International Day of Friendship

The International Day of Friendship is a United Nations (UN) day that promotes the role that friendship plays in promoting peace in many cultures. It is observed on July 30 each year. In 2011, the UN proclaimed the International Day of Friendship with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, and cultures can inspire peace …
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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 RAVIOLI DAY – March 20

On National Ravioli Day, celebrate a pasta that is fun and versatile. Observed on March 20th each year, pasta lovers dive in on this food holiday.  Ravioli are a traditional type of Italian filled pasta, made up of a filling sealed between two layers of thin egg pasta dough. Imagine a small meatball tucked, snug …
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NATIONAL ITALIAN CHEESE MONTH – September

Lasagna. Pizza. Manicotti. Ravioli. Cannoli. What do all of these delicious dishes have in common? They’re all made with Italian Cheese! September is National Italian Cheese Month, and there’s no better time to celebrate the buttery, bold, creamy, crumbly and nutty Italian Cheeses that are essential to our favorite Italian fare. After all, these are …
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Spinach Artichoke Crusted Salmon

Fish Fridays can be a challenge, especially when you dont like most fish. I started with a Pintrest pin for inspiration, used some of its elements then turned it on its head to make what we like to eat. 5 Salmon filets 5 Salmon filets 3 Tbsp lime juice 1 cup italian bread crumbs 1 …
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Shrimp, Mushroom Pasta

8 oz white mushrooms 12 oz bag frozen cooked, peeled deveined shrimp 1 pint grape tomatoes 2 Tbsp minced garlic divided 1 Tbsp minced purple onion 2 Tbsp lime juice 1 tbsp Olive oil 1/8 cup Blue cheese crumbles 1/4 cup Feta cheese crumbles 4 oz deli spinach artichoke dip 3 tbsp finely chopped sharp …
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Oven Roasted Squash

3 Zucchini 2 Yellow Squash Olive oil Butter Salt Peper Clean squash well Cut in half lengthwise Slice into 1/3 inch thick slices Cover baking sheet with aluminum foil or nonstick baking mat.  I like foil option so you just throw it away. Toss slices with butter and olive oil Season to taste Cover with …
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NATIONAL TORTELLINI DAY

Pasta lovers will enjoy a traditional stuffed pasta during National Tortellini Day on February 13th!   Tortellini is a signature dish from the Italian region of Bologna, where they claim to have created this stuffed pasta packed with flavor. Ravioli, tortellini, and tortellacci are all part of the same family of stuffed pasta. The most …
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Butter Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients This year, I tried a new recipe and it was such a hit there were no leftovers. Even my hubby who is not that fond of them are seconds! It’s super easy to make and the results will have people thinking you slaved for hours in the kitchen.. . 3 Tbsp butter 2 oz …
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Jen’s Easy Shepherd’s Pie

This is a savory meal that will make you forget you’re dieting. I make mine low-carb for our diabetic friendly family. I make it with more meat and veggies. We skip the regular mashed potatoes. For a low carb or keto version, you can do parmesan and cheddar cheeses with mashed cauliflower now available in …
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