NATIONAL ILLINOIS DAY

On December 7th, National Illinois Day recognizes the Land of Lincoln, home to the Windy City, and fertile prairies. As the 21st state to join the United States, Illinois’s distinct political, industrial, agricultural and population densities create an intriguing contrast to other states. When farmers began to settle on the Illinois prairie, they found the …
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NATIONAL FAST FOOD DAY

On November 16th food lovers get a dose of their favorite convenience food on National Fast Food Day. Whether they use the drive-thru, dine-in or get it to go, fast food will grill up, fry up and broil up menu staples.  First popularized in the United States in the 1950s, fast food is considered any …
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NATIONAL JUNK FOOD DAY

July 21st dedicates a giant menu of items to National Junk Food Day. Each year, the day permits us to chow down on the foods we usually don’t include in our daily diet. Junk foods, by definition, typically contain high fats, sugars, salt, and calories and very little nutritional value. With the advent of packaged foods …
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Tazziki Sauce

1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt1/2 medium cucumber grated with extra moisture squeezed out1/2 tsp salt (1/4 tsp if on low salt diet)2 tsp vinegar3 Tbsp minced garlic1 Tbsp lemon juice1/2 tsp dried dill Combine all ingredients mix well use blender or food processor if desired.Cover and place in refrigeration while getting ready to assemble …
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Jen’s Gyros

The trick to these, like so many have discovered. Is getting the texture and spices into those delectable slices of Gyro meat. After much research, trial and error this is what I have perfected. As this takes a good bit of time and work, I highly recommend making the meat ahead of time in enough …
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