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National Johnny Appleseed Day – March 11 and September 26 – Apple Recipes

March 11 is National Johnny Appleseed Day.  The legend follows a true life character with a love of apple trees. The national day for him is also celebrated on September 26, the day of his birth. More people celebrate the day in September than in March, and this seems to make sense because of fall …

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Bird’s Nest Cookies – No Bake Easter Recipe

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 …

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Making Scottish Shortbread Cookies for National Shortbread Day – January 6

January 6 is National Shortbread Day. It’s a day to celebrate a wonderful taste – shortbread! Shortbread is a national Scottish dessert cookie that is made with 3 parts flour, 2 parts of butter and one part of sugar.  These cookies have a rich and tasty and a melt in your mouth texture that is …

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Everything Goes Better with Chocolate!

December 16 is one of this month’s food holidays known ass National Chocolate Covered Anything Day!  As far as I am concerned, a bit of chocolate can go a long way towards making dessert recipes taste fabulous. Cashews are a perfect match to go with chocolate, but so are many other things! For an extra special chocolate …

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Turkey Cookie Place Card Holders – Edible Thanksgiving Table Decoration

These adorable Turkey Cookie place card holders will do double duty at the Thanksgiving table by showing the kids where they should sit. Imagine how delighted to see their names poking out of one of these cute little guys? November 2 is National Cookie Monster’s Day. These cute turkey cookies are something that he would drool …

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How to Host a Halloween Cookie Exchange

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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National Nutty Fudge Day – May 12 – Time to Tempt Your Sweet Tooth

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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National Have a Coke Day – May 8 – Time to Drink Up!

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

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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What are National Days? – Guide to Celebrating Special Days of the Year

Do you ever wonder what are national days? This guide to these special days is your go-to page for all the cool facts about zany, fun and food national days. Are you aware that every day of the year has many national days associated with it? Here at Always the Holidays, we love to celebrate …

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National Girl Scout Day – March 12 – Copycat Cookie Recipes

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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National Bittersweet Chocolate Day – January 10

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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Cream Puff Recipes – National Cream Puff Day

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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Thanksgiving Recipes – Recipe Ideas for Thanksgiving

These delicious Thanksgiving recipes are the ultimate way to give thanks to your family and friends! Planning the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner just got easier with the help of these delicious recipe ideas. A great way to show gratitude for the people your life is by cooking for them. And we’re convinced, some of the best recipes are …

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20 Candy Corn Recipes – Dessert Ideas Using Candy Corn

These delicious candy corn recipes have you seeing candy corn in a whole new way! It’s not just for snacking or handing out for Trick or Treat. You can use candy corn to make many delicious treats and desserts. October 30 is National Candy Corn Day. Many national days are associated with food. What more …

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White Chocolate Desserts – Celebrate National White Chocolate Day

September 22 is officially recognized as white chocolate day. And what better way to celebrate this day with one of these white chocolate desserts? Pretty much everything out there has a national day and new days come along each year. Each month several food or drink national days and White Chocolate Day is one them! …

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The Best Halloween Recipes – For Great Spook Appeal

October 24 is National Food Day. What better way to celebrate than with this collection of Halloween recipes featuring both sweet and savory ideas, all designed to thrill and chill your friends, family and Halloween party guests. They are the perfect snacks to enjoy for your annual pumpkin carving night, or to bring to a Halloween …

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20 Halloween Sweet Treats – For a Great Party Table

These 20 Halloween sweet treats will be perfect for your Halloween party table and are fun to take to school for a great Halloween snack. Halloween is such a fun time of the year. Both young and young at heart seem to get into the mood when this holiday rolls around. Most are sweet treats, …

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Round up of Christmas Sweet Treats – Holiday Baking Ideas

The holidays are such a fun time in the kitchen and December is a month full of national food holidays.  There are so many occasions when you can bring out your favorite Christmas sweet treats to share with loved ones to a bit of holiday spirit. I’ve compiled a list below of some of the …

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Marshmallow Turkey Cookies for Your Thanksgiving Table

If you love to decorate cookies, this recipe for marshmallow turkey cookies is for you. They are as much fun to make as they are to eat. They make the perfect Thanksgiving sweet treat, because turkeys are one of the six main symbols of Thanksgiving. Having fun with food is one of the neat things …

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10 best Halloween Recipes – Scary and Spooky Treats

Looking for a neat recipe to grace your Halloween party table this year? Why not try one from this list of my best Halloween recipes? Nothing starts a Halloween party off better than spooky drinks, food, decor and music. Any of these ideas would be perfect for your next Halloween party. They are easy to make …

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20+ Chocolate Recipes to Celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day

If you’re a chocolate fan, it’s your lucky day! We’ve compiled 20+ chocolate recipes to celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day. Falling annually on July 28, National Milk Chocolate Day is a great excuse to celebrate milk chocolate! However, we wouldn’t stop you from celebrating it all year long!  Keep reading for ways to observe this …

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Sweet Potato Day (Also known as National Tater Day)

Time for a tater, sweet style!  The first Monday in April is known as Sweet Potato Day. It’s also fondly referred to as National Tater Day. This day is not the only day devoted to sweet potatoes in the lists of national days. February 22 is also celebrated as National Cook a Sweet Potato Day. …

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