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June 29th is National Almond Buttercrunch Day

June 29, 2015

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A sweet day is is. Almond lovers rejoice! Today is National Almond Buttercrunch day. Almond Roca is a family favorite! I found a few One 2 Try recipes!

Almond Roca – Buttercrunch Chocolate Candy from Drool Worthy Daily

Dark Chocolate Buttercrunch featured at King Arthur Flour

Almond Hazelnut Buttercrunch Toffee from BS in the Kitchen

Almond Buttercrunch Cookies at Josh Early Candies

Cardamom Nutella Almond Crunch Cookies at Year Round Giving

This one is a little different but very tempting:

Almond Butter Crunch Ice Cream from Noble Pig

I am headed to the store for ingredients to make this ice cream!

Enjoy your day!

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June 27th is National Orange Blossom Day

June 27, 2015

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The sweet smell of Orange Blossom is a refreshing aroma. Today is National Orange Blossom Day. I found several recipes that use Orange Blossom Water which can be found online or possibly at Gourmet food stores.

These recipes are One 2 Try:

Orange Blossom Sable Cookies from Lexi Bites

Orange Blossom Madeleines at Baking a Moment

Pastiera Neapolitan Easter Cake from Mondo Mulia

Orange Blossom Brioche Rolls from Nitha Kitchen

Here is a lovely cake that celebrates Oranges.

Orange Upside Down Cake at Empty Nest Two Plates Full

Enjoy your day!

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June 25th is National Strawberry Parfait Day

June 25, 2015

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Today is the day to honor the luscious layers of creamy goodness with the sweet taste of summer’s strawberry! Parfaits are a lot of fun to make. Check out these One 2 Try recipes:

Strawberry Parfait at Win Win Food

Strawberry and White Chocolate Pudding Parfaits from Recipe Runner

Strawberry Parfaits with Chocolate Angel Food Cake from Imperial Sugar

Strawberry Nutella Cheesecake Parfait at Smart Little Cookie

Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits in a Jar from Two in the Kitchen

Strawberry Chocolate and Whipped Mascarpone Parfaits from Katie at the Kitchen Door

It is also Global Beatles Day! Let it Be!

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June 24th is National Pralines Day

June 24, 2015

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I have a good friend who lives the Cajun way! She is always telling me about the great foods she is making. I hope someday she makes me a batch of the Southern confection Pralines. (hint hint)

I found a few recipes for Pralines and more to celebrate National Pralines Day.

Pecan Pralines at The Suburban Soap Box

Praline Walnuts at Winner Dinners

Chestnut Praline White Chocolate Brownies from Culinary Cool

Praline Rolls at Chattavore

Salted Pecan Praline Milkshake from I’m Not the Nanny

Nutella and Coconut Pralines at Cooking with Manuela

I wish I was headed to New Orleans just for a classic Southern Praline! It is on my bucket list.

Enjoy your day,

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June 22nd is National Chocolate Éclair Day

June 22, 2015

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Who can resist a delicious cream filled chocolate éclair? I know they are my mom’s first choice when she sees them in a bakery. June 22nd is National Chocolate Éclair day and I have found some delightful recipes that are One 2 Try.

Chocolate Eclairs from Birch Tree Baking – a funny story about making them too!

Éclair Cookie Cups made at House of Yumm

Inside Out Chocolate Éclair Cake at Hungry Rabbit

Homemade Banoffee Eclairs (banana and toffee) from Ren Behan

No Bake Chocolate Éclair Cake at Everyday Dishes

Black Forest Eclairs from Figs and Pigs

Whether you make your own or visit a bakery today, grab a decadent Chocolate Éclair!

Enjoy your day!

 

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Today is National Apple Strudel Day

June 17, 2015

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June 17th is National Apple Strudel Day. I remember my mom baking all kinds of things apple. My dad loves the aroma and the flavors of baking apples. I found these interesting recipes sure to be One 2 Try:

Homemade Easy to Make Apple Strudel from Cooking with Manuela

Original Viennese Apple Strudel at Lil Vienna

Apple Strudel Cake from Diethood

Easy Apple Strudel Rolls from Will Cook For Smiles

Crisp Apple Strudels at Thirsty for Tea

I can smell those apples baking now.

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June 16th is National Fudge Day

June 16, 2015

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Oh Fudge! Today has to be the sweetest day ever. It is National Fudge Day. My favorite flavors of fudge are deep chocolate walnut fudge and peanut butter fudge.

I found these fudge recipes that are One 2 Try:

Red White and Blue Fudge from Kleinworth & Co. (great for 4th of July)

Rocky Road Fudge with Boozy Cherries at Confessions of a Chocoholic

Krispie Treat Fudge from Food Fanatic

Starbucks® Mocha Spice Fudge at Young at Heart Mommy

Easy Cookie Dough Fudge from Sugar Spun Run

 

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It is also Cherry Tart Day! I love the sweet cherries now in season.

