Food Holidays

A Scoop of Summer

Happy National Peach Ice Cream Day! It’s summer, and there’s no better time to enjoy a nice juicy peach than right now. So stock up! This recipe ensures those peaches won’t go to waste.

Peach and Toasted Almond Ice Cream


5 Tips for Making Homemade Ice Cream:

1. To decrease prep time, store the bowl of your ice cream maker in the freezer, wrapped tightly in a plastic bag.

2. Add mix-ins, such as nuts and chocolate chips, for only the last minute of churning.

3. To ensure proper aeration, only fill the ice cream maker three-quarters of the way.

4. Make sure the ice cream “batter” or custard is cool before putting it into the machine.

5. To prevent ice crystals from forming in the freezer, place a piece of plastic wrap on the top surface and press down.


More Sweet Treats:

Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes

Easy Berry Dessert Recipes

Seasonal Chocolate Dessert Recipes 




The proof is in the pudding

Tapioca pudding is a deliciously unique dessert. We love the fun texture, sweet taste and, of course, all the different dishes you can make with those wee little bubbles. So celebrate National Tapioca Pudding Day with our roundup of favorite bubbly recipes—dig in!

This Coconut Tapioca Pudding recipe has coconut, ginger and mango. Perfect for summer!


Tapioca is also used in a bunch of other dishes besides puddings. Our recipe for Halo Halo (a popular dessert from the Philippines that traditionally contains beans, jellies and ice cream, plus flan and evaporated milk) calls for berries and is ultra refreshing.


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Happy Pecan Pie Day!

Pecan pie is a beginner’s dream dessert; the filling doesn’t crack the way custard pies can. Which is why we’re so excited to celebrate it! For the traditional pie, slice it up and top it off with bourbon-infused ice cream. Or try a Pecan Pie-inspired snack or sip, instead!

{Pecan Pie with Bourbon Ice Cream}

Shake up your get-together with this dessert in a glass. The pecan-perfect touch? It’s rimmed with the chopped nut, delish!

{Pecan Pie Martini}

Try to say this five time fast: Pecan Pie Popcorn. Or just give up and munch on this award-worthy snack.

{Pecan Pie Popcorn}

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Onion Rings

In honor of National Onion Ring Day, here are some fun facts you probably didn’t know about the one vegetable that makes us cry:


  • The origin of onion rings is not confirmed. Some believe that a 1933 Crisco ad featured in The New York Times Magazine was the start to a deep-fried revolution. Some trust the Pig Stand restaurant chain, founded in Oak Cliff, Texas to be the founder. Nonetheless, A&W is credited with popularizing the novelty, while some people simply think this was a randomly selected day to eat some yummy food. Whose side are you on?
  • Recently, The Riders 4 Relief National Onion Ring Eating Championship Presented by The Warehouse Stean n’ Stein was officially announced! First place wins $700 and a trophy. Time to get your eat on!
  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest onion ever grown was in Silsden, England at a whopping 10 lbs. 14 oz.


For your next barbecue bash, try out one of our twists on the classic recipe like our Olympic Onion Rings!

Olympic Onion Rings

Get the recipes: 5 Amazing Onion Rings


-Nicole Witko



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Cheers to Iced Tea

June is National Iced Tea Month, but today is the day to make your own! Sweetened, sparkling, or frozen, the decision’s yours! It’s summer, and it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a good ole glass of iced tea. Below are our top five suggestions to making your glass extra special!  -Nicole Witko


Fun Facts About Iced Tea:

  • The oldest known recipe for sweet ice tea was published in 1879 in a community cookbook called Housekeeping in Old Virginia, by Marion Cabell Tyree.
  • Attempting to salvage the hot summer day in St. Louis in 1904, Richard Blechynden poured his brewed tea over ice, and the quintessential English tradition of taking tea was forever changed.
  • In 2003, Georgia state representative, John Noel, tried to pass a house bill making it mandatory for all restaurants to serve sweet tea. Mr. Noel insists it was an April Fools’ Day joke but admits he wouldn’t mind if it became law.
  • Americans consumed over 55 billion servings of tea (over 2.5 billion gallons) in 2007 with approximately 85% of the tea consumed as iced, according to the Tea Association of the USA.


Get the recipes:

Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea

You can’t go wrong with the classic Southern recipe! Try out this sweet and tasty delight.

Rosy Iced Tea

Rosy Iced Tea

Lighten up your tea with a hint of floral flavor from rose water and our secret ingredient.

