Fathers Don’t Ask For Much

Happy Father’s Day everyone! Fathers are such unsung heroes – especially for daughters. They are the measuring stick by which all men are measured. That could be a good thing or a bad thing depending upon the type of father he was.

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Father’s Day Oven-Grill Country Ribs

Tomorrow is Father’s Day. In the past, a number of my Father’s Day posts have been complete menus – from the appetizers to the desserts – all favorites with the menfolk. This year, tomorrow’s post is going to be a bit different, especially for me.

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Red Pepper Lime Potato Salad

Today is International Picnic Day. It’s the second Picnic Day of the year, and with good reason. The origins of a Picnic may be French, yet people all over the glove love to picnic, especially Americans. It makes sense that we would have both a National Picnic Day and an International Picnic Day.

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Amazing Minute Steaks with Barbecue Butter Sauce

Now that life is beginning to return to normal, we’ve been out and about more. Don’t misunderstand me, we were out and about before, but in secret. Things like dining in restaurants that appeared closed from the outside, but were serving up full menus to their dine-in clients behind drawn blinds. It’s funny how forbidden fruits just seem to taste better.

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Death by Chocolate Fudge Brownie Trifle

Today is National Fudge Day. Now I know what you may have been expecting – creamy Fudge Candy, the kind most of us make every Christmas. Just as there’s more than one definition of the word “Fudge”, there’s more than one way to enjoy fudge’s creamy goodness.

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Beefy Spanish Rice Casserole

What is it about Frito Chips – put them on top of just about anything and it’s instantly more delicious. The corn, the crunch and all that salty goodness just adds something to your dish.

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Welcome to New Mexico

Every year on June 14, America celebrates the birth of the United States Army, created in 1775. Formed from armature troops of volunteer soldiers defending the American colonies against a perceived British tyranny, the U.S. Army is older than the very country it defends.

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Tip-Toe Through the Kitchen

Do you feel lucky? Want to tempt faith or the gods or the Powers of the Universe? Today is National Kitchen Klutz Day so we’re taking our chances in the kitchen with both a knife and a hand-held electric mixer.

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Raise Your Glass to Summer

Welcome to the second Saturday in June. Today is National Rosé Day. Rosé is probably the oldest known type of wine, dating back as far as 600 BC. It is hailed as a wine suited for a variety of dishes.

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A Most Sacred Friday

Today is the Friday following the second Sunday after Pentecost. Pentecost Sunday occurs fifty days after Easter Sunday. And Easter Sunday happens on the first Sunday of a full moon after March 21, the spring equinox. Oh so complicated. In simple terms; Sacred Heart is 19 days after Pentecost.

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Spaghetti with Italian Sausage Beef Meatballs

You know me, if it’s Thursday, then it’s Tuscan Thursday. That means anything Italian will do. And as luck would have it, today is also National Herbs and Spice Day. You can’t very well cook Italian without herbs and spices.

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Weeknight Cottage Pie

I don’t know about you, but in my house Wednesday’s are known as Wild Card Wednesdays. That means on the Weekly Menu Planner, anything goes for Wednesday’s Supper. We might even have breakfast for dinner if the mood strikes.

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Oklahoma! Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Plains

Come on, you know the music was playing in your head the moment we started with Oklahoma. I know it was blaring in my brain. Oklahoma! was the first musical written by the duo of Rodgers and Hammerstein. It is set not in the state of Oklahoma, but the Indian Territory of of Oklahoma.

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D-Day Dill Burger Bites

June 6, 1944 – better known as D-Day. It was a bloody, brutal day with unimaginable losses all around. The lives of the men who stared into the face of death that day on the beaches of France were forever changes. As were the families back home.

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