As May comes to a close, we just aren’t ready to let go of all the celebrations that occurred this month. We celebrated both National Egg Month and National BBQ Month. We also highlighted important days from Cinco de Mayo to Mother’s Day to graduations to parties and picnics to kick off summer and all the in-betweens. We want to have one more celebration with you by sharing some of the most delicious dishes our Cool Food Panelists have prepared.
With it being Passover and with Easter right around the corner, family get-togethers, brunches and dinners are happening continuously! Grocery stores are busy with shoppers gathering all the ingredients they need. If you’re at a loss for what to make, get inspired by these charming spring recipes.
March 17 marks St. Patrick’s Day! Saint Patrick’s Day originally was a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland. The Irish have observed this day as a religious holiday for over 1,000 years. It has become an international festival celebrating the culture of Ireland. Surprisingly, the first parade held to honor St. Patrick’s Day took place not in Ireland but in the U.S.– in New York City. Out of anywhere in the world, NYC even beats out Ireland themselves for the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
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.
With winter in full swing and Christmas right around the corner, holiday goodies and treats are taking over! Recipes might be all-things-peppermint, eggnog and gingerbread – but you can’t forget about chocolate. Today is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day, after all!
Happy Halloween! It’s no secret that Halloween is one of the biggest days of the year (not to mention the weeks leading up to it and the weeks after) to indulge in sweets–especially candy. In fact, if you took all the candy that’s sold during Halloween week and turned it into a giant ball, it’d be as large as six Titanics and weigh 300,000 tons. That’s two pounds of candy per American!
Calling all waffle lovers! Did you know August 24th was chosen as National Waffle Day because it is the anniversary of the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron? This “device to bake waffles” (as was described) was used in coal stoves and was patented in 1869 by Cornelius Swarthout of New York. Waffles are thought to have been created in the 13th century by Ancient Greeks who cooked the flat cakes, or obleios, between two metal plates. Nearly one hundred years later, frozen waffles are introduced in supermarkets for the first time, making it easy for consumers to pop them in the toaster and enjoy.
This upcoming weekend there is reason to celebrate! It’s the Fourth of July, or Independence Day, which has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941. Americans have celebrated the independence of the United States’ and it’s separation from Great Britain since the Declaration of Independence was completed on July 4th, 1776.
You’ve all heard the history of this monumental event in American, but did you know these fun facts surrounding Independence Day?
We cannot believe that it’s already the last day of June! Summer is in full swing and is busy between vacations, cookouts, potlucks and other fun summer activities. All month long, our Cool Food Panel created recipes for all summer occasions, from desserts and appetizers to dinners and lunches in celebration of June Dairy Month.
The ladies from the Easy Home Meals team are back… and since February is Chocolate Lovers Month, there’s no more appropriate time than now to celebrate our LOVE for chocolate. Keep reading for our favorite drool-worthy chocolate desserts!