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January 22 – National Blonde Brownie Day

 

National Blonde Brownie Day


 
 
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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.
 
 

Blonde Brownie recipe

-Author Unknown

 
 
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.
 
 
 

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January 15 – National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

 

Today is National Strawberry Ice Cream Day!


 
Fresh-Strawberry-Ice-CreamIce cream in January? Really? Normally eating ice cream in January would be ok on the west coast, but this year OMGosh it’s cold. Even with the cold weather outside, it won’t stop us from observing National Strawberry Ice Cream Day!

Have you ever noticed fast food chains feature vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry flavors of milkshakes? That’s because the three top flavors of ice cream are vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, Neapolitan ice cream would be a smart choice for those who can’t make up their minds!

Of all the flavors of ice cream, none shows a greater difference in quality and taste between store-bought and homemade than strawberry.
 
A Couple of Fun Facts:

  • Dolley Madison served strawberry ice cream at President Madison’s second Inaugural Ball in 1813
  • One of the earliest documented uses of strawberry ice cream comes from 1744 when Maryland’s Governor Thomas Bladen began serving strawberry ice cream to impress dignitaries and other house guests.
  • In a survey conducted by the International Ice Cream Association, strawberry is the third most popular ice cream flavor, favored by 5.3% of the population.
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    SUGGESTION: Make your own ice cream! You can use the ice cream recipes below.
     
     
    Feel free to use an ice cream maker if you have one or use one of the non-machine methods below:
     
     
    Easiest Ice Cream Ever

    Ingredients: 2 cups buttermilk and 1.5 cups strawberry jam

    Directions: Stir the buttermilk into the jam. Pour into a freezer tray and freeze. Cut into chunks and place into a chilled mixer bowl. Whip until fluffy. Return to tray and cover & freeze until firm. Spoon into sherbet dishes and serve, using crushed strawberries and mint as a garnish (optional)
     
     
    Even Easier Strawberry Ice Cream

    Ingredients:

    • 2 1/2 cups very cold light cream (or half-and-half)
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • One 1.25 pound package unsweetened strawberries, frozen

    Directions: Put all the ingredients in the food processor (or bowl) and process (or use hand mixer) until combined, the cream and strawberries forming soft peaks and bits of berry still visible. Put the ice cream in the freezer in airtight container for several hours. Stir once after 2 hours or when edges start to harden. Best served immediately but it keeps pretty well for about a week.
     
     
     

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January 12 – National Glazed Donut Day

 

Today is National Glazed Donut Day!


 
glazed doughnut

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.

 
 
 
 

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December 16 – National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

 

Today is
National Chocolate Covered Anything Day.


 
National-Chocolate-Covered-Anything-DayWoo 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



 
 
 
 

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October 23 – National Boston Cream Pie Day

 

Today is National Boston Cream Pie Day


 
Boston Cream Pie was created in 1856 by French Chef M. Sanzian at Boston’s Parker House Hotel. Boston Cream Pie is not an actual pie, it’s a custard/cake combination comprised of two layers of sponge cake filled with vanilla custard. The cake is topped with a chocolate glaze.

Boston Cream Pie has become a favorite dessert item in restaurants and households nationwide. It was actually good enough to be named the official dessert of Massachusetts.
 
 
 

 
Pie: 300 Tried-and-True Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pie
by: Ken Haedrich

Amazon Price: $15.02


 
 
 
 
 
 

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October 14 – National Dessert Day

 

Today is National Dessert Day.

 
Today is a day to forget your diet, forget about your calorie intake and just enjoy dessert(s) for the day.

National Dessert Day is probably a perfect time to make your favorite dessert(s) rather than having put on your sweats, put on shoes, and head to the best dessert bakery, if you can even find a bakery anymore. There is nothing like homemade desserts.

If you want something a bit healthier, if you can call dessert “healthy.” Try a quick and easy banana pudding or some rich, moist mini carrot cakes, my favorite of all time.

By the way it’s also National Dessert Month. So, if you miss National Dessert Day, go ahead and splurge the rest of the month. So there’s plenty of time to try out some classic recipes and still sneak in a few of your favorites!
 
