Friday, May 29, 2015

National Biscuit Day, In the News, and Enjoy

National Biscuit Day - Today is National Biscuit Day!

In the United Kingdom, the word "biscuit" is used to refer to what we in the United States would call a "cookie."

White flour, commonly used to bake biscuits, is almost instantly metabolized into sugar. Biscuits will quickly spike your blood-sugar level.

Mustard is a common condiment to use on biscuits in the south, especially to accompany ham.

Most biscuit recipes call for a healthy dose of butter in the baking process. Despite this, many people butter their biscuits after they are served as well.

The main difference between biscuits and rolls is the leavening agent. Biscuits use baking soda. Rolls use yeast.

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  • Thursday, May 28, 2015

    National Hamburger Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    National Hamburger Day - Today is National Hamburger Day!

    Nothing says summertime like a big, juicy hamburger. Hamburgers and cheeseburgers have been a staple of the American diet for decades. Americans eat almost 50 billion burgers a year! That is the equivalent of three burgers a week for every person in the United States!

    Although hamburgers originated in Hamburg, Germany, eating a burger on a bun is actually an American tradition. The hamburger as we know it was most likely invented in Seymour, Wisconsin. Each year, the city hosts a hamburger festival called Burger Fest. That is where the world's largest hamburger made its debut in 2001 – it weighed 8,266 pounds!

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  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    National Grape Popsicle Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    National Grape Popsicle Day - Today is National Grape Popsicle Day!

    National Grape Popsicle Day is celebrated on May 27 in the United States. This food holiday commemorates the taste, history and culture of grape-flavored popsicles. Grape popsicles are typically sold with other flavors, including cherry, orange, banana and root beer. They are available in slow melt and sugar-free alternatives as well.

    Grape popsicles are frozen treats which are made using water, a popsicle stick, grape-flavoring (typically Jello or Kool-Aid) and sugar.

    The origins of National Grape Popsicle Day are unknown. The popsicle itself was invented in 1905 by Frank Epperson, who was 11 years old at the time. He accidentally left a mixture of powered soda, water and a stirring stick outside on his porch. It froze over during the night and the next day the "Epsicle" was born.

    Frank introduced the creation to his schoolmates, who instantly loved the treat. When Epperson grew up and had his own kids, they constantly asked for "Pop's 'sicles." In 1923, he applied for a patent on the frozen treat and changed the name to "Popsicles." A few years later, Epperson would sell his invention to the Joe Lowe Company in New York.

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  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    National Blueberry Cheesecake Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    National Blueberry Cheesecake Day - Today is National Blueberry Cheesecake Day!

    Although cheesecake recipes can be traced all the way back to Ancient Greece, the flavored versions we know and love today are a fairly recent innovation. People have come up with all sorts of interesting and unique cheesecake flavors, but today is a celebration of the classic blueberry variety.

    The type of cheese used to make cheesecake has a huge impact on the flavor and texture of this delicious dessert. American cheesecakes are made with cream cheese, Italian cheesecakes are made with ricotta, and German and Polish cheesecakes are made with "quark" cheese, which is a type of curd cheese.

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  • Friday, May 22, 2015

    National Vanilla Pudding Day,In the News, and Enjoy

    National Vanilla Pudding Day - Today is National Vanilla Pudding Day!

    The delicious, creamy pudding we know and love today has been around since the 19th century.

    Most culinary historians agree that our modern recipe evolved from custards, which date back to Ancient Rome.

    Jell-O introduced its first line of instant pudding in the 1950s.

    The advertising campaign announcing the new product promoted it as a "busy-day dessert."

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