How about making a Fresh Cherry Tart,  or a Sour Cream Cherry Tart ?

To finish the day if you have had enough sweets, it is also Fresh Veggie Day!

Veggies or Fudge? Veggies or Fudge? These decisions are hard…lol!

Enjoy your day!

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Healthy Nutrition from #GoMacro Review & Giveaway – closed

June 3, 2015

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I am on a mission to improve my health from the inside out. I made a choice almost 2 months ago to transition into a plant based lifestyle.   Everyday I am surprised of the vegetable recipes and meals I can create. I find myself wanting to taste more and more different types of vegetables and beans. I am putting my kitchen skills to work and enjoying every minute of it.

I welcome trying any vegan products. I recently was introduced to GoMacro! The GoMacro MacroBars plant based protein bars are a blend of brown rice, peas mixed with fruits and/or nuts for a delicious treat. There are no strange ingredients. You will be able to pronounce any ingredient in the tasty bars. Absent are salt, and refined sugars. Honestly, I never missed them. I had the chance to taste the eleven flavors of MacroBars courtesy of Gomacro.

While enjoying the GoMacro MacroBars, you are also giving your body important macrobiotics. The bars are USDA Organic, Gluten-Free Certified, Kosher Certified, Non-GMO Project Verified, Vegan Certified, Soy Free & Macrobiotic. Each MacroBar has a unique flavor profile delighting the tastebuds. I am thrilled with the great taste.

Gomacro bars inside

Granola + Coconut

Cherries + Berries

Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

Cashew Caramel

just to name a few!

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My favorite of the flavors is the Sweet Revival Sesame Butter + Dates. The flavor was almost dessert like with the sweetness of the dates adding to the earthy nuttiness of the sesame seed butter. I really enjoyed the Protein Pleasure Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip for a craving ending sweet treat. Banana + Almond Butter is another favorite.

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The GoMacro MacroBars come in two sizes. The GoMacro MacroBar Mini is the perfect size for tossing in my purse for an anytime needed pick me up.  The full size 2.5 oz MacroBar provides lots of organic protein for athletes and busy people on the go!

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Look for GoMacro MacroBars at your favorite health food market. In my area they can be found at Whole Foods Market, Sprouts and REI. If you are having trouble finding the bars, you can place orders directly online! Enjoy browsing the GoMacro website, the beautiful design is filled with lots of information. Right now you can get 40% off online! Visit the GoMacro Shop and enter code “BLOGGER” at checkout for 40% off your first order :).

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Here is your chance to win!

One lucky reader will win an assortment of GoMacro MacroBars Minis

Thank you very much GoMacro!

 

Giveaway ends on 6/15/2015 at 11:59 PM EST. ONE PERSON PER HOUSEHOLD and IP address. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Must be 18 years of age and over. Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Many thanks to GoMacro for providing the review and giveaway product.

Disclosure: No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. Gratis product was received in order to write my honest review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced in any way. Others experience may vary. Terms of Use. Not affiliated with Facebook.

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May 20th is National Pick Strawberries Day

May 20, 2015

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I love passing by the strawberry fields in my area. There are many cute little shops selling the sweet crops right on the spot! We have one with the cutest Strawberry man sign that makes me sing …Strawberries, get your strawberries here, yep every time I see the sign. (drives hubby crazy).

Here are some tasty recipes to make in honor of National Pick Strawberries Day:

Strawberries and Cream Tarts from Seasons and Suppers

Strawberry and Brownie Cookies at Torta Della Figlia

Strawberry Salad Wrap from Love and Zest

Blue Cheese & Strawberry Avocado Toast featured at The Housewife in Training Files

 

It is also National Quiche Lorraine Day

Mini Bacon and Swiss Quiche Lorraines from Gringalicious

 

To top the day off – it is Be A Millionaire Day ….I have always said my millions are just around the corner, I just can’t find the right corner!

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May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Day

May 15, 2015

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Rejoice chocolate lovers! Today is National Chocolate Chip Day. Grab those bags of yummy morsels and get to making something decadent. Make your favorite chocolate chip cookie! These recipes are One 2 Try:

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cupcakes – A Family Feast

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies – Swanky Recipes

Cannoli Ice Cream – Cooking Divine

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cakes – Foodie Foodster

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

Brookie Cookie – Scissors & Sage

Mint Chocolate Chip Truffles – Veggie Balance

 

May 15th is also:

Bike to Work Day – guess it is a good idea after eating those chocolate chip goodies!

Straw Hat Day

Endangered Species Day

Pizza Party Day – Invite the friends over for a pizza this evening! Don’t forget the chocolate chip cookies.

Enjoy your day!

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