National Brandied Fruit Day | Brandy-Soaked Fruit

National Brandied Fruit Day | Brandy-Soaked Fruit

Today is another food holiday where I wonder how the food holiday came to be. Not to say that brandied fruit isn't tasty, because it is, but how does one think, and love it enough, to make it into a national food holiday? Oh well, I'm here to celebrate the food holidays and celebrate I shall do. Brandied fruit is really very simple. I chose to package the fruit into these mason jars and pull them out when I needed a spiked topping for my ice cream. I recommend you do the same because there's perhaps no finer way to wind down after a long day. National Brandied Fruit Day | ...

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South American Clam Chowder via TheFoodiePatootie.com | #seafood #soup #recipe

National Seafood Bisque Day | Chowder Recap

My entire day was ruined by the sickness. My day was as follows: wake up too early, realize I have a bowling bowl in my throat (seriously, I thought I had strep throat, it was so bad), drinks lots of hot tea, swallow a Vitamin C tablet, eat an orange, take a long nap, try to survive my ...

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National Pasta Day | Homemade Chunky Tomato Sauce

National Pasta Day | Homemade Chunky Tomato Sauce

What can I really say about National Pasta Day other than it's bound to be one of my favorite days ever? You can have so much versatility from one pasta dish to another and plus, I'm Italian so basically I was born loving pasta. When it comes to basic red sauces (that are usually anything ...

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National Liqueur Day | Pumpkin Pie Cocktail

National Liqueur Day | Pumpkin Pie Cocktail

Fall is most definitely in the air. Food holidays around this time of year consist of caramel, apples, pumpkin, cinnamon, and the like, basically everything you'd expect. So when National Liqueur Day came around, it made complete sense to do something that was seasonal, and that means ...

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National Roast Pheasant Day | Orange Roast Pheasant

National Roast Pheasant Day | Orange Roast Pheasant

Turns out...roast pheasant is my jam. This thing and I had a kinship as soon as I opened the packaging. I knew he would make for a delicious meal and so I took to calling him sir as I seasoned him with salt and pepper and squeezed an orange over top. The pheasant doesn't need much. ...

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National Dessert Day | Cinnamon Dolce Apples

National Dessert Day | Cinnamon Dolce Apples

You know those times when your recipe just WORKS? When you don't have to tweak it, or you aren't looking for ways to improve it? That's this recipe, courtesy of my husband. He's taken on a big role in our house when it comes to conceptualizing dishes, making them, sometimes styling the ...

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