 
 

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September 28 – National Strawberry Cream Pie day

 

Today is Strawberry Cream Pie Day!

Photo by Chef #1418921
Strawberry Cream Pie With Sugar Cookie Crust

Did you know that 70% of a strawberry cream pie’s weight comes from the strawberries themselves? That’s a lot considering that the fruit isn’t even in season in September!

When you set out to find the perfect strawberry cream pie there are many variations from which to choose. Some recipes use cream cheese in the filling while others call for whipped cream or custard. Crusts can be sweet or savory, strawberries can be whole or whipped into a mousse, and there are dozens of different toppings.

Find your favorite kind of strawberry cream pie or sample a selection to celebrate Strawberry Cream Pie Day!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Source:
Strawberry Cream Pie Day (punchbowl.com)
 
 

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July 29 – National Cheesecake Day

 

The best food holiday ever!!!

National Cheesecake Day

 

Photo property of Muddy Paws Cheesecake

Click the photo to enjoy the Key-lime Cheesecake recipe.
 
The best dessert ever is you guessed it Cheesecake typically made with a graham cracker crust filled with a semi soft cream cheese filling. Cheesecakes come in various flavors such as Key Lime Pie, Carrot Cake, Banana, lemon, strawberry, etc. They are often topped with fruit toppings, nuts or sauces.
 
Most cheesecakes are made using cream cheese. Italy uses ricotta, Germany, the Netherlands and Poland use quark (a type of low-fat soft cheese).
 
Join The Cheesecake Factory family on July 30, 2012 and get any slice of cheesecake for half off but you must dine in to get this deal.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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National Ice Cream Day….and National Ice Cream Month

 
 

Happy National Ice Cream Month!

 

 
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90 percent of the nation’s population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States to observe these events with “appropriate ceremonies and activities.”1

The International Ice Cream Association (IICA) encourages retailers and consumers to celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month. In 2012, National Ice Cream Day will be Sunday, July 15. [2]

In the midst of the heat wave back East, all I can think about is how everyone is soooo hot and they should be eating a BIG bowl of ice-cold ice cream. There’s nothing like a BIG bowl of your favorite ice cream to cool you off when the weather takes a vicious, sweat-inducing turn.
 

P.S. If you don’t have air conditioning try eating a bowl of ice cream with an ice pack behind your neck with a fan pointed straight at you, it unbelievable.

 
Since this month is National Ice Cream month there’s even more reason to treat yourself to your favorite flavored ice cream, but do you really need a reason?

Celebrate this ice-cold creamy month and stay cool with some of our favorite ice cream concoctions.
 
 
This book has some of the best and unusual ice cream recipes I’ve seem. I personally like the Carrot Cake Ice Cream, but who wouldn’t.
 

 
 
Here are a couple recipes to get you started. Instant Fruit Ice Cream is cool and refreshing and then Mint Chocolate Chip, need I say more. Enjoy!!
 
 
 
 
 
Source:
[1], [2] July is National Ice Cream Month (www.idfa.org)
 
 

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National Strawberry Sundae Day

 

Happy National Strawberry Sundae Day!!

 

National Strawberry Sundae Day is celebrated every year on July 7th.

 
 

 

Strawberries are actually a member of the rose family, and is native to North America. Strawberries were used by Native Americans in many different dishes and European settlers shipped the fruits back to their native land.

Not that any of us really need an excuse to dig into some ice cream, but this would be the day to do it.

This is the perfect dessert on a hot summer’s night, ice cream loaded with strawberries and whipped cream. Strawberry sundaes can be made in a variety of different ways.

 
Just a couple are:

  • Strawberry ice cream with toppings (e.g. whipped cream, chocolate syrup, hot fudge or nuts. Use your imagination)
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  • Any flavor ice cream (e.g. strawberry, vanilla, chocolate) top with fresh or frozen strawberries or even strawberry syrup.

 

Be on the look out for deals in your local area today. You can always celebrate on your own by building a strawberry sundae at home, or inviting some of your friends or family members over to have a sundae party.

 
 
 

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