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Bake Cookies Day

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bake Cookies Day



When: Always December 18th

'Ya gotta just love Bake Cookies Day.........

..... Christmas is for Christians

..... Hanukkah is just for Jews

.... Ramadan is for those of Islamic descent

..... Kwanzaa is for those of African origin

..... Native American Day is for American Indians

But, Bake Cookies Day is for EVERYONE!



Bake Cookies Day comes at an opportune time. It arrives amidst the major December holidays. It serves as a reminder to bake holiday cookies, if you haven't done so already.

People, young and old, celebrate this day by baking their favorite cookies. Make a party of it, and bake cookies in groups with family, friends, kids and grandkids. Don't stop at baking just one kind of cookies. Plan to bake a number of cookies. Try a new recipe, or two, or three, or....

If you bake more than you can eat, good for you! Wrap up gift trays filled with cookies for friends and neighbors. Most cookies freeze well, too.

Important Note: we are very surprised that Bake Cookies Day is not immediately followed by "Eat Cookies Day". We did not even find an Eat Cookies Day. So you can, and should, eat them everyday!.



Origin of Bake Cookies Day:

We did not find any information about the origin of Bake Cookies Day. But, we are forever grateful, that someone was wise enough to create this tasty day!

  
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CRUISEGAL55 12/18/2014 9:44AM

    YES!!! Today is my Bake Cookie Day!
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LORIVIOLA 12/18/2014 8:49AM

    i've never had a bake cookies day. always wanted to. not this year, sadly. I have a cold. i will be save from the EAT COOKIES DAY(s) that will follow!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/18/2014 8:11AM

    Baking them, not eating them, fortunately!

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BARB4HEALTH 12/18/2014 7:28AM

    This came at an opportune time. Was planning to do some baking today in between cleaning, sewing, and decorating. thanks!!! emoticon

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KITT52 12/18/2014 7:12AM

    yum yum....I love cookie day

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National Maple Syrup Day

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

National Maple Syrup Day



Date When Celebrated: Always December 17

National Maple Syrup Day provides us with the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate this delicious American treat. This sweet and unique flavor originated in America. Native American Indians were the first to harvest and boil the sap of the maple tree into a thick syrup.

Watching or participating in a maple sap harvest, or demonstration, is a fun late winter event. They are held in February-March, when the sap is flowing. It is educational for the kids, too. During field demonstrations, some of the sap is boiled down into syrup. Best of all, free samples are often giving, poured over a pancake or vanilla ice cream.

Did you know? Sap of the maple tree, the same sap used to make maple syrup, makes a refreshing drink. Just put it in the refrigerator and pour a drink whenever you want. Or, have a drink as you harvest the sap from the tree!



How do you participate in National Maple Syrup Day? Pour real maple syrup onto your pancakes or waffles. Or, for an evening treat, pour warm maple syrup onto vanilla ice cream.

Please note, make sure you are using maple syrup, not pancake syrup. Unless the ingredients state otherwise, pancake syrup no longer contains maple syrup.(a surprise to many)





Origin of National Maple Syrup Day:
Our extensive research failed to discover any factual content on this very special day. We are more and a bit surprised to see National Maple Syrup Day celebrated in mid-December. We fully expected this day to be celebrated in late winter, when the sap of the maple tree begins to flow.

There was some reference to this as a "National Day". Someone must have decided that all food related holidays should be called "National" days. However, we found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

  
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EDLEAR 12/18/2014 1:53AM

    We use a bit of maple syrup in our morning coffee as a sweetener, so in our home everyday is maple syrup day!

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MARTYLYNN1 12/17/2014 12:33PM

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PLMITCH 12/17/2014 8:32AM

    Maple syrup is the best!!

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CRUISEGAL55 12/17/2014 8:29AM

    Love (real) maple Syrup!! I'm making pancakes for lunch.... after my swim!
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1CRAZYDOG 12/17/2014 5:54AM

    Ah, yes, warm maple syrup on pancakes. Smells and tastes like Sunday breakfasts!

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National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day



Date When Celebrated : Always December 16

Chocolaholics rejoice! Today is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day.

Its a great day to indulge, binge, "pig out", and otherwise consume to excess, your favorite food....chocolate. We believe the timing of this day, during the holiday season, couldn't be better.

Today, we get to enjoy our beloved chocolate by covering something...just about anything... in a generous amount of chocolate. Pour, spread, or drizzle chocolate over cakes, cupcakes, pies, pancakes or waffles, nuts, raisins, even ants (yes, some people actually eat chocolate covered ants!). We will let you decide what is too extreme, and how much is too much, if any.

