August National Food days

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

Click on the days below to find recipes and cooking ideas to use for each national food day.

1. Raspberry Cream Pie

2. Ice Cream Sandwich
3. Watermelon
4. Chocolate Chip Cookie
5. Chile Pepper
6. Root Beer Float
7. Raspberries & Cream

8. Zucchini
Frozen Custard

9. Rice Pudding
10. Smores
13. Filet Mignon
14. Creamsicle
15.Lemon Meringue Pie
17. Vanilla Custard
18. Ice Cream Pie
19. Soft Ice Cream
Potato Day
Hot & Spicy Food
20. Chocolate Pecan Pie
22. Eat a Peach
23. Spongecake

24. Waffles
Peach Pie

25. Banana Split Day
26. Cherry Popsicle
27. Banana Lovers' Day
28.Cherry Turnovers
29. Lemon Juice
30. Marshmallow Toasting
31. Trail Mix
Eat Outside Day

More Cooking Ideas in August

calendarNational Sandwich Month- see our sandwich ideas and recipes
National Panini Month- panini recipe
Peaches- learn more about peaches and peach recipes
Farmers Market Week- 1st week of August
National Apple Week- 2nd week of August- try some apple recipes
Eat Dessert First Month- dessert recipes
Watermelon- watermelon recipes and facts
Goat Cheese Month

Chicken Panini

If you have one, a panini press is the best tool for preparing this recipe. However, a grill pan (or even a large skillet) can also be used. Use a clean heavy cast iron skillet or a spatula to press down on the roll while toasting for best results. chicken panini
Tip: For best results, cut the ciabatta rolls in half prior to assembling. They are much more difficult to cut once assembled and toasted.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Yields 4 sandwiches

  • 4 ciabatta rolls, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and sliced thin
  • 4 oz. cheese sliced Potato chips, to serve (optional)
  • *peach jam, optional for spread or dipping
1. Top half of the rolls with the chicken breast, and sliced cheese. Add remaining bread on top to form a sandwich.
2. Heat a large grill pan over medium heat and add the sandwiches. Press down on the sandwiches with a spatula or a clean heavy cast iron skillet for better contact while grilling.
3. Heat until the bread is toasted, approximately 4-5 minutes, before carefully turning the sandwiches. Repeat on the remaining side until toasted, approximately 3-4 minutes.
4. Serve immediately

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