National Pie Day

collage of fruit pies - National Pie DayNational Pie Day is celebrated yearly on January 23, and has been sponsored since 1986 by the American Pie Council. National Pie Day was launched in the ’70s by a man who loved pie so much he wanted to celebrate, and he chose January 23 because that was his birthday the American Pie Council declares.

According to The Dallas Morning News, pie has been around since the ancient EgyptiansThe Romans published the first pie recipe — a rye-crusted goat cheese and honey pie. Early pies were made with meat, and during the 1500’s, fruit pies were invented.

The American Pie Council is an organization committed to preserving America’s pie heritage and promoting America’s love affair with pies.

What’s more American than apple pie? How about…

Even though apple pie is an all American dessert, it was actually brought to the eastern shore’s of what is now the United States, by the Dutch.

Here’s our offering for National Pie Day, what’s yours?

Cottage Cheese Apple Pie Cottage Cheese Apple Pie

1 egg

Pinch of salt

1 tbsp. flour

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup cottage cheese, small curd

1 cup sugar

3 apples, peeled and cored, thinly sliced

1 pie crust – store bought or your favorite recipe

Heat oven to 350 degrees

In a large mixing bowl add cottage cheese, egg, cream, flour, and sugar. Mix until combined. Line the pie crust with mixture.

Layer the apple slices around the outer edge of the pie. Then layer apples circling the center of the pie.

Before baking pie, it is optional to sprinkle some nutmeg or cinnamon on top. Bake for 45 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean. Do not under bake.

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What to Remember About the Holocaust

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January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. If we are going to remember the victims of that horrible time in history, then we should remember all of the victims.

There are a few facts we have all learned and can remember, that is the Holocaust began in January 1933 when Hitler came to power and technically ended on May 8, 1945. We also know that approximately six million Jews were executed. I say approximately, because some will argue that number cannot be proven, but the fact stands, many Jews were killed at that time during Hitler’s rule.

But we investigated to see what else there was to be remembered, and should be remembered from that time during 1933 to 1945. According to Peter Hayes, in his book titled Lessons and Legacies: Memory, Memorialization, and Denial, he wrote that over 1.1 million children died during the Holocaust.

Gas Chambers of the Holocaust The Holocaust Encyclopedia (2001) states that the children were targeted by the Nazis during the Holocaust, as they posed a threat to Hitlers Germany, because if they lived, they would grow up to make a new generation of Jews.

train wagon in the concentration camps of 1933 to 1945Children suffocated on the way to the camps in the crowded cattle cars, and those who survived were immediately taken to the gas chambers.

The Nazis sent 10,000-15,000 homosexuals to the concentration camps, of which an estimated 6,000-9,000 died in the camps.

Other groups that were targeted that we never remember or are told, were Romanies (Gypsies) of which approximately 220,000-500,000  were killed during the Holocaust.

Another religious group targeted and Hitler himself promised to exterminate from the surface of the earth, were Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Even the disabled were sent to the concentration camps, and immediately sent to the gas chambers.

Wow, that’s a lot to take in and remember. Let’s not forget what you have learned in the aforementioned above. If you do have problems remembering things, we suggest you eat the following foods. You didn’t think we would “remember” to add a recipe or two, did you?

Indian-Spiced-SalmonThese foods contain B-vitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids which help retain memory. Such as fish, particularly Salmon, which contains omega-3 fatty acids. Link here for our Indian Spiced Salmon.

Berries and Vanilla Pudding PieBlueberries and strawberries have antioxidants and some of the B-vitamins which help clean up bio-chemical debris that would interfere with brain function and memory, according to the Montreal Gazette. Link here for our Berries and Vanilla Pudding Pie.

Article Information Credited: 90 Facts About The Holocaust

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