“Give us this day our daily…..”

There is something special to celebrate, cook and eat everyday. Our “cook the calendar” theme complements our belief that yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future and today is a “gift” from God—and that is why it is called the “present.”  In time, we hope our blog will be filled with daily reminders—if not literally daily bread recipes—of His divine providence. So we count our blessings and “cook the calendar” when we can.

Below is a list of recipes by day (or click on the Categories widget on the sidebar for full posts per month). Click on our Recipes page to see recipes by type (starter, entrees or desserts). This Cook the Calender page is a work in progress as we are gradually building our blog. We will fill in the rest of the dates and add links to the recipes in time. Thanks for your patience and your encouragement!


January National Hot Tea Month Chocolate Earl Grey Cupcakes

Matcha Macarons

Mochi Matcha (Green Tea) Bundt Cake

  National Slow Cooker Month Slow Cooker Thai Chicken
  National Soup Month Carrot Sweet Potato Soup


Leek and Tattie Soup

Won Tons and Soup

January 1 New Year’s Day Baked Poi Mochi

Hoppin’ John

Marsala Veal (2015)

Ube Bibingka

January 2 Feast Day of St. Basil Lakror (Meat Pie)


January 3 Chocolate-Filled Cherry Day Chocolate-Cherry Mice
January 4 National Spaghetti Day Spaghetti alla Carbonara
January 5 National Whipped Cream Day Coconut Whipped Cream
January 6 National Bean Day Fakes Soupa (Greek-Style Lentil Soup)

Garbanzo Beans Soup with Parsley and Parmesan

Lentil Soup

Portuguese Bean Soup

  National Chicken Fried Steak Day Chicken Fried Steak
  Feast Day of the Three Kings (Epiphany) Epiphany Jam Tart

Galette de Rois
(King’s Cake)

  National Shortbread Day Brown Sugar Shortbread Stars

Cheddar-Chive Shortbread

Chocolate Shortbread

Kona Coffee Shortbread

Lemon Shortbread

Millionaire Shortbread

January 7 National Tempura Day Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura
January 8 Elvis Presley’s Birthday Elvis Cupcakes
  English Toffee Day Brickle Drop English Toffee Cookies
January 9 National Apricot Day Li Hing Apricot
January 10 Bittersweet Chocolate Day Bittersweet Chocolate Cheesecake Cups
January 11 National Hot Toddy Day Hot Toddy
January 12 National Curried Chicken Day Chicken Curry Puffs

Curried Chicken Salad and Sandwich

Filipino Chicken Curry

Hawaiian Chicken Curry

Kukul Mas
(Sri Lankan-Style Chicken Curry)

Massaman Chicken Curry (Thai-Style)

Qorma Lawand (Afghani Chicken Curry)

January 13 National Peach Melba Day Easy Peach Melba
January 14 Ratification Day Firecakes
January 15 Strawberry Ice Cream Day No-Churn Strawberry Ice Cream
January 16 National Fig Newton Day Fig Newton Bibles
January 17 Hot Buttered Rum Day Hot Buttered Rum
January 18 St. Margaret of Hungary Paprika Chicken
January 19 National Popcorn Day Hawaiian Hurricane Popcorn
January 20 National Granola Bar Day Granola Bars
  National Cheese Lovers Day Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Cheese Sables with Rosemary Salt

Chipas (Paraguayan Cheese Buns)

Gruyère Cheese Puffs

January 21 Feast Day of St. Agnes Agnesenplätzchen (Cookies)
January 22 National Blonde Brownie Day Blondies
January 23 National Pie Day French Silk Pie

Jell-O Dream Pie

January 24 National Peanut Butter Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
January 25 National Irish Coffee Day Irish Coffee Cupcakes
January 26 Australia Day Damper (Aussie Bush Bread)

Fairy Bread


Shrimp on the Barbie

January 27 National Chocolate Cake Day Chocolate Mug Cake

Flourless Chocolate Cake

January 28 National Blueberry Pancake Day Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes
January 29 National Corn Chips Day Frito Pie
January 30 National Croissant Day Chocolate Croissants
(Pain au Chocolat)
January 31 Eat Brussels Sprouts Day

Natonal Brandy Alexander Day

Brussels Sprouts Soup

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Garlic and Shallots

Brandy Alexander


February Hollywood Awards Season Hollywood Cookies

Oscar Chocolates

  Mardi Gras Season Big Easy King’s CakeCajun Spice Bread

Mardi Gras Bread Pudding

  National Avocado Month Abokado at Condensada (Avocado with Condensed Milk)

Avocado Mushroom Onion Omelet

Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes

  National Canned Food Month Spam Musubi
  National Cherry Month Cherry Almond Scones

Chocolate Cherry Cola Cupcakes

  Presidents’ Day (USA)

(Third Monday of the Month)

Bush Family Mushroom Quiche

Chocolate Cherry Cola Cupcakes

Chicken Fricassee

LBJ Chili (Pedernales River Chili)

Presidential Pasta


  Sweet Potato Month Sweet Potato Pie
  Super Bowl Season Football Coffee Cookies

Rice Krispies Footballs

  Winter Olympics Olympic Medal Cookies
February 1 Baked Alaska Day Baked Alaska with White Chocolate Snowflakes
February 2 Groundhog Day Groundhog Day Cupcakes
February 3 Elmo’s Birthday Elmo Candy

Elmo Cheesecake Pops

Elmo Cupcakes

Elmo Macarons

  Feast Day of St. Blaise Bubenschenkel
(Fry Bread)
February 4 National Homemade Soup Day Butternut Squash Soup

