Chocolate Covered Cashews Day – April 21 – Cashew Facts and Recipes

National Chocolate covered Cashews Day

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…

National Pet Day – April 11 – Time to Bond with Your Pet

National Pet Day is April 11

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? Today is the day to engage in those activities with them! Fun Facts about Pets…

Pictures of Orchids for National Orchid Day – April 16

Lady slipper orchid

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. I thought it would be fun to share some pictures of orchids in honor of National Orchid Day, celebrated every year on April 16. April…

National Beer Day – April 7 – Fun Beer Facts and Recipes

National beer day

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? So many national days revolve around food and drink. Don’t know what they are?  Be…

April National Day Calendar – Free Printable

April National Days Calendar

It’s time for our monthly free printable.  This is the April National Day Calendar. It features one national day for each day of the month. You can use it to plan your foodie, decor and craft activities for the whole month! This free printable calendar is exclusive to readers of Always the Holidays and gives…

Bird’s Nest Cookies – No Bake Easter Recipe

Easter nest cookies

These adorable Bird’s Nest Cookies are ready in just minutes and are a no bake recipe that is perfect for both Easter and spring. The cookies are super easy to make and will delight your children and the young at heart. The taste is a crunchy mixture of chocolate, peanut butter and chow mein noodles with three…

International Waffle Day – March 25

International Waffle Day

Mmm…mmm Waffles! Those delightful squares of dough that is patterned with characteristic indentations. What is better for breakfast? March 25 is recognized as International Waffle Day and is the perfect day to bring out that waffle iron. It’s one of the tastiest of National Days! A lot of the national and international days are associated…

National Chip and Dip Day – March 23 – It’s Party Time!

Chip and dip recipes

Get out those dips, it’s National Chip and Dip Day!  This annual food day is celebrated every year on March 23.  Chips and dips are a very popular type of party food.  They are delicious and these recipes will show just how easy they are to prepare! We have over 50 recipes to choose from! A…

Easter Fun with DIY Projects, Home Decor & Recipes

Easter, Food, Fun and DIY

Easter is a fun time for both kids and grownups.  It is one of the few holidays early in the year that rivals the popularity of Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Join in the Easter fun at your house with these DIY projects, home decorating ideas and yummy recipes. Are you ready for some Easter Fun? …

St. Patrick’s Day Truffles with Bailey’s Irish Cream

St. Patrick's Day Truffles

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. The fun shamrock sprinkles add a festive touch to the candy. Any self respecting leprechaun hunter knows that there will be a pot…