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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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 FRENCH DIP DAY

On November 12th, warm up some au jus and celebrate National French Dip Day! Served up hot, tender slices of beef or pork on a French roll make up a delicious sandwich. Sometimes cheese is added. However, the key ingredients are the au jus and spicy mustard. The combination of tender beef swimming in a …
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WINE TOURISM DAY

On the second Saturday in November, Wine Tourism Day features wineries and wine-related events across the globe. It is also a day that highlights the economic impact of wine tourism. Wine is big business. In the United States alone, people spend over 17 billion dollars on wine tourism. The wine industry in America brings 43 …
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NATIONAL PIZZA WITH THE WORKS EXCEPT ANCHOVIES DAY – November 12

National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day says to hold the fishes! Anchovy lovers move over on November 12th. All the other pizza lovers get their due and pile on their toppings. This annual pizza holiday gets the spotlight with olives, pepperoni, sausage, peppers, and onions. How about mushrooms, bacon, or pineapple? Approved! Just …
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INTERNATIONAL TEMPRANILLO DAY

Each year on the second Thursday in November, International Tempranillo Day celebrates the Tempranillo. This black grape is native to Spain and used to make full-bodied red wines. Tempranillo comes from the Spanish word, Temprano, which means early. This is in reference to the fact that the Tempranillo grape ripens earlier than most grapes in …
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NATIONAL NACHOS DAY – November 6

On November 6th, National Nachos Day recognizes the snack favored at sporting events across the country. In their purest form, nachos are tortilla chips covered in nacho cheese, queso or other melted cheese and served with salsa. Where Nachos Began First created sometime around 1943, the popular and loved nachos are of Mexican origin.   History tells …
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Jen’s Green Bean Casserole

I started with the basic recipe and have perfected it through the years. I always get great comments on it, and of course the true test no leftovers! My husband started urging me to make a double batch so he can have some left over. It’s an easy recipe to go up or down for …
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Homestyle Mashed Potatoes

Growing up holidays were spent in a combination of our home and my grandparents. My grandmother always hosted Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and others. She is a planner and would divide the menu between all families so they could bring, sides, desserts, or other. She usually chose based on what each specialty was. My mother makes …
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