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NATIONAL CANDY CANE DAY – December 26

National Candy Cane Day on December 26th gives candy lovers a day to celebrate the red and white striped candies found abundantly during the holidays.  In 1844, a recipe for a straight peppermint candy stick, which was white with colored stripes, was published. However, some stories tell of all-white candy sticks in much earlier times. …
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CHRISTMAS DAY – December 25

Every year on December 25th, over 2 billion people around the world celebrate Christmas Day. Traditionally, Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Nonreligious people and those of different faiths celebrate the day as a cultural event.  Also known as Christmas Day, this holiday is derived from the Old English Crīstesmæsse which …
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CHRISTMAS EVE

Christmas Eve on December 24 kicks off a series of holiday traditions. Some are ancient practices with a modern spin, while others date back hundreds of years. Christmas Eve is filled with both religious and nonreligious traditions. Religious traditions center around the birth of Jesus. Different denominations have their own traditions. On Christmas Eve Roman …
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NATIONAL EGGNOG DAY Christmas Eve

National Eggnog Day is observed once a year on the day before Christmas.  Also known as egg milk punch, eggnog is a popular drink throughout the United States during the holidays. Eggnog is a sweetened dairy-based beverage traditionally made with milk and cream, sugar, whipped eggs, and spices.  When served at parties and holiday get-togethers, liquor …
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