Okroshka (Russian Cold Cucumber Soup)

Tinolang Manok (Filipino Chicken Tinola Soup)

  National Stuffed Mushroom Day Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
February 5 Feast Day of St. Agatha

Lunar New Year (2019)

Le Minni di Sant’Agata

Siu Mai

  World Nutella Day Nutella Brownies

Rocky Road Nutella Treats

February 6 Waitangi Day Kiwi Pavlova
February 7 National Fettuccine Alfredo Day Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo
February 8 National Molasses Bar Day Frosted Molasses Bars
February 9 National Bagel Day

National Pizza Day

Pizza Bagels
February 10 Asian Lunar/Chinese New Year
(Year of the Snake 2013)
Snake Cookies
  National Cream Cheese Brownies Day Cream Cheese Marble Brownies
February 11 Peppermint Patty Day Peppermint Patty Brownies
February 12 Birthdate of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Cake
February 13 National Tortellini Day Tortellini Skewers
February 14 Feast Day of St. Valentine Dark Chocolate Heart Cookies with Fondant Decorations

Guava Macarons

Meringue Kisses

Poulet Saint-Valentin (Chicken)

Stained-Glass Heart Cookies

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Rose Tea Cupcakes

February 15 National Gumdrop Day Gumdrop Cookies
February 16 National Almond Day Almond Float/Tofu
February 17 National Cabbage Day Sesame Choy Sum

Stir-Fried Baby Bok Choy, Shiitake Mushrooms and Tofu

February 18 Feast Day of St. Bernadette of Lourdes (France) [also April 16] Le Tourin d’Ail Doux (French Garlic Soup)
February 19 National Chocolate Mint Day Chocolate Mint Pie

No-Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

February 20 National Cherry Pie Day Cherry Pie Pockets
February 21 National Sticky Bun Day Easy Caramel Sticky Buns
February 22 National Margarita Day Margarita Cupcakes

Texas Margarita Pie

February 23 National Banana Bread Day Banana Bread
February 24 National Tortilla Chip Day Baked Tortilla Chips
February 25 National Chili Day Texas Chili
February 26 National Pistachio Day Pistachio Pudding Cupcakes
February 27 National Strawberries Day Strawberry Macarons

Strawberry Scones

February 28 National Chocolate Soufflé Day Chocolate Soufflés
February 29 Leap Year Day Leap Year Day Cake


March Lent Season Byzantine Spice Cake

(Mexican Bread Pudding)Lilikoi (Passion Fruit) Butter Mochi Cake

Unleavened Bread

  March Madness and

National Corn Dog Day

Mini Corn Dog Muffins
  National Celery Month

Spring Equinox

Celery Soup

Mutekke (Azerbaijani Cardamom Walnut Cookies)

March 1 Feast Day of St. David Leek and Ham Tarts

Leek Pie

Welsh Cakes

March 2 National Banana Cream Pie Day Banana Cream Pie
March 3 National Mulled Wine Day Mulled Wine
March 4 National Pound Cake Day Pound Cake
March 5 National Absinthe Day Absinthe Cake
March 6 Oreo Cookie Birthday Oreo Birthday Cookie Pops
March 7 National Cereal Day Cheerios Bars

Corn Flake Hawaiian Chicken

Rice Krispies Treats

March 8 National Empanada Day Mini Forfar Bridies
March 9 National Crabmeat Day

National Meatball Day

Crab Cakes

Algerian-Style Garlic Meatballs with Chickpeas

March 10 National Blueberry Popover Day Blueberry Popovers
March 11 Johnny Appleseed Day Johnny Appleseed Cake
March 12 Girl Scouts Birthday Original Girl Scout Drop Cookies
March 13 National Breakfast Day

National Chicken Noodle Soup Day

Fruit-Nut Toaster Cakes

Chicken Long Rice

Chicken Noodle Soup

March 14 Pi (π) Day Blueberry Pie

Crack Pie

Whoopie Pie

March 15 National Pears Helene Day Pears Helene
March 16 National Lumpia Day Lumpia
(Filipino Egg Rolls)
March 17 Feast Day of St. Patrick Bailey’s Irish Cream Chocolate Chip CookiesGuinness Beef Stew

Guinness Brownies

Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Frosting

Irish Cream Ice Cream

Irish Oatmeal Cookies

Irish Soda Scones

Shamrock Shake

Shamrock Shortbread Cookies

March 18 National Oatmeal Cookie Day Oatmeal Scotchies
March 19 Feast Day of St. Joseph Pan di San Giuseppe (St. Joseph’s Bread)

Sfinge di San Giuseppe (Cream Puffs of St. Joseph)

March 20 National Proposal Day 

World Macaron Day

Engagement Chicken

Lavender Macarons

Lemon Macarons

March 21 National French Bread Day Baguette
March 22 We Love Broccoli Day Beef Broccoli

Broccoli with Corn, Garlic and Lemon

March 23 National Melba Toast Day Melba Toast
March 24 National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

World Bruschetta Day

Chocolate Raisin-Peanut Clusters


March 25 National Lobster Newberg Day Lobster Newberg
March 26 National Spinach Day Spanakopita
March 27 National Cherry Blososm Festival Cherry Blossom Cake
March 28 National Black Forest Cake Day Black Forest Cake
  National Something-on-a-Stick Day Chicken Satay
March 29 National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day Lemon Chiffon Cake
March 30 Turkey Neck Soup Day Creole Turkey Neck and Cabbage Soup
March 31 National Tater Day Bacon-Wrapped Tater Tots
  National Celery Day Celery Soup


