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National Shortbread Day

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National Shortbread Day 2018 National Shortbread Day Today is National Shortbread Day. This food holiday is celebrated annually on January 6th. What is Shortbread? Shortbread is a Scottish biscuit traditionally made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour. Traditional shortbread has four ingredients at most: sugar, butter, flour and sometimes vanilla. Modern recipes often deviate from the original by splitting the sugar into equal parts granulated and icing sugar and adding salt. Shortbread vs Shortcake Shortbread is different from shortcake, though they are similar: shortcake can be made using vegetable fat instead of butter and usually has a leavening agent such as baking powder, which gives it a different texture. Shortbread biscuits are often associated with normal egg-based biscuits. Shortbread History The story of shortbread begins with the medieval “biscuit bread”. Any leftover dough...

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National Fruitcake Day

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Quote for Today: Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories. Buddy Valastro National Fruitcake Day Today is National Fruitcake Day! When I was growing up you could tell the month of the year by the foods we ate. Living on a farm had its’ perks! What I remember most about the holidays was the smell of fruitcake baking in the oven. It was a clue for the upcoming holidays – cooking of more pies and cakes! The days of country living are long gone but the memories remain. I still enjoy fruitcake during the holiday season. It takes me back to my youth on the farm.   What is Fruitcake? Fruitcake is a cake made with candied or dried fruit, nuts, and spices, and optionally...

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National Chocolate Brownie Day 2017

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National Chocolate Brownie Day 2017 Quote of the Day: All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. Charles M. Schulz National Chocolate Brownie Day 2017 Today is National Chocolate Brownie Day. This American dessert and snack stable occupy the space between a cake and a cookie. Brownies are a favorite dessert in restaurants across America served in countless varieties after dinner. Created in the late 1800’s and popularized in the early 20th century, the brownie has many different accounts of how it came to be. Chocolate Brownie Bucket – Half Gallon Tin Gourmet Gift from Stew Leonard’s Gifts Chocolate Brownie Food History  One such tale is that a Pâtissier mistakenly added melted chocolate to biscuit dough. Another says that flour was forgotten to be added to a chocolate cake batter. Finally, the most...

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National French Toast Day 2017 & Holiday Romance!

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Celebrating National Food Holidays, Chef TJ's Easy Recipes, Cinnamon French Toast Recipe, Daily National Food Holidays, Food, Food & Beverage History, Food Blog, Food Celebrations, Food Holiday Recipe, Food Recipes for National Food Holidays, National Food Holiday November 2017 USA, National Food Holiday Recipes, national food holidays today, national food holidays usa, National French Toast Day, Online Christmas Shopping, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, The Long Road Home by Carolyn Bowen, Today’s Food Holiday USA, Today’s National Food Holiday, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | Comments Off on National French Toast Day 2017 & Holiday Romance!

Quote:  Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. Carolyn Gold Heilbrun National French Toast Day 2017 Today is National French Toast Day! The busy holiday season is perfect timing to remind your sweetheart that you love her to the moon and back. There’s nothing like waking up to a decadent breakfast of Cinnamon French Toast with fresh sliced strawberries, Crème Anglaise, caramel, and powdered sugar. Surprise your partner and create something that says “I Love You” right at home on National French Toast Day. 14k Round Solitaire White Gold Engagement Ring (1carat, H-I Color, I3 Clarity), Size 6 National French Toast Day 2017 Cinnamon French Toast with fresh sliced strawberries, Crème Anglaise, caramel, and powdered sugar 2017-11-28 06:01:41 A decadent breakfast of Cinnamon French Toast with fresh sliced strawberries, Crème Anglaise,...

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National Sardines Day: Healthy Dining

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Food, Food Blog, National Sardines Day, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Today’s National Food Holiday, Travel, Travel Blog | Comments Off on National Sardines Day: Healthy Dining

Quote for Today: “Life is rather like a tin of sardines – we’re all of us looking for the key.” Alan Bennett National Sardines Day A Tad of Food History Sardines are abundant in the seas of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean with Spain, Portugal and Norway leading the world’s canned production. Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte helped popularize these little fish by initiating their canning to help feed the masses he ruled over. Upscale Restaurants Serving Sardine Dishes Restaurants are putting these little guys back on their menus as well. At the Sardine Factory in Monterey, California they offer Wild Sardines, Lightly Smoked with Onions, Chopped Eggs, Lemons, and Capers as a first course. At San Francisco’s Rich Table, you can get a pile of paper-thin sardine potato chips with a tangy Horseradish Creme Fraiche topped with sprigs of Peppercress. Over...

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