With Halloween right around the corner, it only makes sense to bring this festive holiday into every meal! Drinks, dinner, desserts and snacks, there’s a spooky recipe for any occasion – whether it’s a costume party, a get-together with friends or a sit-down family meal before trick-or-treating. Halloween is a great time to bring ghostly ghouls and goblins into your cooking and baking – just not enough to scare away any potential eaters! 😉
Fall is a wonderful time to explore the rainbow of seasonal foods that are red, orange, brown and yellow! From pumpkins and sweet potatoes to squash and apples, there are so many great (and colorful) fall produce to cook and bake with this season.
The leaves are beginning to change, the kids are back into school routines and, dare we say it, the holiday season is on the horizon. We have officially entered the fall season! To us, fall is defined by quality meals. The idea of a quality meal means so many different things to different people, whether it’s delicious food, time with family, wholesome ingredients or nutritious meals, and all aspects are equally important.
While World Food Day 2015 was on October 16, it began back in 1945 when the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States (FAO) was created – an important step in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Now, every year on this day, the U.S. works toward the FAO’s clear cut objectives, including heightening public awareness of worldwide hunger, drawing attention to achievements in food and agricultural development and encouraging participation in decisions and activities that influence the fight against hunger.
Food holidays seem to be happening every month and day, but we must admit, one of the best ones has to be National Dessert Month! Who knew the ENTIRE month of October celebrates the amazingness of desserts?! Regardless, we are definitely on board with this type of celebration! In fact, it’s a great excuse to take a look at the top dessert trends and either find a new favorite product or learn how to make a decadent sweet recipe.
The changing leaves and cooling temperatures of the fall season also bring back-to-school and holidays, two occasions that lend themselves to time spent with family around the table. Holiday meals are joyous, memorable affairs, and dinnertime on a school night is just as important. After all, family meals are an integral part of togetherness and well-being. Sitting around the table is important for families, as it’s a unique chance for parents and kids to interact with one another and share, learn and grow.
As the cool fall temperatures creep in, what’s better than cuddling up with a steaming bowl of chili? And with this week being National Chili Week, we thought it’s the perfect time to share some of our favorite chili recipes! But where did chili originate?
Fall brings many exciting festivities (think apple picking, changing leaves, football season…), but one major event that is not to be missed is the premiere of returning and new TV shows. Whether you’re tuning in to watch an old favorite or diving into a brand new show, the pleasure of watching TV goes hand-in-hand with enjoying a good meal or treat at the end of the day. After a busy day, sitting down for a nice meal and a great show is such a great feeling!
It’s officially fall, and even though we’re sad to say goodbye to warm weather, we’re fully ready to embrace fall flavors with open arms. The time has come to break out the pumpkin spice, maple syrup and squash. Whether you’re roasting a pan of hearty veggies or baking sweet autumn-spiced treats, the flavors of fall are some of the best!