April National Food days

Wondering what cooking activities that are available in April? Click on the days below to find recipes to use for each national food day. As well as ideas for cooking in April.
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National Food Days in April

Click on the days below to find recipes and cooking ideas to use for each national food day.
1.Sourdough Bread
2. Peanut Butter & Jelly
3. Chocolate Mousse
4. Cordon Bleu

5. Caramel
Deep Dish Pizza Day
6. Tomato
Caramel Popcorn
7. Coffee Cake
8. Empanada

11.Cheese Fondue
12. Licorice
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
13. Peach Cobbler

14. Pecan Day

15. Spiral Ham
16. Eggs Benedict
17. Cheese ball
18. Animal Crackers
19. Garlic

20.  Food Day
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
22. Jelly Beans
23. Picnic 24. Pigs in a Blanket
25. Zucchini Bread

26. Pretzels

27. Prime Rib
28. Blueberry Pie
29. Shrimp Scampi

30. Oatmeal Cookie

More Cooking Ideas in April

calendar Garlic Month- learn more about garlic and garlic recipes
BLT Sandwich- BLT Salad Recipe
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month- Grilled cheese recipe
National Food Month- See our recipe index
Pecan- pecan recipe
Soft Pretzel- homemade pretzel recipe
Gardening- learn about gardening
Bake Week is 1st week of April- Baking recipes for kids
Egg salad week is last week in April- see how to make egg salad

Shrimp Scampi

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Serves: 4-6 shrimp scampi
  • 1 16-oz. box spaghetti
  • 2 T. unsalted butter
  • ½ large red onion, diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ t. ground cumin, divided
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1¼ lbs. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 T. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 large lemons, cut into wedges, divided  
Optional, To Serve:
  • Parmesan cheese, freshly grated Directions:
1. Heat a large pot of salted water over medium-high heat. Add spaghetti and cook according to package instructions.
2. While the spaghetti is cooking, add butter to a large skillet set over medium heat. Add red onion, garlic, and ground cumin. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens and begins to develop some color, approximately 6-7 minutes.
3. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until the shrimp changes color and starts to curl slightly, approximately 2-3 minutes. Do not overcook.
4. Remove skillet from heat and add the chopped parsley and a couple squeezes of fresh lemon juice. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired, and stir to combine. Set aside.
5. When spaghetti is ready, remove from heat and pour into a colander. Rinse briefly with warm water to prevent sticking. Shake off excess moisture and transfer to a serving platter. Top spaghetti with the cooked shrimp mixture and serve immediately with the remaining lemon wedges and some freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired. Enjoy!

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