Oct 082011

Happy National Fluffernutter Day!

A Fluffernutter is a sandwich made with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff.  Some people add bananas, raisins, honey, nuts, and/or M&M’s to make it even more flavorful, but the marshmallow fluff is what makes it a flutternutter.

Marshmallow was first made in ancient Egypt when Egyptians began to harvest the marshmallow plant, but it wasn’t until 1917 that Archibald Query of Somerville, Massachusetts, created the formula for the marshmallow fluff we know today. The city of Somerville celebrates with the famous “What the Fluff” festival every year!

Try having a flutternutter party to celebrate!  Bread, peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, cut up bananas, raisins, strawberries, cherries, honey, nuts, and M&M’s are a good start or have your guests bring ingredients.  You never know what kind of interesting combinations people can come up with.  Peanut butter, fluff, banana, and bacon!  I’ve heard it’s good, but I’ve never tried it myself.

Today is also National Pierogi Day!

Pierogi are boiled, baked or fried dumplings of unleavened dough traditionally stuffed with potato filling, sauerkraut, ground meat, cheese, or fruit. Pierogi are usually half-circle shaped, but can be completely round.  Peirogi are a form of stuffed pasta like ravioli, tortellini, wontons, and gyoza.

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