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 IRISH COFFEE DAY

National Irish Coffee Day kicks off January 25th each year with a mug of strong coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar, and topped with a layer of cream.  On a cold, wet day in 1942 weary travelers to the small Shannon Airport in southwest Ireland found their way to a restaurant and chef Joe Sheridan. To warm …
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NATIONAL BLONDE BROWNIE DAY

National Blonde Brownie Day on January 22nd recognizes a treat often referred to as blondies.  Blonde brownies are similar to the traditional brownies known almost everyone.  In place of cocoa, brown sugar is used, giving it a sweet-tooth-satisfying molasses flavor! Most people like to add white chocolate or chocolate chips to their blonde brownies or …
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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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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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Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter 1 cup light brown sugar packed 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 2 tsp cornstarch 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp salt 3/4 tsp cinnamon 3 cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, nuts …
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NATIONAL DRINKING STRAW DAY

On January 3rd National Drinking Straw Day commemorates the date in 1888 that Marvin C. Stone received the patent for the paper drinking straw. Since then, all variety of drinking straws are used. It is believed the Sumerians used the very first drinking straws for drinking beer.  Archeologists speculate they used the straws to avoid …
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