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!

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

February is Great American Pie Month

...and I do love me some pie. So see the recipe and picture below, and set it aside for this summer's Independence Day celebration. You won't regret it... ===============American Berry PieSUMMARY: Fresh summer berries and a flaky butter and almond crust create a delicious patriotic pie. INGREDIENTS: CRUST2 cups all-purpose flour1/4 cup finely chopped almonds1/4 … Continue reading February is Great American Pie Month

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

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 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