Monthly Archives: July 2015

Ice Cream sandwiches

Crazy Cool Ice Cream Combinations

Ice cream is without a doubt one of the most versatile and customizable frozen treats. Whether you like it straight from the carton or dolled up with endless toppings, ice cream is great in whatever form it comes – in a bowl, scooped into a cup with soda or smooshed between cookies.

Shrimp Gazpacho

Summer Soirées

The options are endless for an easy, breezy, low-fuss outdoor summer party. From backyard buffets and perfect picnics to creative camp-outs, there’s a summer-inspired party that’s perfect for everyone! We took a few cues from Better Homes & Garden’s[1] list of summer party ideas and chose our top four + corresponding menu items. Take a look at the beachy, tropical and effortless summer party themes and menus below!

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Completely Customizable Meals

Nowadays, people are all about customization. From building your own burrito at a fast-casual joint to a meal-kit starter in grocery stores, consumers are seeking out ways to customize their meals to be their “own.”

We all Scream for Ice Cream!

I scream…you scream…and you know what we all scream for? July is National Ice Cream Month and we can’t think of a better time to reminisce about our favorite childhood sweet treats. From fudgsicles to bomb pops and dreamsicles to ice cream sandwiches, any way you decide to eat your ice cream, it’s sure to be delicious!

Mac and Cheese Has Been a Favorite Comfort Food for Centuries!

Cheesy, gooey, creamy and oh-so-delicious… you know what we’re describing – mac and cheese! One of the most popular comfort foods (worldwide) is so well-liked it even has its own holiday – today is National Macaroni Day! Historians are unsure who exactly we have to thank for this decadent dish, but the earliest known recipe for mac and cheese was in 1769 in Elizabeth Raffald’s book The Experienced English Housekeeper.1 The dish was later brought to the United States courtesy of Thomas Jefferson, who loved the fashionable cheese and pasta dishes served to him while in France.2

Blueberry Pie Parfaits

Classic and Patriotic for the Fourth of July

From fireworks, festivals, picnics to parades, this weekend Americans celebrated the Fourth of July. No matter what type of event you chose to attend on Independence Day, we can all agree that this holiday is synonymous with peak grilling season (and of course red, white and blue!). Last year alone, Americans ate about 150 million hot dogs during the holiday weekend—what a way to celebrate the nation’s birthday[1]!

Root Beer Floats

July is All About Ice Cream Month!

Whether you spoon it from a dish or lick it from a cone, there’s no denying the cool sweetness of ice cream on a hot summer day. It’s no wonder Americans indulge in an average of 48 pints ice cream per year[1]. We are the number one consumers of ice cream worldwide[2]. And even though you can find hundreds of flavors from traditional to trendy to offbeat, vanilla is still the number one flavor in the U.S.[1]