NATIONAL ESPRESSO DAY – November 23

Get the pure coffee essence on National Espresso Day! Whether you sip one cup or keep buzzing all day long, November 23rd is the day.  The word espresso (/ɛˈsprɛsoʊ/; Italian pronunciation: [eˈsprɛsso]) in Italian means ‘quick in time.’ Before the advent of the espresso machine, espresso was simply a coffee expressly made for the person ordering it. …
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NATIONAL CAPPUCCINO DAY – November 8

National Cappuccino Day on November 8th whips up a frothy, hot cup of cappuccino. It’s a perfect drink on a frosty morning, meeting with friends or just to enjoy a creamy cuppa. Traditionally prepared with espresso, hot milk, and steamed milk foam, a cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink. The word cappuccino comes from the …
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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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International Coffee Day

On October 1st, we celebrate International Coffee Day. What better way to show your love of java than by enjoying a cup today. Whether we make it at home, or stop by your favorite coffee shop. A cup of this pick me up is definitely on our menu today. Most of us start our mornings …
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NATIONAL CUDDLE UP  DAY Jan 6

Each year on January 6th, National Cuddle Up Day encourages us to snuggle up with someone for the health benefits and more! January is typically some of the coldest days of the year, so what better way to stay warm and reap the health benefits of cuddling on National Cuddle Up Day? Whether it’s a three …
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Super Soft Sugar Cookies

These soft pillowy cookies melt in your mouth and taste great decorated or not. If taking these to a party or event I really reccomend a double batch. My family is always disappointed if I give them all away. They make excellent Christmas gifts too. Ingredients 1 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup butter (we like unsalted)2 …
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Happy Easter

Lots of people around the world will be observing Easter very differently this year. It seems strange with no grandchildren running through the house. We didn’t color eggs, make easter baskets, or plan a big family Easter dinner. The only plans we have are to make an easy attempt at “What’s for dinner?”. So here …
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Managing Your Year

Facing the rest of the year ahead. If you’re like me we look at the year ahead and try to put habits in place that will make it easier to handle. My Pintrest boards are getting lots of added ideas. Every thing from recipes to holiday ideas, and don’t forget to update the calendars. I …
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Easter with Children

As we fill baskets with bunnies and peeps it means  Easter celebrations are here!  Seriously what parent, or grandparent doesn’t want pictures of the children with a cute bunny, regular size, or one big enough to sit on and get photos galore.   What are the customs and traditions your family celebrate?  As adults my …
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Happy Easter Brunch

Time to hop to it!  Decide on a menu that is. I love to do brunch on Easter.  It’s a great time to wow your guests without breaking a sweat.  Fresh flowers, and eggs are the perfect decorations to complete your family scene. As we all peruse family traditions this Sunday morning, I find the …
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