Friday, December 28, 2007
Happy New Years everyone! We all have to agree that New Years is one Holiday that is celebrated all over the world .... so for fun we have listed a few foods that are traditional from around the world. Join us, tell us what food is traditional on your table at New Years. traditional_new_years_food Photo: In the South, there is a tradition: "Eat poor on New Year's Day, eat rich the rest of the year." This is the traditional meal - pork (ham in this case), collard greens, and black-eyed peas with cornbread.
Eating noodles at midnight is customary at Buddhist temples in Japan.
A German/Pennsylvania Dutch tradition is to eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's day for good luck.
Eating pickled herring as the first bite of the New Year brings good luck to those of Polish descent.
In the Philippines, it is important to have food on the table at midnight in order to insure an abundance of food in the upcoming year.
Boiled Cod is a New Year's Eve must in Denmark.
Olie Bollen is a donut-like fritter that is popular in Holland for New Year.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
"National Apple Month is a restricted-fund (financially self-supporting) program of the U.S. Apple Association. Originally founded in 1904 as National Apple Week, it was expanded in 1996 to a three-month promotional window from September through November."
A survey by the American Pie Council and Crisco found that apple pie is the favorite flavor among one out of four Americans, followed by pumpkin, chocolate, lemon meringue, and cherry.
The term "as American as apple pie" traces back to 14th century England. The Pilgrims brought their pie-making skills, along with the apple seeds to America. As the popularity of apple pie spread throughout the nation, the phrase grew to symbolize American prosperity. Source: crisco.com
Another date to remember is December 1st. This is eat a pie day and eat a red apple day.
For more on apples visit http://www.gone-ta-pott.com/National_apple_month.html
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
|Peanut Butter Pumpkins|
This great Photo is by gina64 of flickr.com
Originally uploaded by gina64
Hey.... put this recipe on your Halloween list too! At Halloween you know how everybody is looking for food that has great visual appeal and this is one treat that just perfect for all the fall Holiday's.
Melt one package of Reese's peanut butter chips and mix with a can of vanilla frosting. Add food coloring. Separate a little bit of the dough and color green for stems. Refrigerate for one hour. Roll into balls, score with a knife and squish them a little between thumb and forefinger. Poke holes in top of pumpkin with a toothpick. Make stems from the green dough or use pretzels and stick 'em in the top.
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November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month and humans are not the only ones who love peanut butter! This great photo is by Lampy from flickr.com and has to be one of my favorite squirrel photos. I love squirrels myself and I also enjoy feeding them corn and peanut butter. They absolutelyyyy love it!
Kids craft idea
You can buy dried corn-on-the-cob in the pet section of wal-mart, it is usually located near the bird seed. Or you can buy it at your local lumber store like Home Depot in the Garden Center area. Try spreading the dry corn-on-the-cob with peanut butter then roll it in bird seed and sunflower seeds. Drill a hole through the top of the cob..... tread some wire or string through it so you can hang it from a tree limb. This is so much fun for the kids to do and it's so much fun to watch the squirrels and birds eat it all week long too! It's a great learning experience for everybody.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
November 4 is the official day for National Candy Day. You would think that we had enough of candy since we just finished with Halloween but I thought we could talk about real homemade candy today instead of store bought candy which is what Halloween is mostly about.
If you click on the photo it will take you to the recipe to make lovely homemade Caramels. I enjoy making these myself during Thanksgiving and Christmas both. I just love to see a huge bowl of caramels where the rappers have been hand twisted. It looks fantastic and guys...... this homemade treat is a real memory for kids I assure you. You might want to make it a tradition in your family too.
Do you have a handmade candy recipe? Share it with us guys. I'm ready for a new one to add to my recipe collection.
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Saturday, November 03, 2007
I know many people love this soup but I didn't grow up eating this soup at all. I know your not going to believe this but I ate this soup for the first time when I was about 40 years old. I found a bag of split peas at the grocery store that had a split pea recipe on the back. Well...... I followed the recipe which seemed pretty plain. It was mainly just peas, dried onions and chicken stock. I let it simmer for about 4 hours and it was ready. I thought to myself... hummm, so this is split pea soup?? The greyish green color was a turn off for me and I have to say the taste of my soup was not much better. hahaha! I later found many other split pea recipes that were a lot more colorful and full of other tasty ingredients like carrots, potatoes, onions, celery etc. Now that's more like it!! Read our Article Soups Not Just for Eating
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Friday, November 02, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
what makes a pumpkin smile? A big plate of candy corn, that's what!
