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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FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

Filipino American History Month in October commemorates the earliest documented evidence of Filipinos in the continental United States. The observance also celebrates Filipino heritage and the contributions of Filipino Americans. The first Luzones Indios, or Filipino men, in the United States arrived at Morro Bay, California on October 18, 1587. A Spanish galleon named Nuestra …
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NATIONAL ONION DAY

Through all the years — and sometimes tears — National Onion Day on June 27 recognizes the flavor and aroma the bulb of the allium family brings to numerous recipes. Whether we choose a sweet, white, red, or the ever-favorite yellow, we count on the onion to enhance the flavor of our savory recipes. They …
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NATIONAL SPICE BLEND DAY

If an alluring aroma of spices is tempting your senses on September 4th, that is because it is National Spice Blend Day. Home cooks and professional chefs alike know herbs and spices bring our favorite foods alive on our palates. That is why every recipe, every food blog, and every cook stresses the importance of …
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NATIONAL FRIED CHICKEN DAY – July 6

In the United States, July 6th chicken lovers across the country recognize National Fried Chicken Day by feasting at a nearby restaurant, home, or an outdoor picnic. Scottish immigrants brought their tradition of deep-frying chicken in fat to the southern United States. After its introduction to the American South, fried chicken soon became a staple. …
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NATIONAL ROTISSERIE CHICKEN DAY

On June 2nd each year, chicken lovers celebrate National Rotisserie Chicken Day. While there a numerous ways to cook a whole chicken, rotisserie chicken offers a slow cooking method that seals in flavor. When cooking chicken using a rotisserie chicken, the whole chicken is cooked on a rotisserie or spit that turns continuously over a …
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Jen’s Keto Breaded Chicken

When searching for an alternative low carb, keto friendly version of fried chicken, I came up with this recipe.  It versatile enough to eat as an entree, on a salad, or as just fried chicken for a picnic.  Ingredients 2 Tbsp Everything bagel Seasoning1/4 cup Sunflower seeds1 tsp Blackened Seasoning12 oz bag Pork rinds crushed4 …
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ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH – MAY

May has been designated Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Across the nation, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders contribute to a rich and deeply rooted heritage. Whether speaking to first, second, third, or fourth-generation immigrants, their impact is powerful and inspiring. From migrant laborers to inventive trailblazers, the month is a time …
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Apr 19 NATIONAL GARLIC DAY

Each year on April 19th, National Garlic Day celebrates a vegetable also known as the stinking rose. The fragrant and potent root has been seasoning dishes for thousands of years.  This stinking rose is a member of the lily family. This family also includes onions, leeks, and shallots. While garlic originated in Asia over 7,000 …
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NATIONAL SOUP IT FORWARD DAY

National Soup it Forward Day on March 3rd encourages us to deliver love and kindness by the bowlful because a warm cup of kindness comes in many forms. When I make a pot of soup, it’s nearly always enough to feed an army. Those time-worn recipes grow over time, and love seasons it to perfection. …
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