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National Popcorn Day – January 19

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National Popcorn Day Today is National Popcorn Day. By volume, it’s America’s favorite snack food with 90% of sales being sold for home use. The history and documented facts surrounding the “kernel corn” makes for an interesting history of land use and consumption. Quote of the Day: “Have you ever pondered the miracle of popcorn? It starts out as a tiny, little, compact kernel with magic trapped inside that when agitated, bursts to create something marvelously desirable. It’s sort of like those tiny, little thoughts trapped inside an author’s head that―in an exciting explosion of words―suddenly become a captivating fairy tale!” Richelle E. Goodrich What is popcorn? Popcorn, or pop corn, is a variety of corn kernel, which forcefully expands and puffs up when heated. The breaking point of the hull is reached when a pressure of approximately 135 psi...

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National Peach Melba Day – January 13

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National Peach Melba Day Quote of the Day: The first rule in opera is the first rule in life: see to everything yourself. Dame Nellie Melba Today is National Peach Melba Day. This delicious dessert was created by the world-famous Savoy executive chef, Auguste Escoffier in the late 1800’s. He named it Peach Melba in honor of Australian operatic soprano, Dame Nellie Melba. Peach Melba History In 1892, Nellie Melba was performing in Wagner’s opera Lohengrin at Covent Garden. The Duke of Orléans gave a dinner party to celebrate her triumph. For the occasion, Escoffier created a new dessert, and to display it, he used an ice sculpture of a swan, which is featured in the opera. The swan carried peaches which rested on a bed of vanilla ice cream and which were topped with spun sugar. In 1900...

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National Bittersweet Chocolate Day – January 10

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National Bittersweet Chocolate Day Quote of the Day: “Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.” Dave Barry National Bittersweet Chocolate Day 2018 Today is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day. There are many types of chocolates – milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, just to name a few. You’ll find many of these in our previous blog posts along with chocolate history and an intensely chocolatey recipe. One chocolate (cacao) can take on many forms by varying the quantities of the different ingredients and the time and temperature when roasting the cocoa beans. Now, we have more chocolates to choose from for baking and snacks. What is Bittersweet Chocolate? Bittersweet chocolate is chocolate liquor or unsweetened chocolate (cacao) to which some sugar (less than a third), more cocoa...

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National Oatmeal Muffin Day

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National Oatmeal Muffin Day 2017 Quote for Today: Any cupcake consumed before 9 AM is, technically, a muffin. Brian P. Cleary Today is National Oatmeal Muffin Day. It’s an easy food holiday to feel good about baking for its health benefits. Although, there’s something to be said for the enjoyment of many of December’s other breakfast recipes. The smells of muffins cooking with the addition of aromatic spices make you feel like your home for the holidays. Happy Oatmeal Muffin Day!   National Oatmeal Muffin Day 2017 What is a muffin? A muffin is an individual-sized, baked product. It can refer to two distinct items, a part-raised flatbread, and a cupcake-like quick bread. The flatbread is of British or European derivation, and dates from at least the early 18th century, while the quick bread originated in North America during the...

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National Cupcake Day 2017

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National Cupcake Day 2017 Quote for Today: Happiness is only a cupcake away. Today is National Cupcake Day in the United States. It’s a great time for the family to gather in the kitchen to bake and decorate cupcakes for Christmas. From Santa and his reindeer’s, angels, elves, and more, the frosting ideas are limitless. For us, we like our cupcakes completely covered with frosting so that there’s a taste of the icing and cake in every bite.   Cupcakes – History Just the facts A cupcake (also British English: fairy cake; Hiberno-English: bun; Australian English: fairy cake or patty cake) is a small cake designed to serve one person, which may be baked in a small thin paper or aluminum cup. As with larger cakes, icing and other cake decorations such as fruit and candy may be applied. A...

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National Lemon Cream Pie Day 2017!

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Quote of the Day: If life throws you a lemon – make lemonade. Joan Collins National Lemon Cream Pie Day 2017! Today is National Lemon Cream Pie Day! When thinking of freshness – lemons are one of the first things that come to mind.  We’re going to celebrate today’s food holiday with a slice of Sara Lee’s Lemon Cream Pie while sipping our morning coffee. Then dive into our lemon pie trivia and shop for related holiday gifts. What a way to begin the day! Won’t you join us? Lemon Cream Pie Definition A cream pie is a type of pie or cake filled with a rich custard or pudding that is made from milk, cream, flour, and eggs. It can come in many forms, including vanilla, lemon, lime, peanut butter, banana, coconut, and chocolate. A constant feature of all...

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