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These fall and Halloween wreath ideas will capture the spirit of the season in a spooky and fun way. From burlap wreaths covered with bats to a colorful Halloween mesh wreath made with a black kitty cat center, there’s an idea everyone will love! The days are getting cooler and the leaves are falling. I …

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Every Christmas, people get together for cookie exchanges. But this fun idea does not have to be limited to just the festive holiday season. Why should cookies be limited to just the winter? I’ve put together some tips for hosting a Halloween cookie exchange. Since October 1 is National Homemade Cookie Day, it’s the perfect …

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This patriotic decoration will add loads of 4th of July Decor to any party table. The easy flower centerpiece can be assembled in just minutes and is perfect for a July 4th BBQ. When I have friends for a get together for Memorial Day or Independence Day, I try to come up with easy ideas …

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May 10 is celebrated as National Shrimp Day. Today is the day for shrimp fans all over the world to come together to enjoy this popular seafood offering. There is a reason that we all gravitate to the shrimp at an all you can eat buffet. They taste so darn good! Keep reading for some …

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It’s time to give your sweet tooth a workout. May 12 is National Nutty Fudge Day. This popular sweet treat has an interesting history. Many early stories about fudge show that it came about by accident when cooks were trying to make other types of candy. Confused about national days and how they came to …

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Coke drinkers take note – May 8 is National Have a Coke Day.  It’s time to grab a can of one of America’s favorite soft drinks. After all, we’ve been drinking it since 1891! National days are a fun way to celebrate, particularly if they have an association with food and drink. Each month there …

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May 9 is celebrated as National Butterscotch Brownie Day. It’s a day for those who love both butterscotch and the texture of brownies to get out the cooking pans and put on their aprons. Let’s get baking! Butterscotch brownies are also known by the terms “blondies” and “brookies”. They are a delicious baked dessert that …

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Time to get out the bird watching binoculars! Go Birding Day is celebrated on the last Saturday in April. There are many animal themed national days during the year (National Golden Retriever Day, National Black Cat Day and Groundhog Day, to name a few!). This April national day gives us a reason time to check …

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When the warm weather has arrived, my thoughts turn to eating outdoors and nothing is more relaxing than a picnic. April 23 is celebrated each year as National Picnic Day. It is the perfect day celebrate spring and enjoy the fresh air with some good food and good friends. Whether you want to go to …

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Who doesn’t love the crunch of a handful of pecans? If this is one of your favorite nuts, you’ll be happy to know that April 14 is recognized as National Pecan Day. This is the perfect day to start snacking or to use the nuts in a favorite recipe or two. Today is a fun …

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Who doesn’t love the taste of cashews and chocolates.  April 21 celebrates them both as National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day. Your taste buds will delight in a combination of rich and decadent chocolate covering the outside of crunchy cashew nuts. Can you imagine a better taste? I love celebrating the various foodie national days with …

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Today is National Grilled Cheese Day and it’s the perfect day to indulge in this tasty comfort food treat. Who doesn’t love the taste of gooey grilled cheese between two pieces of toasted bread?  April is a month full of national days devoted to all sorts of food. Check out the full list of April …

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Garlic is used so often in cooking, it is fitting that it has its own national day. April 19 is National Garlic Day. Time to forget about its effects on our breath and embrace the clove. We’ve got some recipes, garlic growing tips and fun facts about this bulb that many people have a love-hate …

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National Pet Day is a day close to the heart of all pet lovers. This special national day, founded in 2005, gives us a chance to show our pets how much we love them. What does your pet really like to do? Maybe it’s going for a walk, or playing fetch. Whatever they enjoy, today …

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I thought it would be fun to share some pictures of orchids in honor of National Orchid Day, celebrated every year on April 16. Few national days are as dear to my heart as those that feature flowers. I am a gardener by nature and enjoy growing and learning about all types of plants. Orchids …

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Beer lovers take note! April 7 is celebrated as National Beer Day. It’s a day to pour yourself a cold glass and celebrate with friends. Did you know that the origin of beer day dates back to the prohibition era? Keep reading to learn more about this delicious beverage. So many national days revolve around …

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The first Thursday in April is observed each year as National Burrito Day. I doubt that anyone needs an excuse to try a burrito recipe, but if you do, today’s the day!  This national day is your opportunity to sample one of America’s favorite Tex Mex meals with a choice of dozens of tasty burrito …

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Easter is a fun time for both kids and grownups. Join in the Easter fun at your house with these DIY projects, home decorating ideas and yummy recipes. It is one of the few holidays early in the year that rivals the popularity of Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving. There are so many items that are …

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National Girl Scout Day is Celebrated on March 12. It begins a whole week of celebration of the Girl Scouting movement (March 12-18.) I thought it would be fun to share some Girl Scout facts and mark the day with a whole collection of copycat cookie recipes. It is nice to see a national day …

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Dr. Seuss Day (also known as Read Across America Day) is held annually on March 2. If the day falls on a weekend, this national day is celebrated in the school system on the nearest school day. Most of us remember the Dr. Seuss books from our childhood. Who can forget such fun characters as …

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Are you looking for a fun and tasty St. Patrick’s Day sweet treat? Look no further! These St. Patrick’s Day truffles have a rich cookie center that is infused with Bailey’s Irish Cream. There’s few pairings better than Baileys and chocolate. The fun shamrock sprinkles on top add a festive touch to the candy. Any self …

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These Valentine’s Day kiss cookies are the perfect way to say “I love you!” This sweet heart peppermint cookie recipe has a sugar cookie base that is topped with a peppermint candy kiss. They not only look great but taste amazing too.  What better way to celebrate someone that you love by baking cookies made with …

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This tasty day is a favorite with food lovers! January 10 is known as National Bittersweet Chocolate Day. Most of us probably over-indulged with chocolate during the holidays and now it’s time to celebrate again. Heaven help us! So many of the national days are associated with food in some way. Any gathering is made …

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As Valentine’s Day gets closer, I thought it would be fun to show some of my favorite quick and easy Valentine cupcake decorations. Cooking for Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite things to do. Decorating cupcakes is such a fun way to say “I love you” to your friends and family. And when the sweet …

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January 2 is National Cream Puff Day. What better way to take note of this national day than with one of these tasty cream puff recipes. There seems to be a January national day for pretty much everything you can think of. Today, this sweet, filled pastry gets it’s own day! These light and fluffy …

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Do you need some last minute Christmas labels?  Why pay retail price for Christmas tags when it is so easy to make your own? These Christmas gift tags will look perfect on your holiday presents and you can just print them out right on your printer at home! If you have kids, who are on …

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