Friday, January 30, 2015

National Croissant Day, In the News, and Enjoy

National Croissant Day - Today is National Croissant Day!

Although it is most likely just a myth, the history of the croissant is a colorful tale full of adventure.

In 1683, the Turkish Empire laid siege to Vienna, Austria. The Turks made several attempts to enter the city by force but were unsuccessful.

They decided to dig an underground tunnel. The bakers of Vienna, who worked in the basement storerooms, heard the sound of digging and alerted the army.

The bakers received high honors and thanks for their assistance in outwitting the Turks. In celebration, they baked their bread in the shape of a crescent moon—the symbol of the Ottoman Empire. After the Turks were defeated, it became custom to serve morning coffee with the crescent-shaped pastry!

The legend goes on to say that over a hundred years later, Marie Antoinette (an Austrian Princess who married Louis XVI) introduced the pastry to the French who dubbed it a "croissant."

To celebrate National Croissant Day, warm up a delicious croissant and enjoy it with a generous helping of butter.

In the News - They walk among us!

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  • Thursday, January 29, 2015

    National Corn Chip Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    National Corn Chip Day - Today is National Corn Chip Day!

    National Corn Chip Day celebrates the Corn Chip.>br>
    Fifty years ago, few Americans knew what Corn Chips were.

    Today, most American can not imagine life without corn chips.

    On National Corn Chip Day, enjoy eating one of your favorite corn chips—alone or used for dipping guacamole, salsa, etc., or as a base for nachos.

    Fritos Corn Chips were first marketed in 1961.

    In the News - They walk among us!

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  • Seattle to Fine Residents for Throwing Food in the Garbage
  • Water Company Tells Town Black, Smelly Water Fine to Drink

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  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    National Blueberry Pancake Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    National Blueberry Pancake Day - Today is National Blueberry Pancake Day!

    Blueberry pancakes are a wonderful treat to enjoy any time of the day. They are nutritious enough to eat for breakfast, tasty enough for a mid-day snack, and easy enough to make for dinner.

    To make blueberry pancakes:

  • Mix up a batch of your favorite plain pancake batter.
  • Wash the blueberries, pat them dry, and keep them in a separate bowl.
  • Once you have poured the batter onto the griddle, drop a few blueberries on top.
  • This will ensure that your blueberries are not bruised during the cooking process and will be perfect bursts of flavor when you bite into your pancake.

    Make a delicious batch of pancakes, top them with a little blueberry maple syrup, and celebrate National Blueberry Pancake Day!

    In the News - They walk among us!

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  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    Chocolate Cake Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    Chocolate Cake Day - Today is Chocolate Cake Day!

    On this day, a white or yellow cake will not do.

    It must be chocolate—all chocolate!

    There are three objectives of Chocolate Cake Day: To bake a chocolate cake, to decorate a chocolate cake, and to eat a chocolate cake.
    If you are to busy to bake or decorate a cake, simply eating a chocolate cake will certainly do!

    In the News - They walk among us!

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  • Monday, January 26, 2015

    Peanut Brittle Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    Peanut Brittle Day - Today is Peanut Brittle Day!

    Brittle was one of the first types of candy ever made. Many ancient cultures that had access to molasses, honey, or sugar produced some form of brittle.

    The first peanut brittle recipe appeared in an American cookbook, but the exact origin of the confection is uncertain.

    According to one account, peanut brittle was a Celtic dessert. The Celts covered peanuts in sugar and baked them. This eventually evolved into a caramel bark.

    Peanut brittle can be difficult to make. Most recipes call for a candy thermometer to allow the baker to regulate the exact temperature. The results can be affected by weather. If brittle is made on a humid day it will not hold its shape.

    To celebrate National Peanut Brittle Day, make your own brittle or pick some up at your favorite candy shop!

    In the News - They walk among us!

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  • Brooklyn Teen Arrested for Alleged Facebook Threat to Officers Using Emoji
  • Fleeing Suspect Drives into Prison Parking Lot

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