It turns out that whiskey is such a beloved spirit, it doesn’t just get a national holiday—it gets a global one! Today we’ll celebrate World Whiskey Day by imbibing one of the most versatile and delicious liquors out there. And, since it wouldn’t be a true holiday without a sweet ending, we’ll put a splash of whiskey in our dessert, too. Cheers to that!
May is National Burger Month, and if there’s someone who knows how to make a great burger, it’s our leading lady Rachael. She creates a brand new unique and delicious burger every single month, and we haven’t met one we didn’t love (and drool over!). So in honor of Rachael of National Burger Month, here are some of our favorite things to happen between two buns.
Whether it’s soft or crunchy, covered in salt or cinnamon sugar, we love a good pretzel. We couldn’t have picked a better day to be National Pretzel Day– today! We have all day to spend whipping up some delicious pretzel recipes. Here are some of our top picks for you:
Soft Pretzels six different ways!
Did you know today is National Cheese Fondue Day? If you’re looking for a way to celebrate (and not to mention, a fun weekend activity), we’ve got you covered in about 3 steps:
1. Make a trip to the grocery store
2. Pick up lots of cheese and fun dippers like bacon, a baguette and crudites
3. Melt cheese in a big pot and dip, dip away!
But if you’re looking for a real recipe, we’ve got one for the traditionalists, one for the heat seekers, one for the trend setters and one for the travel junkies. No matter who you are, you can definitely enjoy cheese fondue today (or any day, really).
A classic Cheese Fondue for the traditionalists
Happy National Waffle Day! In case you haven’t noticed, we are huge fans of waffles around here. They’re more versatile than you might think: you can spin them sweet or savory, serve them as a sandwich vessel, a dessert or a fruit-topped breakfast. So, to truly honor waffles as the culinary art form that they are, we’ll be cooking up these recipes all day. Join us and tag your creations #RRMagFan!
For breakfast: Waffle Squares
Did you know today is National Chili Day? If you’re not on total soup overload, let us give you some great dinner ideas for tonight. These aren’t your average chili recipes, either: They’re smoky, spicy, hearty and tangy in all the right places. So go ahead, celebrate this food holiday that’s perfectly placed during the coldest time of the year.
Happy National Tortilla Chip Day! Although we love a good homemade chip, no tortilla is complete without a delicious bowl of dip to sink it into. While you could just open a jar of salsa or mash up an avocado, why not do this day justice with a cheesy, gooey homemade dip? These four dips will become your tortilla chip’s new BFF.
As if we haven’t gotten our fix of snacks yet (we’re looking at you, Super Bowl Sunday), we’re celebrating our favorite in-between-meal for the next 25 days. What we love most about snacks is how versatile they are: they can be sweet, salty, a combination of both, a light meal, a rich and indulgent treat, crunchy, chewy–and even liquid. So in the name of diversity, here are some of our favorite not-your-average snacks. Happy February!
Spice up snack time with Turkish Trail Mix
Today is National Peanut Day! We love these legumes (yep, they’re not actually a nut!) for their crunch, creaminess and soft flavor that can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. Not to mention they’re also high in protein and healthy fats — and can basically be used in any form (roasted, raw, whole or chopped!). Obviously these babies have tons of potential. To celebrate their special day, whip up one of these recipes that go way beyond the jar.
A sprinkling of chopped peanuts over these Baked Coconut Chili Lime Wings will enhance the marinated coconut flavor — plus, it’ll add a nice buffer from the spicy chili peppers.
You already know that August is National Sandwich Month, but not every sandwich is created equal. According to Yahoo! Search Trend Expert Lauren Whitehouse, these four sandwiches ranked as the month’s most-sought-after: chicken salad sandwich, egg salad sandwich, Reuben sandwich and Monte Cristo. But rather than your average run-of-the-mill sammie, turn things up with some truly unique and delicious recipes. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Say buh-bye to boring chicken salad! These 10 twists will keep your lunch lively
Looking for an exotic egg salad? Try our Curried Egg Salad Sandwiches
Swap out rye bread for potato pancakes in our Latke Reuben
Crunchy bacon and sweet cranberry sauce makes this Turkey & Bacon Monte Cristo so much more decadent than the original
You tell us: What’s your favorite twist on a classic sandwich?