November 26 – National Cake Day

Hurrah for my favorite food of all time! My first cake of course was a birthday cake, similar to this chocolate confection. I LOVE good cake. The word ‘cake’ comes from the Norse word kaka. I know – that means a whole different thing in Spanish. But it is related to the Germanic word for cook. Of course…

Turkey-Themed Treats

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because there is no gift-giving pressure. Everyone can find something that pleases them at the Thanksgiving table because it’s really all about the food! There was a time when I didn’t really look forward to Thanksgiving, particularly when my husband was deployed overseas, and especially the year my…

National Ice Cream Sundae Day

November 11 is Veterans Day in the USA and I’d like to give a shout out to all living veterans and I hope we remember those veterans who have already passed on. I am a proud spouse of a 20-year veteran of the United States Navy and I will always consider the military as my…

Celebrate with Election Cake!

With the kind of election we are having and the unsavory ways some candidates are trying to get votes, my thoughts turn to a much courteous time when gentle persuasion was the order of the day. Before the day itself, homemakers in New England fired up their ovens to bake election cakes. Bon Appetit has…

November 4: National Candy Day

It seems that as the holidays approach, the holidays involving sweets are also happening. Today is National Candy Day in the United States and there’s no reason why we can’t celebrate, even just a little bit. If it appears that I’m always writing about food holidays, yes, I am but I am endeavoring to write…