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  • May 31

    NATIONAL MACAROON DAY

    Each year on May 31st, National Macaroon Day celebrates the small coconut cookie that is full of flavor and variety, too. Do not mistake these with the delicate sandwich cookies called macarons. No, these small, but substantial cookies hold their own despite the sometimes mistaken identity. For coconut lovers, this day summons up a little bit of bliss.

    The Italians receive credit for creating these sweet morsels sometime around the 8th or 9th century. The recipes later traveled to France. However, in other parts of the world, the once flourless cookie served its purpose during religious observances.

    Coconut is one of those love-hate ingredients. ~Chef Marcus Samuelsson

    Eventually, the cookie made its way to the United States, where the coconut macaroon takes only a few ingredients to make. Shredded coconut serves as the main ingredient. Usually sweetened, the coconut may also be toasted. Other ingredients include flour, sugar or sweetened condensed milk, and egg whites and flavoring. Once the ingredients are combined, the mixture is dropped by spoonfuls onto baking sheets and baked. Most varieties of coconut macaroons are dipped in milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate. Almonds, pecans, cashews, or other nuts are sometimes added to the cookie.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalMacaroonDay
    While you celebrate the day, jump into baking with a macaroon recipe! Make a variety, too. Add nuts or chocolate or both. You can also visit your favorite bakery and pick up a dozen to share.  There are also macaroons especially made for dogs. Check out the varieties we carry. https://puccicafe.com/product-category/treats/

    Or stop by our dog bakery so your dog can enjoy National Macaroon Day!

  • Jul 20
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    Jul 24

    Houston World Series of Dog Shows

    Join us in celebrating the return of the Houston World Series of Dog Shows at NRG Park from July 20-24, 2022.

    During its five-day run, the Show hosts competitions each day in which exhibitors earn championship points in many events.

    The Houston World Series of Dog Shows and our partners have a variety of experts on breeding and genetics, animal safety and first aid, as well as in specific dog show events and culture.

    Here is a link to the schedule; https://houstondogshows.com/schedule/