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: https://www.thespruceeats.com/english-toffee-520453 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 http://www.purewow.com. 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 - http://www.foodnetwork.com and found a nice recipe. Here it is, properly attributed. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gingerbread-cookies-101-recipe-1963337 =============== 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

October is National German-American Heritage Month & National Pretzel Month!

Not surprisingly with all the OctoberFest hype that this month is both National German-American Heritage Month and National Pretzel Month at the same time! To celebrate use one of my favorite celebrity chef's homemade pretzel recipe. First the video... https://www.foodnetwork.com/videos/altons-homemade-soft-pretzels-0170183 And now the actual recipe... https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/homemade-soft-pretzels-recipe-1948242 ENJOY! Breadbasket with traditional Bavarian pretzels with German flag. … Continue reading October is National German-American Heritage Month & National Pretzel Month!