Originally uploaded by tamelyn
CANDY CORN TREATS
1/2 c. butter
10 c. Rice Krispies cereal
9 c. miniature marshmallows
2 c. mixture of original candy corn and Indian candy corn
3/4 c. miniature chocolate chips
Yellow and red food colouring
Lightly grease a large baking pan.
Melt butter and marshmallows in medium sauce pan over medium heat; stir until smooth.
In a large bowl, mix cereal, candy corn, and miniature chocolate chips together.
To marshmallow mixture, blend in 2 drops yellow food coloring and 1 drop red food coloring, adding more coloring if necessary to reach an orange shade.
Add marshmallow mixture to cereal mixture; stir quickly to combine. Spread mixture onto the large pan and press with buttered hands. While warm, press the candy pumpkins on top. Let cool; cut into squares.
Monday, October 29, 2007
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Thursday, June 14, 2007
It's June 14th and that means its National Flag Day today.
Celebrate the birthday of the U.S. National flag and hoist it high. Share the pride and the glory of the nation with friends, family and loved ones. Send them cute and patriotic e-cards.
The National Flag Day Foundations mission is to carry on the tradition of the first flag day observance. Here's a the Flag Day fact: President Wilson, on June 14, 1916, issued a proclamation calling for a nation wide observance of Flag Day.
June 14th is also......
Pig Callers Day
US Army Started
Family History Day
Blue's Clues Debuted
International Peace Prayer Day
Pop Goes the Weasel Day
United States Army Created
Sandpaper Invented (1834)
Blood Type Awareness Day
What's In the News
Pepsi Co has unveiled a cucumber-flavoured variant in Japan.
Pepsi Ice Cucumber was released nationwide this week, the company said, and will only be available through the summer.
"I wonder what that's going to taste like?"
This Sunday is Father's Day and I want to wish each and every one of you Dad's out there a Wonderful Father's Day. We have a new page in our website with some great Father's Day facts. Visit it here. A Dad is our first hero, our coach, our support. He is someone we look up to all our lives. On Father's Day don't forget to wish your Dad a great day. Here's a page with some cute FREE e-greeting that you can send over the Internet.
This Sunday is Father's Day and I want to wish each and every one of you Dad's out there a Wonderful Father's Day. We have a new page in our website with some great Father's Day facts. Visit it here.
A Dad is our first hero, our coach, our support. He is someone we look up to all our lives. On Father's Day don't forget to wish your Dad a great day. Here's a page with some cute FREE e-greeting that you can send over the Internet.
Ittie Bittie the cat has been sad for several weeks now because he finally ripped to pieces his favorite gray toy mouse. It's been so funny watching him drag the tail to the body and drop it... then drag the head of the mouse over to the tail and body and drop it. He just stands over them as if by magic they are going to put themselves back together again. He taps on the head and meows..... he taps on the tail and meows. Then he sadly walks away.
We have search high and low for weeks trying to find another gray furry mouse but with no success. We buy other mice for him but he turns his head away sadly as if his best friend left him forever. Wellllll I'm happy to say that Ittie Bittie the cat is now happy happy happy because we finally found a gray furry mouse just like his old one and brought it home to him. He has been playing with it for hours and he is now tuckered out and sleeping. And yes you guessed it.... his favorite gray mouse is sleeping by his side.
June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month.
Please everyone..... if you are thinking of getting a new cat please think about getting one from a shelter. They have been through a lot and really need your love and help. If you go to our website at Gone-ta-pott.com you will find a great shelter link on the left hand side of the page. Each day this link will change with a new picture of an animal that is up for adoption. We love our animals! Please adopt.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
I love roses of all kinds and in fact my Mother even named me Rose. hahaha! Pamela Rose to be exact. The month of June is Rose Month. "Roses... whether in praises of poets, in paintings of artists, or in the hands of lovers, they have always been admired and desired." So why not take this Rose Month to spread the joy and love that awaits in these pretty rose egreetings that you can send to your friends and family to make them feel special. 123greetings has a really pretty list to choose from.
First Hot Air Balloon Flight (1783)
World Environment Day
National Gingerbread Day
National Attitude Day