What to Make to Celebrate Every Food Holiday in May
Honestly, what's not to celebrate about the arrival of May? The late springtime month means picnic weather, fresh seasonal produce, and fruity desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. Of course, it also brings 31 days of food holidays that are absolutely worth celebrating. From Cinco de Mayo dinner to Memorial Day treats (and everything in between), these are the May food holidays you don't want to miss.
May 1: National Chocolate Parfait Day
May 2: National Chocolate Truffle Day
Celebrate the second day of May with easy and decadent chocolate truffles made with just cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, semisweet chocolate chips, and vanilla.
May 3: National Raspberry Tart Day
May 4: National Candied Orange Peel Day
May 5: National Enchilada Day
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate the fifth of May with hearty enchiladas filled with carne asada and topped with pasilla chile sauce, cheese, and chives.
National Crepe Suzette Day
This indulgent French dessert is full of bright citrus flavor. Our gluten-free twist on the classic treat is topped with whipped honey butter and orange zest.
May 7: National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
Make a restaurant-worthy roasted leg of lamb — simply seasoned with just garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper — in the comfort of your own kitchen.
May 8: National Coconut Cream Pie Day
While every day is Coconut Cream Pie Day in our hearts, May 8 is the official time to celebrate the whipped cream-topped dessert.
May 9: National Shrimp Day
Get back to basics on National Shrimp Day. Use this simple roasted shrimp recipe alone as an appetizer or over pasta or orzo with cream sauce.
May 10: National Liver and Onions Day
May 11: National Eat What You Want Day
May 11 is National Eat What You Want Day, so do with that information what you will. If you're in need of a little inspiration, try these fancy burgers made with bacon and Roquefort cheese (May is National Hamburger Month, after all).
May 12: National Nutty Fudge Day
Packed with chopped walnuts and vanilla wafer crumbs, this crunchy fudge is an old family recipe you don't want to miss.
May 13: National Fruit Cocktail Day
May 14: National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day
What better way to observe National Chocolate Chip Day than with this rich, decadent, and absolutely irresistible cookie cake?
May 16: National Barbecue Day
Don't let National Barbecue Day pass you by without enjoying some flavorful pulled pork on a bun. This juicy slow cooker recipe is just the ticket.
May 17: National Cherry Cobbler Day
Skip the canned stuff! National Cherry Cobbler Day calls for only the freshest of fruit. "It may take a little longer to make because you need to pit the cherries, but it is well worth it when you taste the finished product," says recipe creator Miranda Williams.
May 18: National Cheese Souffle Day
May 19: National Devil's Food Cake Day
This ganache-topped cake comes together quickly with just a few convenient ingredients, including a package of brownie mix and a package of devil's food cake mix.
May 20: National Quiche Lorraine Day
May 21: National Strawberries and Cream Day
Homemade whipped cream and fresh strawberries are the perfect pair — it's only fitting that the dynamic duo has its own holiday.
May 22: National Vanilla Pudding Day
Celebrate the simple things in life on National Vanilla Pudding Day with our basic, yet incredibly impressive, six-ingredient recipe.
May 23: National Taffy Day
Here's a simple candy recipe that you can use to make any flavor of taffy you can think of. The best part? It comes together in just 20 minutes.
May 24: National Escargot Day
Feeling adventurous? Well, you're in luck — May 24 is National Escargot Day! Make these mushroom caps stuffed with snails sauteed in garlic butter.
May 25: National Wine Day
May 26: National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
May 27: National Italian Beef Day
May 28: National Brisket Day
Beef brisket is the perfect dinner for your next special occasion — and what's more special than National Brisket Day?
May 29: National Biscuit Day
Hurray, it's National Biscuit Day! Not to be confused with National Buttermilk Biscuit Day (we celebrated that on May 14).
May 30: National Mint Julep Day
May 31: National Macaroon Day
Is there anything sweeter than National Macaroon Day? We think not. Celebrate with these 4-ingredient coconut cookies.