April Easter Season Chocolate Bunny Butts

Easter Nests

Greek Red Easter Eggs

  National Egg Salad Week
(Week After Easter)

Curried Egg Salad Sandwich

April 1 April Fools’ Day and

National Soylent Green Day

Soylent Green Tea Cookies
April 2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day PB&J Sandwich
April 3 National Chocolate Mousse Day Chocolate Tofu Mousse
April 4 International Carrot Day

National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day

Zrodiya Mcharmla (Algerian Carrots)

Chicken Cordon Bleu

April 5 National Caramel Day Alfajores
April 6 National Caramel Popcorn Day Caramel Popcorn
April 7 National Beer Day Hawaiian Beer Bread
  National Coffee Cake Day Lemon Almond Coffee Cake
April 8 National Empanada Day Beef Empanadas (Argentina)

Empanadas (Filipino)

April 9 National Chinese Almond Cookie Day Chinese Almond Cookies
April 10 National Cinnamon Crescent Day Cinnamon-Pecan Crescent Cookies
April 11 Feast Day of St. Stanislaus Mizeria
  HI Cookery Anniversary HI Macs (Chocolate Macarons)

HI Pizza

April 12 National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Jarlsberg Cheese Sandwich

April 13 National Peach Cobbler Day Peach Cobbler
April 14 National Pecan Day Pecan Tassies (Tarts)
April 15 Father Damien Day (Hawaii) Lilikoi Butter
(Passion Fruit Curd)
April 16 National Eggs Benedict Day Eggs Benedict
April 17 Feast Day of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha (Canada) Mohawk Milk Cake
April 18 Animal Crackers Birthday Animal Cracker/Cookie Pie
April 19 National Amaretto Day Amaretto Cupcakes
  National Garlic Day 40-Clove Garlic Chicken

Hawaiian Garlic Chicken

Garlic Garbanzo Soup

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Sugar Snap Peas

Sinangag (Garlic Fried Rice)

April 20 National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day

National Wheat Day

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Bulgar Pilaf

April 21 Birthday of Rome

National Chickpeas Day

In Ovis Apalis
(Boiled Eggs in Pine Nut Sauce)
Saltimbocca alla Romana (Veal Cutlets with Prosciutto and Sage)Chtit’ha Djedj (Algerian Chicken with Chickpeas)
April 22 Earth Day

National Jelly Bean Day

Earth Day Cookies

Jelly Bean Corn Cupcakes

April 23 National Cherry Cheesecake Day Mini Cherry Cheesecakes
April 24 National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day Pigs-in-a-Blanket
(UK and USA versions)
April 25 ANZAC Day ANZAC Biscuits
  Feast Day of St. Mark

National Steak Day

Steak San Marco

Island Grilled Ribeye

April 26 National Pretzel Day Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Pretzel Bars

April 27 Feast Day of St. Zita No-Knead Bread
April 28 National Blueberry Pie Day Blueberry Pie Pockets
April 29 National Shrimp Scampi Day Shrimp Scampi
  Royal Wedding Date of Prince William and Catherine Middleton Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Coronation Chicken Tea Sandwiches

Royal Scones

April 30 National Oatmeal Cookie Day Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


May National Barbecue Month Hawaiian BBQ Chicken
  National Basketball Association (NBA) Playoffs Orange (Basketball) Macarons with Triple Sec Chocolate Ganache
  National Beef Month Beef Burgundy

Meat Jun (Korean Meat Pancakes)

Sweet and Sour Beef Stew

  National Egg Month Scotch Eggs
  National Salad Month

National Strawberry Month

Asian-Style Shrimp Salad with Sesame Seed Vinaigrette

Azerbaijan Salad

Kachumbari (Kenyan Tomato and Onion Salad)

Salata (Afghani Salad)

Strawberry Salad with Balsamic-Yogurt Dressing

Waldorf Salad

May 1 Feast Day of St. Joseph the Worker Pappardelle di San Giuseppe (Pasta Dessert)
National Butter Day Boterkoek (Dutch Butter Cake)

Butter (Homemade)

May 2 National Truffles Day Brigadeiros (Brazilian Chocolate Truffles)

Avocado Truffles

May 3 National Chocolate Custard Day Chocolate Custard Cups
May 4 Greenery Day (Japan)

Star Wars Day

Midori Cake

Bantha Milk

Boba (Fett) Tea

Pretzel Lightsabers

Princess Leia’s Danish ‘Do’s

Rey’s Portion Bread

May 5 Cinco de Mayo Cactus Meringue Cookies

Carnitas de Puerco

Ceviche Shrimp and Mango

Chicken Mole

Pico de Gallo

May 6 Coronation of King Charles III

National Crepes Suzette Day

Coronation Aubergine

Crepes Suzy

May 7 Founding of the City of New Orleans, Louisiana Beignets
May 8 Have a Coke Day Coca-Cola Glazed Baby Back Ribs
  National Coconut Cream Pie Day Buko Pie

Mini Haupia Pies

May 9 National Butterscotch Brownies Day Butterscotch Chips Blondies
May 10 Feast Day of St. Damien Molokai Sweet Potato Palau
  National Shrimp Day Honey Walnut Shrimp
May 11 National Mocha Torte Day Mocha Brownie Torte Cake
May 12 National Nutty Fudge Day Vanilla-Macadamia Nut Fudge
May 13 International Hummus Day

National Fruit Cocktail Day


Fruit Cocktail Cream

Macedonia di Frutta (Italian Fruit Cocktail)

