Jump into July

The seventh month of the Gregorian year is named in honor of Julius Caesar. In 63 B.C. Caesar had been elected Pontifex Maximus. The calendar was 355 days long and gradually through mishandling and corruption (pontiffs allowing the calendar to lengthen to please one priest, shortening it to anger another) January slipped into fall. A …
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NATIONAL PRALINES DAY – June 24

National Pralines Day is observed annually on June 24th.  This day honors the praline, a confection made from nuts (whether in whole pieces or ground) and sugar syrup. Pralines may also refer to any chocolate cookie containing the ground powder of nuts. There are a variety of pralines to be enjoyed: Belgian Pralines – contain …
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Jazz Up Your June

June is the month of the summer sun, flowers, and no school. That is if you live in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s winter in June. Thе month of June hаѕ 30 dауѕ though on the pre-Caesar Roman calendar, the month only had 29 days, Whеn thе winter dауѕ wеrе gіvеn twо …
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NATIONAL TURKEY LOVERS MONTH – June

National Turkey Lovers Month in June proves that turkey is enjoyed many more times throughout the year than Thanksgiving! Smoked and grilled turkey are some of the many reasons we slice up this flavorful bird all year long. But we eat more than just the roast turkey. Ground turkey makes a white meat chili that …
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Jen’s Keto Breaded Chicken

When searching for an alternative low carb, keto friendly version of fried chicken, I came up with this recipe.  It versatile enough to eat as an entree, on a salad, or as just fried chicken for a picnic.  Ingredients 2 Tbsp Everything bagel Seasoning1/4 cup Sunflower seeds1 tsp Blackened Seasoning12 oz bag Pork rinds crushed4 …
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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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Apr 21 NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED CASHEWS DAY

National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day is observed each year on April 21st. Not unlike other nuts, cashews and chocolate get along well together. Of course, chocolate lovers savor the combination of nutty crunch and creamy, rich chocolate.  The cashew is a tree from the family Anacardiaceae.  Its English name comes from Portuguese for the fruit of the …
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Apr 14 NATIONAL PECAN DAY

Each year, National Pecan Day on April 14th celebrates one nut native to the United States. It’s also a favorite snack and ingredient across the country.  A member of the hickory family, the pecan is native to central and southern United States. “Pecan” is an Algonquian word, meaning a nut requiring a stone to crack. …
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NATIONAL SOFT PRETZEL MONTH

Grab your favorite toppings because National Soft Pretzel Month in April will give you 30 days to celebrate!  Soft pretzel dough offers a delicious way to make sandwiches and snacks with a twist! The salty, chewy goodness is a perfect vehicle for bringing dips and spreads to our lips. Whether you’re a mustard fan or …
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NATIONAL CHIA DAY – MARCH 23

On March 23rd, National Chia Day recognizes the tiny, yet powerful chia seed that has earned its reputation as being one of the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet. Revered by the Maya and Aztecs for their amazing healing powers and natural energy, chia seeds have become a trusted staple for people around the world and can …
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