The apple harvest is in, right in time for National Apple Month! Did you know more than 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States, but only the crabapple is native to North America?
It’s FINALLY time for pumpkin + pumpkin spice flavor to return to our kitchens, favorite stores and products. We-re not the only ones; Americans love pumpkin so much that last year 37 percent of the population bought a pumpkin-flavored item. We also buy enough pumpkin spice flavored items to make the economic market skyrocket. Pumpkin spice is a $361 million dollar franchise each year.
Summer is over and the kids are heading back to school. As always, it’s crunch time for creative breakfast ideas, fun lunchbox meals and delicious family dinners. Back to school also can mean meals on-the-go or very little time to cook. Take time to cook ahead so that you can heat and eat and spend more time with your families during this busy season. Our Cool Food Panelists are more than prepared for you and your kiddos to head back to school.
Did you know that August marks National Sandwich Month and National Panini Month? People in the United States eat an estimated 300 million sandwiches every day — that averages to about one a day for every American. Nearly 60% of adults pack a sandwich for lunch at least once a week, and nearly 70% of parents pack a sandwich for a child’s lunch at least once a week.
Crescent rolls are a staple at nearly every family holiday, but there’s no reason you shouldn’t include them in your every day meals! From breakfast to dinner and all the snacking in between, we have you covered with some of our favorite crescent roll recipes!
June Dairy Month may be over, but there’s still time to celebrate all summer long. Our cool food panelists want to leave you with some dairy inspired recipes you can create at home to keep your family full and happy! Keep the party rolling with these dairy recipes perfect for parties, meals, and desserts!
It is said that the 100 folds of a chef’s hat (known as a toque) symbolize the 100 ways to cook an egg. Eggs are certainly a versatile food—great for every meal from breakfast to dessert and snacks in between—and they’re also a nutritious and affordable food, too. Eggs are so outstanding that the month of May is National Egg Month, a whole month to celebrate eggs!
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.
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. If only it was that affordable today!
Happy National French Toast Day! There’s so much to adore about this dish made of bread soaked in milk, then in beaten eggs and then fried or baked. While French is in the name, French toast isn’t actually French! The earliest known reference to French toast is in the Apicius, a collection of recipes from the early 5th century AD. French toast existed as early as the age of the Roman Empire.