May 14 National Buttermilk Biscuit Day Buttermilk Biscuits
May 15 National Chocolate Chip Day Chocolate Chip Crème de Cacao Cake
May 16 National Barbecue Day Char Siu (Chinese Barbecue Pork)
May 17 National Cherry Cobbler Day Cherry Dump Cobbler
May 18 National Cheese Soufflé Day Cheese Soufflé
May 19 Royal Wedding Date of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

National Devil’s Food Cake Day

Lemon Elderflower Cake

Devil’s Food Cake

May 20 National Quiche Lorraine Day Quiche Lorraine
  Pick Strawberries Day Strawberry Daiquiri Cupcakes
May 21 Death Date of the Great Montrose Montrose Tea Cakes
  Movie Release Date of “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: Yoda Soda
  National Strawberries and Cream Day Strawberries and Cream Protein Shake
May 22 National Vanilla Pudding Day Vanilla Pudding
May 23 National Taffy Day Taffy Apple Cupcakes
May 24 Queen Victoria’s Birthday Queen of Puddings
May 25 Movie Premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

National Wine Day

Han Solo Carbonite Cookies

Port Wine Chicken

May 26 National Blueberry Cheesecake Day Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes
May 27 National Grape Popsicle Day Grape Protein Popsicles
May 28 National Brisket Day Slow Cooker Brisket
May 29 National Coq Au Vin Day

National Biscuit Day

Coq Au Vin (Chicken in Wine)

Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits

May 30 National Scones Day Bacon Cheddar Scallion Scones

Candied Orange Peel and Golden Raisins Scones

Cinnamon Chip Scones

Cranberry Scones

Currant Scones

Double Ginger Scones

Lavender Lemon Scones

Orange Ginger Scones

Sundried Tomato, Basil and Feta Cheese Scones

May 31 National Macaroon Day Coconut Macaroons


June Graduation Season Graduation Cookie or Candy Caps and Fondant Diplomas
  National Dairy Month Firni (Afghani Milk Pudding)Muhallebi (Iraqi Milk Pudding)

Tres Leches Cake

  National Fruit and Veggies

MonthNational Lemon Month

National Mango Month

Bublanina (Czech “Bubble” Cake)

Kotopoulo Skorthato (Greek Lemon Chicken)

Mango Cake

Mango Kulfi

  National Okra Month Fungee

Oven Roasted Okra

  National Papaya Month Papaya Macarons

Papaya Seed Salad Dressing

  National Steak Month Chimichurri Steak

Teriyaki Steak

June 1 National Hazelnut Cake Day Frangelico Chocolate Cupcakes
June 2 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II English Queen Cakes
  National Rocky Road Day Homemade Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Cake

Rocky Road Cake Truffles

June 3 National Egg Day Omelet Muffins

Tortang Talong (Eggplant Omelet)

June 4 National Frozen Yogurt Day Frozen Yogurt Probiotic Popsicles
June 5 National Gingerbread Day

National Sausage Roll Day


Scottish Sausage Rolls

June 6 National Applesauce Cake Day Applesauce Cupcakes
June 7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream
June 8 World Oceans Day Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp (Shrimp Truck-Style)
June 9 National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
June 10 Herbs and Spices Day Chicken Oreganata

Herbs and Spices Oven Roasted Potatoes

Herbs de Provence Sables

  National Iced Tea Day Maui Lavender-Mint Iced Tea
June 11 National German Chocolate Cake Day German Chocolate Cake
June 12 International Cachaça Day Batida de Mango (Cocktail)
  National Peanut Butter Cookie Day Peanut Butter Cookies
June 13 Feast Day of St. Anthony of Padua Pain Perdu (French Toast)
June 14 Battle of Marengo Chicken Marengo
  National Cucumber Day Cucumber-Cilantro Raita

Sunomomo (Japanese Cucumber Salad)

  U.S. Flag Day American Flag Cake (Gelatin Poke Cake)
June 15 National Lobster Day Maine Lobster
June 16 National Fudge Day Texas Fudge Sheet Cake
June 17 National Apple Strudel Day Easy Apple Strudel
June 18 International Sushi Day Dessert Sushi
June 19 Juneteenth

National Dry Martini Day (James Bond)

Tea Cakes

Dry Martini

June 20 National Vanilla Milkshake Day Lactose-Free Vanilla Milkshake
June 21 Birth Date of Bonnie Dundee Dundee Beef Stew
  Midsommar (Summer Solstice) Swedish Visiting Cake
  National Peaches and Cream Day Peach Schnapps and Cream Cake
June 22 National Onion Rings Day Beer-Battered Onion Rings
June 23 National Pecan Sandy Day Pecan Sandies
June 24 Feast Day of St. John the Baptist Chicken St. John

Honig-Johannisbrot Laib (Bread)

June 25 National Strawberry Parfait Day Strawberry Parfait
June 26 Natioanal Chocolate Pudding Day Pudín de chocolate (Mexican)
June 27 National Orange Blossom Day Hawaiian Orange Blossom (Cocktail)
June 28 National Tapioca Day Tapioca Custard Cake (Cassava Flan Bibingka)
June 29 Feast Day of Sts. Peter and Paul St. Peter’s Fish with Herbs
June 30 Movie Premiere of “”Despicable Me 3” Minion Milano Cookies
  National Ice Cream Soda Day Ice Cream Soda


July Lebanese Tabbouleh Day
(First Saturday in July)National Berry Month
Quinoa Tabbouleh