Peach Iced Tea Pop

Peach Iced Tea Ice Pop

When it’s really hot outside and you’re hungry for a frozen treat, try out this cool way to make your next bite pop!

Bourbon and Peach Sweet Tea

Bourbon and Peach Sweet Tea

Need a new drink for your next barbecue bash? Make Southern sweet even more Southern by adding bourbon from Kentucky or Tennessee and peaches from Georgia or South Carolina.

 Green Tea Champagne

Green Tea Champagne

Add a little bubbly to your glass with this fun and festive cocktail!


More Food Holidays:

National Doughnut Day

National Egg Day

National Chocolate Chip Day


A Cake That Calls Your Name

Why bake from a box when you can make this? Our creamy-dreamy chocolate cake with almond-coconut filing is a cinch and will serve up sweet savings as it costs only $1.60 per slice versus $7 restaurant slices.

Almond Joy Cake

Get the recipe: Almond Joy Layer Cake 



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Apple Pies and Beyond

As the saying goes there are few things as American as Apple Pie. So join us today, May 13th, as we celebrate this traditional dish and salute some of our favorite tasty variations for National Apple Pie Day.

Apple Pie

This quintessential American dessert is always welcome whether it’s a
casual 4th of July picnic or a fancy Thanksgiving dinner.

Get the recipe: Classic Apple Pie


Bacon-Crumble Apple Pie

Bacon-Crumble Apple Pie

Everything is better with bacon and this recipe makes a toothsome sweet and salty dessert.

Apple Pie Pockets

Apple Pie Pockets

Take this classic dessert on the road with our handheld pocket-version.

Apple Pie Shake Shots

Apple Pie Shake Shots

Imagine a drink version of apple pie a la mode and you’ve got these apple pie shakes that everyone will love!

Apple Pie Shooter

Apple Pie Shooter

Apple brandy shines in this lip-smackingly good, tasty shooter. Make the drink last longer and turn it into a martini with a shot of bourbon and a couple more ounces of apple cider.



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Shrimp-Tastic Recipes


Shrimp Recipes

Get the recipes: 15 Easy Shrimp Dinners


Did you know…

  • Shrimp packs 18 grams of protein per a 3 ounce serving with only 83 calories and 1 gram of fat
  • Shrimp has 45 micrograms of selenium, an antioxidant mineral that helps protect most body systems form unwanted damage, in every four ounces. In addition, research studies show that selenium found in shrimp can be well-absorbed into the human body.
  • Although “shrimp” and “prawns” are both classified as crustaceans, the terms cannot be used interchangeably, as they  belong to two different suborders pleocyemata and dendrobranchiata, respectively.
  • And lastly, “There’s a million ways to cook shrimp… shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich…” –Bubba in Forrest Gump


Seafood Recipes

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Roast It Out: Super Simple Prime Rib

Celebrate National Prime Rib Day or any special occasion by sinking your teeth into this premium cut of meat using our seriously simple Roasted Prime Rib recipe. When buying prime rib, ask your butcher to trim some of the excess fat but leave a layer of fat to protect your meat as it roasts.

Roasted Prime Rib recipe



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Twist It Up: Pretzel Recipes

Happy National Pretzel Day! Today we honor one of our favorite after-school snacks and cocktail party appetizers, the pretzel. Created centuries ago by monks with pieces of leftover dough, you can now find this salty (and sometimes savory) snack at carnivals, ballparks, the street corners of New York City and cleverly incorporated into both sweet and savory recipes. Try out some of our favorite recipes below, then mix up your own cool creations.



Giant Bavarian Pretzels

Giant Bavarian Pretzels

Mix up the classic bavarian recipe with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Then, personalize the recipe with add ons like parmesan cheese or cinnamon and sugar.








Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Fingers and Zucchini Sticks recipe

Pretzel-Crusted Chicken Fingers and Zucchini Sticks

This 30-Minute Meal from Rachael will be a hit with kids who’ll love making and eating it!








Bratwurst Pretzel Pizza


Bratwurst Pretzel Pizza

This ballpark-inspired pizza uses our easy Skillet Pizza Dough as a base. Make a large batch ahead of time and keep it in your refrigerator for a quick weeknight dinner.







Peanut Butter Pretzel Tart with Caramel Drizzle recipe


Peanut Butter Pretzel Tart with Caramel Drizzle

This sweet and salty dessert combo is always a crowd pleaser. Try substituting the pretzel crust into your other favorite pie recipes for a fun and unexpected twist.






Which do you prefer? Soft or Hard pretzels?! Tell us in the comments below.



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