Let the Holidays Begin

Today is National French Toast Day. So I bet you are wondering what in the world French Toast has to do with the beginning of the Holiday Season. Today is also National Small Business Day. While the rest of the world might go insane on Black Friday, we like to finish our Christmas Shopping on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. And we do so by visiting the Mom and Pop small businesses and craft vendors that set up shops in the town square. I’d rather support my neighbors, small family run businesses that the big stores.

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Oh What a Delicious Day

Today we celebrate National Bavarian Cream Pie Day. Bavarian Cream, while a form of Custard, was originally stiffened with gelatin, placed in a mold and the served much like Jello today, but creamier. The first time I tasted Bavarian Cream was in a yummy Raspberry Charlotte. It was served at a mountain lodge outside Las Vegas. While the lodge is still there, alas the Charlotte is no longer part of their menu.

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Italian Meatball Soup

Good Morning Everyone! Happy Thanksgiving. Since I’ve already shared my Thanksgiving recipes for a small gathering, I thought I’d share something non-Thanksgiving for those who aren’t celebrating this American Holiday.

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Dine with a Friend

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. We aren’t here to talk turkey. Today is Dine with a Friend, Play with Dad and National Parfait Day. Those are all worthy of attention.

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Buffalo Spicy Chicken Tenders

While these Chicken Tenders might not look like your typical Buffalo Spice Chicken, believe you me they bring on the heat. There’s heat in the flour coating, buttermilk dip and Panko breading.

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Wow Them with a Gobble Cheese Ball

If this Turkey Cheese Ball seems familiar, you are right. I shared him with you a few years back as part of an ensemble of Thanksgiving Appetizers. This particular appetizer has evolved over the years. He deserved his own spotlight.

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Christ the King Sunday Supper

Today is the Feast of Christ the King. Christ the King Sunday is recognized by both Catholic and Protestant Churches. That said, I can only share my Catholic understanding and perspective of the day. I am not familiar with the traditions of Christ the King outside my own faith, although I would love to learn.

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Presentation of Mary in Three Courses

Today is the Feast of the Presentation of Mary. If you are a Christian, you accept the existence of Mary, his mother. After all, without her there would be no Christ and no Christian Faithful. While some view Christianity as dominated by men, it began with a woman.

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Let Us Give Thanks

Can you believe it? Thanksgiving is less than a week away. For some of us in America, Thanksgiving might look and feel very different. While some are comfortable traveling again, others are leery of venturing outside the safety of our own backyards. Many are downsizing their holiday gatherings and even hosting a Virtual Thanksgiving with family attending via zoom.

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It’s National Macchiato Day!

Good Morning Everyone! Welcome to National Macchiato Day! I gotta tell ya, up until a year ago I had no idea what Macchiato was. Turns out, I’ve been drinking it for years.

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A Surprise for Apple Cider Day

Today is National Apple Cider Day. My first instinct was to give you a recipe for Hot Apple Cider and call it a day. But that would be far too easy, don’t you think?

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Say Happy Birthday with Tamale Skillet Pie

On the National Day front, today is National Baklava Day. Personally, I think Baklava Day should be celebrated in December. It’s one of my favorite Holiday Baking projects every year, a tradition in our house. Today is also Homemade Bread Day. What is better on a cold day then the smell of bread baking? Yum!

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Can You Guess What Day It Is?

If you guessed National Fast Food Day, then you’d be right. Today is the day we celebrate all the flavors and convenience of Fast Food Dining. You can use the drive-thru to get your fix or get out of your PJs and dine-in.

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Sunday Game Hen Supper

Recently I had a chat with my Dad about chickens. I know, seems like a strange subject. We raised chickens when I was a kid, for their eggs. As far as I know, we never actually ate the chickens we raised, but I suppose that’s possible.

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Carnita Asada Fajitas

Today is National Spicy Guacamole Day. (Not to be confused with Guacamole Day in September). I suppose I could have shared a recipe for Guacamole to serve with freshly made tortilla chips and called it a day. But Guacamole is so much more than just a dip. It’s a condiment for all sorts of delicious dishes like Fajitas.

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