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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Blend it, cook it, sauce it, ignite it!

Need a recipe to impress your dinner guests? What better way than to blend it, cook it, sauce it, ignite it! The result is probably the most famous crepe dish in the world. Of course, that is not all being celebrated today so be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom.

May 6 is...
National Crêpes Suzette Day

Le Crêpes-Suzette on Pinterest

Spectacular Crêpes-Suzette Recipe

While you may be familiar with crepes, do you know who/what is the 'Suzette' in Crêpes-Suzette? The origin and the stories vary but are surrounded by 'Suzette, Woman of Mystery'.
Crepe is the French word for pancake. Crepes differ from traditional pancakes in that they are lighter, thinner and are utilized in both sweet and savory dishes. Crepes can be topped or filled and rolled with fruit, meat, cheese, or vegetables. They are often accompanied by some kind of sauce and form the basis of an appetizer or main course. Crêpes-Suzette are sweet crepes accompanied by an orange flavored butter sauce, and flambéed with orange liqueur. [Source: FoodReference.com]

Julia Child Makes Crepe Suzette

Watch the famous chef make the classic French dish, but stay for her inventive use of a blowtorch (2:49)

For something extra special...

 Crêpes Suzette Cake Recipe

 yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!
May 6 is also...

Diets promise so much yet deliver so little. They often neglect something called genetics, which is the main determining factor of our weight and shape. Long-term health and quality of life are also often overlooked by diets that focus on helping you achieve your ideal weight and shape, however unrealistic and unsustainable that is. International No Diet Day is a day to gather with friends, family or colleagues to enjoy a day without dieting and raise awareness of the emphasis on dieting and body image in our society. By creating a supportive environment you may encourage someone to seek help, or simply contribute to a greater understanding of eating disorders and the potential dangers of dieting.