As chocoloaholics, we shouldn't need any added incentive to enjoy our chocolate. In the giving spirit of the holiday season, make sure to give or share some of your favorite chocolate covered treats today.

Happy National Chocolate Covered Anything Day!!!!



Origin of National Chocolate Covered Anything Day:
Our extensive search failed to discover any factual content on this very special day. It's most likely that a confectioner, or a candy company created this sweet day. Aren't you glad they did!?

There was some reference to this as a "National Day". Someone must have decided that all food related holidays should be called "National" days. However, we found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

  
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PMAY0313 12/17/2014 1:47PM

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EDLEAR 12/17/2014 1:59AM

    sorry to say we celebrate this one most days.

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MARTYLYNN1 12/16/2014 5:10PM

    Sounds like a good day to celebrate.

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CRUISEGAL55 12/16/2014 10:15AM

    Oh WOW... Where to begin? Sticking with the plan... I'll dip fruit. (maybe) emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 12/16/2014 7:48AM

    I'm in!!!

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TWEETYKC00 12/16/2014 7:06AM

    What could be better than this!

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KITT52 12/16/2014 6:41AM

    one of my favorite days....

but I do hold the line at chocolate bacon......hold the bacon please

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BERGBA7 12/16/2014 6:39AM

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fabulous excuse for today's sweet treat!
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PICKIE98 12/16/2014 6:21AM

    MY KIND OF DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Bill of Rights Day

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bill of Rights Day



When : Always December 15

Today is Bill of Rights Day. To Americans, the Bill of Rights are key amendments to the U.S. Constitution, that protect our individual rights.

On March 4, 1789, the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified by the (former)13 colonies, and went into effect. States and individuals were concerned that the Constitution did not properly cover and protect a number of rights of individuals. The Constitution was signed by the original 13 states with the requirement, or understanding, that a Bill of Rights would be created, amending the new U.S. Constitution.

On September 25, 1789, the First Congress of the United States proposed to the state legislatures 12 amendments to the Constitution. 10 of these amendments were added to the Constitution on December 15, 1791.



The Bill of Rights includes these Amendments:

Amendment 1- Freedom of speech, press and religion

Amendment 2 - The right to bear arms

Amendment 3- Protection of homeowners from quartering troops, except during war.

Amendment 4 - Rights and protections against unreasonable search and seizure

Amendment 5 - Rights of due process of law, protection against double jeopardy, self incrimination

Amendment 6 - Rights of a speedy trial by jury of peers and rights of accused

Amendment 7 - Rights to trial by jury in civil cases

Amendment 8 - Protection from cruel and unusual punishment, excessive bail

Amendment 9 - Protection of rights not specified in the Bill of Rights

Amendment 10 - States rights, power of the states



Of the 12 original amendments, which ones were not approved? The original Amendments # 1 and #2 did not pass These dealt with the number of representative to congress, and compensation to representatives. Had they passed, there would be over 6,000 congressman today!!!

On Bill of Rights Day, we hope you celebrate you American Citizenship, and spend a few minutes reflecting upon the freedoms that you enjoy. These freedoms do not exist in many countries of the world.


  
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PLMITCH 12/15/2014 1:50PM

    Thanks for sharing. It has been a LONG time since I read them. May take a few minutes later on to reacquaint myself...

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KITT52 12/15/2014 8:50AM

    interesting facts....

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National Bouillabaisse Day

Sunday, December 14, 2014

National Bouillabaisse Day



When : Always December 14

I think that you will agree with me that this is a somewhat fishy day. It's National Bouillabaisse Day, a day to celebrate a tasty Mediterranean fish stew or soup.

Bouillabaisse is believed to have originated in Marseilles, France. It is extremely popular all around the Mediterranean, and is a specialty in ports across the region.

Bouillabaisse is a fish stew or soup. All agree the fish should be white fillets. Recipes call for variety of fish, including cod, snapper, flounder, halibut, sea bass, monk fish, and more.

Celebrate National Bouillabaisse Day with a cup or bowl or this tasty stew.

Origin of National Bouillabaisse Day:
It appears a little fishy that we found no factual information about this special day. Nor, did we catch or net the creator.......yet. We will continue to troll and fish the internet for the originator and more information.

There was some reference to this as a "National Day". Most food related holidays are called "National". However, we found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

  
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PMAY0313 12/15/2014 11:37PM

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EDLEAR 12/15/2014 1:08AM

    My goodness, this one is tricky. I've always found Bouilliabaisse to be a lot of work, not a spontaneous dish at all. I'll have to plan ahead to celebrate this next year!

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KITT52 12/14/2014 4:08PM

    interesting

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1CRAZYDOG 12/14/2014 11:40AM

    I've had it w/Monk fish. UGLY as sin fish, but oh so tasty!

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