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.
Today, which is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day, is all about celebrating and enjoying the tastiness of this unique dessert that was invented at the very end of the 1800s and gained popularity in the beginning of the 1900s. Do you know why it’s spelled “sundae”?
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.
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!
Did you know that January is National Baking Month? With the freezing temperatures and winter precipitation, staying in and baking seems like the perfect idea. Besides, standing near a warm oven is an added bonus! From pies to cupcakes and cookies to breads—plus everything in between, you can’t go wrong with these scrumptious baked goods.
Today is basically the best day ever because it’s Friday AND National Dessert Day! And
maybe probably it’s just us, but there’s something about the chilly fall air that makes you just crave desserts alongside a cup of coffee, tea or hot apple cider. So in honor of the autumn season and National Dessert Day, we thought we would share some of our favorite fall desserts featuring pumpkin, apple, cranberry and salted caramel flavors!
There’s a food holiday for nearly every occasion and cupcakes are no exception. Today is the official National Cupcake Lovers Day! So where did cupcakes come from you may ask? At the turn of the century, multi-cupcake molded tins became more popular and available to the general public, leading to consumers baking the mini-sized dessert. The corporatization of the first mass-produced cupcake, the Hostess CupCake with its chocolate cake and signature white frosting squiggle that is still available today, also contributed to the popularity of the cupcake. And in the 1940s and 1950s, baking at home became easier with the introduction of box cake mixes.
Food holidays seem to be happening every month and day, but we must admit, one of the best ones has to be National Dessert Month! Who knew the ENTIRE month of October celebrates the amazingness of desserts?! Regardless, we are definitely on board with this type of celebration! In fact, it’s a great excuse to take a look at the top dessert trends and either find a new favorite product or learn how to make a decadent sweet recipe.
Since last month was all about frozen foods for March Frozen Food Month, we wanted to show some love to our other favorite “cool” section of the grocery store—the dairy aisle! The ladies from the Easy Home Meal team shares their newest and favorite finds in the dairy aisle.