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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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August 28 – National Cherry Turnovers Day

 

Today is National Cherry Turnovers Day!

 
 
This day celebrates a scrumptious breakfast or dessert. Typically made with pie dough or puff pastry Cherry Turnovers are wrapped around a cherry filling and baked until golden brown. The cherry filling makes these turnovers both sweet and sour and a tasty treat for your taste buds.

At more than 12,000 ORAC (Oxygen radical absorbance capacity) units per hundred grams of fruit, cherries have a higher antioxidant capacity of vitamins A, B, and C than grapes, oranges, plums, raspberries and strawberries combined.

In the 18th century, developing gout or arthritis meant living with pain and patience. As it turns out some tart cherry juice may have helped alleviate the pain.
 
 
 
 

 
Cherry Pie Turnover Kit: Dough Press, Pastry Mix, and Cherry Filling
by: The Prepared Pantry

Amazon Price: $16.99


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day

Oats came to the New World by way of European explorers in the 17th century. Oats were considered a health food in 19th century America. They were served to the disabled and weak as a hearty breakfast (mush/porridge) to help build back their strength.
 
With the crossover of oats into confection at the turn of the 20th century oat recipes were created with more of a sweetness and used as a dessert.
 
Lacy Oatmeal Cookies are thinner and crispier then the traditional Oatmeal Cookie.
Although they’re considered a Southern delicacy, feel free to whip up a batch. It is a national holiday, after all.
 
Here’s a second recipe I just had to share. I found it while researching this post. It looked to good not to share.
 
 
 
Related Articles:
 
Lacy Oatmeal Cookies (www.mrsfieldssecrets.com)
 
Oatmeal Lace Cookies with Mascarpone Cream & Berries
(http://www.tease-spoonofsugar.blogspot.com)
 
 
 
 

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National Pears Hélène Day

Today is National Pears Hélène Day. French Chef Auguste Escoffier created this dessert, in 1870, as his tribute to composer Jacques Offenbach’s opera La belle Hélène.

Pear Hélène, or as the French say Poire Belle-Hélène, is a French dessert of pear halves simmered in a sweet broth of cinnamon, vanilla, sugar and water, topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and almonds. Sometimes it is served with a little cinnamon sugar and original version was served with candies violets, but today it is more commonly served with sliced almonds.

Pear Hélène is typically served as an after dinner dessert.

The recipe below is today’s traditional Pears Hélène

 
PEARS BELLE Hélène

4 ripe, firm unblemished pears (Bartlett)
2 1/2 c. sugar
2 1/4 c. water
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
4 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 c. chocolate sauce
1/4 c. toasted slivered almonds

Remove the core and stem from each of the pears. Peel the pears. Cut the pears in half lengthwise. Using a melon ball cutter remove the center core. Cut away the bottom center line leading from the core to the stem end. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer five minutes. Add the pears and vanilla and simmer uncovered until the pears are tender, about 15 minutes.
Remove the pears from the heat and let them cool in the syrup. Place one scoop of ice cream in the pear, then the chocolate sauce over it. Top with almonds.
 
 
For more fantastic French dessert recipes take a look at Bon Appetit Desserts: The Cookbook for All Things Sweet and Wonderful
 
 
 

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Super Bowl XLVI Poll

 

 

Tomorrow is the BIG day for all you football fans.

 

With living rooms and bars filled to capacity  The New York Giant and New England Patriots come together once again.

 

What do you think the outcome will be?

 
 


 
 
 

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February Is National Snack Food Month

Super Bowls are probably the biggest snack event of the year.  

It seems every year I forget something and have to run around trying to figure out what to get at the store.  

Below are a few recipes you can throw together in no time and your guests will love them.    

Shrimp Dip:  This is one of my favorites. I always have these ingredients on hand just in case.  

1 pkg of cream cheese
1 can of DEVEINED shrimp
Salt and Pepper to taste    

Place cream cheese in a glass bowl, drain shrimp (keep juice). Combine drained shrimp and cream cheese. Add small amounts of the shrimp juice as you go to loosen up dip. Dip should NOT be runny. It should be the consistency of a sour cream dip. To serve use any cut up veggies or any chips.    

Cheesy Chili Dip:  

1 pkg of Velveeta 2 to 3 cans of chili (no beans)
2 small cans of diced green chilies
Salt and Pepper to taste    

Cube Velveeta. Combine 2 cans of chili (no beans), cubed Velveeta and 1 can of green chilies in a crock pot. Set on low and stir every 10 minutes. Check after 1 hour. I like mine with lots of chili. If you feel you need more chili add the 3rd can of chili (no beans) and the 2nd can of green chilies. To serve keep in the crock pot and serve with tortilla chips.  

Deviled Eggs: The amount of eggs is dependent on the amount of guests you’ll have  

2 Doz. Eggs
2 Tbsp brown mustard
1 small can of Salmon
Salt to taste
Paprika  

Boil eggs the night before you put them together. Peel and cut eggs in half length wise. Place the yoke in a glass bowl. Combine yokes and brown mustard. Start with ¼ can of the Salmon, add more as needed. Make sure these are made at least 2 hours before your guests arrive. Refrigerate. Sprinkle eggs with paprika when removed from refrigerator. Eggs should be placed in a stay cool container when left.

Enjoy the Game!!!!
 
 
 

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Super Bowl Fun

Get Your Super Bowl On

Super Bowl XLVI is February 5, just 3 days away. Now is the time to get to the store with your coupons in hand and get those great deals for the party snacks

Here are a few match ups that I found for my area (SoCal).   Check your match ups for your area.

You can have a great party with significant savers if you do it right.

Albertson’s

(part of buy 10 promo)
Lay’s Potato Chips 10.5 oz – $1.99 – buy 2 – use .55/2 cpn from 01-22 SS (purchase of dip required)
Final Price $1.72 ea.

(part of buy 10 promo)
Ragu Pasta Sauce 16-24 oz – .99 – buy 2 – use $1.00/2 cpn from 01-29 RP
Final Price .49 ea.

 
Ralph’s

(part of buy 10 promo)
Franks Red Hot Wings Sauce 12 oz – $1.49 – buy 1 – use .75/1 cpn from 01-22 SS
Final Price .49 ea.

Haas Avocados – .49 ea. (no cpn)
Final Price .49 ea.

 
Vons

Oscar Mayer Meat Franks 16 oz – B1G2 – (no cpn)
Est. Final Price $1.33 ea.

Nabisco Snack Crackers, 5.5-10 oz – B1G1 – use $1.00/2 Printable Coupon (good on any 9 oz – 16 oz packs)
Est. Final Price $1.50 ea.

Barilla Pasta Sauce 24 oz – $2.00 – use $1.00/1 cpn from 01-08 SS
Final price $1.00 ea.
 
 
 

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