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Recipe of the Day – July 6

Guacamole Dip

Prep: 30 minutes
Chill: 1 hours
Servings: 12


4 Ripe avocados, halved, pealed and pitted
1 cup of yellow or white onion, chopped
1 Roma tomato, chopped
1 Teaspoon of fresh cilantro, chopped
½ Clove of minced garlic (fresh or jar)
1 green or red bell pepper, chopped
1 whole jalapeno, remove seeds and chop (Use the seeds for additional heat)
1 whole lime cut in half
Salt to taste


In a medium bowl combine onions, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, jalapeno and pepper and mix until blended evenly. Set aside.

Slice avocados in half using a circular pattern. Split a part and remove the pit using a spoon.

Using a spoon, scrape and scoop each avocado from the outer skin. Add to medium mixing bowl. Gently mash the avocados. Consistency depends on how you like your dip—chunky or smooth.

Add the onions, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, jalapeno and pepper mixture to the avocados. Stir gently until completely combined.

Slice the lime in half. Using one hand, squeeze one half of lime over your hand into the avocado mixture (catching any seeds that may fall). Repeat process with other the other half of the lime. Stir gently until lime juice is combined.

Add salt to taste.

July 6th Celebrated History


Louis Pasteur successfully inoculated Joseph Meister with a rabies vaccine. Meister had been bitten by a rabid dog.


The American League wins the first All-Star game 4-2 in Chicago.


Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding.


President Harry S. Truman signs an executive order to honor civilian service during World War II. Called the Medal of Freedom, Secretary of War Robert P. Paterson presented one of the first awards to Anna Rosenberg of Manhattan for her welfare work in Europe. Other recipients included Nathaniel P. Davis of Princeton, New Jersey, Ha Kun-Cheong originally from Kwenchung, China, Walter W. Crebaugh of Grants Pass, Oregon, Llewellyn E. Thompson of Los Animas, Colorado and Marshall Truax of Deadwood, South Dakota.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower also issued an executive order for a Medal of Freedom and in 1963, President John F. Kennedy established the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor a civilian can receive.

July 6th Celebrated Birthdays

Frida Kahlo – 1907

The Mexican portrait artist gain prominence in the early 21st century. Her work was sometimes controversial as Kahlo was both a feminist and a communist.

Nancy Davis Reagan – 1921

From 1981 to 1989, the 42nd First Lady stood in the spotlight of the Nation’s stage during the last act of the Cold War. The First Lady cast herself in the role of advocate and reformer, supporting veterans and creating programs to stop drug and alcohol abuse.

Lhamo Thondup – 1935

The 14th Dalai Lama is the current and highest spiritual leader of Tibet. He is believed to be the reincarnation of the previous 13 Dalai Lamas and was discovered in 1937. On April 16, 1991, the 14th Dalai Lama met with a sitting U.S. President, George H.W. Bush, for the first time in Washington, D.C. as well as several other U.S. representatives.

Sylvester Stallone – 1946

Best known for his roles as Rocky Balboa and John Rambo, Stallone also writes, directs and produces films.

Della Reese – 1931

From a talented jazz and gospel performer in the late 1960s to her own talk show and acting roles in television and film, Della Reese found success across seven decades.

George W. Bush – 1946

As the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush served from 2001 to 2009. As the son of the 41st President, Bush 43 had some family history with the White House.
While in office, an era of change took place during his first term. On September 11, 2001, the attacks on the U.S. would set the tone for the duration of the term. Heading into his second term, Hurricane Katrina would do the same.

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