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February 28, 2014 -- National Chocolate Souffle Day
Ballymaloe House in Ireland to Host Literary, Food & Wine Festival: This year's Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine follows the outstanding success of Ballymaloe LitFest 2013, which attracted over 40 renowned food writers, chefs and wine specialists and over 8,000 food enthusiasts to Ballymaloe Cookery School and Ballymaloe House last May. Visit ballymaloe.ie.

February 27, 2014 -- National Kahula Day
Sally's Place recipe: Kioki Coffee, a drink blending strong coffee with the combined kick of brandy and Kahlua.

February 26, 2014 -- National Pistachio Day
Sally's Place recipe: Avocado, Endive, and Pistachio Salad

February 25, 2014 -- National Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day
Buffalo Gap Wine and Food Summit Announces 10th Anniversary: April 25--27 at the Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap, Texas. For information, click here.

February 24, 2014 -- National Tortilla Chip Day
Sally's Place recipe: Guacamole with Tortilla Chips

February 23, 2014 -- National Banana Bread Day
Sally's Place recipe: Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

February 22, 2014 -- National Margarita Day
Sally's Place recipe: Frozen Margaritas

February 21, 2014 -- National Sticky Bun Day
New Wine Article: Bordeaux Avec mes Amis – Dix. Jon Rusciano and his friends visit Château La Fleur-Pétrus and Chateau Canon.

February 20, 2014 -- National Cherry Pie Day
New Travel Article: Puglia – Italy’s Southern Gem. Dana Ross explores Puglia, which makes up the "heel" in the southeastern part of Italy.

February 19, 2014 -- National Chocolate Mint Day
Sally's Place Recipe: Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

February 18, 2014 -- National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day
Napa Valley Arts in April: Wineries host exhibitions and tastings to celebrate this fourth annual event. For a full lineup of Napa Valley Arts in April winery activities, community events and special lodging packages, please click here.

February 17, 2014 -- National Cafe Au Lait Day
The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced a new partnership with the Clinton Foundation to launch America Cooks with Chefs: The 800 Calorie Challenge, an innovative cooking competition that focuses on healthy eating and nutrition for American home cooks. For information, click here.

February 16, 2014 -- National Almond Day
New Paleo Cookbook: The Ancestral Table: Traditional Recipes for a Paleo Lifestyle, by Russ Crandall, presents over 100 classic and traditional recipes for a gluten-free, whole foods lifestyle.

February 15, 2014 -- International Gumdrop Day
New Article: Menzona, Northern Argentina's Wine Country. Valerie Summers showcases The Vines Resort & Spa, Bodega La Azul and Salentein, three bodegas in Mendoza.

February 14, 2014 -- National Cream Filled Chocolates Day
Happy Valentine's Day

February 13, 2014 -- National Tortellini Day
Sally's new womensforum.com Blogpost is Live: Valentine’s Day Recipe: Pears Belle Hélène. If you are looking for an easy-to-prepare surprise for Mr. Right on Valentine’s Day, look no further. Poire Belle Hélène is a classic French dessert that consists of poached pears served with chocolate syrup.

February 12, 2014 -- National Plum Pudding Day
Sally's new womensforum.com Blogpost is Live: Mardi Gras: Oysters Rockefeller & Banana Foster. Laissez les bons temps rouler!! Mardi Gras, the colorful purple, green, and gold holiday, falls on Tuesday, March 4th. The city of New Orleans goes all out with parties, music, parades, costumes, masks, beads, picnics, and, of course, the delicious and colorful King’s Cake.

February 11, 2014 -- National Peppermint Patty Day
Valentine's Day Wine: MUMM NAPA Brut Rose. A gorgeous blush rosé in the glass, it's the perfect sparkler to share with your Valentine ... or any special occasion. 20% off for Valentine's Day, click here.

February 10, 2014 -- National Crean Cheese Brownie Day
New Article: Maryland is for the Adventurous.
Jeremy Martinez says, "Maryland may not be on your list of states that come to mind when you go in search of adventure, but it should be."

February 9, 2014 -- National Bagels and Lox Day
Valentine's Day Party Suggestion: Kontos Cocktail Flatbread. These 2-inch pita disks are soft and flexible, and extremely versatile. They can be used for sliders, are ideal for bruschetta, great with dips, and perfect for making hors d'oeuvre and appetizers. They contain no trans fats and are 100% vegetarian.

February 8, 2014 -- National Molasses Bar Day
New Paleo Cookbook: Eat The Yolks, by Liz Wolfe, aims to help you discover Paleo, fight food lies, and reclaim your health. Wolfe says everything we’ve been told about how to eat is wrong.

February 7. 2014 -- National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
New Article: Chocolate, Salt, and Caramel: The Ubiquitous Trio. "I am beginning to wonder if it is still legal to produce a chocolate-covered caramel that does not contain detectable salt within the boundaries of the United States," says writer Stephanie Zonis.

February 6, 2014 -- National Frozen Yogurt Day
Valentine's Day Wine: Pas de Deux Moscato Sparkling Wine from The Biltmore Estate. Festive bubbles made in the traditional méthode champenoise are partnered with a burst of bright semi-sweet flavor for a sparkling wine as lively as its "dance for two" namesake. $18.99

February 5, 2014 -- National Chocolate Fondue Day
Valentine's Day Gift Suggestion: Mrs. Hanes Moravian Cookies. These handmade cookies are made in North Carolina and come in various shapes. The heart shaped cookies are perfect for Valentine's Day. These cookies are made from an old family recipe that has been handed down for generations. Each cookie is rolled and cut by hand, the same way it was made a century ago. They make six delicious flavors: Ginger, Sugar, Lemon, Chocolate, Butterscotch, and Black Walnut.

February 4, 2014 -- Homemade Soup Day
New Article: Barrie Lynn “The Cheese Impresario.” Barre Lynn produces and stages cheese events at venues and festivals throughout the country...by Andrea Rademan.

February 3, 2014 -- Carrot Cake Day
Valentine's Day Wine: Geyser Peak 2012 Pinot Noir, California. Refined and subtle, Pinot Noir is a reminder that a red wine need not be highly extracted to be enjoyable. They play up the natural tendencies of the grape to display medium red color, light body, firm acidity, varietally appropriate aromas and flavors (red currant, raspberry, cranberry, rhubarb, cola). $18

February 2, 2014 -- Heavenly Hash Day
Valentine's Day Gift Suggestion: The Texas Tamale Company in Houston, Texas, ships a myriad of Mexican food products. I've tasted several of the lard-free, authentic Mexican tamales, which come in pork, beef, chicken, black bean and spinach. But don't forget about their queso, pepper sauces, BBQ sauces, beef chili, sausages and yummy pralines. For information, click here.

February 1, 2014 -- Baked Alaska Day
February eNewsletter: Happy Valentine's Day. Today Valentine's Day is celebrated by gifting flowers (flowerpetal.com), boxes of candy, wine and greeting cards. Sally offers 10 special recipes to make February 14th special for you and yours.

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