Whether you’re sad that summer is on its way out (bye warm weather 🙁 ) or excited that fall is just around the corner (hello pumpkin spice 🙂 ), it’s not too late to celebrate all-things-summer with a final shindig! Gather your friends and family and reminisce on all the memories made over the summer months.
In case you forgot, it’s Mother’s Day weekend! In honor of all the home-cooked meals, loads of laundry and rides to practice, we celebrate all the moms who give unconditionally of their time and love. To make this Mother’s Day memorable, give Mom a break from the kitchen and surprise her with a special meal whether it’s a leisurely breakfast, light lunch, fancy dinner or just a favorite treat to top off the day.
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.
Nothing signifies summer like sprinklers, fireflies and the ice cream truck. Today, with the variety of ice cream novelties you can find in your grocer’s freezer aisle, you don’t have to wait around for the ice cream truck anymore. What’s not to love about ice cream novelties? There’s no prep involved. They’re portable, and they’re portion controlled. It’s frozen goodness you can hold in your hand!
There’s not much history available that surrounds the origin of sugar cookies, but they are thought to have been created in the 1700s in Nazareth, Pennsylvania when German settlers created the “Nazareth Cookie”.  It was in the early 20th century that leaving sugar cookies and milk out for Santa became a well-known tradition. Today, this popular sugar cookie is found all over the world, with various spins on its original form. Bakers have created endless ways to bake the famous cookie, as well as toppings to round out this delicious treat and methods of decorating with different kinds of frosting.
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?
After the Easy Home Meals team ladies were snowed in all weekend from getting slammed with over 30 inches of snow, we were all inspired to share some of the eats and treats we enjoyed in between shoveling snow and napping…. 🙂
Are you ready to get nutty? Eating nuts as part of a well-balanced diet has become more of a trend in the past few years, with the emergence of flavorful peanut butters and varieties of nuts made portion-friendly for snacking. January is the perfect time to brush up on your nut facts and start adding your favorite varieties of nuts and nut butters to your diet (especially since today is National Peanut Butter Day!) Who doesn’t love a heaping spoonful of creamy or chunky PB?
With Halloween right around the corner, it only makes sense to bring this festive holiday into every meal! Drinks, dinner, desserts and snacks, there’s a spooky recipe for any occasion – whether it’s a costume party, a get-together with friends or a sit-down family meal before trick-or-treating. Halloween is a great time to bring ghostly ghouls and goblins into your cooking and baking – just not enough to scare away any potential eaters! 😉
Fall is a wonderful time to explore the rainbow of seasonal foods that are red, orange, brown and yellow! From pumpkins and sweet potatoes to squash and apples, there are so many great (and colorful) fall produce to cook and bake with this season.