Turkey

I have a short cut I’ve used for years. I worked in retail for almost 20 years. Due to health issues I can ignore Black Friday. While having to get up for work at 1am…no that’s not a typo. Get up at 1am be at my store by 3am. While I do not miss those …
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NATIONAL CHILI MONTH – October

Each year in October when the air starts to get a nip to it, National Chili Month comes around to warm us up. What a perfect time to honor the ultimate chilly weather snack, just as winter is right around the corner. Chili is the ULTIMATE comfort food. Close your eyes and picture this: the first snow …
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NATIONAL RAVIOLI DAY – March 20

On National Ravioli Day, celebrate a pasta that is fun and versatile. Observed on March 20th each year, pasta lovers dive in on this food holiday.  Ravioli are a traditional type of Italian filled pasta, made up of a filling sealed between two layers of thin egg pasta dough. Imagine a small meatball tucked, snug …
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NATIONAL LASAGNA DAY – July 29

The best way to join in National Lasagna Day on July 29th is to bake up a pan of the Italian pasta dish. Another way to celebrate is by getting a table at your favorite Italian restaurant.  Due to lasagna’s broad noodles, the pasta lends itself to layering. A variety of ingredients such as cheeses, …
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NATIONAL EAT YOUR BEANS DAY – July 3

National Eat Your Beans Day is a “live healthy” holiday observed every year on July 3rd. This day celebrates the bean vegetable in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Beans (legumes) date back to the early seventh millennium BCE, making them one of the longest-cultivated plants.  As they were seven millennia ago, today, beans are a …
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NATIONAL CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DAY

On March 17th National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day coincides with St. Patrick’s Day in the United States. To “corn” something is simply to preserve it in a salty brine (the term corn refers to the coarse grains of salt used for curing). Corned beef is a salt-cured beef product. In the traditional Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage recipes, salt pork …
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NATIONAL CHILI DAY

National Chili Day on the fourth Thursday in February honors one of America’s favorite winter dishes–chili. It’s also known as chili con carne (chili with meat). February 25, 2021 Chili is most commonly made up of tomatoes, beans, chili peppers, meat, garlic, onions, and cumin.  However, cooks offer up so many variations to the basic chili …
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NATIONAL HOMEMADE SOUP DAY – February 4th

February 4th heats up with National Homemade Soup Day. In every cuisine, soup provides a rich basis of flavor and history.  Before the era of modern transportation, soup was a product of regionally available foods. For this reason, there are thousands of soup recipes available today. Many soups also offer medicinal properties. What was once …
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NATIONAL KETO DAY

On January 5th kick off your New Year’s resolution with The Keto Diet. The easiest change, and best thing you can do for you and your family. Okay we’ve all made those resolutions about diet an exercise, now what? I know there are a lot of choices out there. Me I’m staying with what works …
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Soups, Chowders, Stews, and Chili

Looking for a way to warm up? These soups are good year round but especially in winter. January is National Soup Month, as we also celebrate National Slow Cooker as well. From classic Chicken Noodle, to Vietnamese Pho, you’re sure to find a great distraction from winter woes. Chicken Noodle Minestrone Vegetable Beef Loaded potato …
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