Today is yet another awesome food holiday to celebrate—it’s National Shrimp Day! Did you know that Americans eat more shrimp than any other seafood? Of the 15.5 pounds of fish and shellfish eaten by the average American each year, shrimp accounts for 4 pounds, topping the entire list.
We’ve all heard of Cinco de Mayo (“the fifth of May”) as a fun celebration with lots of Mexican food, but what is the history behind the holiday event? A common misconception is that Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s independence, but it is actually centered around celebrating Mexico’s victory in the battle at Puebla, which occurred during the Franco-Mexican War on May 5, 1862. It was unsure that Mexico could win the battle, since they were heavily outnumbered by French military forces. Ultimately the win became a significant source of pride for Mexico.
Did you know that May marks National BBQ Month? While there’s no denying our love for hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken and other grill favorites, we can’t ignore our obsession over side dishes fit for outdoor dining. And we know that we’re not alone! Between the array of pasta and potato salads, deviled eggs and veggie assortments, we simply just cannot get enough.
Spring cleaning is an annual ritual for most Americans and a great time for serious scrubbing, polishing, decluttering and reorganization. This year, be sure to add the refrigerator and freezer to your list – not only will you have a cleaner-looking kitchen, you will have an appliance that is working effectively and efficiently, and most importantly, you will have foods that are safe to eat.
There’s a day for everything it seems. Some we can relate to, some not so much. National English Muffin Day – April 23 — is especially exciting for those of us English muffin lovers!
With it being Passover and with Easter right around the corner, family get-togethers, brunches and dinners are happening continuously! Grocery stores are busy with shoppers gathering all the ingredients they need. If you’re at a loss for what to make, get inspired by these charming spring recipes.
Now is the time to celebrate the creation of the doughy, salty (or sweet) snack we have all come to love so much—it’s National Soft Pretzel Month! Soft pretzels are a snack that everyone enjoys, and with so many ways to eat them and ways to transform them into something even more delicious, the possibilities are endless. Keep scrolling to see some of the best frozen pretzels, as well as some scrumptious pretzel recipes you can whip up for yourself and the family. This is a holiday you are not going to want to miss out on!
These days it’s all about veggies, veggies, veggies! Number one on Forbes’ list of the Top 5 Food Trends for 2017 is vegetarian comfort food. What is that you ask? Well, people are looking for new comfort foods that include mashed cauliflower and innovations such as vegetable crust pizza. As plant-based diets gain popularity, certain vegetables are on the rise as well including eggplant, broccoli and squash. (Bet you didn’t know plant-based bacon is a thing!) 😉
It’s April and that means it’s National Grilled Cheese Month. This may be one of our favorite food holidays because, well cheese! Grilled cheese is one of the best and easiest comfort foods to make, and can be customized with a variety of cheeses, breads and other yummy ingredients. We also love that it pairs great with soups–especially tomato! Our mouths are drooling just thinking about it…
With March Frozen Food Month officially over, we would like to share some of the deliciously creative recipes our Cool Food Panel came up with using products straight from the freezer aisle! Take a look at some of the amazing ways our panelists incorporated frozen foods into their mouth-watering blog recipes.