NATIONAL REPEAL DAY – December 5

On December 5th, National Repeal Day commemorates the day Prohibition ended in the United States. Prohibition grew out a practice of moderation rooted in the Protestant churches in America. By the 1830s, consumption of alcohol, especially hard spirits, was affecting the nation. Most participants were male. Those who supported who joined the Temperance movement saw …
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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 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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NATIONAL DEEP FRIED CLAMS DAY – November 1

National Deep Fried Clams Day on November 1st recognizes a popular seafood item enjoyed since the 1840s. Fried claims have been on menus in restaurants since the 1840s. They were served alongside mutton, liver and veal cutlets up and down the Eastern Seaboard. And they have quite a history, too. According to legend, Lawrence Henry …
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NATIONAL CAT DAY – October 29

National Cat Day on October 29th is the purrfect day to give extra attention to your feline friends.  Cats make excellent companions. They rarely miss you, but when they do, you sure know it. Awareness days such as this one urge pet lovers to adopt from a local shelter. The day also reminds us that …
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NATIONAL BOSTON CREAM PIE DAY – October 23

National Boston Cream Pie Day serves up a delicious dessert on October 23rd each year. Pie lovers, move along.  Cake lovers, pull up a chair. Let’s celebrate the cake with an identity crisis! Boston Cream Pie is a chocolate frosted, custard-filled cake that is loved by millions. The name says Pie, and the taste says …
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NATIONAL LIQUEUR DAY – October 16

National Liqueur Day on October 16th annually celebrates the myriad classes and flavors of liqueur. The word liqueur comes from the Latin liquifacere, which means to liquefy. A liqueur is an alcoholic beverage made from a distilled spirit. Distillers flavor the spirit with fruit, cream, herbs, spices, flowers, or nuts. Next, they bottle it with added sugar or other sweeteners. …
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METASTATIC BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY – October 13

On October 13th, National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day focuses on the estimated 271,270 Americans diagnosed with this destructive cancer. Each year, treatments for all kinds of breast cancer are improving. Metastatic cancer is a stage IV cancer invading all areas of the body. It affects the liver, lungs, brain, lymph nodes, and more. Both …
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NATIONAL SAUSAGE PIZZA DAY

Food lovers across the country enjoy National Sausage Pizza Day, October 11th of each year. Whether served on a thin or thick crust, sausage pizza goes well with other toppings, too. Don’t hesitate to add mushrooms and a variety of cheeses. What’s even better about sausage pizza are the different kinds of sausage to choose …
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NATIONAL FLUFFERNUTTER DAY – October 8

National Fluffernutter Day on October 8th brings about a yummy and extraordinary combination. Some food holidays are stickier than others. And National Fluffernutter Day is a stick-to-your-ribs-chin-fingers-nose kind of day! Celebrate zealously, then take a bath.   In 1917, Archibald Query of Somerville, Massachusetts invented a sweet marshmallow-like spread called Marshmallow Creme. Before that, in …
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