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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 Hot Toddy Day – January 11

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National Hot Toddy Day – January 11   Quote of the Day: An ounce of Canadian Club or Jack Daniels Black, an ounce of hot water, a teaspoon of lemon, and a tablespoon of honey. It’s called a Hot Toddy and is an old Southern cold/flu remedy. Dave Matthews Today is National Hot Toddy Day and it’s a welcome drink in the United States where temperatures have plummeted into the low double or single digits. For those with the sniffles the old adage – make a hot toddy, get a good night’s sleep and you’ll feel better tomorrow may very well be true. Where did the Hot Toddy Originate? The word “toddy” comes from the toddy drink in India, produced by fermenting the sap of palm trees. Its earliest known use to mean “a beverage made of alcoholic liquor...

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National Oatmeal Muffin Day

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in Bestselling crime fiction novels, Bestselling Mystery Novels, Bestselling Mystery Novels 2017, Bestselling Romance Novels, Carolyn M. Bowen Author, Celebrating National Food Holidays, Celebrating National Food Holidays USA, Christmas Gifts, Christmas Shopping, Christmas Shopping 2017, Christmas Shopping Online, Daily Food Holidays, Daily National Food Holidays, December 2017 Food Holidays, December Food Holidays, December Food Recipes, Food, Food Blog, Food Holidays USA, Food Quote, Food Recipe, Holiday Gift Ideas, Holiday Gifting, Holiday Online Shopping, Holiday Season Shopping, Holiday Shopping Online, Mystery Novels for the Holidays, National Food Holiday, National Food Holiday Facts, National Food Holidays History, National Oatmeal Muffin Day, Online Shopping, Online Shopping for Christmas, Online shopping for the holidays, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Today in Food History, Today's National Food History, Today's National Food Holiday, Today's USA National Food Holiday, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | Comments Off on National Oatmeal Muffin Day

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 Biscuits and Gravy Day 2017

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Dolly Parton Food Quotes, Food, Food Blog, National Biscuits and Gravy Day, Online Holiday Shopping for Mystery Novels, Online Holidays Shopping, Online Shopping for Christmas, Online shopping for the holidays, Recipes by Chef TJ, Recipes for December 2017 Food Holidays, Recipes for Food Holidays 2017, Road Trips R Us, Roadtrips R Us, Roadtrips R Us. Travel and Food Blog, Roadtripsrus, RoadtripsRUs.net, Shopping online, Southern Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe, Today's Food Holiday, Today's National Food and Beverage Day USA, Today's National Food Holiday, Top Holiday Mystery Novels, Travel & Food Blog, Travel Blog | Comments Off on National Biscuits and Gravy Day 2017

December 14 – National Biscuits and Gravy Day 2017 Quote of the Day: A positive attitude and a sense of humor go together like biscuits and gravy. Dolly Parton National Biscuits and Gravy Day 2017 Today is National Biscuits and Gravy Day. For us, the Southern tradition of biscuit making is still alive and thriving. The art of making light and fluffy buttermilk biscuits is passed down generation to generation much like making tomato gravy. The biscuits are served hot and immediately topped with butter, jam, honey, preserves, or gravy. This is one of our favorite recipes. Hope you enjoy! Southern Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe Easy Buttermilk Biscuits 2017-12-14 09:10:06 Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 1 cup buttermilk Instructions...

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33rd Annual Hemingway Days Celebration…

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in 33rd Annual Hemingway Days, Chef TJ's Recipes, Florida, Florida Festivals, Food, Key West Florida, Roadtrips R Us, Sloppy Joe's Bar, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on 33rd Annual Hemingway Days Celebration…

Quote for Today:  “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”  Ernest Hemingway   The Florida Keys is the place to be for the 33rd Annual Hemingway Days Celebration July 16-21, 2013. Ernest Hemingway was a Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who left a powerful legacy in Key West and strong literary influence throughout the world. Hemingway created many of his works at his Whitehead Street studio. His writings came to life through his myriad adventures, whether game fishing in local waters, witnessing the “Running of the Bulls,” in Pamplona, surviving plane crashes in Africa or hobnobbing with Castro in Cuba, Hemingway lived larger than life. At home, Hemingway had a penchant for his polydactyl or six-toed cats. “Snowball” was a gift from a ship’s captain and became a beloved family...

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A Queen by any other name…

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in Cruising, Cunard Line, Food, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth Luxury Liner, Queen Mary Luxury Liner, Roadtrips R Us, RoadtripsRUs.net, The Queen Elizabeth Liner, Today in History, Travel, Travel & Food Blog, Twitter | Comments Off on A Queen by any other name…

Quote for Today: “Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.” – Brooks Atkinson On September 27th 1938, the Queen Elizabeth Luxury Liner was launched by the Queen herself and sent for fitting out. Once elaborately appointed, she was sent to make her maiden voyage in April of 1940. Due to the outbreak of World War II, this date was indefinitely postponed. Being slightly larger than the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth became the largest passenger liner ever built and retained that distinction for the next fifty years. She was incredible fast as well. In her first voyage, the untested vessel sped across the Atlantic to New York averaging twenty-six knots. Avoiding U-boats along the way, she safely reached her destination and joined the Queen Mary and the French liner Normandie in New York’s harbor. This...

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