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July 31, 2022 - NATIONAL MUTT DAY – NATIONAL AVOCADO DAY – NATIONAL RASPBERRY CAKE DAY

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JULY 31, 2022 | NATIONAL MUTT DAY | NATIONAL AVOCADO DAY | NATIONAL RASPBERRY CAKE DAY

National Mutt Day | July 31

NATIONAL MUTT DAY | July 31

National Mutt Day encourages us to embrace, save and celebrate mixed breed dogs twice a year on July 31st and December 2nd. Read more…

National Avocado Day | July 31

NATIONAL AVOCADO DAY | July 31

Ripe for the picking, add this delicious superfruit to your menu on National Avocado Day on July 31st! Read more…

National Raspberry Cake Day | July 31

NATIONAL RASPBERRY CAKE DAY | JULY 31

National Raspberry Cake Day is jubilantly feasted each year on July 31st. Therefore, today is the day to enjoy raspberry cake. Because it is a cool and refreshing dessert. And, is indeed a summertime favorite around the United States. Read more…


On Deck for August 1, 2022

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Recipe of the Day

Name: S’more Pizza

Perfect for National S’mores Day!

Prep: 30 minutes

Cook: 9-12 minutes

Total Prep: 42 minutes
Servings: 24

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2  cup graham cracker crumbs (approximately 1 1/2 sleeves graham crackers, crushed)
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips (substitute dark chocolate as an option)
1 cup marshmallow whip
4 crumbled graham cracker squares
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add vanilla and eg. Mix until well combined. In a medium bowl, combine graham crumbs, flour, soda, and salt. Gradually add to wet ingredients.

Press cookie dough onto a pizza pan or stone. Bake for 9 -12 minutes or until cookie is just done. Edges will be slightly firm but center will be soft. Baking times will vary. I prefer a baking stone for this recipe for a more even baking result.

Place marshmallow whip in the microwave for 10 seconds to soften. While cookie is still warm, spread marshmallow whip over entire surface.

Sprinkle marshmallows over the cookie. Set oven to broil and place cookie in oven to lightly toast the marshmallows. Watch closely. Remove cookie from the oven.

Melt 3/4 cup of chocolate chips in microwave for 30-60 seconds. Drizzle over the cookie.

Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over the cookie. Add crumbled graham crackers.

Using a pizza cutter, slice the pizza into squares of pizza slices to serve.

Recipe Credit: Michele S.

July 30th Celebrated History

1777

Marquis de Lafayette is named General of the Continental Army at the age of 19.

1792

The United States’ first government building, the US Mint in Philadelphia, lays its cornerstone.

1876

U.S. Coast Guard establishes a training school in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

1912 

Congress passes the Sims Act, censuring the transportation of fight films. The law regulated the distribution of films depicting prizefighting, either fictional or non-fictional. The also threatened further regulations of cinema, too. In 1940, Congress repealed the act.

1954

Ardito Desio and the Italian expedition he led reach the summit of K2, the second tallest mountain on Earth.

1971

Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin became the first humans to drive on the moon. Their moon buggy rides totaled 6.5 hours and almost 28 kilometers.

1991

The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.

2012

At the Summer Olympics, Michael Phelps earns a record-breaking 8 medals. Throughout his Olympic career, Phelps earned 28 medals.

July 31st Celebrated Birthdays

S.S. Kresge – 1867

The founder of K-Mart, S.S. Kresge, started the department store chain under the name of S.S. Kresge Corporation.

Fred Quimby – 1886

The Oscar-winning animator produced hundreds of animated shorts throughout his career, including those with cartoon characters Tom & Jerry.

1886 -Salvatore Maranzano

Also known as “Little Caesar,” Maranzano immigrated from Sicily and created a crime organization dedicated to gambling and bootlegging in New York City during the Prohibition Era.

Milton Friedman – 1912

The Nobel Prize awarded economist, Milton Friedman, the award for economics in 1976 for “his achievements in the field of consumption analysis, monetary history and theory, and for his demonstration of the complexity of stabilization policy.”

Sergio Rossi – 1935

After learning the shoe trade from his father, Rossi opened his first shoe store in 1951. He would later launch his own designs and brands.

Geraldine Chaplin – 1944

The Golden Globe-winning actress, Geraldine Chaplin, is also the daughter of the silent film star, Charlie Chaplin. With international appeal, Chaplin has appeared in over 150 movies and television shows.

William F. Weld – 1945

As a businessman and attorney, Weld served as Massachusetts 68th governor for two terms.

Wesley Snipes -1962

The actor, director, and producer has starred in numerous films since the launch of his career, including the Blade series, White Men Can’t Jump, Jungle Fever, and Coming 2 America.

Norman Cook – 1963

Also known as Fatboy Slim, Cook launched his DJ career in the late 1980s. In 1996, he adopted the nickname Fatboy Slim.

J.K. Rowling – 1965

The best-selling author of the Harry Potter series, Rowling began writing the popular series in 1990.

Zac Brown 1978

Lead guitarist and vocalist for the Zac Brown Band, Brown founded the southern rock group in 2003.

AJ Green – 1988

Drafted in 2011, AJ Green plays wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals.

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