Raspberry Clafoutis

Raspberry Oat Scones

  National Blueberry Month Blueberry Clafoutis

Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberry Scones

  National Ice Cream Month

World Kebab Day

Bastani (Persian Ice Cream)

Neapolitan Ice Cream Macarons

No-Churn Blueberry Ice Cream

No-Churn Lilikoi (Passion Fruit) Ice Cream

No-Churn Matcha (Green Tea) Ice Cream

No-Churn Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Lula Kebabs

July 1 Canada Day Beaver Tail (Cocktail Drink)

Butter Tart Squares

Ketchup Cupcakes

Nanaimo Bars

  Royal Wedding Date of Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock Monaco (Cocktail Drink)
July 2 National Anisette Day Anisette Cookies
July 3 Eat Beans Day Edamame (Soybeans)
  National Chocolate Wafer Day Chocolate Wafers
July 4 National Barbecued Spareribs Day Baby Back Ribs with Honey BBQ Sauce
  Filipino-American Friendship Day Loslos (Deep Fried Pork Ribs)
  U.S. Independence Day Patriotic Broken Glass Jell-O

Patriotic Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Red, White and Blue Strawberries

July 5 Birthdate of Reverend Sylvester Graham Graham Crackers
July 6 National Fried Chicken Day Mochiko Chicken

Oven-Fried Chicken

Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken

July 7 Chocolate Day Carob Cupcakes
July 8 National Chocolate with Almonds Day

National Blueberry Day

Chocolate Almond Liqueur Cake

Blueberry Scones

July 9 National Sugar Cookie Day Sugar Cookies
July 10 Movie Premiere of “The Minions” Minion Cupcakes
  National Pina Colada Day Pina Colada Macarons
July 11 National Blueberry Muffin Day Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins in a Mug

July 12 Eat Your Jell-O Day Haupia (Coconut Jell-O)
  National Pecan Pie Day Caramel Pecan Delight Pie

Pecan Pie

July 13 National French Fries Day French Fries
July 14 Feast Day of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha (USA) Paganens (Soup)
  Macaroni Day Hawaii Mac Salad

Island-Style Chicken Mac Salad

  National Grand Marnier Day Chocolate Grand Marnier Cake
July 15 National Tapioca Pudding Day Coconut Tapioca Pudding
July 16 National Corn Fritters Day  Corn Fritters
July 17 National Peach Ice Cream Day No-Churn Peach Ice Cream
July 18 National Caviar Day Texas Caviar
July 19 National Daiquiri Day Strawberry Daiquiri
July 20 Feast Day of St. Margaret of Antioch

National Moon Day

Margariten Lebkuchen (Spice Cake)

Moon Landing Cake

  National Hot Dog Day Coney Island and Chicago Hot Dogs
July 21 National Ice Cream Day No-Churn Butter Pecan Ice Cream
July 22 Feast Day of St. Mary Magdalen

National Mango Day



Magdalenenstriezeln (Cookies)

Mango Bread

July 23 National Vanilla Ice Cream Day No-Churn Vanilla Ice Cream
July 24 National Tequila Day Tequila Sunrise
July 25 Feast Day of St. James the Greater St. Iago Pork Chops

Tarta de Santiago (St. James Almond Cake)

July 26 Feast Day of St. Anne  Crème Sainte-Anne
  National Coffee Milkshake Day  Vietnamese Coffee Milkshake
July 27 National Crème Brulee Day

National Scotch Whisky Day

Easy Crème Brulee

Scotch and Soda

July 28 National Milk Chocolate Day

Peru Independence Day

Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peruvian Roast Chicken

July 29 Feast Day of St. Martha Pumpkin Pie St. Martha
July 30 National Cheesecake Day Japanese Cheesecake

Kona Coffee Cheesecake

Sopaipilla Cheesecake

July 31 Feast Day of St. Ignatius Ignacio (Almond Cake)


August Back to School Back-to-School Cupcakes
  National Apple Week (second week) Apple Nut and Spice Cupcakes
August 1 National Raspberry Cream Pie Day Chilled Raspberry Cream Pie
August 2 National Ice Cream Sandwich Day Ice Cream Sandwiches
August 3 National Watermelon Day Watermelon Agua Fresca (Drink)
August 4 National Lasagna Day Lasagna
August 5 National Oyster Day Baby Bok Choy with Oyster Sauce
August 6 National Root Beer Float Day Root Beer Float
August 7 National Barbecue Day Kalbi (Korean BBQ Shortribs)
August 8 National Zucchini Day Teppanyaki-Style Zucchini, Onions and Yellow Squash
August 9 National Rice Pudding Day Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding)
August 10 Feast Day of St. Lawrence St. Lawrence Fried Fish
August 11 Feast Day of St. Clare

National Fufu Day

Pasteis de Santa Clara (Turnovers)

Cornmeal Fufu (Ugali)

August 12 National Julienne Fries Day Julienne Sweet Potato Fries
August 13 National Filet Mignon Day Filet Mignon
August 14 National Creamsicle Day Creamsicle Cocktail
August 15 National Lemon Meringue Pie Day Lemon Meringue Tarts
August 16 Feast Day of St. Roch St. Roch’s Fingers
  National Rum Day Bacardi Rum Cake

Rum Macarons

August 17 National Vanilla Custard Day Leche Flan
August 18 National Ice Cream Pie Day Hula Pie
August 19 National Potato Day Austrian Potato Bacon Hash

German Potato Salad

August 20 Feast Day of St. Philibert Filbert Cake with Frangelico Dobash Frosting
  National Lemonade Day Lemonade Cake
August 21 National Pecan Torte Day

