Amazing Pub Burgers

Have you ever wondered about National Days? You know, National Kiss a Frog Day or National Fold a Pizza Day or any number of other National Days. There is at lease one for every day of the year, and in most cases three or four or more.

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Looking Beyond East Meets West

On April 25, 2020 then President Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin marked the Anniversary of an often forgotten moment in World War II. Billed as East Meets West, it was the coordinated efforts of American Troops from the East and Soviet Armies from the west joining forces against German soldiers inside Germany.

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Serving up a Greasy Spoon Special

Welcome to National Greasy Food Day. This is our second celebration of what has to be one of the least healthy of National Days. Last year, my first reaction was to made a nice, juicy burger just dripping with fatty flavors.

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National Cheeseburger Day – Hooray!

Sure seems like there are a lot of National Days dedicated to America’s Iconic Burger. We’ve got Hamburger Day (May 28) and Hamburger Month (May, of course). Just a few days ago, we had National Double Cheeseburger Day.

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What Goes Better with A Root Beer Float?

A Papa Burger of course! Growing up, we knew that hands down A&W Root Beer was the best. It was a draft root beer, made on site with just a hint of vanilla. You could stop at an A&W, and they would draw up a gallon right from the tap, pour it into a big glass jug and off you went. I’m not sure why things changed but I do think kids today are deprived of simple pleasures.

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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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Moo to Ember Days of Summer

Today is Ember Days Friday of Summer. It is the first Friday following Pentecost Sunday. Summer Embers Days are meant to remind us to give thanks for God’s blessings of Nature and to appreciate those who toil the land. There is a great place of honor for those who labor in the fields, tend to the flocks and care for the land.

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What the Heck is a Montana Catholic Burger?

Today is National Montana Day. There is much to be said about Montana. Big Sky Country. The 41st state to join the Union, Montana offers explorers both a rich history and exciting adventures. From the beauty of Glacier National Park, Yellowstone and the Little Big Horn, there is much to see and do.

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The 1st of May and Kentucky Hot Browns

Today is May Day. On May 1, 1886, in Chicago and other cities, a major union demonstration took place in support of the eight-hour workday. The Chicago protests lasted several days. On May 4, the strike at the McCormick Reaper Plant in the city turned violent.

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East Meets West on the Banks of the Elbe

Once upon a time, a common enemy would unite people. World War II is a great example of a common enemy – Germany united Russia and America to fight on the same side. This common bond was never better demonstrated to the press than the reenactment of East Meets West on the banks of the Elbe River.

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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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Gotta Go Big or Go Home

I know what you must be thinking – another Burger Recipe? Really? Hey, it’s not my fault that Double Cheeseburger Day and Cheeseburger Day happen to be days apart. And as for the Guacamole thing, that was just a good excuse for another burger.

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Guacamole without the Chips

Did you know that Avocados, the key ingredient in Guacamole, were first cultivated in South Central Mexico around 10,000 years ago? The Aztec people created Guacamole as a tasty way to consume Avocados, believed to be an aphrodisiac.

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Sometimes You Gotta Have Junk

Before we get to today’s recipe share, I just need to take a moment to acknowledge the day from a purely Catholic Perspective. Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. Mary was given this title to honor her suffering as she followed her Son to his crucification. There are too many mothers in the world who have lost their sons to violence. It really doesn’t matter if the violence is justified or not, a mother’s loss is no less real. May our Blessed Mother comfort all mothers in their time of sorrow.

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Awesome Oven Burgers

If you’ve been following along, you know that in July my guys and I took a road trip to the Oregon coastal town of Florence. We stayed at our favorite resort. Perfect beach access with spacious rooms and suites complete with fully functional kitchens. In this day and age, a room with a kitchen is a must.

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