National English Toffee Day

This National Day celebrates one of my favorite treats. This buttery delight is terrific, often covered in chocolate, sometimes with crushed nuts added. Over the counter applications include the popular Heath Bar. You can also find options at quality confectioners. Or make some at home from the excellent website below: As always you can … Continue reading National English Toffee 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

National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day – and my recipe

Today's National Day was not founded by the prolific publisher of that 1990's series but by a fan group in 2002. Sure, you can celebrate by reading inspirational selections from that series, by I suggest you make Chicken Soup for the Tummy by following the recipe below I have developed over the years. I like … Continue reading National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day – and my recipe

National Men Make Dinner Day

The first Thursday in November is National Men Make Dinner Day, but this National Day is more than a little suspect. Though it was started in 2001 it seems more than a little anachronistic in today's age. Plus the website touting this phenomenon is clearly British based on how they spell humour and other … Continue reading National Men Make Dinner Day