NATIONAL WHISKEY SOUR DAY

Each year on August 25th, people across the United States observe National Whiskey Sour Day. Traditionally garnished with half an orange and a maraschino cherry, a whiskey sour is a mixed drink containing whiskey (often bourbon), lemon juice and sugar. Whiskey sours are shaken then either served straight or over ice. “Too much of anything …
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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PECAN PIE DAY – August 20

On August 20th, National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day lets you have your chocolate and pie, too! (National Pecan Pie Day is observed each year on July 12th if chocolate isn’t your flavor, but we don’t know anyone like that.)  Just like the original, chocolate pecan pie goes well with ice cream. Another southern delight, this …
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NATIONAL SCOTCH DAY – July 27

On July 27th, we recognize an aged whisky distilled from malted barley. Make a toast on National Scotch Day and share a drink with a friend. Since Scotch is protected by law, specific guidelines must be followed when making it to be labeled as Scotch. Otherwise, it may be an ordinary whisky (or whiskey if …
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NATIONAL BOURBON DAY – June 14

On June 14 the Official Spirit of America is recognized.  It is National Bourbon Day. Like Scotch, Cognac and some other spirits that must meet certain standards as well as be produced in a particular geographical region, Bourbon is a whiskey which is only so named if distilled in the United States.  To legally be …
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NATIONAL COGNAC DAY – June 4

National Cognac Day is observed from coast to coast each year on June 4. A well-known variety of brandy, Cognac was named after the town of Cognac in France.  It is produced in the wine-growing region which surrounds the town from which it takes its name. Certain legal requirements must be met within the production …
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GATHERING OF NATIONS – Fourth Weekend in April

The Gathering of Nations is the largest pow-wow in North America. It is always the fourth weekend in April every year, on the Powwow Grounds at Expo NM, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More than 565 tribes from around the United States and 220 from Canada travel to Albuquerque to participate. The Gathering of Nations Pow …
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Are You Watching This?

Bridgerton, Discovery of Witches, Nancy Drew, and Men in Kilts, all are extremely worthy of a binge watch.  As the hiatus of some of our favorites have been extended, these are both great in thier own right and good for the break in some of our favorites. Men in Kilts While we wade through yet …
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NATIONAL HOT CHOCOLATE DAY

Every year on January 31, National Hot Chocolate Day warms people up across the country. Try celebrating this, timeless cold-weather beverage. Hot chocolate is a warm beverage made with ground chocolate, heated milk or water, and sugar. In America, we often use the terms hot chocolate and hot cocoa interchangeably. However, the two beverages are …
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NATIONAL IRISH COFFEE DAY

National Irish Coffee Day kicks off January 25th each year with a mug of strong coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar, and topped with a layer of cream.  On a cold, wet day in 1942 weary travelers to the small Shannon Airport in southwest Ireland found their way to a restaurant and chef Joe Sheridan. To warm …
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Butter Bacon Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients This year, I tried a new recipe and it was such a hit there were no leftovers. Even my hubby who is not that fond of them are seconds! It’s super easy to make and the results will have people thinking you slaved for hours in the kitchen.. . 3 Tbsp butter 2 oz …
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