Today is National Tortilla Chip Day! It’s not just a chip, it’s a universally-loved snack that can be paired with dips, salsas, quesos, guacamole and more! Did you know tortilla chips can be made with white, yellow, blue or red corn? The crunchy snack was first mass-produced in Los Angeles in the 1940s. However, the origin and background of tortilla chips is debatable.
Happy Chocolate Lovers Month! With Valentine’s Day occurring in the month of February, it’s no surprise the entire month is devoted to chocolate lovers. In fact, about $400 million worth of chocolate is purchased around the world on Valentine’s Day. But honestly, what’s not to love about chocolate? The average American eats about a half a pound of chocolate per month. That’s a lot of chocolate! With so much popularity, we can’t be the only ones who are curious about the origins of this glorious treat!
There’s so much to love about the month of February, especially since it’s Hot Breakfast Month! Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, enjoying a hot breakfast in particular in the morning is invaluable.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Do you have a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant planned? Or are you laying low with a cozy night in? No matter what the case is, there are sure to be sweet treats, good eats and so much love to celebrate.
You may not have had it marked on your calendar (yet), but today marks National Potato Lovers Day! Potatoes are one of the most versatile foods out there. With so many varieties, styles and cooking methods, there’s a potato dish or recipe for everyone. Did you know that potatoes were the first-ever food to be grown in outer space?
Did you know that February marks National Snack Food Month? We’ve mentioned before how snacking has become increasingly popular the last couple of years due to busier lifestyles, leading people to replace meals with more light and convenient snacking options. While many people enjoy salty and savory snacks, one of our favorite snacks is sweet and filled with nutritional goodness. Smoothies and smoothie bowls are the perfect convenient and anytime snack, and the possibilities are endless!
You’re probably well aware that this Sunday marks the biggest game of the year. Not only is it the championship football game, it’s also a huge day for grubbing. Did you know that the Super Bowl is the second largest day for food consumption behind Thanksgiving? Whether you plan on attending a Big Game party or hosting one at your home, we have you covered with a drool-worthy, touchdown scoring menu!
Whether it’s to chase away the winter blues or bring back memories of childhood, we are a nation that loves to indulge in comfort foods. Why? Oxford dictionary added a definition for “comfort food” in 1997. They are foods that provide a sense of well-being and are associated with childhood or home-cooking. No matter what foods say “comfort” to you, we’ve rounded up some hearty and classic recipes that are sure to hit the spot.
The holidays are over and we are well into the new year. Whether you set some New Year’s resolutions or are staying the course from 2016, there is always room to try new recipes! You might feel overwhelmed with a new year upon us, but cooking delicious food doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. Our Cool Food Panelists are here to share just how easy tasty and innovative food can be. From hand held snacks to family-sized casseroles and a fresh soup to warm your belly, you (and your family!) will want to save these recipes on your to-cook list!
Happy National Peanut Butter Day! While today we know and love it as peanut butter, it is actually a paste. The first reference of this peanut paste was in 1890 when a St. Louis physician developed the idea of packaging peanut paste for people with bad teeth. Back then, the paste was sold at six cents per pound. If only it was that affordable today!