National Spumoni Day

Solar Eclipse 2017

Fudge Pecan Torte


Solar Eclipse Sugar Cookies

August 22 Feast of the Queenship of Mary

National Bao Day

Mary Queen of Heaven Cake

Baked Bao

Char Siu Bao/Manapua

August 23 National Sponge Cake Day Matcha Kasutera (Castella) – Green Tea Sponge Cake
August 24 National Peach Pie Day Peach Pie Hats
August 25 National Whiskey Sour Day Whiskey Sour
August 26 National Cherry Popsicle Day Black Cherry Sparkling Ice Pops
August 27 National Banana Lovers Day Banana Lumpia (Egg Rolls)

Banana Pancakes

Banana Peanut Butter Brownies

August 28 National Cherry Turnover Day Cherry Turnovers
August 29 Chop Suey Day Chicken Chop Suey
August 30 National Toasted Marshmallow Day Campfire Cupcakes with Mini Toasted Marshmallows
August 31 National Trail Mix Day Hawaii 5-0 Trail Mix


September National Apple Months
Apple Butter Muffins

Apple Cheddar Bacon Mini Pies

Apple Chicken Patties

Apple Pie Egg Rolls

Apple Roses

Applesauce Spice Mini Bundt Cakes

  National Bacon Day Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts
  National Chicken Month

National Poultry Month

3-Cup Chicken (Taiwanese)

Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Baked Sesame Chicken Wings

Baked Teriyaki Chicken

Chicken Marbella

Honey-Orange Glazed Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken

Marsala Chicken

Muamba de Galinha (Angola Chicken Stew)

One-Pan Baked Paprika Chicken with Vegetables and Herbs

Shoyu (Soy Sauce) Chicken

  National Rice Month AranciniBiryani ChickenKabuli Pulao (Afghani Rice Pilaf)Eneksa Agaga (Micronesian Red Rice)

Khao Pad (Thai Fried Rice)

Plov (Azerbaijani Layered Rice Pilaf)

Pulut Hitam

Side Street Inn-Style Fried Rice

Spam Fried Rice

September 1 National Cherry Popover Day Cherry Popovers
September 2 National Grits For Breakfast Day

World Coconut Day

Fried Grits Cake

Buko Pandan Salad

Cocada Amarela (Angola Coconut Dessert)

No-Church Coconut Ice Cream

September 3 National Welsh Rarebit Day Welsh Rarebit
September 4 National Macadamia Nut Day Macadamia Nut White Chocolate Chip Cookies
September 5 National Cheese Pizza Day Easy Cheesy Pizza Pockets
September 6 National Coffee Ice Cream Day No-Churn Kona Coffee Ice Cream
September 7 Brazilian Independence Day Pão de Queijo (Cheese Bread)
  Feast Day of St. Cloud Veal Cutlets St. Cloud
  National Acorn Squash Day Candied Acorn Squash
September 8 National Date Nut Bread Day Date Nut Spice Bread
September 9 National Wienerschnitzel Day Wienerschnitzel (Breaded Pork Cutlets)
September 10 Feast Day of St. Theodard of Maastritch Bitterballen (Dutch Meatballs
September 11 National Hot Cross Buns Day  Hot Cross Buns
September 12 Feast Day of the Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mystical Rosette Ombre Cake

St. Mary’s Chicken

Stella Maris Cake (Mary, Star of the Sea Cake)

  National Chocolate Milkshake Day Chocolate Milkshake Power Drink
September 13 National Peanut Day Boiled Peanuts

West African Shrimp in Peanut Sauce

September 14 Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
(Holyrood Day)
Almond Cross Cookies
September 15 Hispanic Heritage Month Chocoflan
  National Linguine Day Linguine Shrimp with Garlic Cream Sauce
September 16 Feast Day of St. Ninian St. Ninian’s Gingery Muffins
September 17 National Apple Dumpling Day  Apple Dumplings
September 18 Tiffany & Co. founded in 1837 Tiffany Macarons

Tiffany Box Petit Fours

September 19 Feast Day of St. Januarius (Gennaro) Chicken San Gennaro
  National Butterscotch Pudding Day Butterscotch Pudding
September 20 National Fried Rice Day

National Rum Punch Day

Shrimp Fried RiceRum Punch
September 21 International Banana Festival Plátanos Fritos (Fried Plantains)
  Pecan Cookie Day Butter Pecan Cookies
September 22 Feast Day of St. Maurice Curried Veal St. Moritz
September 23 Autumn Equinox

National White Chocolate Day

Maple Leaf Cookies

White Chocolate Cheesecake

September 24 National Cherries Jubilee Day Cherries Jubilee Cookies
September 25 National Crab Newburg Day Crab Newburg
  National Eggplant Day Melanzane Arristote (Sicilian-Style Grilled Eggplant)

Spicy Garlic Eggplant

  National Dumpling Day Potstickers (Pork Dumplings)
September 26 (Inter)National Pancake Day Dan Bing (Taiwanese Egg Pancakes)

Dutch Baby

Poi (Taro) Pancakes

September 27 National Corned Beef Hash Day Corned Beef Hash Patties

Island-Style Corned Beef Hash

September 28 National Strawberry Cream Pie Day Mini Strawberry Cream Pies
September 29 Inter/National Coffee Day Coffee and Nut Cookies

Dalgona (Whipped) Coffee

Espresso Bread

Kona Coffee Cupcakes

Kona Coffee Liqueur Ice Cream

Triple Espresso Brownies

September 30 National Hot Mulled Cider Day Hot Mulled Cider


October National Dessert Month Brac de Gitano (Andorra Cake Cream Roll)


