NATIONAL SUGAR COOKIE DAY – July 9

Observed each year on July 9th, National Sugar Cookie Day honors the ever-popular and delicious sugar cookie. A holiday favorite and very easy to make, sugar cookies disappear quickly once they come out of the oven. Most sugar cookies include sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla, and either baking powder or baking soda. While most people …
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NATIONAL POUND CAKE DAY

On March 4th, National Pound Cake Day recognizes one of the dessert world’s most versatile cakes. Each year it is celebrated by bakers and cake lovers alike. Celebrate with a piece (or two) of this deliciously rich delight. The traditional recipe for pound cake makes a cake much larger than most families can consume, as …
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WORLD NUTELLA DAY

World Nutella Day celebrates what happens when hazelnuts and chocolate collide. For example, millions of people celebrating all on February 5th each year! It is often said that necessity is the mother of invention. Adding hazelnuts when cocoa is hard to come by may have been an Italian trick during hard times. In the 1800s, …
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NATIONAL CREAM CHEESE BROWNIE DAY

On February 10, National Cream Cheese Brownie Day shines a spotlight on an irresistible dessert bar. Combining chocolate and cream cheese has long been a favorite in the bakery. When it’s added to a brownie recipe the results are spectacular.  The brownie has been around since the 1800s but was first documented in 1906 in The Boston …
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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY DAY

National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day on January 3rd spotlights a favored treat during many holidays. The National Confectioners Association has even been noted to recognize the annual event.  It is almost impossible to eat just one of these chocolate covered cherry candies. The combination of two favorite flavors into one delicious treat turns into something …
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Easy Loaded Brownies

These are a super hit! I got bored with some of the traditional recipes and got creative with these chocolate treats. These fudgy, loaded squares will have you asking for more. Okay so I have to confess I started these from a box mix.  I used Duncan Hines chocolate chunk brownie mix.  I substituted real …
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