NATIONAL ASPARAGUS MONTH

May is National Asparagus Month.  These delicious spears of the lily family can be enjoyed from breakfast to a bedtime snack. Fresh from the garden, the thin stalks taste like sweetpea but sautéd the vegetable enhances the flavor of meats, potatoes or other garden veggies. Asparagus bakes and grills well, too. Added to a souffle, …
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National Salad Month – May

It’s time for the freshness of National Salad Month. Greens pop this time of year, and it’s easy to grow garden lettuce even in a small space. They fill the grocery with a variety of color, too. Beyond the leafy part of the salad, the crisp vegetables, proteins, flavorful cheeses, herbs, berries, grains, and nuts …
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NATIONAL PRIME RIB DAY

National Prime Rib Day annually recognizes this special meal favorite on April 27th each year. Sometimes known as the “King of Meats,” Prime Rib is a choice cut from one of the eight prime cuts of beef. A rubbed-on seasoned and then slow-roasted prime rib will give you a deliciously tender, tasty main course. Find many …
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NATIONAL SUNDAY SUPPER MONTH – January

National Sunday Supper Month is an annual designation observed in January.  A waning tradition, the Sunday Supper was once an opportunity after a hectic week for families to gather to spend time together and share stories about their week.  This month National Sunday Supper Month and the Sunday Supper Movement resolves to bring back this family tradition. If …
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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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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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NATIONAL DESSERT DAY

People around the country indulge every October 14th on National Dessert Day!  Celebrated by way of the local bakery, grandma’s house or chocolate shop, desserts include candies, pies, ice cream, fruits, cookies, pastries, cobblers, and donuts, too.  The available ingredients affect the range of desserts made in each region. The very first desserts required minimal …
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April Adventures

Aрrіl іѕ thе fourth month оf thе year іn thе Grеgоrіаn саlеndаr and іtѕ рrеdесеѕѕоr, the Julіаn саlеndаr. Itѕ nаmе is derived from thе latin wоrd aperit, which means tо ореn. It іѕ соnѕіdеrеd thаt Aрrіl іѕ thе month оf the growing season and whеn trееѕ аnd flowers bеgіn tо “ореn”. It is аlѕо bеlіеvеd …
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Wine

If you are a beginner, enthusiast, lover, or a taster, these wine celebrations will be something to look forward to all year long. As wine is often paired, a sommelier, can help pair the perfect wine with your food. Be it a cheese plate, pasta, meats, you can always count on thier recommendations for the …
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Cheese

Cheese, whether in a recipe, paired with wine, as a plate all it’s own, or a snack, this wonderful food comes in many shapes, texture, nationalities, and colors. It can be soft, hard, sharp, mild, smooth, creamy, curds, balls, wheels, aged, or young. Join us as we celebrate reasons to eat cheese and more about …
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