NATIONAL EAT A RED APPLE DAY – December 1

On December 1, National Eat a Red Apple Day encourages everyone to eat a red apple. As the adage goes, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and today is a perfect time to put that theory to taste. An apple is both delicious and nutritious. With over 7,500 varieties of apples and over 7.5% …
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NATIONAL CASHEW DAY

A favorite snacking and party nut is recognized each year on November 23rd during National Cashew Day. The cashew nut is a seed harvested from the cashew tree. The tree originated in Northeastern Brazil. However, it is now widely grown in tropical climates for its cashew apples and nuts. With leaves arranged spirally and a …
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Apple Cider Day

Apple Cider Day is celebrated on November 18 every year. The day celebrates the rich and fruity beverage that fills our hearts and bodies with warmth. They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but a glass of apple cider at the end of a long day can rejuvenate the soul. Apple cider …
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NATIONAL SPICY HERMIT COOKIE DAY – November 15

National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day celebrates a cookie flavor reminiscent autumn spices. Recognized on November 15th, this time of year is ideal for baking up a batch of these delicious cookies.  Considered an old-fashioned cookie, it’s spice comes from cinnamon, cloves, allspice and sometimes nutmeg. An added bonus are the raisins, nuts, and dates. Hermit …
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NATIONAL CARAMEL APPLE DAY – October 31

National Caramel Apple Day on October 31st celebrates a time-honored fall treat. Many of us remember eating caramel apples or making them with family. Whether it was at a fair, carnival or Halloween party, it was a special treat. Sometimes we even made them at home. No matter where we enjoyed them, the memory is …
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NATIONAL POMEGRANATE MONTH

National Pomegranate Month is an annual designation observed in November. Pomegranates date back to ancient civilizations throughout the Mediterranean, and they are also featured in ancient Egyptian mythology and art. The pomegranate tree is native to Iran and the Himalayas in northern India, and used to be carried by desert caravans because of it’s thirst-quenching …
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NATIONAL PUMPKIN SEED DAY – First Wednesday in October

The first Wednesday in October offers up the seasonal delight, National Pumpkin Seed Day! As the temperatures cool and the leaves turn, snack on these delicious tidbits. Many of us have fond memories of roasting these delicious nuggets after carving the Jack o’ lantern. However, we never realized just how good (and good for us) …
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NATIONAL APPLE BETTY DAY – October 5

On October 5, fall ushers in National Apple Betty Day with a sweet aroma of apples baked in cinnamon and oats.  Similar to what is known as apple crisp, crumble or cobbler, the American variant known as the Betty or Brown Betty dates from colonial times. Most Apple Betty recipes call for cinnamon, sugar and …
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NATIONAL COOKIE MONTH – October

National Cookie Month is an annual designation observed in October. That’s right, this month you can start prepping your metabolism for the holiday season by indulging in cookies of any kind, whenever you please. Plus, it’s National Dessert Month,  as well, so there’s no valid argument for you to make against having all the cookies you …
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NATIONAL APPLEJACK MONTH – October

National Applejack Month is an annual designation observed in October. No, we’re not talking about the popular red and green cereal that you’ve probably enjoyed at some point in your life. Many people in the U.S. are unfamiliar with Applejack – the drink – so we’re here to tell you all about it, and why …
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