Today, everyone is celebrating one of the most famous holidays- Thanksgiving- with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pies. LOTS of pies!
But did you know that today is actually National Cake Day?
I personally prefer pie to cake, with its buttery crust and endless varieties of fillings. But perhaps we should all give cake a bit of attention today and add it to our Thanksgiving menu. Whether you choose traditional flavors such as vanilla or chocolate, or go the funfetti route, it’ll satisfy your sweet tooth for sure!
Before cutting up all of the fruit you might be baking with for Thanksgiving, have a quick taste-test by taking a small segment out with your fruit knife. If it’s not quite ready, leave it out to ripen for a few more days and it’ll be ready for whatever delish pie you’re going to make next week!
Christmas will be here in just five short weeks, and since COVID-19 will be forcing most of us to do our holiday shopping online, you better get it done early! We all know that shipping can get delayed, and an IOU is the worst gift to receive.
Here is our go-to list of engraved tools to give to your most-deserving customers and employees this holiday season:
Don’t get me wrong- there are plenty of fun things to do indoors during the fall and winter months: board games; card games; movie nights; experimental baking. But sometimes you just need to get some fresh air- especially after this crazy year we’ve had.
Today is Take A Hike Day, and these are just the items you’ll need:
Baking bread from scratch sounds like a daunting task for most. Even today, on National Homemade Bread Day, the most seasoned bakers will probably admit they’d prefer not to delve into the fickle and complicated world of bread-making.
Too many questions can arise:
Am I using the right flour?
Can I knead with a mixer, or should I do it by hand?
Proof it once or twice?
Did I bake it long enough?
Or perhaps: What on earth is this person even talking about??
Who are we kidding, just save yourself a whole day in the kitchen and take the easy route- go to that aromatic bakery down the street and pick up a warm, fresh loaf that the professionals made. Sourdough, ciabatta, or brioche? Yum. Yum. Yum.
Don’t forget to slice it up for everyone with your American-made Cutlerybread slicer.
What does being brave mean to you? It could simply mean facing a challenge head-on that you didn’t think you originally could face. This challenge could be something as small as facing your fear of heights by going to the top floor of a skyscraper. Or it could be even bigger like protecting and defending our country, as American military veterans have done, and continue to do.
Today is Veterans Day, a very special day in which Americans celebrate and honor all military veterans. The holiday originated as Armistice Day in 1919, as it honored the ending of WWI on the 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month in 1918. But in 1954, after the end of WWII, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in order to honor American veterans of all wars, not just those who fought in WWI.
What better way to celebrate and thank our veterans than with pocket knives engraved with the American flag. Handing them out at your company or town’s Veterans Day celebration will brighten up everyone’s day.
A typical assumption is that the women of the family are always in the kitchen preparing the family’s meals. But WHAT IF… the MEN made the meal this time? Today is National Men Make Dinner Day, which is the perfect day for the men in our lives to practice their culinary skills.
No guys, you’re not allowed to cheat and make instant ramen, or, even sadder, just a bowl of cereal. Your family wants a little more effort than that.
So here is a little help for cooking your best meal with American-made cutlery, whether it’s a meal for one or for 20:
PLAN your menu (Pick your main dish, then choose a side and dessert that complement it)
SHOP for ingredients- choose fresh, quality ingredients. If you can’t find what you need, then maybe alter your menu
Mise en place, or “everything in its place”. This means set-up, organize, and chop your ingredients. The American-made cutlery that you’ll need: