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In the United States, National Croissant Day recognizes a flaky pastry enjoyed at every meal. Croissants are buttery, crescent-shaped rolls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The key to a perfect croissant is laminating the dough. You laminate… Read more…


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On Deck for January 31, 2022

Recipe of the Day

Triple “S” Almonds (Sweet, Salty, Spicy)

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10-15 minutes
Total Prep: 20-25 minutes
Servings: According to the recommended serving of almonds per day is 1 ounce or about 23 almonds.


¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 ½ cups whole almonds
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon oil


Preheat an oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, add sugar, salt and cayenne pepper and mix well. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk the water, honey and oil ingredients.

Spread the almonds onto a large baking sheet (you may need more than one). As a single layer, toast almonds for about 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Watch the almonds as they bake because they burn quickly. Remove from heat.

Place a large skillet or fry pan over medium heat. Add the liquid ingredients, stirring constantly. Once the mixture begins to bubble, stir in the toasted almonds in batches until almonds are coated. Remove from heat. Add almonds to the sugar/salt/spice mixture and lightly mix or toss until almonds are evenly coated. Transfer almonds back to baking sheet in a single layer to cool at room temperature. Enjoy!

Recipe credit: Amy LaVallie, National Day Calendar

January 30th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History


Publisher Pierre Jules-Hetzel publishes the Jules Verne novel Around the World in 80 Days.


The U.S. Mint released the first Roosevelt dimes into circulation. Franklin D. Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882.


Love Field Air Terminal in Dallas, TX installed the first two-way moving sidewalk.


Monica Seles Defeats Steffi Graf to win her third straight Australian Open.

January 30th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Franklin D. Roosevelt – 1882

The 32nd President of the United States led the country out of the Great Depression and the American people elected him to four terms. In his twelve years in office, Roosevelt also saw the country through World War II following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He died a few months into his fourth term.

Barbara Tuchman – 1912

The American historian and best-selling author won Pulitzer Prizes for her historical account of the first 30 days of World War I in Guns of August and for Stilwell and the American Experience in China, a biography of World War II Army General Joseph Stilwell.

Douglas Engelbart – 1925

In 1970, the American engineer and inventor received patent no. 3,541,541 for the computer mouse.

Gene Hackman – 1930

The award-winning actor has played a multitude of roles across his six decades in film. From villains such as Lex Luther in Superman and Little Bill Daggett in Unforgiven to a hard-to-love-hard-to-hate coach in Hoosiers, Hackman also checked the comedy box. Get Shorty, The Birdcage, Young Frankenstein are just a few.

Phil Collins – 1951

The award-winning British musician is best known as the drummer and lead singer of the band Genesis. He joined the band in 1970 becoming its lead singer in 1975. In 1980, he pursued a successful solo career.

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