Alaska, The Last American Frontier

Today we celebrate Alaska, the 49th state to join the union. When it comes to inhabitants, Alaska is the 48th most populous, just ahead of Vermont and Wyoming. Yet if you were to put California, Texas and Montana together, Alaska would still have a greater land mass.

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Presentation of the Lord, Alleluia

When the days were completed for their purification
according to the law of Moses,
Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem
to present him to the Lord,
just as it is written in the law of the Lord,
Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,
and to offer the sacrifice of
a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons,
in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord.

The Gospel According to Saint Luke

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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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They Kill the Lettuce in Carolina

Today we celebrate North Carolina. Ask the people who call North Carolina home what makes the state so special and they are sure to tell you with pride what sets their state apart.

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An Avocado Everything Menu for National Avocado Day

Today is National Mutt Day, National Raspberry Cake Day and National Avocado Day. It’s been a little bit since I last put together an entire menu from Appetizer to Dessert to share. I don’t know about you, but I love Avocados. Love it on toast, on burgers, on or in just about anything. Creating a complete menu around the avocado was easy. Wow! Avocados and the bounty of the sea is down right delicious. And pretty healthy, too.

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