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 GUMBO DAY

On October 12th, the menu spotlights National Gumbo Day for food holidays. This heavily seasoned, stew-like dish fills us up on chilly fall days. Originating in southern Louisiana during the 18th century, Gumbo typically consists of strongly-flavored stock with meat or shellfish, a thickener, and seasoned vegetables. The seasoned vegetables may include celery, bell peppers, …
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NATIONAL ORANGE JUICE DAY – May 4

On May 4th National Orange Juice Day recognizes America’s most popular breakfast drink. Orange juice holds a large margin over second-place apple juice, too. People have been waking up to a glass of orange juice for many years and enjoying the health benefits it gives them. One 8 ounce serving of orange juice has 124 …
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NATIONAL AVOCADO DAY

Ripe for the picking, add this delicious superfruit to your menu on National Avocado Day on July 31st! While guacamole is grand, don’t settle for just the chips and dip on this food holiday. Since avocado is so versatile, clear the table for the entire meal. That includes everything from the appetizer and main dish …
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NATIONAL CLAM CHOWDER DAY

Each year on February 25th people across the nation have a bowl and spoon ready to be filled with clam chowder as they prepare to participate in National Clam Chowder Day. A clam chowder in its simplest form is a soup or stew containing clams or fish. The most common type of chowder includes milk or …
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Lazy Lasagna

A new take on this classic comfort food allows for easy preparation and a fraction of the work. The Crockpot allows you to put dinner on before leaving for work, and still come home to a home cooked meal. I’ve made this with the same layering in the oven as well. Both are s great …
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New Englad Calm Chowder

I love this creamy soup. So I decided that it was time to make it both in the crockpot, and more like grandma used to make. I also needed it to be more low-carb friendly. So here is the recipe I made with rave reviews. ( My husband makes the “that’s disgusting face” when I …
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Beef Eggplant Pie

1 pie crust (I get mine premade in the refrigerated dough section. You can also make your favorite recipe for this. (Cauliflower crust is really good too.) 1 small eggplant about 1 lb. 6 tbsp butter 1/2 c finely chopped onions 1 clove of garlic crushed (I like mine. minced so I use about a …
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