Monthly Archives: January 2017

Grands Green Bean Casserole

Get Cozy with your Favorite Comfort Foods

Whether it’s to chase away the winter blues or bring back memories of childhood, we are a nation that loves to indulge in comfort foods. Why? Oxford dictionary added a definition for “comfort food” in 1997[1]. They are foods that provide a sense of well-being and are associated with childhood or home-cooking[2]. No matter what foods say “comfort” to you, we’ve rounded up some hearty and classic recipes that are sure to hit the spot.

Our Cool Food Panel shares easy recipes for the new year!

Our Cool Food Panel Kicks Off the New Year with New Recipes

The holidays are over and we are well into the new year. Whether you set some New Year’s resolutions or are staying the course from 2016, there is always room to try new recipes! You might feel overwhelmed with a new year upon us, but cooking delicious food doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. Our Cool Food Panelists are here to share just how easy tasty and innovative food can be. From hand held snacks to family-sized casseroles and a fresh soup to warm your belly, you (and your family!) will want to save these recipes on your to-cook list!

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Praise to National Peanut Butter Day

Happy National Peanut Butter Day! While today we know and love it as peanut butter, it is actually a paste. The first reference of this peanut paste was in 1890 when a St. Louis physician developed the idea of packaging peanut paste for people with bad teeth. Back then, the paste was sold at six cents per pound[1]. If only it was that affordable today!

Cashew Curry

Cook up these Hot Food Trends of 2017

Tired of serving the same old meals week after week? Get out of your recipe rut and makeover your meal plan this year. Food experts are predicting the hot menu items that will show up in restaurants this year. With our tasty recipes, you can try cooking up some of these fun food trends on your own.

Beef Bulgogi

Embrace the Deliciousness of National Gluten-Free Day!

Today is National Gluten-Free Day – a day to celebrate all the delicious gluten-free meal options available! You’ve probably heard of gluten-free or “GF” and seen its designation on many packages in the grocery store. But what exactly is “gluten”?

Orange Cheesecake with Berries

Preheat the Oven—It’s National Baking Month!

Did you know that January is National Baking Month? With the freezing temperatures and winter precipitation, staying in and baking seems like the perfect idea. Besides, standing near a warm oven is an added bonus! From pies to cupcakes and cookies to breads—plus everything in between, you can’t go wrong with these scrumptious baked goods.

Quinoa Kale Risotto with Pistachios

3 Tips + 3 Easy 30-Minute Veggie Meals

Sometimes, when you’re busy at the end of the day, it may seem easier to order and pick up takeout than it is easy to cook up a delicious, plant-powered meal. But some of the tastiest one-dish recipes can be whipped up in 30 minutes or less.