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…

Aug. 15: National Lemon Meringue Pie Day

Today we in the U.S. celebrate National Lemon Meringue Pie Day! Lemon meringue happens to be one of my favorite pies. It’s the perfect pie for a hot summer day. I may have mentioned before that when I was young, I wasn’t a big fan of fruit – or pies, for that matter. And I…

Restaurant Review: Hoffbrau Steaks

On my second trip to Dallas last week, I vowed to try a steak because I’m in beef country. I have tried burgers and barbeque so while in the historic district we went to Hoffbrau Steaks. It’s a small down-to-earth place with lots of Western-themed decor. There are a number of pricier steakhouses in the…

National Hamburger Day

America’s best loved sandwich!
It’s a happy coincidence that National Hamburger Day fell on Memorial Day weekend. So fire up the grills and chomp them down!