NATIONAL ROTISSERIE CHICKEN DAY

On June 2nd each year, chicken lovers celebrate National Rotisserie Chicken Day. While there a numerous ways to cook a whole chicken, rotisserie chicken offers a slow cooking method that seals in flavor. When cooking chicken using a rotisserie chicken, the whole chicken is cooked on a rotisserie or spit that turns continuously over a …
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NATIONAL FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE MONTH

Add color to your meals during National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month in June. As the peak season for many early garden crops find their way into markets, it’s an excellent time to take advantage of these freshly picked fruits and vegetables. Berries and salad items come to mind first, but don’t hesitate to try …
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Jen’s Keto Breaded Chicken

When searching for an alternative low carb, keto friendly version of fried chicken, I came up with this recipe.  It versatile enough to eat as an entree, on a salad, or as just fried chicken for a picnic.  Ingredients 2 Tbsp Everything bagel Seasoning1/4 cup Sunflower seeds1 tsp Blackened Seasoning12 oz bag Pork rinds crushed4 …
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NATIONAL EMPANADA DAY

Each year on April 8th, National Empanada Day recognizes a delicious pastry that comes in several different forms. The name empanada comes from the Galician, Portuguese and Spanish verb em pandar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread. Empanadas are made by folding the dough or bread around a seasoned stuffing. The stuffed dough is then …
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National Burrito Day – 1st Thursday of April

National Burrito Day on the first Thursday in April celebrates the tasty and versatile Mexican dish wrapped in a tortilla.  A burrito is a heavy tortilla wrapped around meat, cheese, tomato, rice, beans, vegetables, and sauces. Like many other tortilla dishes, the burrito is flexible. The cook chooses the meat fillings from ground beef, shredded chicken, …
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PIGS-IN-A-BLANKET DAY

On April 24, observe National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day with just a few ingredients.   Celebrated across the world, the term often refers to a variety of different dishes. In the United States, Pigs-in-a-Blanket is often hot dogs or sausages wrapped in biscuit or croissant dough and baked. Pigs-in-a-Blanket are generally served as an appetizer or as …
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NATIONAL TV DINNER DAY – September 10

National TV Dinner Day is observed annually on September 10th.  In 1953, C.A. Swanson & Sons changed the prepackaged meal business forever. Introducing the TV Dinner revolutionized frozen food. In 1962, Swanson stopped using the name TV Dinner. However, in the United States, the term remains synonymous with any prepackaged dinner purchased frozen from a …
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NATIONAL COOKBOOK MONTH – October

National Cookbook Month is an annual designation observed in October. Most things in our world have moved to a digital-based format, including the recipes we use to cook. Nowadays, we usually use Pinterest, or the notes on our phone for reference when we’re cooking. This month, we challenge you to do it the old school …
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Fall off the Bone Baby Back Ribs

These are a real treat.  When I say Fall off the Bone, you can take that literally. Our family likes these better than Chili’s or TGI Friday’s, from our oven at home. The biggest trick is cooking them low and slow. These are great for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, or just a great …
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