NATIONAL CHEESE LOVER’S DAY

On National Cheese Lover’s Day, don’t feel bleu, throw a feta or act capricious. January 20th is a gouda day to kummin over and have some sharp cheddar, munster, or fontina!  There is no firm evidence of how cheese making was discovered. but legend tells us it was likely by chance that someone created the …
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NATIONAL SUNDAY SUPPER DAY – Second Sunday in January

National Sunday Supper Day encourages families to gather around the table, enjoy a meal and a conversation together each year on the second Sunday in January. Sunday Supper starts off as one day a week and soon becomes a way of life.  – Sunday Supper Movement These days families are busy with after-school activities, jobs, …
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NATIONAL BICARBONATE OF SODA DAY – December 30

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day or Baking Soda day recognizes a staple of the home kitchen on December 30th.  Just a spoonful of sodium bicarbonate doesn’t have the same ring to it. But this extraordinary, naturally occurring substance provides health benefits while cleaning the house. We add baking soda to recipes as a leavening agent …
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NATIONAL SUNDAY SUPPER MONTH – January

National Sunday Supper Month is an annual designation observed in January.  A waning tradition, the Sunday Supper was once an opportunity after a hectic week for families to gather to spend time together and share stories about their week.  This month National Sunday Supper Month and the Sunday Supper Movement resolves to bring back this family tradition. If …
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NATIONAL SLOW COOKING MONTH – January

National Slow Cooking Month in January encourages us to make delicious meals and maximize our time by using our slow cookers. Also known by the brand name, Crock Pot, slow cookers come in a variety of sizes and styles. Nearly every family in the United States owns at least one slow cooker. If they don’t, …
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NATIONAL PFEFFERNUSSE DAY – December 23

December 23rd is reserved for National Pfeffernusse Day, a German spice cookie. Very popular around the holidays, pfeffernusse are fluffy cookies made with ground nuts and spices and covered in powdered sugar. The exact origin of the cookie is unknown. However, the Dutch believe that pfeffernusse (or pepernoten) are linked to the feast of Sinterklaas, which …
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GINGERBREAD HOUSE DAY – December 12

Gingerbread House Day is observed annually on December 12. A favorite food of an Armenian monk, Gregory of Nicopolis, brought gingerbread to Europe around 992 AD and taught French Christians to bake it. Gingerbread was often used in religious ceremonies and was baked to be sturdy as it was often molded into images of saints. …
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NATIONAL PECAN COOKIE DAY – September 21

Each year on September 21st, people across the United States celebrate National Pecan Cookie Day. This delicious cookie can be eaten and enjoyed morning, noon and night. Pecan is an Algonquian word, meaning “a nut requiring a stone to crack.” A member of the hickory family, the pecan is native to central and southern United States. One of …
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NATIONAL FRENCH TOAST DAY

Each year on November 28th, people across the United States enjoy National French Toast Day. Also known as eggy bread or omelet bread, it makes a great breakfast for guests or part of a brunch.   Home cooks and professionals alike whip up a few personal favorites when it comes to french toast recipes. The base …
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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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