Monthly Archives: March 2016

Our Cool Food Panel Celebrates Frozen Food Month

From making your life easier to inspiring your everyday meals, our Cool Food Panel of food experts, chefs and bloggers tapped the freezer section to inspire this month’s creations in celebration of March Frozen Food Month. These simple and delicious ideas will take you all the way from breakfast to dinner.

Barbecue Chicken Tart

Praise for Puff Pastry

What’s one product that can ultimately save the day when in a cooking rut or a time crunch? Puff pastry! It’s extremely versatile, perfect for both sweet and savory dishes, and it’s one of the most convenient pre-made products out there. Puff pastry from scratch is notorious for being frustratingly time-consuming to make, but there’s absolutely no fuss needed when you can purchase it already perfectly prepared and ready-to-go in the freezer aisle.

Mini Cheesecake Baskets

The Hunt for the Best Easter Foods

While Easter is chocked full of egg hunts and egg dyeing, chocolate bunnies, baked hams and and colorful decorations, other cultures have their own Easter celebrations as well, with some unique twists and traditions from around the globe[1]:

Katie Workman’s Burrito Enchilada Casserole

Katie Workman’s Burrito Enchilada Casserole

It takes almost no work at all to turn flavorful frozen steak and cheese burritos into a Mexican enchilada-style casserole, and I will tell you that my family went BANANAS for this one.  My kids love a good burrito, and they love the flavors of enchiladas as well, and it was so easy to create this shortcut burrito “hack” casserole that made everyone extremely happy. 

Dole Frozen Mixed Fruit

Take a Fresh Look at Frozen!

I am always looking for ways to make healthier meals in minutes, so the frozen food department is one of my main stops when I’m grocery shopping. The frozen cases have really evolved over the years, and I love that I can find hundreds of food options to help me create easy, affordable meals.

Spaghetti Meatball Pie

Have a Slice or Two for National Pi Day

Happy Pi Day! It has been 28 years since the first person began celebrating 3.14 Day, and to join in on the mathematics fun, we thought it would be appropriate to share a few of our favorite PI(E) recipes and products[1]. Not that we needed another excuse to enjoy pie!

One Pot Meatball Orzo & Broccoli Rabe Casserole

Katie Workman’s One Pot Meatball Orzo & Broccoli Rabe Casserole

The joys of a one pot recipe are hard to summarize.  Well, that’s not quite true, these words make most of us very happy.  This recipe turns super-convenient, frozen meatballs into a creamy, slightly cheesy main dish, complete with the vegetables built right in. You could use other vegetables, such as broccoli or asparagus in place of the broccoli rabe if you’d like, and you can keep changing the dish up with the seasons. 

Celebrate Frozen Food Day!

March just so happens to be National Frozen Food Month, but on March 6, it is also Frozen Food Day. In 1984 the President Ronald Reagan noted the American frozen food industry was celebrating its 54th year of service and dedicated an entire day to its accomplishments, that’s over 85 years of frozen[1]!