Is there a side dish, appetizer or beverage that a relative or friend always makes for your summer get-togethers or cookouts? You know, your cousin’s coleslaw or grandma’s macaroni salad? Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy that favorite dish whenever you’d like? The ladies of the Easy Home Meals team are taking their own favorites and attempting to make them all by themselves!
Today we celebrate yet another food holiday, and this time it’s all about shrimp—it’s National Shrimp Day! In case you didn’t know, here are some stats about shrimp: they are a lean source of protein, they have some omega 3-fats, and of course, are conveniently found in the freezer aisle—just as fresh as fresh.
Although moms are special and should be recognized year-round, this Sunday, May 8th is the official Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day became a holiday in 1914 and typically falls on the second Sunday in May. Its founder, Anna Jarvis, established Mother’s Day as a way to honor the sacrifices mothers made for their children. Ironically, after the heavy commercialization of Mother’s Day that boomed with florists and card companies, Jarvis denounced the holiday.
Can you smell that bright, cheery and citrusy aroma? It is of course orange juice and we’re celebrating National Orange Juice Day today—because who doesn’t love a holiday for a nostalgic and delicious beverage? Did you know orange juice is one of the most nutrient-rich fruit juices commonly consumed in the United States? It provides a good source of vitamins for heart health and has many antioxidants.
Ready, Set, Grill! May is National BBQ Month so it’s officially time to dust off your grill so you can cook up something special to pair with appetizers, side dishes and desserts the whole crowd will love.
A few weeks ago we shared the post “Weeknight Specialties with a Unique Twist” to hopefully inspire you to turn boring weeknight dinner ideas into something to be excited about. Mama Latina Tips, At Home with Natalie and Eclectic Recipes from our Cool Food Panel shared their own weeknight specialties that were inspired from the frozen food and dairy aisles!
You know that snack food that is surely stocked somewhere in your pantry or office cafeteria? Well, it’s time to celebrate its existence because it has its very own holiday—National Pretzel Day! Whether you dig into a giant bag of pretzels or heat a soft pretzel up from the freezer, the perfect salt-to-dough ratio can be irresistible, and not to mention nostalgic.
Springtime and beautiful weather is finally upon us, so why not make the best use of your time and soak up the sun (but don’t forget your sunscreen )! Grab some yummy snacks and a blanket to go out and enjoy the warm weather! Did you know “picnic” comes from the French word piquenique, which means “a meal eaten outdoors”?
While it may look intimidating to the inexperienced chef, phyllo dough is the all-star wonder of the frozen aisle that can easily add an elegant look and sophisticated taste to almost any recipe.
Some of us may remember visiting our grandparents for a big Sunday dinner that took grandma a few days to prepare, not to mention the time she took to plan and shop beforehand. It felt like it took us all day to eat it too!