NATIONAL RASPBERRY CAKE DAY – July 31

National Raspberry Cake Day is jubilantly feasted each year on July 31st. Therefore, today is the day to enjoy raspberry cake. Because it is a cool and refreshing dessert. And, is indeed a summertime favorite around the United States. Raspberries are the edible fruit of the plant that belongs to the genus Rubus of the rose family. …
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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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FASTNACHT DAY – Day Before Ash Wednesday

With deep roots in Germany, Fastnacht Day is a pre-Lenten celebration that takes place the day before Ash Wednesday. Fastnacht means “fast” and “night” in German. In Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, Fastnacht represents an entire season of festivities leading up to Shrove Tuesday. The traditions are rooted in the same pre-Lenten celebrations that have taken …
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PACZKI DAY – Day Before Ash Wednesday

The sweet holiday of Paczki Day takes place the day before Ash Wednesday. The Polish tradition of indulging in fried dough filled with jams, custards or other sweet surprises dates back to the Middle Ages. A PUNCH-kee or POONCH-key or POOCH-key is traditionally a round Polish pastry filled with fruit and coated in sugar. Those …
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FAT TUESDAY, February 16, 2021

The last day of Carnival and the day before for Ash Wednesday, Fat Tuesday is the intertwining of a period festivals and feasts that lead to a time of fasting and reflection. Also known as Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras, this enduring celebration has many traditions and deep roots around the world. Mardi Gras (French …
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NATIONAL CREAM CHEESE BROWNIE DAY

On February 10, National Cream Cheese Brownie Day shines a spotlight on an irresistible dessert bar. Combining chocolate and cream cheese has long been a favorite in the bakery. When it’s added to a brownie recipe the results are spectacular.  The brownie has been around since the 1800s but was first documented in 1906 in The Boston …
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Peanut Butter Haystacks

A friend I’ve worked with for years gave me this recipe.  She would bring a double batch and we never have any left over.  When I started sharing them with my family we had the same result. We have none left from a double batch. Ingredients 1 cup granulated sugar1 cup light Karo syrup4 1/2 …
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