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!
Pizza. There’s no denying it’s a favorite on most family’s top ten easy weeknight meal lists…except for those who have a family member with a gluten-intolerance. It can be hard to both juggle the special dietary needs of those you love and serve something your entire family will enjoy.
With Thanksgiving just a little over a week away, we thought what better way to anticipate the feast than with delicious appetizers and drinks! While some may think skipping meals before the Thanksgiving meal means they’ll be able to indulge later without the guilt, they’re mistaken.
The holidays are quickly approaching but National Stuffing Month is already here! That’s right – November is National Stuffing Month. Depending on your personal experiences, “stuffing” could mean various things to different people (or they could call it “filling” or “dressing”).
It’s a challenge to get the whole family together to sit down for dinner, especially on weeknights with different schedules and little time to cook. Dinnertime is an important opportunity for meaningful conversations with your kids, a chance to eat more mindfully and an excuse to take a breath and relax after a long day. For healthy, delicious meals that will have you spending less time in the kitchen and more time at the table with your loved ones, look to the Mediterranean diet.
October is National Pasta Month and today is the official National Pasta Day! Did you know Americans eat an average of twenty pounds of pasta per person annually? Pasta is one of the most versatile foods that you can combine with almost any flavor and protein – from beef to shrimp to poultry and pork. There are also over 300 different forms or shapes of pasta! See how many you recognize from the National Pasta Association’s Shapes Library.
Fall has officially arrived and, with the cooler temperatures and nip in the air, comes an increased appetite for meals and snacks that provide warmth and goodness. It is Rosina season!
Move over pumpkin spice, there’s another food trend in town: pierogies. That’s right; October 8th marks the eighth annual National Pierogy Day! You can bet pierogy lovers across the country will be celebrating by enjoying the delicious combination of creamy whipped potatoes and other flavorful ingredients like aged cheddar cheese folded into a pasta shell.
If you haven’t ever had ambrosia before (or haven’t had it since you were a kid) you’re in for a real, sweet Florida treat.