NATIONAL SHRIMP DAY – May 10

Each year on May 10th, National Shrimp Day recognizes America’s favorite seafood. Americans eat more shrimp than any other seafood, and this is the day to celebrate this delicious seafood. We use the word “prawn” loosely to describe any large shrimp, sometimes known as “jumbo shrimp.”  Some countries use the word “prawn” exclusively for all shrimp. …
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NATIONAL PEANUT DAY – September 13

On September 13th National Peanut Day pays homage to mighty and tasty peanut. Likely originating in South America around 3,500 years ago, this legume is not a nut. They grow underground, like potatoes. Since they are an edible seed that forms in a pod, they belong to the family Leguminosae with peas and beans. When it comes …
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NATIONAL CHICKEN MONTH – September

For over two decades, the National Chicken Council has banded together with major chicken producers in the U.S. to promote chicken sales in September. As a result, September is known as National Chicken Month! This once slow month, as the summer grilling season waned, has turned into one of the year’s best performing sales periods. …
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NATIONAL TOAST DAY – Last Thursday in February

Would you believe National Toast Day honoring the humble slice is on the Last Thursday in February? But it is so very versatile. It carries a multitude of jams, jellies, marmalades and fruit compotes. We don’t stop there. Toast transports proteins and veggies, sprouts, and soaks up sauces and drippings. Perhaps we have overlooked the …
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BETTER BREAKFAST MONTH – September

There is no better time to celebrate breakfast than during the entire month of September. It’s Better Breakfast Month! Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. Eating breakfast has many health benefits. Eating a regular morning meal helps control weight and can guide us towards eating healthier meals regularly throughout the day. …
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NATIONAL CHILI DOG DAY – Last Thursday in July

On the last Thursday in July 29, 2021, hot dog lovers across the United States start topping their hot dogs with delicious chili to celebrate National Chili Dog Day.  Wrapping up National Hot Dog Month, the chili dog brings the heat. Add onions, cheese, or chili sauce for more variety. With a hot dog, the condiments …
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NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY – Changes Annually

National Hot Dog Day in July. July 21, 2021, celebrates a summertime staple on a bun. Enjoy one piping hot and add some relish and mustard to go! One thing we want to know – is it a sandwich or not?  Celebrated every year during National Hot Dog Month, this day pays homage to the …
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NATIONAL BEANS ‘N’ FRANKS DAY – July 13

National Beans ‘N’ Franks Day on July 13th encourages us to make our favorite recipes during National Hot Dog Month. Since we are also indulging in a Baked Bean Month, this is a great way to combine them. This simple recipe cooks up a delicious dish in no time and goes well with summertime barbecues, …
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NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY – January 24

National Peanut Butter Day on January 24th recognizes an American staple in our pantries. Whether creamy or chunky, with chocolate or with jelly, peanut butter gets the recognition it deserves each year on this day.  The early peanut butter made by the Aztecs and Incas around 1000 BC was more of a paste and not …
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NATIONAL HOT DOG MONTH – July

Hot Diggity Dog!  Or should I say dogs! July is National Hot Dog Month according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. Grab your dogs and toppings, because here are some interesting bits on an American classic! Now that the weather has warmed up and gotten nice outside, grilling season is upon us yet …
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