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!
Did you know today is National Garlic Day? Garlic originates in Central Asia and has been cultivated for thousands of years. It has been the favorite ingredient of different civilizations throughout history (Egyptians, Romans, Gauls, etc.).
When you’re in a recipe rut or just can’t think of another meal that will please the entire family, get inspiration from weeknight specialty menus. You may have heard of Meatless Monday and Taco Tuesday—many restaurants have adopted these themes, and home cooks around the country are diving into the trend, showing off their concoctions everywhere, from Pinterest to blogs.
During the work week, lunch all too often gets passed by and turns into a drab meal. We’re here to tell you that office lunches don’t have to be a pain to prepare or lackluster in flavor. Turn to the fridge and freezer for ready-to-eat meals and ingredients to keep stocked for the full week. For some lunch inspiration see below for must-have ingredients to keep on-hand.
After getting up early and working all day, running to the grocery store on your way home and picking up the kids from school activities, you’re exhausted – but dinner must go on! When you’re not up for an hour of prep and then waiting for the timer to go off, choose one-pot meals! It takes less effort, time and way less dishes. Whether you opt for your iron skillet, a wok or your slow-cooker, there are endless recipes to simplify your life.
Do you remember the smell of your kitchen when your mom made your favorite after-school snack? Or when dad was heating up the grill for a backyard BBQ? Or when you arrived at the amusement park and breathed in the aromas of corn dogs and funnel cakes?