Showing posts with label Holidays Review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holidays Review. Show all posts

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Valentine Reads For The Very Young

Reviewing Love-Filled Reads for Little Ones

Children's books

The perfect way to introduce small children to holidays is through books. Children love to be read to and board books work great for the babies and toddlers age group.

Let's look at a couple Valentine-themed board books for the youngest children.

Lovey Things by Dr. Seuss

Lovey Things is a sturdy board book about  things Things love.  Little ones will learn about sharing and caring, smiling and hugging, and blowing kisses from those two favorites - Thing One and Thing Two - from Dr. Seuss's 'Cat in the Hat' stories.  A very sweet rhyming way for little ones to learn about the loving ways of Valentine's Day and be introduced to the magic of Dr. Seuss.

Recommended for ages 1 – 4 years, Lovely Things is highly recommended by parents and grandparents. It is an Amazon Best Seller currently listed at #43 in the Top 100, and is #1 in both Poetry for Early Learning and Stories in Verse. It is also #7 in children's Valentine's Day books.

Love From the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the wonderful world of Eric Carle will love this sweet book.  A Valentine's Day gift that gives all the reasons why that someone special makes the world a better and brighter place. 

"You are the cherry on my cake; you make the sun shine brighter; you make my heart flutter."

Filled with a range of images from the World of Eric Carle, and featuring the Very Hungry Caterpillar, this board book is for reading ages 1 – 3 and ranks #4 in Children's Valentine's Day Books. 


So, to introduce your youngest children to the Valentine's Day holiday in a fun way, let them meet Thing One & Thing Two through Dr. Seuss and The Very Hungry Caterpillar with Eric Carle. 

Happy Valentine's Day Reading!
February 14

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*Valentine Reads for Young Ones review written by Wednesday Elf

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

Review of National Pizza Day

February 9 is National Pizza Day.

An image of a stack of pizza boxes

A Brief History of Pizza

The word “Pizza” is from the old Italian word meaning “A Point”. This popular dish began in Italy, but pizza's original American home is New York City. 

Fun Facts About Pizza

A supreme pizza
Pizza is an American standard. The most popular pizza toppings are pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms, with Pepperoni Pizza topping the list of favorites. 

A poll showed that people eat pizza on the average of three times a  month.  The most often times are Friday nights and Movie nights. 

The days most popular for ordering pizza are:

  • Super Bowl Sunday
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving Eve
  • New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Pizza Days

Having a pizza party

Other days throughout the year celebrate various kinds of pizzas.

  • February 9 – National Pizza Day
  • May 17 – National Pizza Party Day
  • September 5 – National Cheese Pizza Day ('Hold the Toppings')
  • September 20 – National Pepperoni Pizza Day
  • November 12 – National Pizza with the works, except anchovies Day

AND - October is known as National Pizza MONTH

Pizza Places

Cheese Pizza
The top rated pizza fast-food places find Domino's Pizza in first place, followed in order by Pizza Hut, Papa Johns and Little Caesars. 

Many pizza fans insist that their regional type is the best. Whether it's thin or thick crust, deep dish, kinds of cheeses, or sauce, or toppings, certain regions insist it is the only way to eat pizza! These include Buffalo, California, Chicago, Detroit, Greek, New York and St. Louis styles. For a complete list of these regional favorites, check out the Wikipedia article here on Pizza in the United States.

More About Pizza

Pepperoni Pizza

Many of the writers on Review This Reviews have written reviews about pizza recipes, and the products and supplies, such as pizza pans, which aid in creating your favorite pizza.  Click HERE for a list of reviews related to PIZZA


Pepperoni Pizza in a box
So, enjoy your favorite pizza on National Pizza Day this February 9th, or on any of the other Pizza Days throughout the year. Actually, probably no one needs a special day to eat pizza; any day will do! 

Happy Pizza Day! 

*Review of National Pizza Day is written by Wednesday Elf

+All images in this review are from Pixabay

Note: The author may receive a commission from purchases made using links found in this article. “As an Amazon Associate, Ebay (EPN) and/or Esty (Awin) Affiliate, I (we) earn from qualifying purchases.”

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Dessert Reviews for National Dessert Day

National Dessert Day is celebrated each year on October 14th in the middle of National Dessert Month (October).  October is known as the month of sweets (think Halloween Candy!), so having a dessert month & day fits right in.

cakes, food, dessert

The contributors to Review This Reviews have written many reviews of various types of desserts, any one of which would be a tasty treat for after dinner, an after school snack or a bedtime snack. Whether you are partial to cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies, or ice cream ~ or perhaps a taste of chocolate candy ~ you will find reviews of many special desserts and dessert days (some with recipes) as you read down the page.

Let Them Eat Cake!

The well-known French saying Let Them Eat Cake! can be taken to heart on many cake ~ and cupcake ~ days throughout the year.  The exact dates we love to celebrate particular kinds of cakes/cupcakes can be found in this fun review: Cakes and Cupcakes Special Days 

A recipe for very tasty Carrot Cake Cupcakes can be found here.

If regular cakes are not your 'thing', how about a tasty cheesecake recipe

Pies Galore!

If you prefer pie, there are many Pie Days to celebrate throughout the year, one of which may be your favorite.  Mine is chocolate, which does not appear to have it's own special day ~ but should! :) The list of many special pie days can be found in this review of National Pie Day celebrated on January 23rd. 

