Stand Up Chicken Tacos

Welcome to Tuesday in my world. You know, Taco Tuesday or as we call it Tijuana Tuesday. Tuesdays are our night for all things Mexican. As it just so happens, tonight really is all about the tacos.

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A Four-Course Kentucky Day

Kentucky, the Bluegrass State, the 15th state to be granted statehood, was the first to enter the union west of the Appalachian Mountains. Daniel Boone blazed trails through Kentucky, and several state parks bear his name. Welcome to National Kentucky Day!

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Cupcakes for Brother Dear

Today isn’t just any ordinary National Cupcake Day. Today is National Chocolate Cupcake Day. This day had to be created for Brother Dear. He lived for Chocolate Cupcakes. I can remember as a kid, Mom would bake up chocolate cupcakes and Brother Dear would eat them warm, with just a pat of butter melting down the sides. Gosh, I still miss him.

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Amazing Two-Sauce Italian Butterfly Pasta

Welcome to National Pasta Day. Did you know that not only is October 17th a day revered by Pasta Lovers everywhere, but the entire month of October is dedicated to pasta? If you were to eat a different type of pasta for each day of the month, you still wouldn’t have eaten your way through all the pastas out there.

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Sharing Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa

Today is World Food Day. As delicious as it would be to sample the flavors the World has to offer, today isn’t about a bountiful spread. Today is about recognizing the need for one.

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French Inspired Delicious

Depending upon which “National” calendar you subscribe to, today is National Mushroom Day and the second Red Wine Day of the year. It’s also 10 other National Days, but only one of those has anything to do with food. That would be National Cheese Curd Day. I suppose I could have created something with wine and cheese curds and mushrooms – maybe next year.

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A Feast Fit for A Miracle

The Miracle of Fatima began on May 13, 1917 in Fatima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon, Portugal. Our Lady let her presence be known to three young children during six visitations from the first appearance in May, and ending on October 13, 1917. Her final appearance is known as The Miracle of the Spinning Sun.

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The Flavors of Vermont

Beautiful Vermont, the Green Mountain State, was the 14th state to join the Union. The state derived its name from the French words Vert for Green and Mont for Mountain, hence Green Mountain State. Claimed by the French in 1609, the first settlement was established in 1666 at Fort Sainte Ann. Interestingly enough, the fort was built to protect Canada from the Iroquois.

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Chuck Roast Supper in an Instant

It’s been a hot minute since we last talked about Sunday Family Supper. Not since August and our Finger Lickin’ Good Fried Chicken. For me, growing up it was almost always some sort of Chicken for Sunday Supper. Roast Beef was a welcome but distant second.

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Lemon-Buttercream Angel Food Cake

Today is National Angel Food Cake Day and National Cake Decorating Day – what a winning combination. Angel Food Cake is a white sponge cake that first appeared in print in The Kentucky Housewife published in 1839. It’s an American Classic.

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My Idea of Pizza

Pizza is one of those foods that gets more than one National Days. Pizza Day is February 9. Eight months later, on October 9 we get Pizza and Beer Day. This year for National Pizza Day, I served up an Italian Meat Lovers Pizza Stromboli. Yeah, that was a stretch, but it worked.

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One-Pot Creamy Meatball Tomato Penne

Welcome to my Thursday, or in our house what we like to call Tuscan Thursday. Whenever possible, I make something with an Italian influence. Anything from an Antipasto Platter to a Zabaglione Trifle Dessert could make its way to my Tuscan Table.

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Our Lady’s Holy League Feast

Just a little Catholic Background for those who may not be familiar with the day. Our Lady of The Rosary was instituted by Pope Pius V. Originally Our Lady of Victory, it was to commemorate the anniversary of the defeat of the Turks at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 on the first Sunday in October. The feast date moved each year until it was fixed to October 7. The entire month of October is dedicated to encouraging the Faithful to pray the Rosary, reflecting on the mysteries of the Christian Faith.

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Sesame Garlic Ramen Noodles

Today is National Noodle Day. Perfect for early October, since this is National Pasta Month. And who here doesn’t want to set aside the diet plan and indulge in some hearty Italian Comfort Food? So why the Asian influence?

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