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February: Baked Alaska Day to World Nutella Day and Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

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One month down, 11 more to go before the so-called end of the world, and if you forgot to celebrate any of January's food holidays due to work, school, prison, food coma, etc., fret not faithful foodie 'cause February offers some interesting meal ideas for you--and your dog too.

Valentine's Day is often thought to dominate  February, but the second month of the year is also known as time to celebrate canned foods, berries, cherries, potatoes, sweet potatoes, grapefruit, fiber, fondue, hot breakfast, snack food and chocolate.

And for some week-long celebrations, there is pickle week (first week), Great American Pizza Bake and Kraut and Frankfurter weeks (second week) and National Pancake Week (fourth week).

Remember also that this is a leap year, so if you miss the Feb. 29 foodie holiday, you can't celebrate it until 2016--or sooner if you just go to Red Lobster.

Without further ado, here is a list of February's foodie holidays:

February 1 -- National Baked Alaska Day. What is baked alaska? It's a delectable dessert made of ice cream lined with layers of sponge cake or Christmas pudding and surrounded by meringue.

February 2 -- Heavenly Hash Day (this day could technically be celebrated on 4/20, er, wait).

February 3 -- National Carrot Cake Day

February 4 -- National Stuffed Mushroom Day and Homemade Soup Day

February 5 -- National Chocolate Fondue Day and World Nutella Day

February 6 -- None! (ideas anyone?)

February 7 -- National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

February 8 -- Molasses Bar Day

February 9 -- National Bagels and Lox Day and Pizza Pie Day

February 10 -- Cream Cheese Brownie Day

February 11 -- Peppermint Patty Day and Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day

February 12 -- National Plum Pudding Day

February 13 -- National Tortellini Day

February 14 -- National Creme-Filled Chocolates Day (also national cream pie day, if you catch our drift).

February 15 -- National Gumdrop Day

February 16 -- National Almond Day

February 17 -- National Indian Pudding Day

February 18 -- Crab-stuffed Flounder Day and Drink Wine Day (seriously a great combo).

February 19 -- National Chocolate Mint Day

February 20 -- National Cherry Pie Day

February 21 -- National Sticky Bun Day

February 22 -- National Margarita Day

February 23 -- National Banana Bread Day and Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day (dogs will eat either one, really).

February 24 -- National Tortilla Chip Day

February 25 -- National Clam Chowder Day and National Chocolate-covered Nuts Day (we'll show you some chocolate-covered nuts...)

February 26 -- National Pistachio Day

February 27 -- National Strawberry Day and National Kahlua Day

February 28 -- National Chocolate Souffle Day

February 29 -- Surf and Turf Day

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