  National Pizza Month Mini Pepperoni Pizzas
  National Pork Month Filipino BBQ Pork SticksInihaw Na Liempo (Filipino Grilled Pork Belly)

Pork Adobo

Kalua Pua’a (Hawaiian Pulled Pork)

Sweet and Sour Pork

Thit Heo Nuong Xa (Lemon Grass Pork Chops)

  National Sausage Month Sausage Cheese Spirals
  National Seafood Month Furikake Mahi Mahi

Halibut with Garlic-Lime-Cilantro Topping

Misoyaki Butterfish

  Oktoberfest Beer and Sauerkraut Fudge Cupcakes
October 1 Homemade Cookies Day Arare (Japanese Rice Cracker) Cookies
October 2 World Farm Animals Day Sinigang na Baboy (Pork Ribs in Tamarind Soup)
October 3 National Kale Day

National Soft Taco Day

Kale Parmesan Chips

Brisket Soft Tacos

October 4 National Taco Day Tacos
October 5 National Apple Betty Day Apple Brown Betty
October 6 National Noodle Day Chapchae

Pancit Bihon Guisado

Somen Salad

October 7 National Frappe Day Mocha Frappuccino
October 8 National Fluffernutter Day Fluffernutter Sandwich
  National Pierogi Day Pierogi/Vareniki
October 9 Feast Day of St. Denis St. Denis Turnovers
October 10 National Angel Food Cake Day Angel Food Cake
  National Cake Decorating Day Coronavirus Cake

Lemon Buttermilk Poppy Seed Cake with Fondant Daisy Flowers

Petal Cake

Ruffle Cake

Toilet Paper Cake

October 11 National Sausage Pizza Day Mini Italian Sausage Pizzas
October 12 Feast Day of St. Wilfrid

Royal Wedding Date of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank

Wilfra Apple Cake

Scotch Pancakes (Drop Scones)

October 13 National M&M Day M&M Cookies

M&M Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

National Yorkshire Pudding Day Yorkshire Pudding and Roast Beef and Potatoes
October 14 Feast Day of St. Menehould Poulet à Sainte-Ménehould

(St. Menehould Chicken)

  National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day

National Dessert Day


Perok (Armenian Apricot Jam Cake)

October 15 Feast Day of St. Teresa of Avila

National Mushroom Day

Pan de Santa Teresa

(St. Teresa’s Bread)

Baked Portabella Mushrooms

Portabella Omelet

October 16 National Liqueur Day Amarula Cake

Chambord (Raspberry Liqueur) Macarons

October 17 National Pasta Day Shrimp, Tomato and Basil Pasta
October 18 Meatloaf Appreciation Day Meatloaf
  National Chocolate Cupcake Day Chocolate Cupcakes with Fondant Flowers

Poop Emoji Cupcakes

October 19 National Seafood Bisque Day Seafood Bisque
October 20 National Brandied Fruit Day Brandied Tropical Fruit Compote
October 21 National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
October 22 National Nut Day Macadamia Nut Tarts
October 23 National Boston Cream Pie Day Boston Cream Pie
October 24 National Bologna Day Bologna Sandwich
October 25 National Greasy Foods Day Deep Fried Oreos and Twinkies
October 26 National Pumpkin Day Chocolate-Pumpkin Spice Cake

Kabocha (Japanese Pumpkin) Salad

Pumpkin Butterscotch Chips Cookies

Pumpkin Butterscotch Chips Muffins

Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Muffins and Cake

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Pie Spice Rice Krispies Treats

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Spiced Pumpkin Soup

October 27 National Potato Day Aloo Tikki (Potato Cutlets)
October 28 National Chocolate Day Mexican Chocolate Mini Pound Cakes
October 29 National Oatmeal Day Scottish Oatmeal Cakes
October 30 National Candy Corn Day Candy Corn Sugar Cookies
October 31 Halloween Apple SmilesBandage Cookies

Brain Gelatin

Devil Cake Pops


Freaky Finger Cookies

Ghost Peeps Cupcakes

Mashed Potato Ghosts

Meringue Ghosts

Meringue Skeleton Bones

Pumpkin Cake Pops

Raw Meat Rice Krispies

Vampire Bite Cookies

Vampire Bite Cupcakes

Walnut Brain Candy Skulls


November Elections (U.S.A.) Barbara Bush Cookies

Obama vs. Romney Cookies 2012

Trump vs. Clinton Cookies 2016

Trump vs. Biden Cookies 2020

Senate Bean Soup

  Thanksgiving (movable feast) Oreo Turkey Cookies

Thanksgiving Turkey

Turkey Jook (Congee/Porridge)

Turkey Tails

November 1 National Vinegar Day Suka Pipino

(Vinegar Cucumbers)

November 2 All Souls Day

Cookie Monster’s Birthday

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) CookiesSugar Skulls

Cookie Monster Cupcakes

  National Deviled Eggs Day Curried Devil’s Eggs
November 3 Feast Day of St. Hubert Wildschweingulasch Sankt Hubertus

(Pork Goulash)

  National Sandwich Day Tuna Fish Sandwich
November 4 Feast Day of St. Charles Borromeo Chimichangas San Carlos
November 5 Guy Fawkes Night/Bonfire Night Parkin Cake
November 6 National Nachos Day Dessert Nachos


November 7 Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day Bittersweet Chocolate Almond Liqueur Tart
November 8 National Cappuccino Day Cappuccino Cupcakes
November 9 National Greek Yogurt Day Yaourtopita (Orange Greek Yogurt Cake)
November 10 National Vanilla Cupcakes Day Tahitian Vanilla Cupcakes
November 11 Feast Day of St. Martin

