So today may be the unofficial National Pancake Day, but we’ll take any excuse to eat this fluffy breakfast staple! The first recorded mention of pancakes dates back to ancient Greece. In the American colonies, pancakes—known as hoe cakes, johnnycakes or flapjacks—were made with buckwheat or cornmeal. Every culture has their own version under different names – from the crepe, to a hotcake or a blini. No matter how you stack them, they’re the perfect blank canvas for any number of toppings and add-ins. To celebrate National Pancake Day we’ve rounded up 16 of our favorite products and recipes.
Since football season is already underway, it’s time to plan those parties and game day get-togethers! The frozen food and dairy aisles are stocked with easy appetizers, finger foods and ingredients for dishes to fill up the table. With the many grab-and-go options, you won’t run out of ideas for a well-rounded menu when the whistle blows!
With the month of September comes a lot of things: fall is on its way, the weather gets cooler (maybe?), the leaves will start changing, all things pumpkin spice erupt and new seasons of your favorite TV shows begin. But it’s also National Biscuit Month! One may not know it, but there are many different kinds of biscuits and ways that they can be cooked or baked.
Now that Labor Day weekend has come and gone, it’s time to embrace the school season as fall will be here before we know it. Besides breakfasts and after school snacks, another important meal you can’t forget about is lunch. Light up your kids’ faces by taking their lunchbox to the next level with these simple and fun recipes!
Whether you want to admit it or not, Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer (*tears*). Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September, and many people go away to the beach or lake, or have a BBQ with family and friends. In fact, Labor Day is the third most popular holiday for barbequing, following July 4th and Memorial Day.
If you follow the foodie world, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the pages of most culinary bloggers are suddenly filled with beautiful images of symmetrically placed fruit and veggies ensconced in large round bowls, accompanied by spoons, not straws. What is this trendy new concoction and why is it so popular? It’s called a Smoothie Bowl – and it may be the most perfect breakfast meal ever created.
Calling all waffle lovers! Did you know August 24th was chosen as National Waffle Day because it is the anniversary of the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron? This “device to bake waffles” (as was described) was used in coal stoves and was patented in 1869 by Cornelius Swarthout of New York. Waffles are thought to have been created in the 13th century by Ancient Greeks who cooked the flat cakes, or obleios, between two metal plates. Nearly one hundred years later, frozen waffles are introduced in supermarkets for the first time, making it easy for consumers to pop them in the toaster and enjoy.
School days can be exhausting, and weeknights can be even busier between after school extra curriculars, music lessons, sports and other activities. Depending on what time your child eats lunch at school, it can be a really long span until dinner’s ready. A stocked fridge and freezer for after school snacks can help you stave off hunger and avoid the evening meltdown from your kiddos.
August 19th is officially National Hot & Spicy Food Day! The weather is hot so your food might as well be too – spicy hot, that is! Spice level is certainly subject to personal opinion. Some like it so spicy tears are running down their face, while others can barely stand mild salsa.
It’s August, which means it’s Back to School time! Between shopping for school supplies and new clothes, it’s also important to start planning out your meals for when school starts, especially breakfasts. A good breakfast fuels you up and gets you ready for the day. Countless studies show that eating breakfast can help kids stay alert and perform better in school.