January – Soup and Oatmeal Month 01 – Bloody Mary Day 02 – Cream Puff Day 03 – Chocolate-Filled Cherry Day 04 – Spaghetti Day 05 – Whipped Cream Day 06 – Shortbread Day 07 – Tempura Day 08 – English Toffee Day 10 – Bittersweet Chocolate Day 11 – Milk Day 15 – Strawberry Ice Cream Day 16 – Fig Newton Day 17 – Hot-Buttered Rum Day 19 – Popcorn
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Happy Pi Day! Did you know the mathematical constant Pi had it’s own holiday? It does. Fun facts about Pi: Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. Cool, huh? The first Pi Day was organized by Larry Shaw in San Fransisco. Today is also Albert Einstein’s birthday.
It’s Popcorn Lover’s Day. Fun holiday right? I feel like I fit right in. Popcorn is wonderful and delicious. It’s a happy snack and comes in so many different forms and flavors. Caramel, Butter, Cheese, Jalapeno, Ginger Teriyaki, Kettle Corn. Cracker Jacks, Popcorn Balls, Fiddle Faddle. The lists go on and on. When I was in junior high, I would make popcorn and drizzle it with chocolate syrup, yum! I like
Happy Cheesecake Day everyone! Cheesecake is one of my favorite all time, possibly my dessert island, desserts. I’ve asked my mom for a cheesecake for my birthday instead of regular cake more times than I can remember. Let’s celebrate today with a No Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake!! This cheesecake tastes awesome and is just perfect for the hot summer months – or whenever. Weather and season don’t
So last time I talked about food as being Medicine and this week, I am going to give you more specifics. What is a whole food? Whole foods are foods that are in the same form that they are found in nature. They are fresh, unprocessed, simple, and organic. You will see overlap of the some foods in different categories as whole foods usually supply more than
Striped Shortbread looks fancy, but tastes like your favorite cookie from Grandma’s cookie jar! You guys! It’s The 4th annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, and my 3rd year participating! This is one of my favorite blogging traditions, even if it means I have 3 dozen cookies starting me in the face in December. It’s totally worth it. I look forward to seeing who I’m cooking for every year and
Happy Pi Day everyone! Or pie day for all you non-math nerds. Today is officially the 1 year mark to my wedding. It’s weird to finally be all like, “it’s one year away.” Until now I’ve been ahead of the game and all the wedding timelines, and now I’m in them for real. To put my mind at ease, I made pie. And not just any pie. The craziest
Happy Spaghetti Day everyone! I’m so excited to be sharing this dish with you today. It has so many of my favorite things – ground beef, pasta, cream cheese, french fried onions. YUM!! Grab a fork and let’s eat! Creamy Baked Spaghetti Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 35 mins Total time 40 mins Author: Salad in a Jar Serves: 8 Ingredients 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
To celebrate cake day, I was going to do something practical and make you all cake stands. But I wasn’t willing to fight the crowds to go shopping for the stuff I needed. I’ll make it up to you later. Promise. So instead to celebrate Cake Day, I’m paying homage to my favorite cake blogger. While cake isn’t the only sweet treat around Sprinkle Bakes, Heather makes cakes that
Happy Chocolate Day everyone!! Seriously, who thinks of these holidays? This one is totally brilliant. I first made these cookies for Sophie. I’m sure you all remember her from the Unique Sweets Challenge we co-hosted in July. Sophie loves pink and chocolate – can you see why we’re friends? Of course I had take this chance to pay a little homage to one of my all time
I worked at a steak house for 5 years. I love eating a good steak. I’m a snob about people ordering their meat well done – ewww. There’s nothing worse than seeing a gorgeous filet being cooked to death. But fear not, this recipe with bring your favorite filet (or any steak really) to great new heights. The relish is lovely and the sauce gives a wonderful creamy spice to
I miss playing music. It’s almost impossible to play my viola with the kids awake (they want to touch and see and yell at me if I say no) and I can’t play when they are asleep…what if they wake up? We can’t have that. *sigh* Someday soon I’ll get my chops back. In high school I was in orchestra, a fiddle performance group, marching band, and concert band.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The International Housewares Association for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve been waiting to say this for over a month now, but it’s finally starting to feel like fall around here! Halloween has passed and Thanksgiving is on our brains! There’s nothing I love more during these cooler days than leaving the doors open and cooking up delicious
Start celebrating the Flavors of Summer and participate for a chance to win 1 of 7 prize packages. Each prize package includes a $50 Visa gift card, an “I Love Avocados” t-shirt, the newly released cookbook “Summer Thyme” from blogger Jennifer Dempsey, fresh Vidalia onions, and squeezable herbs from Gourmet Garden. You can enjoy Sweet Vidalia Flavors of Summer with the great tastes of fresh Vidalia Onions, Avocados from Mexico, Gourmet Garden Herbs, Johnsonville
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If any of you have checked out my 30 before 30 list, you know eating at food truck is #14. I did it! I ate at my first food truck. I hope with many more experiences to come. Want to see what I ate? Hot dogs! Well, hot dog. Singular. Yum! It was a work event. Free lunch. Woo! The food truck is Short Leash hot dogs. They were
It’s National Chocolate Cake Day. This pretty much sounds like the best holiday ever. I mean, come on. It’s an excuse to bake and eat an entire some chocolate cake. I spent last night making this cake for you. Can I just tell you how hard it is to keep a two year old calm and collected when there’s chocolate cake, candy bars, and chocolate chips floating around the counter. A few
Oh my gosh you guys! This is just might be the best giveaway I’ve done on this blog. I’m giving away a copy of Tasty Food Photography by Lindsay from Pinch of Yum. Lindsay has re-released her book with more amazingly awesome photo tips and to celebrate I get to give a copy to one of you!! Dude. This book has made such a difference for me in my photos.
Last month Mike was in a wedding. It was kind of epic. I had to work, and then pick up the kids so I missed things – which was kind of a bummer because I knew the couple too. But my favorite story from the night was that Mike “caught” the garter. Ha! Now he’s really stuck with me. I’m told this is how things happened. Mike stepped way off