Delightful December

December Holidays and History – December ushers in winter holidays such as Christmas, Kwanza, and Chanukah. It is also a time when families gather in the warmth of their homes. Throughout the month, our thoughts and actions turn toward charity and peace. During the twelfth and final month of the year, December inspires a flurry 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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NATIONAL BAVARIAN CREAM PIE DAY

Each year on November 27th, National Bavarian Cream Pie Day recognizes a pie that makes a grand entrance. This rich and delectable dessert is possible, thanks to the French chef, Marie-Antione Carême. In the early 19th century, Carême established many of the French cooking techniques still used today. He’s even given credit for abolishing some …
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NATIONAL CAKE DAY

On November 26th, National Cake Day delivers a scrumptious treat for everyone to enjoy! Slide over pie, this day cake takes center stage as the dessert of choice. On most birthdays, the cake is topped with candles no matter their age. Showers, weddings, retirements and anniversaries, cake serves up a slice or two. Add ice …
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NATIONAL PARFAIT DAY – November 25

National Parfait Day kicks off breakfast, lunch, snack, or dessert just right on November 25th! This versatile dish serves up sweet or healthy in layers of goodness. Usually served in a specially styled glass, a parfait presents ingredients in appealing layers. Fruit, yogurt, or ice cream provide the basis for transitions between nuts, chocolate, or …
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NATIONAL SARDINES DAY

November 24th recognizes these silver little fishes on National Sardines Day. They may not swim right up to your plate, but they sure do pack in the flavor.  While some people are afraid to taste these small, silverfish, others consider sardines a delicious snack enjoyed on their own or with crackers. Sardines are several types …
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Bacon Blue Stuffed Mushrooms

I was looking to do something a little less traditional for my second vegetable dish, for this Christmas.  I wanted something slightly elevated to pair with a Prime Rib Roast. After hours of looking through Pintrest and several websites I decided to go it alone and make my own.  I have to tell you the …
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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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NATIONAL BUNDT DAY – November 15

National Bundt Day, also known as National Bundt Cake Day, is observed every year on November 15th. As people across the United States plan menus for the holidays, a bundt cake is sure to be on the list at least once. A bundt cake can be any cake baked in a Bundt pan, forming it …
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NATIONAL VANILLA CUPCAKE DAY – November 10

Cupcake lovers celebrate each year on National Vanilla Cupcake Day. These small cakes get their day on November 10th. Indulge in one or several. Cupcakes have also been known as: Fairy Cakes Patty Cakes Cup Cakes (different from Cupcakes (one-word) Cupcakes can be traced back to 1796 when a recipe notation for a cake to …
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