NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY – September 26

National Pancake Day on September 26th sets up a tall stack of syrupy goodness to celebrate! Set the table. Mix up the batter. Heat up the griddle. Because the butter is ready to melt and the flapjacks are delicious! Also known as Johnnycakes, griddle cakes or hotcakes, this batter-made breakfast item dates back more than …
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National Coffee Ice Cream Day

On September 6th National Coffee Ice Cream Day permits us to indulge in a caffeinated dessert. Coffee lovers will delight in the opportunity, especially if they also enjoy ice cream.  The cool and creamy result of our morning java in a refreshing dessert magnifies the celebration. While not everyone drinks coffee, some like the flavor …
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National Preparedness Month

Disasters don’t plan ahead, but you can. The entire month of September observes National Preparedness Month. No matter where you live, you are subject to disasters. Natural disaster and man-made disasters affect everyone and will cause severe damage and endanger lives. Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, landslides, wildfires, hot spells or cold spells are all natural disasters …
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Hurricane Readiness

With the month of June comes sunny skies, fireflies, barbeques and yes, hurricane season. With the first named hurricane of the season, the time to prepare is now! We live on the Gulf Coast of Florida, with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. While beachfront and outdoor living are must haves in …
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Disaster Supplies

What Do You Need In A Survival Kit?At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies listed below: Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)FlashlightBattery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)Extra batteries Deluxe family …
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NATIONAL FRUIT COCKTAIL DAY

If you’ve been celebrating the food holidays routinely, National Fruit Cocktail Day on May 13th may be a way to improve the calorie count. Many of us have childhood memories of a dish of fruit cocktail regularly served with a meal. Fruit cocktail consists of various kinds of fruit served in a liquid of its …
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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 OATMEAL COOKIE DAY – April 30

National Oatmeal Cookie Day on April 30th each year recognizes a delicious and nutritious cookie. This day is also often recognized on March 18 in conjunction with National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day. Oatmeal cookies have been around since the 1800s. The cookies quickly became popular, and by early the 1900s, a recipe for the delicious …
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