That's right, it's Bologna Day! Mention bologna in public and you'll probably get at least one person reciting a certain jingle (b-o-l-o-g-n-a). Ever tried grilling bologna? Well, you should! What's your favorite way to use bologna? Favorite style or brand?
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Hey, today is National French Fry Day! Don't worry if this date slipped your memory; it's not too late to eat fries. Here are 16 places around the country that are serving some of the best fries we've ever shoved into our mouths.
True: traditional whoopie pies are not pie at all--rather, they are cake-like cookies with frosting sandwiched in-between. But in the case of the Coconut Cream Whoopie Pie, you can have your cake and eat your pie, too: the rich filling is sort of like a mix between coconut frosting and cream pie filling.
In addition to Pi(e) Day, it's also National Potato Chip Day. A busy day for food holidays apparently! You can easily celebrate with your favorite storebought bag of chips but if you really want to take your greasy fingers to the next level, here are 7 recipes: potato chips from scratch, a creamy onion dip for scoopage, kitchen sink dessert bars, and more.
February 16 is National Almond Day according to the food holiday gods. How will you celebrate? Here are 19 recipes to get you started.
A whole day devoted to peanut butter? It's true. After celebrating National Pie Day yesterday, we're not wasting any time with another food holiday. Here are 20 recipes to inspire you today, from homemade Nutter Butters to peanut butter whoopie pies and an assortment of cookies. Have you celebrated yet today (read: have you eaten peanut butter today)?
In addition to being Martin Luther King Jr. Day, today happens to be "Hot and Spicy Food Day" according to the arbitrary food holiday gods. Why not celebrate with one of these fiery recipes? Spicy soups, spicy sauces, spicy chocolate pie, and plenty more on this list of our 20 favorites.
Peanuts! Get your peanuts here! That's right, it's National Peanut Day according to the SE food holiday calendar and what better way to pay homage to the nut (well, technically a legume) than with these 14 recipes. Or, here's a'nutter (lower-effort) idea—just grab a bag of salted peanuts for a snack tonight.
You either love it or you hate it, but if you're in the former camp, then rice pudding is one of the creamiest, most comforting desserts around. Will rice pudding ever take off like cupcakes and pie? Is there room for gourmet rice pudding? Here are some of our favorite rice puddings to make at home.
In case you didn't already know it, August 10th is both National S'more Day and National Banana Split Day. And in celebration of this momentous day, here's a dessert mash-up which allows you to go above and beyond your civic pastry eating duty: the Banana Split S'more Whoopie Pie.
It combines all of the key flavor points of both the banana split and s'mores, but the delivery is a bit of a curveball: cakey banana-marshmallow cookies are lined with chocolate before sandwiching ice cream flecked with graham cracker bits.
It may sound nutty, but according to our food holiday calendar, today is Grab Some Nuts Day. Everyone, at least everyone who's not allergic, loves a fistful of roasted peanuts at a summer baseball game or a plastic tub full of boiled peanuts to shell on the dock (even if peanuts aren't technically nuts). Or when you're at the bar, some salted cashews and almonds to go with a cold beer, or a bag of GORP (good ol' raisins and peanuts) while on a long hike. Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy nuts.
Maybe every day is Junk Food Day for ya, but according to our food holiday calendar, July 21 is the official holiday. We're not saying you should consume more salts, fats, and sugars today, but if you decide to, here are 16 recipes for homemade twists on the junky classics, like tater tots, Kit Kat bars, and beef jerky.
July's biggest holiday might be the Fourth, but that doesn't mean that it's not worth celebrating every holiday July has to offer—like July 7th, or National Macaroni Day. Here's a roundup of seven of our favorite mac and cheeses to make at home.
Yes, we're serious. July 1 is Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day. Thank you, ice cream industry, or whoever created this happy day! Indulge in one of these 10 inventive, delicious flavors.
How could we miss National Doughnut Day? Of course we wouldn't. The holiday is celebrated on the first Friday of June, a tradition created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor women who served doughnuts to soldiers returning home from World War I. While we've been known to celebrate doughnuts on many other days of the year, we have an extra special excuse today to channel our inner Homer Simpsons today. Here's a collection of our favorites: New Orleans beignets, cider doughnuts, and more.
Wait, Chocolate Chip Day? That is a real thing? Apparently it was yesterday, on May 15. Other sources have suggested it's in August. But as we've concluded before, does it really matter?! The answer: no. In honor of Chocolate Chip Day, whatever day you may be, here's a bunch of recipes for chocolate chip cookies (of course), and other baked goods involving the chips.
April is Grilled Cheese month, and since we're already more than halfway through the month, there's really no time to waste. Grab that loaf and block of cheese, and start melting! Not that you can't celebrate every other day of the year. Here are ten of our favorite takes on the cheese-plus-bread glory.
Today is the most official day to celebrate the Animal Cracker, those somewhere-between-cookies-and-crackers shaped like lions, tigers, and bears (oh my!) and of course, hippos. We want to know: which part do you eat first? The head? Legs? Tail? Elephant trunk or camel hump when applicable?