September is National Chicken Month! There are so many ways to dress up this versatile American staple. It’s no wonder that chicken is the most consumed protein in the U.S. In fact, Americans eat more chicken than anyone else in the world – more than 90 pounds per capita in 2015. Let’s take a trip around the world for some inspiration to liven up your weekly menu.
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.
Summer may be winding down, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy all of your favorite fruits and vegetables of the season. While frozen fruits and veggies can be enjoyed year-round, there’s something truly special about summer’s bounty. We love the versatility of fruits and veggies and how they can be added to a variety of recipes, both savory and sweet, spanning from breakfast to dessert. Below is a collection of some of our favorite summer produce and must-try recipes and meals.
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!
Our friends at Freschetta® recently partnered with several bloggers to prove it’s easy to throw a gluten-free pizza party that’s fun, delicious and safe for your family and friends. We wanted to share our favorite ideas with our readers because we know it’s hard to find a gluten free pizza everyone can agree on.
June is Dairy Month and we’re continuing to celebrate the innovative possibilities the dairy aisle has to offer! Whether you stick to the staples or enjoy trying out creative new products, you won’t run out of meals ideas and recipes to test in your kitchen.
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 sunny skies on the forecast and warm weather, now is the time for all things spring! Graduations are happening and accompanying parties are being planned. Plus, spring is the perfect time for bridal and baby showers and getting together with friends and family! Gather everyone together and get creative by hosting an easy “bar” – where guests choose from toppings to make their perfect meal.
Today is yet another awesome food holiday to celebrate—it’s National Shrimp Day! Did you know that Americans eat more shrimp than any other seafood? Of the 15.5 pounds of fish and shellfish eaten by the average American each year, shrimp accounts for 4 pounds, topping the entire list.
We’ve all heard of Cinco de Mayo (“the fifth of May”) as a fun celebration with lots of Mexican food, but what is the history behind the holiday event? A common misconception is that Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s independence, but it is actually centered around celebrating Mexico’s victory in the battle at Puebla, which occurred during the Franco-Mexican War on May 5, 1862. It was unsure that Mexico could win the battle, since they were heavily outnumbered by French military forces. Ultimately the win became a significant source of pride for Mexico.