june 12th national peanut butter cookie day

June 12th: National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

Happy National Peanut Butter Cookie Day! While it was unclear the original origin of this holiday, We suspect the National Peanut board had something to do with declaring June 12th National Peanut butter cookie day, but nevertheless here are several fabulous tried and true, melt in your mouth Peanut butter cookie recipes . . .

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june 15th national lobster day

June 15th: National Lobster Day

Happy National Lobster Day! Having grown up in New England I have an affinity for Maine Lobster! In a twist of irony this rich and decadent food was once so abundant it was considered a poor mans dish. Here are some amazing facts about lobsters, as well as a recipe for poor mans lobster that might help your craving while staying within your grocery budget. . .

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july 1st national gingersnap day

July 1st: National Gingersnap Day

July 1st offers a couple different “National” food holidays- It’s National Gingersnap Day! Ginger snaps are relatively low in calories and the delicious ginger within them can offer numerous health benefits which include anti-inflammatory properties, help treat nausea, fight heart disease and more. Here are several tasty recipes for gingersnap cookies to help you celebrate . . .

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july 2nd national anisette day

July 2nd: National Anisette Day

July 2nd is National Anisette Day- if you’re not familiar with Anisette, it’s a sweet, colorless anise-flavored liqueur that is frequently consumed in Spain, Italy, Portugal and France. Originally, anisette was created as a lighter replacement for it’s considerably more potent counterpart, absinthe. Here’s a recipe for making your own Anisette Liqueur as well as a non-alcoholic Italian Anisette Cookie recipe to celebrate . . .

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national fig week

National Fig Week

November 1st through the 7th is national fig week. Figs are one of the healthiest flowers around. Yes, I said flowers, figs are actually just flowers that have been inverted. On top of being a unique flower, figs offer a plethora of health benefits from lowering blood pressure, lose weight, and protecting against . . .

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june 10th national iced tea day

June 10th: National Iced Tea Day

Although June is officially National Ice Tea Month, June 10th is National Iced Tea Day; a day to celebrate the most refreshing summer drink of all time. The very first recorded version of iced tea was published in a cookbook in 1879 by Marion Tyree. The recipe stated that one should boil green tea and steep it throughout the day, then “fill the goblets with ice, put two teaspoonfuls granulated sugar in each, and pour the tea over the ice and sugar.” However, Iced Tea wasn’t commercialized until 1904,

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june 25th national strawberry parfait day

June 25th: National Strawberry Parfait Day

Did you know that National Strawberry Parfait Day is on June 25th every year? Strawberries were considered to be the symbol of Perfection by the ancients, so it’s not so surprising that the word “Parfait” actually means “perfect” in french. Sample these sweet strawberry parfait recipes for a taste of perfection today . . .

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august 30 national toasted marshmallow day

August 30 National Toasted Marshmallow Day

August 30th is officially National Toasted Marshmallow Day! With the very end of Summer near, take advantage of this yummy National food holiday to celebrate in style, invite a few friends over and toast some delicious puffs of sweetness over an open fire. Did you know that marshmallows date back to ancient Egypt? Here are a few other things you might not have known as well as some yummy ways to enjoy these little delights. . .

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