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August 24 – National Waffle Day

 

Today is National Waffle Day!


 
It’s National Waffle Day! Today is the anniversary of the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron. Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York received his patent for a “device to bake waffles” in 1869. His early waffle iron was used in conjunction with coal stoves, consisted of a griddle and a cover and required flipping of the device to cook both sides of the waffle.

Waffles are a delightful breakfast food and can be paired with almost any topping. Butter and maple syrup, fruit and whipped cream, a big scoop of ice cream, or even a helping of fried chicken—the choice is yours!

Did you know that the first waffles originated in Ancient Greece? It’s true! The Greeks would cook flat cakes called “obelios” between two metal pans held over a fire. Today, all you need is a waffle iron and a yummy recipe for waffle batter.

To celebrate National Waffle Day, cook up some homemade waffles and have breakfast-for-dinner tonight! Enjoy!

Since today is also National Peach Pie Day how about making a nice Caramel Peach Sauce to spoon over your homemade waffles. I grabbed this from Miss Martha herself.
 
 

 
West Bend 6201 Rotary Waffle Maker
by: Focus Electrics, LLC

Amazon Price: $19.47


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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April 28 – National Blueberry Pie Day

 
April 28 – Happy National Blueberry Pie Day!
 
 
Blueberries are the second most beloved fruit, right behind strawberries.
 
Blueberries are one of the few fruits native to North America. In 1916, Elizabeth Coleman White, the daughter of a New Jersey farmer, developed the first commercial variety of blueberry based on the wild varieties growing in the region. Today, Driscoll’s blueberries are grown year-round by farmers in the U.S. [1]
 
When compared to other fresh fruits and vegetables, blueberries rank number one in antioxidants. Blueberries are low in sodium, high fiber and potassium, and only 40 calories per ½ cup serving.
 
There is nothing bad about blueberries. The chemicals in blueberries may inhibit cancer cell development. The fruit is reported to have a beneficial effect on a number of other conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, urinary tract infections, and blood pressure. The leaves help block replication of the hepatitis C virus. And a recent study found that wild blueberry juice enhanced memory and learning in older adults, while reducing blood sugar and symptoms of depression. They also help reduce bad cholestrol that leads to cardiovascular disease and stroke.
 
Feel good about celebrating this day. Blueberries are good for you.
 
Remember fresh never frozen blueberries, enjoy.
 
 
Recipe for Blueberry Pancakes, enjoy.
 
 
 
Source:
Enjoy National Blueberry Pie Day With a Yummy Slice and Sweet Advice (http://www.ereleases.com)
 
 

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Valentines candy for all my retro candy lovers

Old fashioned candy from the 1950s, 60s, 70s or 80s, still available after all these years!

My favorite retro candy shop, Old Time Candy, has “Candy Decade Boxes” personalized for Valentines Day or you can build your own.


Candy you ate as a kid®

I think retro candy  is the perfect gift for someone who is hard to buy for.

Everyone loves to remember the candy they had as a child.

Gotta Love This Kinda Stuff!!

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