NATIONAL EMPANADA DAY

Each year on April 8th, National Empanada Day recognizes a delicious pastry that comes in several different forms. The name empanada comes from the Galician, Portuguese and Spanish verb em pandar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread. Empanadas are made by folding the dough or bread around a seasoned stuffing. The stuffed dough is then …
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National Burrito Day – 1st Thursday of April

National Burrito Day on the first Thursday in April celebrates the tasty and versatile Mexican dish wrapped in a tortilla.  A burrito is a heavy tortilla wrapped around meat, cheese, tomato, rice, beans, vegetables, and sauces. Like many other tortilla dishes, the burrito is flexible. The cook chooses the meat fillings from ground beef, shredded chicken, …
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NATIONAL SPICY GUACAMOLE DAY

National Spicy Guacamole Day brings together some fresh flavors on November 14th. Call your friends, get the chips ready, and celebrate with a bowl of spicy guacamole dip. Originating with the Aztecs in Mexico, guacamole is an avocado-based sauce. It’s become popular in American cuisine as a dip, condiment, and salad ingredient.  Guacamole is made …
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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 TACO DAY – October 4

Get one, two or three on National Taco Day. On October 4th, the day recognizes the savory tortilla stuffed with fillings. It doesn’t have to be Tuesday, so get out an enjoy your favorite. The history of tacos predates the arrival of Europeans in Mexico. Anthropological evidence shows the native people living in the lake …
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NATIONAL COOKBOOK MONTH – October

National Cookbook Month is an annual designation observed in October. Most things in our world have moved to a digital-based format, including the recipes we use to cook. Nowadays, we usually use Pinterest, or the notes on our phone for reference when we’re cooking. This month, we challenge you to do it the old school …
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NATIONAL QUESADILLA DAY – September 25

National Quesadilla Day on September 25th encourages us to pull a chair up to the table and eat some authentic Mexican food. While it’s not a sandwich or a taco, the quesadilla satisfies snack cravings while also completing a meal. Typically made with a corn tortilla and filled with cheese, we heat quesadillas until the …
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NATIONAL GUACAMOLE DAY – September 16

National Guacamole Day on September 16 brings fresh flavors together for the perfect celebration. Avocados shine as the star of this dip! Lime juice, tomatoes, onion, and seasonings make guacamole a guilt-free addition to any snack or meal. Since avocados fall under the superfood category, feel free to indulge. Packed full of good fats and …
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NATIONAL SALSA MONTH

National Salsa Month in May a vibrant way to add flavor and color to any recipe. For extra fun learn to dance a Salsa as well. Or just watch the pros do it. Dancing with the Stars usually features the dance. Salsa means sauce in Spanish. While we may be most familiar with tomato, pepper …
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NATIONAL FAJITA DAY

On August 18th, National Fajita Day recognizes the sizzling deliciousness of the savory Tex-Mex flavor found in fajitas. In the early 1930s, Mexican vaqueros in Southwest Texas developed what we’ve grown to love all over the United States. Using throwaway cuts of beef, they developed the fajita. However, it wasn’t long before they became a …
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