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Happy Jan. 17! Benjamin Franklin Day!

Updated: Jan 18, 2020

You may know that Benjamin Franklin was a founding father of the U.S., but did you know he was a polymath? To celebrate his birthday, here are some of his favorite foods: turkey, cranberries, and apples. Check out the individual posts! :)




He liked turkey so much that he thought it should be the national bird rather than the bald eagle. There is a turkey pesto sandwich ring from a Twisted YouTube video. I also made a cranberry pie with a silhouette of Benjamin Franklin with a kite and mini-apple pies in a muffin tin also from Twisted.

I didn't realize it at the time, but it is kind of funny that these were the foods I made because Twisted's YouTube channel is from England and Benjamin Franklin was a founding father of the American Revolution. Haha. :)


More about Benjamin Franklin:

"Ben Franklin was a polymath - someone who is an expert on a variety of different subjects. In addition to being one of America’s founding fathers, Franklin was a prolific inventor, author, printer, politician, diplomat, musician, and postmaster. The fact that he stopped attending school at the age of 10 makes him one of the most impressive person in American and world history."


As noted above, Benjamin Franklin was a prolific inventor. While you may know about the lightning rod (which I referenced with the pie crust silhouette of Benjamin Franklin with a kite. :) ), he also invented the flexible urinary catheter. I didn't want to make a version of that to celebrate Benjamin Franklin Day. Haha. :)


Cranberry Pie with Benjamin Franklin silhouette w/ a Kite

- For the pie crust, I made a stencil using parchment paper from a cartoon on Google. Check out the post to see how you can do it too! :)

Apple "Muffin Tin Cinnamon Roll Pies"

They are called "Muffin Tin Cinnamon Roll Pies" on the Twisted website/YouTube channel.

[Turkey] Ham, Cheese, & Pesto Sunflower Bread

Actually, this recipe comes from a Ham & Cheese compilation video from Twisted, but I substituted turkey. :) I made a mini-version.

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