NATIONAL LOBSTER DAY – September 25

National Lobster Day on September 25th takes a taste of a seafood favorite.  The simplest way to enjoy Lobster is boiled then dipped in melted butter.  A couple of favorite lobster recipes include Lobster Newberg and Lobster Thermidor.  It is also the main ingredient in soup, bisque, lobster rolls and salads. Large lobsters are estimated to …
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NATIONAL CHAI DAY

On September 21st, the aroma filling the room comes from ancient spices, perfectly steeped into a cup of delicious tea. National Chai Day celebrates the strong, satisfying tea that is ordered at cafes across the country. While the Indian beverage dates back nearly 5,000 years, the chai served in homes and coffee shops today comes …
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NATIONAL WAFFLE DAY

National Waffle Day on August 24th commemorates the anniversary of the first waffle iron patent issued. Celebrate by savoring your favorite kind of waffle! On August 24, 1869, Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York received his patent for the waffle iron. While waffles existed long before then, the invention made waffles more readily available.   Eaten …
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NATIONAL OYSTER DAY – August 5

Get slurping on August 5th with National Oyster Day! Oysters are enjoyed as a seafood in many parts of the world. Did you know there are over 100 different species of oysters?  Interestingly, oysters tend to take on the characteristics of the water in which they live. Because of this, they’re typically named after the …
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NATIONAL BAKED BEAN MONTH – July

July recognizes National Baked Bean Month! Gather your recipes and make up a batch or two. Baked beans make an outstanding side dish all year round, but are a particular favorite during barbeques and picnics. Home cooks quickly make up a batch to bring in slow cookers, and they compliment many summer meals. Do you …
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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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NATIONAL MEATBALL DAY – March 9

On March 9th, we recognize one of the great American food holidays, National Meatball Day. It is not clear how this day got started, but who can resist the idea of celebrating National Meatball Day?  There are many different ways to celebrate meatballs: Spaghetti and meatballs Swedish Meatballs Meatball Sub Meatball Pizza Turkey Meatballs Lamb Meatballs …
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NATIONAL SPAGHETTI DAY

National Spaghetti Day on January 4th offers an opportunity to pick your sauce and add it to that long, thin cylindrical pasta of Italian and Sicilian origin.  Usually made from semolina flour, this pasta has been a worldwide favorite for ages and loved by millions. There are a variety of different pasta dishes based on …
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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 PEANUT BUTTER LOVERS MONTH

National Peanut Butter Lovers Month is an annual designation observed in November. Excuse me as I get up from my desk and do my happy dance because I’m convinced peanut butter is one of the most heavenly things on the planet. Peanut Butter is so versatile, you can literally incorporate it into any and every …
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