NATIONAL SPICY GUACAMOLE DAY

National Spicy Guacamole Day brings together some fresh flavors on November 14th. Call your friends, get the chips ready, and celebrate with a bowl of spicy guacamole dip. Originating with the Aztecs in Mexico, guacamole is an avocado-based sauce. It’s become popular in American cuisine as a dip, condiment, and salad ingredient.  Guacamole is made …
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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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NATIONAL CINNAMON DAY

The holiday season warms up with National Cinnamon Day on November 1st. It’s the spice that ushers in a season while being versatile all year long. What other spice flavors the holidays than cinnamon? Of course, cinnamon’s quintessential warmth fills our homes with welcoming scents like no other. For generations, cinnamon elicits fond memories of …
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NATIONAL OATMEAL DAY – October 29

Hearts get healthy on National Oatmeal Day! Not only is oatmeal one of America’s favorite breakfast foods, but we also celebrate it annually on October 29th. It’s a perfect day to enjoy one of America’s favorite breakfast foods. A warm bowl of oatmeal starts a day off right. Add spices, fruit, nuts, or nut butters …
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NATIONAL POMEGRANATE MONTH

National Pomegranate Month is an annual designation observed in November. Pomegranates date back to ancient civilizations throughout the Mediterranean, and they are also featured in ancient Egyptian mythology and art. The pomegranate tree is native to Iran and the Himalayas in northern India, and used to be carried by desert caravans because of it’s thirst-quenching …
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NATIONAL PASTA DAY – October 17

October is National Pasta Month, and October 17 recognizes National Pasta Day. Pasta lovers celebrate!While we find noodles all over the world, pasta is a type of noodle of traditional Italian cuisine. The first reference dates to 1154 in Sicily and was first attested to in English in 1874. Typically, it is made from an unleavened …
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NATIONAL MOLDY CHEESE DAY

National Moldy Cheese Day is a unique holiday that is observed each year on October 9. A cheesemonger is a person who specializes in cheeses, butter, and other dairy products. They may take umbrage at the ordinary person’s offense of moldy cheese. Well, depending on the type of mold, of course. Some cheese molds, red or …
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NATIONAL PUMPKIN SPICE DAY

What do cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and October 1 have in common? They are all part of National Pumpkin Spice Day. We divide the world into factions. Left vs. right. Solar vs. gas. Privacy vs. freedom of information. But if you really want to turn a conversation on its head, divide the room into …
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NATIONAL HOT MULLED CIDER DAY

On September 30th, National Hot Mulled Cider Day warms our homes with the scent of cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple.  Fall welcomes toasty mugs of mulled cider to wrap our chilled hands around. Such a cozy way to spend an evening, sipping a tart, spiced beverage on a chilly evening while gazing at trees ablaze in …
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NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY – September 26

National Pancake Day on September 26th sets up a tall stack of syrupy goodness to celebrate! Set the table. Mix up the batter. Heat up the griddle. Because the butter is ready to melt and the flapjacks are delicious! Also known as Johnnycakes, griddle cakes or hotcakes, this batter-made breakfast item dates back more than …
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