One of the nuances in working with Jekyll is dealing with markdown language. The challenge is how to display markdown code within a post to show off your work without Jekyll interpreting it. After a few searches, I found a cool little trick that will make the markdown language visible in your code section of the post. The key is to use raw bracketing between your code as displayed below.

{{% raw %}}
{{ | date: "%Y-%m-%d" }}
{{% endraw %}}

That’s the trick!