Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Country Cooking Day, In the News, and Enjoy

Country Cooking Day - Today is Country Cooking Day!

If you love traditional home cooking, Country Cooking Day is the perfect day to try something new. This special day was created to promote simple, healthful home-cooked meals.

You could even try growing some herbs or vegetables in your own garden and then using them in a meal.

For Country Cooking Day, why not try cooking something from scratch? It could be a full meal or something simple.

Try to use simple techniques to really experience traditional styles of cooking.

In the News - They walk among us!

  • Woman Knocked Unconscious by Falling Drone During Seattle’s Pride Parade
  • Modesto Vigilantes Attack Homeless Man After False Facebook Warning Goes Viral
  • Fight over Gumbo Spices Ends in Fatal Stabbing in Florida
  • Amazon Launches One-Hour Delivery in London
  • Dubai to Build World's First 3D Printed Office

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  • Monday, June 29, 2015

    National Almond Buttercrunch Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    National Almond Buttercrunch Day - Today is National Almond Buttercrunch Day!

    This nutty confection became increasingly popular during World War II.

    The candy company Brown & Haley had developed their own recipe for almond buttercrunch a few years earlier, and J.C. Haley, the company's co-founder, had the nutty idea of storing it in tins. He figured that if tins kept his coffee fresh, they’d do the same for his beloved candy.

    The buttercrunch was shipped to soldiers fighting overseas and soon became an international hit. Brown & Haley called it Almond Roca because most of the almonds during that time were exported from Spain, and "roca," the Spanish word for rock, is indicative of the candy's crunchy texture.

    Almond buttercrunch requires only a few ingredients: butter, sugar, salt and almonds. The butter and sugar are melted together to form a toffee, which is then poured over crushed almonds.

    In the News - They walk among us!

  • NASA Cuts Live Video Transmission As Three UFOs Fly Past Earth
  • Italian Priests Conducting Exorcisms to Break "Voodoo Spells"
  • Artificial Intelligence Machine Gets Testy with Its Programmer
  • Honduran Poses As Dentist, Rips out 5 Teeth from Female Victim
  • India's Next Weapon Against Climate Change: Heat-tolerant Dwarf Cow

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  • Friday, June 26, 2015

    Chocolate Pudding Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    Chocolate Pudding Day - Today is Chocolate Pudding Day!

    Dessert puddings can be traced all the way back to the 17th century. During that time, a "pudding" was actually a very moist cake (similar to a modern-day bread pudding or plum pudding).

    The sweet and creamy confection we know and love today emerged in the mid-19th century when an English chemist named Alfred Bird developed an egg-free custard powder.

    This remarkable invention made it very easy to produce a delicious pudding with the perfect consistency.

    Today, pudding is a popular dessert all over the world.

    In the News - They walk among us!

  • Fines Proposed for Those Who Back Cars into Driveways
  • Silicon Valley Housing Crisis: Man Renting Small Tent Near Google for Nearly $1,000 Per Month
  • Hadrian the Robot Bricklayer Can Build a Whole House in Two Days
  • 15 Great White Sharks Spotted Near Santa Cruz; Lifeguard Competition Cancelled
  • Nebraska Woman Attacks Snoring Boyfriend with Crowbar

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  • Thursday, June 25, 2015

    National Strawberry Parfait Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    National Strawberry Parfait Day - Today is National Strawberry Parfait Day!

    Strawberry Parfait Recipe Directions

  • Wash and thinly slice strawberries. Place them in a bowl and sprinkle with 2 -3 teaspoons of sugar if desired.

  • Cut each vanilla cupcake in half horizontally. Place the bottoms of the cupcakes in the bottom of your serving cups.

  • Spoon 1/12 of the strawberries over the cupcake bottoms followed by 1 -2 tablespoons of whipped cream.

  • Place the tops of the cupcakes on top of the whipped cream. Follow with more strawberries and more whipped cream. Top with a strawberry slice and a mint sprig.

    In the News - They walk among us!

  • Many Big Companies Live in Fear for Their Future in Digital Age
  • Texans Wary of Domestic Use of Military
  • NHS to Give Volunteers "Synthetic Blood" Made in Laboratory within Two Years
  • Father-Son Duo Accused of Stealing $72,000 in Health and Beauty Aids
  • NJ Man Stole 35 Guitars through Hole in Storage Unit Roof

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  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    National Pralines Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    National Pralines Day - Today is National Pralines Day!

    Pralines were originally created in France by coating almonds in caramelized sugar. The praline got its name from French soldier and sugar industrialist, Marshal du Plessis-Praslin, as it was his cook who invented it.

    The recipe evolved when French settlers brought the recipe to Louisiana where chefs in New Orleans eventually substituted pecans for almonds and added cream.

    Pralines now come in many flavors and include several different types of nuts.

    In the News - They walk among us!

  • Robot Controlled by Thoughts
  • Mystery as 600 Dogs Jump from "Haunted Suicide Bridge"
  • Mysterious Weather-Changing Machine
  • Naked Couple Arrested In Booze-Fueled Joyride
  • 2.3 Pounds Of Cocaine Found Hidden Inside Fried Fish

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