Another Pie review is for National Cherry Pie Day celebrated around President's Day each February. 

Or a favorite of mine, a Key-Lime Pie recipe.

Cookie Monster!

If 'cookies' are your thing, you are in exactly the right month, as October is National Cookie Month

If Brownies are your favorite type of cookie, here's a delicious recipe for celebrating National Brownie Day on December 8th. 

Chocoholics Rejoice!

If you love chocolate, you are in for a treat with this list of Chocolate Days in July!

Fruits for Dessert

If fruits are your preferred dessert of choice, check out Pineapple Day on June 27th.

There's also Watermelon Day on August 3rd. 

And Banana Day on April 20th

Plus, the ever popular Chocolate Covered Fruit recipes.

Keto-Friendly Desserts

And last, but certainly not least, before you despair because your dietary restrictions won't allow you celebrate National Dessert Day, here is a list of Keto-Friendly dessert recipes

Dessert Day Summary

One of my favorite online blogs is the website Dinner, Then Dessert, where you will find a whole bunch of yummy dessert recipes. Read the review of Dinner, Then Dessert here

Remember, calories don't count on Dessert Day, so indulge with your favorite choice.

What's For Dessert Cookbook Book Cover
A Delicious Dessert Cookbook
Found on Amazon

Happy Dessert Day!
October 14

*National Dessert Day review is written by Wednesday Elf

Note: The author may receive a commission from purchases made using links found in this article. “As an Amazon Associate, Ebay (EPN) and/or Esty (Awin) Affiliate, I (we) earn from qualifying purchases.”

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Review of National Cherry Pie Day

 Cherry Pie Day is a tasty food holiday celebrated each year on February 20.

Image of a cherry pie

Cherry Pie Day

No one appears to know the origin of Cherry Pie Day, but it is certainly a yummy subject to celebrate. 

The designated date is February 20, appropriately close to the annual President’s Day holiday. Since George Washington - he of the “I cannot tell I lie, I cut down the (cherry) tree” myth - is one of the presidents honored on President’s Day, and since Washington’s birthday is February 22, the Cherry Pie Day date is well chosen. Cherries also were one of Washington’s favorite fruits. Bet you didn’t know that! 🙂

Fun Facts About Cherry Pie

Slice of cherry pie

  • Cherry Pie came to America with the first English settlers. 
  • Here in the U.S., we often refer to cherry pie as a “great American dish.
  • Cherry Pie’s popularity is second only to Apple Pie.

 Personal Stories About Cherries

Cherries on a cherry tree

*My hubby’s birthday is February 23rd and his favorite dessert is cherry pie. Therefore, instead of a birthday cake, I always make him a cherry pie for his birthday.

*This personal story is more about the ‘cherry tree’ myth associated with George Washington and being the first U.S. President. When my son, Greg, was 4-years-old he attended nursery school. One day when I picked him up from school I asked him what he learned that day. He said they learned all about George Washington and presidents.

Greg’s description:

George Washington cut down a cherry tree. And when he grew up, he was President Ford. 

(This was in February 1974 when Gerald Ford was the U.S. President and it was the time of George Washington’s birthday. A garbled translation of the lesson by a 4 year old. :) 

*When my sister and brother-in-law purchased their starter home, they were delighted to discover a thriving cherry tree in the backyard. The first season the cherries were ripe, my sister went on a cherry-picking chore one afternoon before the birds ate all the cherries on the tree. She admits she probably ate as many cherries as she picked, finding them delicious right off the tree. A few hours later she broke out in hives. Come to find out, she was allergic to cherries. After that day, she decided to let the ‘birds’ have the cherries. LOL. 

But I digress…. Back to cherry pies and this funny, but fun food holiday.

Cherry Pie Recipes

Many cherry pie recipes are available on the internet. A search online allows you to choose the one you like the best.  The one I found that’s super-easy is from the blog Tastes Better From Scratch by Lauren Allen. Lauren calls her recipe 'Easy Homemade Cherry Pie'. 

You can either use fresh cherries (tart varieties are best for pie) or canned cherry filling. Canned cherries are always in season, although fresh cherries give your pie a super fresh taste. 

Homemade pie crusts work better than store-bought because the frozen ones are too thin for a cherry pie that requires a longer baking time than other types of pies. 

Image of a baked cherry pie

Use one pie crust to line the pie pan and another to cut into strips for the top. A lattice-work crust design looks so pretty on a cherry pie. 

Cornstarch  is used to thicken the cherry sauce for the pie. Sugar is used for the sweetener. Less sugar is used if you are using canned cherry pie filling, of course.

Bake the pie at 400 degrees for approximately 45 minutes. 

Quite the simplest and easiest pie to make – and super delicious!


Cherry Pie Day is just one of the many, many Pie Days we celebrate throughout the year. Check out this National Pie Day Review for a complete list of all kinds of yummy pie days.

Cherry Blossoms on a cherry tree

Additionally, cherry-lovers can enjoy the whole month of February as National Cherry Month and July 15 as National Cherry Day. Or attend a delightful cherry-related event, such as the National Cherry Festival held each July in Traverse City, Michigan, or visit Washington DC in the Spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. 

National Cherry Pie Day

February 20

Cherry Pie Cookbook book cover
Cherry Pie Cookbook on Amazon

*National Cherry Pie Day review written by Wednesday Elf

*Image Sources: Pixabay & Amazon

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