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 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 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 NOUGAT DAY – March 26

National Nougat Day on March 26th celebrates a soft and chewy or sometimes hard and crunchy candy often found at the center of a candy bar.  Made by whipping egg whites together and adding honey or sugar, roasted nuts, and sometimes candied fruit, some say nougat has been a sweet treat since ancient Rome. Enjoyed …
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NATIONAL PEPPERMINT PATTY DAY

National Peppermint Patty Day recognizes a treat enjoyed by millions around the world. On February 11th each year, sink your teeth into the minty chocolate sweet.  The oldest commercially-made mint patty or cake was made by the Quiggin’s family on the Isle of Man (an island located in the middle of the northern Irish Sea). …
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NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY

National Peanut Brittle Day is observed on January 26th. A hard, flat candy confection, peanut brittle is enjoyed throughout the United States. Peanut Brittle includes caramelized sugar or corn syrup. Nuts are added to the molten sugar and then poured onto a flat surface such as granite or marble and smoothed into a thin sheet. …
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NATIONAL BUTTERCRUNCH DAY

National Buttercrunch Day on January 20th recognizes the flavorful toffee candy that comes in several varieties. Buttercrunch is a combination of toffee, covered with chocolate. It has a crunchy texture and a caramel flavor. Variations on the recipe include toasted almond sprinkles. Making buttercrunch calls for a good candy thermometer and some cooking experience. Creating …
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NATIONAL ENGLISH TOFFEE DAY

On January 8th, National English Toffee Day celebrates a favored confection that’s been enjoyed across the country for generations.  In the United States, English toffee is a popular variant of the original toffee. A butter confection topped with almonds, it’s made by caramelizing white sugar with butter and can be both hardened or chewy.  The …
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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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