NATIONAL BAKED BEAN MONTH – July

July recognizes National Baked Bean Month! Gather your recipes and make up a batch or two. Baked beans make an outstanding side dish all year round, but are a particular favorite during barbeques and picnics. Home cooks quickly make up a batch to bring in slow cookers, and they compliment many summer meals. Do you …
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NATIONAL OKLAHOMA DAY

National Oklahoma Day on June 7 recognizes the 46th state to be granted statehood. The panhandled state of Oklahoma is a dotted series of granite mountain peaks, sloping sandstone ridges, rolling hills, and plains. In 1803, the land became part of the United States through the Louisiana Purchase. Across the state, significant sites record the …
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NATIONAL CHIP AND DIP DAY – March 23

On March 23rd, it is a National Day just for the chip and dip! National Chip And Dip Day celebrates a perfect combination loved by many across the country. Chips and dip are the quick and easy party dish that also makes for great parties. We enjoy them for just about any occasion. From watching …
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NATIONAL BACKYARD DAY – March 19

Where would we be without our backyards? Backyards – whether right behind your home or a neighborhood park – are a place for fun, happiness and freedom. On March 19, we celebrate National Backyard Day and all the creative ways we embrace and enjoy our backyard. From gardening to scavenger hunts to backyard campouts and …
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NATIONAL POTATO CHIP DAY – March 14

National Potato Chip Day on March 14th celebrates America’s #1 snack food. Millions will enjoy their favorite chip this holiday. It’s a good thing there are so many to choose from, too! Saratoga Chips On August 24, 1853, an unhappy restaurant customer kept sending his potatoes back to the kitchen, complaining they were thick and …
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NATIONAL GUMBO DAY

On October 12th, the menu spotlights National Gumbo Day for food holidays. This heavily seasoned, stew-like dish fills us up on chilly fall days. Originating in southern Louisiana during the 18th century, Gumbo typically consists of strongly-flavored stock with meat or shellfish, a thickener, and seasoned vegetables. The seasoned vegetables may include celery, bell peppers, …
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NATIONAL OYSTER DAY – August 5

Get slurping on August 5th with National Oyster Day! Oysters are enjoyed as a seafood in many parts of the world. Did you know there are over 100 different species of oysters?  Interestingly, oysters tend to take on the characteristics of the water in which they live. Because of this, they’re typically named after the …
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NATIONAL BANANA SPLIT DAY – August 25

National Banana Split Day recognizes the sweet ice cream treat served with a banana, whipped cream, and various toppings. Get yours on August 25th! How to Make a Banana Split Originally served in drug stores, soda fountains and ice cream parlors, the banana split is traditionally served in a long dish called a boat. To make …
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MOTHER SAUCES

Sauces are liquids, creams, or semi-solid foods that add flavor and moisture to food. They also used to make food look more appealing. Sauces come in a variety of colors and are either cold or hot. There are over 50 different kinds of sauces used in cooking. However, the culinary arts refers to certain sauces …
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NATIONAL CORN ON THE COB DAY – June 11

June 11 of each year is the day to celebrate National Corn on the Cob Day.  Fresh corn on the cob is a summertime treat that people from all corners of the United States look forward to as we start the picnic season. Corn on the cob is also known in different regions as pole …
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