Category Archives: National Food Days

Happy Halloween

October 26: National Pumpkin Day

It’s National Pumpkin Day! Pumpkins are the harbinger of the harvest season, appearing every year as the first sign of autumn. Did you know that the word “pumpkin” comes from the Greek word “pepon,” meaning “large melon”? Pumpkins can be grown on every continent except Antarctica, and the United States produces about 1.5 billion pounds…

October 25: National Greasy Foods Day

I know my friend, Amanda, will not like this; but Paula Dean does! It’s National Greasy Foods Day! Although it might not be the healthiest choice out there, everyone loves the taste of greasy food. From pizza and nachos to burgers and French fries, it’s nearly impossible to ignore this guilty pleasure. Did you know…

October 14: National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day

Hello All, If you have been reading my post you should know that I LOVE a CHOCOLATE holiday. If you are like me you will also enjoy another reason to enjoy some good quality chocolate, or maybe skip this day with me…. Today is National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day! Chocolate is one of the most popular…

October 13: National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Today is National Yorkshire Pudding Day! Yorkshire pudding is an iconic British pastry similar to a popover. The first recipes for the dish appeared in the 1700s, but the exact origin is unknown. Yorkshire Pudding is made by combining flour, eggs, salt, milk, and pan drippings from prime rib or roast beef. The result is a…

October 8: National Pierogi Day

If you have a passion for pierogi, get ready to celebrate today. If you have never tried pierogi, now is a good time to start because October 8th is National Pierogi Day! Pierogi (or pierogy) are a type of Polish dumpling, but they can be found under different names in other Eastern European countries like Lithuania…

October 7: National Frappe Day

Today is National Frappe Day! The frappe is a chilled foam-covered coffee drink. Frappes are usually made with coffee, milk, ice, vanilla ice cream, and sugar combined in a blender. 

September 24: National Cherries Jubilee Day

Celebrate National Cherries Jubilee Day! Cherries jubilee is a classic flambé dessert made with cherries and liqueur (typically kirsch or brandy), served over vanilla ice cream. The original recipe is attributed to French chef Auguste Escoffie who prepared the dish for one of Queen Victoria’s jubilee celebrations. It is unclear whether it first appeared at…

September 22: National White Chocolate Day

September 22nd is one of the sweetest holidays of the year = It’s National White Chocolate Day! White chocolate was invented by the Nestlé company in Switzerland. The first white chocolate bar debuted in 1930. Despite its long history, for many years the confection we know as “white chocolate” was not officially chocolate at all. White…

September 21: National Pecan Cookies Day

Happy National Pecan Cookies Day! Today is National Pecan Cookie Day! Bake a delicious batch of homemade pecan cookies to celebrate. Try my fun recipe for Pecan cookie cups Pecans, a tree nut in the same family as the walnut, are an excellent source of protein, unsaturated fats, and healthy antioxidants that help reduce cholesterol….

Category Archives: National Food Days

Happy Halloween

October 26: National Pumpkin Day

It’s National Pumpkin Day! Pumpkins are the harbinger of the harvest season, appearing every year as the first sign of autumn. Did you know that the word “pumpkin” comes from the Greek word “pepon,” meaning “large melon”?

Pumpkins can be grown on every continent except Antarctica, and the United States produces about 1.5 billion pounds of them each year. A Wisconsin farmer grew the largest pumpkin ever recorded. He used seaweed, cow manure, and fish emulsion to grow his pumpkin, which weighed a total of 1,810 pounds and was the size of a dumpster!

Celebrate National Pumpkin Day by carving a pumpkin in time for Halloween. Don’t forget to bake the tasty seeds for a healthy, autumn snack!

Click here for some great pumpkin recipes

October 25: National Greasy Foods Day

I know my friend, Amanda, will not like this; but Paula Dean does!

It’s National Greasy Foods Day! Although it might not be the healthiest choice out there, everyone loves the taste of greasy food. From pizza and nachos to burgers and French fries, it’s nearly impossible to ignore this guilty pleasure.

Did you know that fried chicken is the most ordered meal in sit-down restaurants in the U.S.? Even if it’s just for today, allow yourself to indulge in a little greasy good to celebrate National Greasy Food Day!

Click here to view some of my favorite “fried” recipes

October 14: National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day

Hello All,

If you have been reading my post you should know that I LOVE a CHOCOLATE holiday. If you are like me you will also enjoy another reason to enjoy some good quality chocolate, or maybe skip this day with me….

