Oh Yum – Creamy Perfection

Recently one of those silly surveys popped up on my Facebook Page – if you could only have 1 slice of pie, which would you choose? There were nine different pies to pick from. Cheesecake wasn’t one of them, but Key Lime Pie was.

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Oh Look at Those Layers!

July 29 is a very busy National Day – everything from Chicken Wings to Lipstick Day. Add to that the last Thursday in July and you can include both Chili Dog Day and Intern Day. Lipstick Day is all about putting your best painted lips forward. All you lipstick fans can prance about wearing your favorite shade. While you might look fantastic in the kitchen, can’t think of a single recipe that involves lipstick, can you?

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To Family Time Gathered Round the Table

Welcome to my Wild Card Wednesday. This is that day of the week when anything and everything goes – where the wind blows if you will. Every day of the week has its own signature – and Wednesdays are Wild.

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Hey New Jersey – Did You Know?

Did you know that both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, while thought of as New York Icons, are actually physically located in New Jersey? Just as both the New York Giants and the New York Jets are actually New Jersey teams despite their names.

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Saint Anne, Our Heavenly Grandmother

So often in our Christian Faith, we forget about the human side of Christ’s divine life. He was born to Mary, just as Mary was born to Saint Anne. Saint Anne was the Lord’s maternal Grandmother, and is considered our Heavenly Grandmother, too.

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Another Delicious National Day

Today was tough to pick just one National Day to focus in on. Four of the National Days inspire amazing talking points, none “food” based. On the other hand, two are great food focal points, just not together. Let me explain . . .

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Cowboys and Tequila

Wow – today is one very busy National Stuff Day. We’ve got Drive-Thru Day, Cousins Day, Amelia Earhart Day, Cowboy Day, Thermal Engineer Day and my personal favorite – Tequila Day. Now up until a couple of weeks ago, we could have easily combined Drive-Thru and Tequila Day. During the stay-at-home orders you could get food to go from your favorite Mexican Restaurant that included bar service. Yeah, crazy.

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Here’s to All the Grandma Types

In 2001, Alice Solomon, a syndicated newspaper columnist, published her first book. Love, Sex and the Single Gorgeous Grandma: Reflections on Being Single over 50 was an extension of her column A Guide for Gorgeous Grandmas for the Metro West Daily News. Alice Solomon is the founder of Gorgeous Grandma Day.

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Mary Magdalene and Simple Goodness

July 22 marks the Feast of Saint Mary Magdalene. She is no longer saddled with the mistaken identity of Prostitute. Hers is a story of torment, forgiveness and is key in understanding Christ.

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Not So Junky Junk Food Day

Today is National Junk Food Day. It’s that one day a year when we are free to celebrate all that is bad for us, guilt free. That is not to say consequence free, just no guilt attached. Everything in life has consequences.

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Savor The Flavors of Pennsylvania

Did you know that the oldest residential street still in existence in America is Elfreth’s Alley? The entire reason that this street exists was for cart access for artisans toting their wares from their workshops to the trade based in Philadelphia’s Delaware River Ports. The buildings along the alleyway were erected in 1703; offering craftsmen of the time a place to set up shop on the lower levels, with living quarters above.

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An Oh So Tropical Escape

Has another year past since we last toasted National Daiquiri Day? Wish I could say time flies when we’re having fun, but I think time flying has more to do with getting old. The older we get, the more the days sail by. I think we reach a point in life when we realize there is an expiration date.

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Lumpfish – A Face Only a Mother Could Love

Today is National Caviar Day. If you happen to have money to burn, treat yourself to the real deal – Sturgeon Fish Eggs on toast. Since several species of Sturgeon Fish produce true Caviar, caviar is found in a variety of colors and textures, depending upon the species.

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The Magic of Summertime Ice Cream

Peaches peak in July. July is in the heart of summer, and the entire month is dedicated to Ice Cream. It only makes sense that National Peach Ice Cream Day be celebrated in the middle of July.

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Our Lady of Carmel and Friday’s Taco Feast

The Carmelite Order and dedication to the Virgin Mary has a long history among the Faithful. The Oral Tradition of the Catholic Church traces the Carmelite Order to the Prophet Elijah on Mount Carmel in what is now Palestine.

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