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 FRUIT AT WORK DAY – First Tuesday in October

On the first Tuesday in October 5, 2021, National Fruit at Work Day encourages some fruitiness to get you through the day. Not only is fruit tasty, but it’s good for you, too. It might surprise you what constitutes a fruit, too. For example, an avocado qualifies as a fruit, not a vegetable. Combine this …
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NATIONAL TOTALLY CHIPOTLE DAY – May 5

Each year on May 5th, National Totally Chipotle Day celebrates right alongside Cinco de Mayo and is dedicated to the chipotle, a smoked, dried jalapeno pepper. Not to be confused with the restaurant chain of the same name. There are different varieties of jalapenos and they vary in size and heat. At one time, chipotles …
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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 BRISKET DAY

National Brisket Day is observed annually on May 28.  As one of the nine primal cuts of beef, brisket comes from the breast or lower chest of beef or veal. Brisket is a tough and relatively inexpensive cut of meat. While it requires some patience to cook brisket to tenderness, the reward is well worth …
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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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Soups

New England Clam Chowder Homemade Chicken Noodle Minestrone Jen’s Easy Chili Tuscan Sausage Tortellini Grown Up Ramen Loaded Potato Soup Split Pea Soup French Onion Beef Stew Creamy Cauliflower Soup White Chicken Chili Homemade Soup Day National Clam Chowder Day Soup it Forward Day Eat Your Beans Day National Soup Month

NATIONAL SUNDAY SUPPER MONTH – January

National Sunday Supper Month is an annual designation observed in January.  A waning tradition, the Sunday Supper was once an opportunity after a hectic week for families to gather to spend time together and share stories about their week.  This month National Sunday Supper Month and the Sunday Supper Movement resolves to bring back this family tradition. If …
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