By Arlene Vazquez
National Hard Candy Day, December 19
Don’t hesitate to grab a handful of peppermints and share them with family or friends.
National Fried Shrimp Day, December 21
Americans eat more shrimp than any other seafood.
National Date Nut Bread, December 22
Dates are cultivated for their sweetness. They are a staple food in the Middle East and are originally from Iraq. Several studies have shown that those who consume nuts on regular basis are less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease making this the perfect nutty pastry.
National Pfeffernüsse Day, December 23
These sweet powdered German ginger cookies are made with love and ground nuts, great for Christmas.
National Eggnog Day, December 26
Warm yourself up with some delicious eggnog. Grab some cookies and spend time with your family.
National Pumpkin Pie Day, December 25
Pumpkin pies became a popular addition to Thanksgiving around the seventeenth century. If you don’t want to head out to the store and buy one, make one yourself by mixing pumpkin pulp with eggs, condensed sweet milk, and sugar. Add a little nutmeg, cinnamon, or even clove to your taste!
National Candy Cane Day, December 26
First introduced in the 1900s, these candy sticks are extremely popular during Christmas. Whether you enjoy the original minty classic or those with a twist – such as watermelon, blueberry, Hawaiian punch, or jelly bean – be sure to pick up a candy cane on this day!
National Fruitcake Day, December 27
Fruitcakes were first created in Rome using pomegranate seeds, pine nuts, and barley mash. It began appearing in America during the 1900s. American fruitcakes are most often made with fruits and nuts.
National Bacon Day, December 30
Wake up to bacon and eggs for breakfast on the day before New Years.