National "Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf" Day

If you call someone today and they respond by answering with "What's your favorite color?" they are honoring the National Day. Clearly a marketing ploy by the producers of that classic 2003 Will Farrell Christmas movie "Elf." Be sure to add it to your list of must see seasonal movies like "It's a Wonderful Life" … Continue reading National "Answer the Phone Like Buddy the Elf" Day

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

Chocolate is such a malleable material. You can cover nearly everything in chocolate and today is a day to celebrate it. You can cover candy in chocolate. You can cover peanuts in chocolate. You can even cover peanut butter in chocolate. That is especially delicious. You can cover strawberries in chocolate. You can cover ice … Continue reading National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

Grab and go – an entire breakfast in one muffin!

I recently tried a breakfast muffin recipe found on It is a savory muffin and quite delicious. In the center is a full, peeled, hard-boiled egg (you can use your own method to hard boil instead of the recipe's method, but do be sure to peel it before inserting in the muffin!). In addition … Continue reading Grab and go – an entire breakfast in one muffin!

National Espresso Day

Today is National Espresso Day and boy is it one ofmyfavorites. I do need to be careful as if I drinktoomany of them I get veryhyper and begin talkingveryquickly and runningmywordstogether. The caffeinereally gets to me and sometimes Ijustcan'tstoptalking and then I ..... ..... ..... crashhhhhhh. G'night. As always you can find more at http://www.walterthinnes.comContinue reading National Espresso Day

National Gingerbread Cookie Day

When I saw that National Gingerbread Cookie Day was coming up I dug into my recipe collection and was surprised to find only Gingersnap and not Gingerbread Cookie recipes. So I turned to one of my favorite recipe sources - and found a nice recipe. Here it is, properly attributed. =============== Gingerbread Cookies … Continue reading National Gingerbread Cookie Day

National Spicy Guacamole Day

Who doesn't like guacamole? Check out this recipe which makes the tastiest guac I've ever sampled. Enjoy! =============== GUACAMOLE INGREDIENTS: 2 avocado, ripe1/2 small onion, minced1 teaspoon kosher salt1 garlic clove, minced and mashed4 teaspoons fresh lime juice1/2 teaspoon ground cumin1 jalapeno, seeded and minced3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chop METHOD: Mash and mince garlic with … Continue reading National Spicy Guacamole Day