National Take a Walk in the Park Day – but with social distancing, please…

Today is National Take a Walk in the Park Day and it is a good way to get out and experience some fresh air as so many of us are asked to stay in place. Even in New York we are allowed that luxury, though many National Parks have been closed down to reduce the … Continue reading National Take a Walk in the Park Day – but with social distancing, please…

National Chips and Dip Day and a recipe for each!

With such a tasty national day and time on the hands of many people at home, why not make homemade chips AND a dip! Here's a couple of recipes to give you that option. ===============French Onion Dip INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons olive oil1 medium onion, finely chopped2 cloves of garlic, finely minced2 sprigs of thyme, stripped … Continue reading National Chips and Dip Day and a recipe for each!

National Chocolate Caramel Day with a special Exposed! Edition

Today's National Day celebrates the great combination of chocolate and caramel. While looking for a way to celebrate I remembered a former feature of this blog called "Exposed!" where I explored or tore apart something to see what it is like inside. Now that we are all on isolation during the Coronavirus situation, I have … Continue reading National Chocolate Caramel Day with a special Exposed! Edition

A recipe for National Sloppy Joe Day

We could all use some comfort food right about now and just in time comes National Sloppy Joe Day and a recipe to go with it. Enjoy! ===============SLOPPY JOES INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons olive oil1 cup finely diced onion1 teaspoon minced garlic2 pounds lean ground beef1 cup tomato paste2 3/4 cups tomato puree1/2 teaspoon chili powder1/2 … Continue reading A recipe for National Sloppy Joe Day

A recipe for National Artichoke Hearts Day

According to the California Artichoke Advisory Board, artichokes are a good source of antioxidants, vitamin C, folate, and magnesium. The antioxidants in artichokes are very good for your liver and help promote healthy skin.  Artichokes are also high in fiber, calcium, and protein while low in calories.  For all of these reasons, along with being … Continue reading A recipe for National Artichoke Hearts Day

National Chocolate Soufflé Day

There are few desserts more showy and more delicious than Chocolate Soufflé. Here is a recipe I have made and assure you it is great. ===============Chocolate Soufflé INGREDIENTS: 7 ounces semisweet chocloate, coarsely chopped4 tablespoons rum, Framboise, orange juice, Grand Mariner or water4 egg yolk1/4 cup sugar8 egg whites, room temperatureBerries & mint leaves METHOD: … Continue reading National Chocolate Soufflé Day

National Banana Bread Day

I like bread in general and Banana Bread in particular. Especially warm. Especially homemade. So here is a recipe that allows you to celebrate. It is a great recipe, I can promise you. ===============BANANA BREAD INGREDIENTS: 2 cups flour3/4 cup sugar3/4 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/2 cups toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped3 large bananas, very … Continue reading National Banana Bread Day