Summertime Fried Chicken Day

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get away from the kitchen, of course. After all, today is National Fried Chicken Day. So with the exception of vegetarians and chicken pet lovers, the rest of us are cooking up some wonderful pieces of chicken.

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Backyard Smorgasbords Begin in the Kitchen

One evening recently, I asked Hubby about his upcoming Birthday Bash. I read aloud an assortment of Barbecue Dishes I had assembled as option one. Then I suggested a Taco Bar with Margaritas as option two.

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What’s a Cookout without Beans?

Tomorrow is the 4th of July – and for most Americans that means just two things. First, hanging out with friends and family. Second, having a barbecue, be it in the backyard, the park or a beach somewhere. It’s all about having a good time.

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Cajun Sausage Foil Packs

I don’t know about you, but I love Foil Pack Cooking. All it takes is a grill (or oven) to cook a full meal. Foil packs can be prepared in advance, loaded into the family cooker and cooked up in a park or at the beach. Awesome!

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Cheers to a Tropical Evening

What to do? What to do? If you were to Google National Mai Tai Day, you might just get two different answers. One is today. The other is August 30th. The first was established by an organization that gives us one cocktail for each day of the year. Today’s cocktail is a Mai Tai.

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Feast of Two Saints

Welcome to the 29th day of June. The year is nearly half over. If you are going to be exact, the half-way point would be at noon on July 2. Aren’t you glad I took the time to calculate that? Of course, that doesn’t take into consideration leap years. But that’s neither here nor there.

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Alaska – The Last American Frontier

Today we celebrate the amazing state of Alaska. A ruggedly beautiful land, with a strong determined people. Often life in Alaska isn’t easy. But then again anything worthwhile requires effort and sacrifice.

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Our Lady, Cowboy Burgers and Sweet Onions

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Unlike most other Feast Days dedicated to Our Lady, today is not tied to an appearance, our Lady of Perpetual Help is tied to a story and a painting.

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Layers of Creamy Goodness

Today is one very yummy, creamy National Day. It’s Chocolate Pudding Day. For many of us, the thought of chocolate pudding fills us with fond childhood memories.

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Summertime and Mary’s Immaculate Heart

Yesterday we celebrated the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This feast was originally instituted by Pope Pius XII in 1944, celebrated on August 22 to coincide with the traditional octave day of the Assumption of Mary.

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Sacred Heart Feast Day

It has been 19 days since Pentecost Sunday. For those keeping track, it’s the feast of our Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. And just for the record, one of the things I love about the Catholic Faith are all the special days.

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