Remembrance Day

Crabmeat St. Martin

Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes

November 12 Feast Day of Saint Josaphat Kuntsevych (Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church) Kotlety (Ukrainian Ground Meat Patties)
November 13 National Indian Pudding Day Indian Pudding
November 14 National Guacamole Day Guacamole
November 15 National Bundt Pan Day Tunnel of Fudge Cake
November 16 Feast Day of St. Margaret of Scotland Empire Biscuits
November 17 Life Day from “The Star Wars Holiday Special” Wookiee Cookies
  National Homemade Bread Day Corn and Rice Bread (Angola)Fa’apapa (Samoan Coconut Bread)

Pão Doce (Portuguese Sweet Bread)

Poi (Taro) Bread

Khobz el Dar (Algerian Semolina Sesame Bread)

Smoky Almond Bread

Tomato Basil Bread

  Mickey Mouse’s Birthday Mickey Mouse Oreo Cookie Pops
November 18 National Vichyssoise Day Vichyssoise (Leek and Potato Soup)
November 19 Discovery of Puerto Rico Pernil (Puerto Rican Slow-Roasted Pork)
November 20 National Peanut Butter Fudge Day Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
November 21 National Gingerbread Day Gingerbread Macarons
November 22 National Cashew Day Cashew Chicken
November 23 Eat a Cranberry Day Cranberry Vanilla Kefir Quick Bread

Morning-After Cranberry Sauce Muffins

November 24 Vietnamese Martyrs Day Silken Tofu in Ginger Syrup
November 25 Feast Day of St. Catherine St. Catherine Wheel Cookies
November 26 National Cake Day Basbousa (Semolina Honey Cake)

Guava Chiffon Cake

Pandan Sponge Cake

November 27 National Bavarian Cream Pie Chocolate Bavarian Cream Pie
November 28 National French Toast Day French Toast Casserole

Hawaiian Bread French Toast

November 29 National Lemon Cream Pie Day Lemon Cream Pie
November 30 Feast Day of St. Andrew St. Andrew’s Fruit Cup


December National Fruitcake Month Mini Fruitcake Loaves
December 1 National Pie Day Buttermilk Pie

Chocolate Haupia Pie

December 2 Feast Day of St. Bibiana Coconut-Lime Matcha Hangover Helper
December 3 National Apple Pie Day Apple Pie
December 4 Feast Day of St. Barbara Barbarakuchen
  National Cookie Day Algerian Sablés

Aloha Cookies

Benne Wafers

Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Molasses Cookies

Snow Gentlemen and Snowflake Cookies

Triple Chocolate Macadamia Nut Kisses Cookies

Pan de Polvo

December 5 National Sacher Torte Day Sacher Torte
December 6 Feast Day of St. Nicholas St. Nick Nutter Butters

St. Nikolaas Koekjes

Strawberry Santas

December 7 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Pearl Harbor Cocktail
December 8 National Brownie Day Basic Brownies

Hemp Chocolate Candy Bar Brownies

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Brownie Pops

December 9 National Pastry Day Dokeyanas/Pets de Sœurs
December 10 National Lager Day Lager Chicken Wings
December 11 National Noodle Ring Day Pecan Noodle Kugel
December 12 National Cocoa Day Mexican Hot Chocolate
December 13 Feast Day of St. Lucy

National Beef Stew Day

Santa Lucia Leves (Soup)

Rindsgulasch (Austrian Beef Stew)

December 14 National Biscuits and Gravy Day Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
December 15 National Cupcake Day Black Russian Cupcakes

Pineapple-Plumeria Cupcakes

December 16 National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day Chocolate-Covered Macadamia Nuts
December 17 National Maple Syrup Day Candied Maple Bacon

Maple Glazed Chicken

Maple Glazed Ribs

December 18 National “I Love Honey” Day Heather Honey Scones
December 19 National Oatmeal Muffin Day Oatmeal Raisin Banana Muffins
December 20 National Fried Shrimp Day Firecracker Shrimp

Fried Shrimp Balls

Fried Shrimp Dumplings

  National Sangria Day Sangria
December 21 Doomsday 2012 Mayan Chocolate Sparklers (Cookies)
  National Hamburger Day Teriyaki Sliders
December 22 Winter Solstice (Dōng Zhì) Ginataan Bilo-Bilo

Winter Solstice Cocktail

December 23 National Pfefferneuse Day Pfefferneuse
December 24 National Egg Nog Day Coquito (Puerto Rican Egg Nog)

Gelatina de Rompope (Mexican Egg Nog Gelatin)

Egg Nog Ice Cream

White Russian Egg Nog

December 25 Christmas 3D Christmas Tree Cookies

Christmas Morning Punch

Corn Flake Wreath

It’s a Wonderful Life Cocktail

Saltine Toffee (Christmas Crack)

  National Pumpkin Pie Day Pumpkin Pie (Allergy-Free)

Pumpkin Pie

December 26 National Candy Cane Day Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

White Chocolate Candy Cane Drops

December 27 National Fruitcake Day Fruitcake Cookies

Mini Fruitcake Loaves

Stollen (German Fruitcake)

December 28 National Chocolate Day Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies
December 29 National Chocolate Day Double Chocolate Rum Cake
December 30 National Bicarbonate of Soda Day Irish Soda Bread
December 31 Hogmanay (Scottish New Year) Black Bun
  National Champagne Day Champagne Chicken

Champagne Macarons