Our Cool Food Panel never disappoints. They are at it again with these scrumptious dinner recipes that you can cook for your family all year long. This month our panel celebrated both National Family Meals Month and National Potato Month. September is also a time of back to school, after school sports, and many other activities for most families. Whether you’re cooking for one or the whole table, these recipes will guide you through the busy mealtimes.
Tired of serving the same old meals week after week? Get out of your recipe rut and makeover your meal plan this year. Food experts are predicting the hot menu items that will show up in restaurants this year. With our tasty recipes, you can try cooking up some of these fun food trends on your own.
The colder winter months are the perfect time to eat soup, and since January just so happens to be National Soup Month, it’s even more reason to enjoy!
Since we are officially in the fall season and have been sharing our ideas of what a “quality meal” means to us, we’re pleased to introduce our Cool Food Panelist, Chef Billy Parisi, to reveal his own ideal “quality meal” and how he defines “quality time.” Read his story and be inspired to take time, cook a meal with your family and enjoy the food together sitting around the table!
It’s August, which means summertime is winding down and Back-to-School season for your kids is gearing up! Just because the school supplies are beginning to pile up in your household doesn’t mean it’s time to call it quits on fun—summer isn’t over until the school bell rings! Make the most of your last blasts of summer and spend some quality time together by getting your kids in the kitchen!
Craving something delicious when you’re on-the-go? Roll up your favorite fillings and say “Cheese!” with these Pizza Cones from our friends at Pillsbury. They’re handheld pizza fun that’s perfect for game-day or any day!
Ice cream is one of those desserts that’s delicious all year round, but even more satisfying during the dog days of summer – whether you’re having a block party, sitting by the pool, hanging out with friends or for an after-dinner dessert. Everyone has a favorite ice cream flavor or ice cream indulgence, from good ‘ol scoopable ice cream to popsicles to new popular trends like frozen yogurt and gelato. There’s even more reason to celebrate – July is Ice Cream Month, so the Easy Home Meals team dished on our summer favorites!
Summer barbeques and cookouts are in full swing, so take advantage of the next few months and throw an outdoor bash with healthier, yet tasty menu options! When deciding what to serve, hone in on “better-for-you” cooking skills without giving up your weekend’s food adventures.
Throughout the year, specific days are chosen to celebrate the ones we love. Mothers receive recognition in May, but June is all about dads. In most countries, Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June (this year falls on June 15), but in Spain and Portugal, fathers are honored on March 19 and in Australia, they celebrate the first Sunday in September. No matter which country you live in, all fathers deserve their special day of appreciation!
Everyone loves a good mid-afternoon snack! Most Americans snack throughout the day, representing 50 percent of all eating occasions and 65 percent occurring after lunch. The most popular time that people start to get the munchies is in the afternoon (28 percent) with the less popular time being late at night (13 percent). With snacking becoming so common, we’re here to share fun, simple recipes to help satisfy those early morning or mid-afternoon cravings in three easy steps.