Today is National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day! Chocolate is one of the most popular flavors in the world and people will eat it on anything—strawberries, pretzels, peanuts, even bugs! This holiday honors anyone brave enough to try a bite of chocolate-covered insect.

For this exotic snack, insects are roasted to perfection then coated in chocolate. Crickets and ants are the most popular variety, and most people think they taste like chocolate-covered popcorn. You can find an impressive selection online.

In some countries, like China and Thailand, chocolate-covered insects are a delicacy. In Southern Africa, caterpillars (without the chocolate!) are an important source of protein for the indigenous people.

Test your bravery on National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day, invite your friends over for a fear factor party, and sample this unusual treat!

I am so sorry,  I DO NOT HAVE A RECIPE FOR TODAY!

October 13: National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Today is National Yorkshire Pudding Day! Yorkshire pudding is an iconic British pastry similar to a popover. The first recipes for the dish appeared in the 1700s, but the exact origin is unknown. Yorkshire Pudding is made by combining flour, eggs, salt, milk, and pan drippings from prime rib or roast beef. The result is a light, doughy roll with a small well in the center that is usually filled with gravy.

October 8: National Pierogi Day

If you have a passion for pierogi, get ready to celebrate today. If you have never tried pierogi, now is a good time to start because October 8th is National Pierogi Day!

Pierogi (or pierogy) are a type of Polish dumpling, but they can be found under different names in other Eastern European countries like Lithuania and Ukraine. Pierogi, pockets of dough that can be filled with just about anything.

October 7: National Frappe Day

Today is National Frappe Day! The frappe is a chilled foam-covered coffee drink. Frappes are usually made with coffee, milk, ice, vanilla ice cream, and sugar combined in a blender. 

September 24: National Cherries Jubilee Day

Celebrate National Cherries Jubilee Day! Cherries jubilee is a classic flambé dessert made with cherries and liqueur (typically kirsch or brandy), served over vanilla ice cream.

The original recipe is attributed to French chef Auguste Escoffie who prepared the dish for one of Queen Victoria’s jubilee celebrations. It is unclear whether it first appeared at the Golden Jubilee in 1887 or the Diamond Jubilee in 1897, but it quickly became one of the most fashionable desserts of the era. For many years, cherries jubilee was a standard menu item at America’s finest restaurants, reaching the peak of its popularity in the 1950s and 1960s.

If you’re looking for a dessert for a dinner party (even if it’s not on National Cherries Jubilee Day), try making this vintage dish to impress your guests!

CLICK HERE FOR MY QUICK AND EASY CHERRIES JUBILEE RECIPE

September 22: National White Chocolate Day

September 22nd is one of the sweetest holidays of the year = It’s National White Chocolate Day! White chocolate was invented by the Nestlé company in Switzerland. The first white chocolate bar debuted in 1930.

Despite its long history, for many years the confection we know as “white chocolate” was not officially chocolate at all. White chocolate does not contain cocoa solids—one of the main ingredients in traditional chocolate. In 2004, ten years after chocolate manufacturers filed the first petition, the FDA finally relaxed its definition of “chocolate” and accepted white chocolate into the family. According to the regulations, true white chocolate must contain at least 20% cocoa butter, 14% total milk solids, 3.5% milk fat, and less than 63% sugar.

While some people celebrate National White Chocolate Day on September 22nd, others celebrate it on September 23. Why not celebrate on both days just to make sure you don’t miss it?

Pick up a scrumptious white chocolate truffle or a package of white chocolate covered pretzels to celebrate!

Click here to view some of my favorite “White Chocolate” recipes

September 21: National Pecan Cookies Day

Happy National Pecan Cookies Day!

Today is National Pecan Cookie Day! Bake a delicious batch of homemade pecan cookies to celebrate. Try my fun recipe for Pecan cookie cups

Pecans, a tree nut in the same family as the walnut, are an excellent source of protein, unsaturated fats, and healthy antioxidants that help reduce cholesterol. There are more than 1,000 varieties of pecan in the world.

For those of us that prefer our sweets on the saltier side, nutty additives like pecans transform cookies into a divine best-of-both-worlds bite. The native American nut provides a pleasant, textural crunch as well as rich buttery flavor to any variety of baked goods, ranging from simple butter cookies to complex varieties using pumpkin, cocoa nibs, maple frosting and more.

Whether you prefer butter pecan, caramel pecan, orange pecan, or maple pecan cookies, enjoy a delicious treat today in honor of National Pecan Cookie Day! Try my recipe