Day 30!!!!

Oh. My. GOSH!!! I covered food holidays for the entire month of November, without fail for National Blog Posting Month. I researched, planned, experimented, baked, whipped, mixed, chilled, cooked, sampled and wrote my way through the month and let you know the results EVERY DAY! I faithfully sat down with my trusty computer and calendar […]

Day 29- Winding down NaBloPoMo

This last week of NaBloPoMo has been a sweet one- literally. We’ve had Cake Day, French Toast Day, Bavarian Cream Pie Day and now…… National Lemon Cream Pie Day. Oh, and it’s also National Chocolates Day. You have TWO excuses to indulge in the sweet life, not to mention my enthusiastic permission. With all the […]

Nothing French about this Toast

Endless speculation abounds about why battered and fried bread slices are called ‘French’ toast, but never is there an appropriate response to the question ‘Why is it called French Toast?’ What’s french about it?? Yes, it’s National French Toast Day. So let’s lay waste to the ongoing debate about the French-ness of French Toast. The […]

Taking a necessary food holiday break

Today is National Cake Day. I’m no cake scrooge, really- I love me a good rich decadent slice of cake. Or two. It’s just that tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I’m full up of plans to make my regular feast and I just feel like I should take a minute to inhale deeeeeply, stare down the […]

Where a Parfait gets its day

What’s the difference between a Sundae and a Parfait?? Anybody know?? Today is National Parfait Day. And no, don’t call it a Sundae. There’s a very fundamental difference and you should know what it is so the lovely Parfait doesn’t get its feelings hurt. That’s why there is a National Sundae Day- which we’ve already […]

An oily little fish AND an award

It’s always a surprise to me when someone passes on one of those very thoughtful and kind blog awards. I’m a tiny and insignificant little fish in the big food blogging world so when someone thinks well enough of me for one of these, it really is an honor. This Kreativ Blogger award came from […]

Double your food holiday fun

One odd fact that I came across while reading up on food holidays was that National Cranberry Month is in October, but National Cranberry Day is today, November 23rd. I suppose the month of October celebrates when the fruit comes to harvest, but this day, and this day alone sanctifies all that mouth puckering, fruit […]

News about Cashews

It’s National Cashew Day. Today will be informative, but brief. The cashew is a tree in the flowering plant family Anacardiaceae, and it’s native to northeastern Brazil. The name derives from the Portugese name for the fruit of the cashew tree, caju, which in turn derives from an indigenous name, acaj├║, so it’s a derivative […]

The glory of Gingerbread

It’s another great food holiday today, if you’re me that is; it’s National Gingerbread Day! I love gingerbread. Again, it’s a Mom thing as is nearly all of my baking love; something I got from having a mom who loved Gingersnap cookies and would make them regularly when I was little. That molasses tang, the […]

The most ridiculous of them all

It’s National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day. Talk about ridiculous. Call it Pop, call it Soda or simply just call it what it is- garbage disguised as sugary, calorie laden liquid. I can’t even imagine anything worse to put in your body. *taking a deep breath* Ok, now would you like to know how I […]