How Will You Celebrate National Oatmeal Cookie Day?

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Are you surprised? Didn't know today (April 30th) is National Oatmeal Cookie Day? That's OK, you're probably not alone. Unless you're really tuned into oatmeal cookies.

Oatmeal CookiesIt turns out, almost every day of the year is a food holiday of one type or another. Interestingly enough, many food holidays are actually proclaimed by the President of the United States.

For example, our US Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 193, designated March 6th (in 1984) as "Frozen Food Day", and requested the President, then Ronald Reagan, to issue a proclamation for this occasion.

In Proclamation #5157, President Ronald Reagan declared: "Now, therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 6, 1984, as Frozen Food Day, and I call upon the American people to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activies". And so it goes ...

Now, you probably won't track down an official proclamation for "National Oatmeal Cookie Day" by a US president. However, this food holiday has been celebrated for many years, and there is plenty of documentation to support that National Oatmeal Cookie Day does really exisit.

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Loquat Bounty From The Garden

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It's that time of year again. The spring harvest in our garden is just around the corner. We've planted the spring vegetable garden and it's still too early for the spring vegetable harvest, but the loquat tree in the backyard is brimming with fruit. It's going to be a bountiful year for loquats.

the loquat tree is full of fruityIt's a beautiful tree. And not only is the fruit bright and colorful, it's delicious too! Juicy, sweet and tangy all at once.

The yield this year is terrific. We're experiencing an El Niño this season, so the loquat abundance might have to with the extra rain we've been receiving.

At any rate, we're going to be busy picking fruit this weekend. Besides, if we don't get the fruit off the tree, the birds and the squirrels will have a feast.

In fact, we have a resident squirrel that loves to gorge himself on the loquats every year. He stuffs himself and can barely hold himself up in the tree. And mister squirrel also likes to tell a few other squirrels in the area. Apparently, he doesn't mind sharing his loquat find with the neighborhood.

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A Family Cookbook Can Be a Living Heirloom

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Almost every family has a collection of family recipes that we want to protect and preserve so that we can pass on our family cooking tradition from one generation to the next. Let's face it, food and cooking is one of the universal ways we connect with our families.

Creating a family cookbook is one of the best ways to capture, preserve and share our special family recipes. If you haven't created your family cookbook yet, you should give this some serious consideration. It's not as difficult as you might think. And your family will truly appreciate this gesture of love.

In fact, with today's powerful online technology and tools like we provide at Family Recipe Central, it's easier than ever to collaborate online with your family members and produce your own family cookbook.

Even more compelling, we offer a unique approach to family cookbook publishing that let's your family cookbook become a living heirloom.

So how can a family cookbook become a living heirloom? Well, first consider the more traditional approach to putting together a family cookbook. It's much more a manual process. It goes something like this ....

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