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Friday, September 18, 2015

Butterscotch & Pot Pies

Along with What's Happenin' in September should be added the days of September 19 and 23, which somehow got overlooked on the September calendar. With somethin' happenin' each and every day of the year, these two days definitely do not need to go unnoticed. So, plan ahead and get ready to celebrate...

On September 19, a school lunchbox favorite of days past...
National Butterscotch Pudding Day

 Butterscotch is a type of confectionary basically made with boiling sugar syrup, butter, cream and lemon (recipes do vary). There are several theories on the name and origin of the candy. One is its obvious connection to the country of Scotland. Buttery toffee is sometimes called butterscotch. (Source: History of Butterscotch)
If the pudding alone is not your forte, try using it as a main ingredient in a different recipe. Perhaps muffins will better suit your taste...

Butterscotch Muffins Recipe photo by Taste of Home

OR a mini-pie providing a chocolate connection...
Mini Butterscotch Graham Pies* (Recipe)

*This recipe grabs two days of celebration since one of the ingredients is white chocolate. White Chocolate Day is one of the triple celebrations of September 22!

On September 23, celebrate one of America's comfort food classics...
 National  Great American Pot Pie Day
National Great American Pot Pie Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, was created in 2002 by the pot pie and frozen food company Marie Callender’s. If you are one to never let leftovers go to waste, check out the recipes below!

 Chicken Pot Pie (Recipe)

Roast Beef Pot Pie (Recipe)

Is your mouth watering yet?


yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!