NATIONAL GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY – June 11

National German Chocolate Cake Day is observed by chocolate lovers annually on June 11. Although the name may sound like the cake originated in Germany, it did not.   The cake’s roots can be traced back to 1852 when American, Sam German, made a type of dark baking chocolate for the American Baker’s Chocolate Company.  Baker’s …
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NATIONAL APPLESAUCE CAKE DAY – June 6

National Applesauce Cake Day is observed annually on June 6th.  This food holiday is a day to enjoy a delicious piece (or two) of the moist and tasty applesauce cake. In any cake recipe, applesauce may be substituted for the butter or oil for a healthier alternative.   It is also said that one-half cup …
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NATIONAL HAZELNUT CAKE DAY – June 1

June 1st is a day to spend some time in the kitchen baking up a delicious hazelnut cake as you take part in National Hazelnut Cake Day. We call hazelnuts by a variety of names, including filberts, Pontic, and cobnuts. In North America, they are native to the Midwest, North and South Eastern United States …
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Adventures in April

April is the fourth month of the year and consists of 30 days on the Grеgоrіаn саlеndаr and іtѕ рrеdесеѕѕоr, the Julіаn саlеndаr. Itѕ nаmе is derived from thе Latin wоrd aperit, which means “tо ореn.”  In the Northern Hemisphere, April is a part of the growing season. The sun warms the earth, awakening the plants …
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NATIONAL BLACK FOREST CAKE DAY – March 28

March 28th recognizes a decadent and delicious dessert on National Black Forest Cake Day. Black Forest cake is the English name for the German dessert Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte, meaning “Black Forest cherry torte.” Most often, bakers layer several layers of chocolate cake with whipped cream and cherries between each layer to make Black Forest cake. Then they …
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NATIONAL BAKED ALASKA DAY – February 1

Ice cream and cake come together on February 1st in a celebration called National Baked Alaska Day. An elaborate dessert that is also known as “Omelette Norvegienne,” Baked Alaska is made with hard ice cream on a base of sponge cake and covered in a shell of toasted meringue. In the United States in 1867, …
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NATIONAL HOT BREAKFAST MONTH

February is a cold month for most of us, so what better way to start our days than with a steaming hot breakfast? National Hot Breakfast Month is celebrated every February to encourage everyone to set aside some extra time every morning to a make hot, fresh breakfast. “What nicer thing can you do for …
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NATIONAL CUPCAKE DAY – December 15

Each year, December 15th also recognizes National Cupcake Day. The cupcake was originally known as the 1-2-3-4 cake because the recipe called for 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour, 4 eggs, and also 1 cup of milk, and 1 spoonful of baking soda. Even the word cupcake sounds like …
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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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Better Breakfast Day – September 26

Wake up America — let’s make the most of our mornings! Eating a healthy breakfast has never been more important. We’re a nation on the go. Nine-to-five has become seven-to-six — or worse. Hours like that require serious nutritional planning. Skipping breakfast might have worked back in your parents’ day, but rushing out the door …
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