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.
Happy National Taco Day! Although we frequently celebrate #TacoTuesday, we’ll take any excuse to eat tacos 😉 Everyone seems to love tacos so much, that billions are consumed each year. In fact, in 2012 4.5 billion tacos were eaten worldwide, across 30,910 Mexican restaurants. To give you a better understanding, 4.5 billion tacos stretches 490,000 miles of tacos. That’s enough to travel to the MOON… yes the moon, and back! That’s also 775 million pounds of tacos equivalent to the weight of 2 Empire State Buildings in New York, New York!
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!
No matter how you slice it, people around the world have a passion for cheesecake! Originating on the Greek island of Samos, simple ingredients like flour, wheat, honey and cheese, combined to make a cheesecake that was even served as a wedding cake. The Greeks considered cheesecake to be a good source of energy, and there is evidence that it was served to athletes during the first Olympic games in 776 B.C. With such a glowing endorsement, it’s no wonder we’re celebrating National Cheesecake Day!
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”?
It’s National Vanilla Ice Cream Day! While there are countless ice cream flavors out there, vanilla ice cream continues to be the most popular. Surprisingly enough, however; it was not the first ice cream flavor. It wasn’t until the discovery of the Americas that chocolate and vanilla crept onto the ice cream scene. Being able to indulge in basic ice cream flavors like vanilla and chocolate used to be a luxury reserved for high society.
We’re celebrating our love for cool treats this Ice Cream Month! There is no doubt that America loves its ice cream. Ninety-eight percent of all U.S. households purchase ice cream, with more sold on Sunday than any other day of the week. Eighty-seven percent have ice cream in their freezer at any given time. And this month is the perfect time to stock up!
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.