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You may have heard of the term “Meatless Mondays.” Well, believe it or not, it’s not a new thing, and certainly didn’t begin as a hashtag for vegans! It actually came from WWI and WWII as a solution to the severe food shortages and rations on meat.

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Lincoln was known for being a man of simple taste. He enjoyed foods like apples, cheese, crackers, and nuts. Although there was one food he cherished more than anything in the world – his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln's famous cake, otherwise known as "Lincoln's Cake."

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Are your kids learning about Latin American history? Do they enjoy Hot Pockets, Pizza Pockets, or Calzones? Then, boy, do we have a recipe they’re going to love! Empanadas are a stuffed bread or pastry that are believed to have originated in Spain and Portugal around 1520. Today they are eaten all over the world.

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Creating lessons about America’s westward expansion for kids can be a difficult subject these days. The period represented a nation set on expansionism, manifest destiny, and the adventurous, independent cowboy spirit that led so many people to “go west young man!”

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On April 6, 1917, America entered World War I. This war between nations resulted in the fall of major imperial dynasties and lay the groundwork for yet another war two decades later, known as World War II. Without the United States’ intervention, the Allied Powers wouldn’t have defeated the Central Powers.

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