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Banana Bread Day, Sweet!!!
Go bananas over this sweet, sweet bread because today is National Banana Bread Day! There’s no better way to celebrate “National Banana Bread Day” than by baking a quick loaf. Celebrate with others around the nation with this delicious baked good.
Banana bread is a sweet, cakelike bread which contains mashed bananas. Banana bread is a quick bread which typically uses baking soda as the leavening agent instead of yeast. Rather than dough, the bread is baked from a thick batter, which does not require kneading.
Banana bread first became a standard feature of American cookbooks with the popularization of baking soda and baking powder in the 1930s (and appears in Pillsbury’s 1933 Balanced Recipes cookbook). The first banana bread recipe was thought to have been created by William Swanson. The home baking revival of the 1960s and the simplicity of its recipe led to an explosion in banana bread’s popularity. The cookbooks of the 1960s added to its popularity because they commonly listed multiple variations of bread that added fruits and nuts.
Banana bread is very popular at bake sales and has become one of the most common items for sale for breakfast in cafés in Australia but the loaf is often less dense than in North America.
Today is Pizza Pie Day
It’s Pizza Pie Day and the obvious way to celebrate would be to order a pizza or bake one of your favorites.
I had a taste of three different kinds homemade pizza on Super Bowl Sunday and they were all fabulous. So today I think everyone should celebrate by making their own pizza. It’s not hard just time consuming, but so worth it. You can get pizza dough at Trader Joe’s or try your regular grocery store.
I’ve found some recipes for you. From a Pepperoni Pizza to a Mu Shu Pork Pizza, click through to find a pizza that will tickle your taste buds.
Make it a family night! Have fun.
It’s National Fettuccine Alfredo Day!
Fettuccine Alfredo is a delicious pasta dish made with fettuccine (a flat ribbon-cut noodle) tossed with butter, cream, and melted Parmesan cheese.
Italian restaurateur Alfredo di Lelio created Fettuccine Alfredo in 1914 to help his wife regain her appetite after the birth of their first son, and it worked! Soon after he began serving it at his restaurant in Rome. Today, it’s one of the most popular pasta dishes in America, and the invention of the dish is commemorated on February 7 with National Fettuccine Alfredo Day.
Fettuccine Alfredo supposedly became popular in the United States when Hollywood stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks dined at Di Lelio’s restaurant while on their honeymoon. They spread the word when they returned to America.
Fettuccine Alfredo is popular with adults, as well as kids.
National Blonde Brownie Day
If you’re looking for something to do today take a walk on the wild side and munch on some blonde brownies.
So since blonde brownies aren’t the “normal” brownie we all know and love, they get their own holiday and that’s today!
This light-colored treat was actually invented in Upper Sandusky, Ohio and there’s a reason why they’re so light. Normally cocoa is added to give a brownie it’s dark brown color and familiar taste, but there is no cocoa in blonde brownies. They contain a good amount of alternate sweetness instead, brown sugar! So these brownies should still satisfy your sweet tooth.
These brownies also contain baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, salt, butter, flour, eggs, vanilla and whatever else you’d like to add. Most people like to add white chocolate or chocolate chips to their blonde brownies as well as nuts, toffee and coconut. You can get really creative with these brownies.
Today is National Glazed Donut Day!
While no one really knows when donuts were invented or who invented them. Doughnuts were originally made as a long twist of dough, not in the ring form that is most common these days. It was also common in England for donuts to be made in a ball shape and injected with Jam after they were cooked, this is still very common in England. The ring donut common to America just seemed to appear, but an American, Hansen Gregory, claimed to have invented it in 1847 when he was traveling on a steam boat. He was not satisfied with the texture of the center of the donut so he pressed a hole in the center with the ship’s pepper box.
• Doughnut vs. Donut? There has been much debate among experts as to whether “doughnut” or “donut” is the proper spelling. “Doughnut” is actually proper, but “donut” is acceptable. If you look in older dictionaries, you’ll only find “doughnut.” However, the Merriam-Webster dictionary now lists “donut” as a variant of “doughnut.” Either way you spell it, they’re still delicious!
• The first Friday in June is designated as National Doughnut Day.
• In the U.S. alone, more than 10 billion donuts are made every year.
• Per capita, Canada has more donut shops than any other country.
• Adolph Levitt invented the first donut machine in 1920.
• The US donut industry is worth 3.6 billion dollars.
Woo Hoo!!!! Falling between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the timing of this day couldn’t be better. We can enjoy something… anything… covered in a generous amount of chocolate. Pour, spread, or drizzle chocolate over just about anything today.
It’s a day to rejoice and indulge in one of my favorite sweets….chocolate. Everything tastes better dunked, dipped or drenched in chocolate.
In honor of today, try whipping up one of the fabulous video recipes below.
How To Make A Chocolate Covered Pretzel
Chocolate Covered Peppermint Oreos