March 17 marks St. Patrick’s Day! Saint Patrick’s Day originally was a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. It has become an international festival celebrating the culture of Ireland. Surprisingly, the first parade held to honor St. Patrick’s Day took place not in Ireland but in the U.S.– in New York City. Out of anywhere in the world, NYC even beats out Ireland themselves for the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
We all want to get a quality dinner on the table fast, provide the perfect snack for the kids and entertain with ease. For March Frozen Food Month, our Cool Food Panel of bloggers was tasked with creating some great new recipes and meal ideas with their favorite frozen foods.
It’s National Frozen Food Month, and it’s time to give a round of applause to the hard-working category of frozen vegetables. While many people may look down their noses at the frozen food aisle, frozen vegetables can be the star of your healthiest meals. It’s also National Nutrition Month, which means it’s time to “put your best fork forward” in order to make small, simple changes in your eating that can reap big rewards in your health. Here’s my top tip for a little change that yields great results: Just eat more vegetables—fresh, canned, or frozen.
Today is Frozen Food Day – time to celebrate and appreciate the delicious options in the frozen food aisle! Make the most of Frozen Food Day by browsing the freezer aisles in your grocery store and seeing the excellent value, nutrition and variety that frozen foods provide. Frozen foods make mealtime easy – from vegetables picked at the peak of freshness, to meals from every ethnic cuisine, to delectable desserts ready to eat.
Snack Food Month is coming to a close (tear). But, before we let that happen we wanted to share our newest recipes created by some of our Cool Food Panelists. From pizza to a smoothie and bruschetta to quesadillas, these recipes are totally unique, contain wholesome ingredients and make for some beautiful Instagram photos! With 75% of people snacking between meals, these recipes make for the perfect snack anytime of the day!
There’s so much to love about the month of February, especially since it’s Hot Breakfast Month! Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, enjoying a hot breakfast in particular in the morning is invaluable.
You may not have had it marked on your calendar (yet), but today marks National Potato Lovers Day! Potatoes are one of the most versatile foods out there. With so many varieties, styles and cooking methods, there’s a potato dish or recipe for everyone. Did you know that potatoes were the first-ever food to be grown in outer space?
You’re probably well aware that this Sunday marks the biggest game of the year. Not only is it the championship football game, it’s also a huge day for grubbing. Did you know that the Super Bowl is the second largest day for food consumption behind Thanksgiving? Whether you plan on attending a Big Game party or hosting one at your home, we have you covered with a drool-worthy, touchdown scoring menu!
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. They are foods that provide a sense of well-being and are associated with childhood or home-cooking. No matter what foods say “comfort” to you, we’ve rounded up some hearty and classic recipes that are sure to hit the spot.
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!