Posts Tagged: Food Holiday
The holiday season is in full swing—my favorite time of the year! It’s a period full of quality time with friends and family, along with celebrations galore. And where there’s celebration, there’s a bit of decadence. And where there’s decadence, there better be crème brûlée! If your holiday season is anything like mine, you’re probably surrounded with lots of loved ones who always seem to be hungry. But with so many events, you’re also likely to be short on time, too. No worries, I’ve got the perfect dish for you that will be a make-ahead lifesaver, while still wowing your ever-hungry crowds—crème brûlée French toast! Perfect for the holiday season and a great way to celebrate National French Toast Day, November 28! French toast usually Read More >
With Easter being the big food holiday in March, you may find yourself with a plethora of leftover ham—if you’re like me, you will for sure. My friends, family, and I make it a point to enjoy epic, elaborate meals that somehow always provide more food than we need. Good thing we all love leftovers too! You look in the fridge and see a large container of leftover bone-in ham plus extra sweet potatoes you tried to fit into the pan, but somehow that five pound bag doesn’t always fit. Naturally you should make spinach and ham sweet potato hash. All you need is a few more ingredients, including Davidson’s Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs, for a hearty Easter themed brunch recipe. It’s ideal for feeding Read More >
March 20 is Macaron Day! Celebrate with our delicious pistachio macarons with pistachio ganache recipe. These confectionary delights are the perfect little indulgences—and completely safe when you use Davidson’s Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs. Want even more macarons? Try our Parisian macarons with chocolate ganache recipe.
Coloring eggs for spring celebrations is a time-honored tradition that crosses many cultures and faiths. According to Farmers' Almanac, the ancient Egyptians gave each other colored eggs to celebrate spring’s arrival. So did the Persians before them. The egg is often viewed as a symbol of rebirth. According to the Feasts of Feasts website, “It was customary in ancient times to go and gather different colored eggs from the nests of a variety of birds. Some suggest that may be what gave rise to egg hunts and dyeing of eggs, for people were imitating the tinted eggs of wild birds, and mimicking the colors of spring with its array of pastel flowers and blossoms in bloom.” Farmers' Almanac says the Pennsylvania Dutch carried the egg-coloring Read More >
February is hot breakfast month but with the record breaking cold temperatures across the country I doubt anyone needs a national food month to want to start their day with something warm and hearty. It's getting closer to the end of winter (hopefully!), so if you’re like me you might need some new hot breakfast ideas for inspiration. Below, I’ve rounded up of five hot and delicious breakfasts from the Safest Choice Eggs’ recipe center. It's been cold here in Chicago for awhile now so I’ve been making these recipes a lot lately. Buttermilk Pancakes Pancakes have always been a favorite of mine. Especially on a lazy weekend morning when it’s cold outside and I all I want to do is stay home in my pj's. Fresh buttermilk is the secret Read More >
Passover begins tonight (Monday, April18) at sunset and will continue for eight days until April 26. Passover is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays and is probably the most food-centric. It starts with people gathering for the traditional seder meal and continues on throughout the week with family meals of matzo, hard-boiled eggs, fruits and vegetables, and treats such as macaroons and homemade candies. For the duration of Passover no leavened bread is eaten, making Matzo (flat unleavened bread) the primary symbol of the holiday. That also means that many people celebrating the holiday stock up on eggs since most Passover desserts rely on eggs for leavening, instead of flour, making sponge cakes popular every year during this week. Safest Choice™ pasteurized shell Read More >
We’re pleased to share a post from More is More Mom, Vanessa Nunley. As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about………more lickin’ the brownie batter bowl! When we were married, Chuck and I received a lovely cake plate and dome as a wedding gift. For nearly 21 years, it has found a home in our kitchen; on the island, the table or the counter, and I always keep it filled with tasty and delicious baked goods. Over the years, our family has so enjoyed the memories made from sharing these treats that I now frequently present newlyweds with a cake plate and dome of their very own. Amanda has always been a wonderful mother’s helper. In fact, I’m pretty sure she’s perfectly capable of Read More >
February 3, 2011 welcomes in the Year of the Rabbit which is supposed to bring good luck, a life style to be leisurely as we allow ourselves the luxuries we have always craved. A natural fit for spending time making good food at home, or enjoying long meals with family and friends. Longevity, fortune and kindness, simple values but symbolic of a culture and cuisine. What are these principles and what do they have to do with food? These principles go hand in hand with this years Chinese zodiac; the year of the Rabbit. Chinese tradition and the philosophy of the Chinese zodiac coincide with food as part of a cultural experience; the sign of the rabbit references a philosophical viewpoint that life should be Read More >
There is nothing like homemade ice cream, so even though it is freezing in the Chicagoland area, Safest Choice™ celebrated Strawberry Ice Cream Day by trying this Strawberry Ice Cream like Ben and Jerry's recipe found on Food.com. Since most homemade ice cream recipes call for eggs, and many of those don't cook the eggs, it's a good idea to use Safest Choice™ pasteurized shell eggs. I followed the recipe exactly, even using a Donvier ice cream maker. If you have the time I recommend letting the strawberries sit longer than an hour so you have more strawberry syurp. If you do so, the amount of milk added may need to be reduced. Enjoy your own bowl of strawberry ice cream today too!
World Egg Day was declared as the second Friday in October during an International Egg Commission conference in Vienna, in 1996. According to the International Egg Commission website, the date is meant to be a “unique opportunity to help raise awareness of the benefits of eggs and is celebrated in countries all around the world. At Safest Choice we love an opportunity to help raise awareness of the benefits of eggs. A widely available food that is relatively inexpensive, contains 12 percent of the recommended daily value of protein, is packed with nutrients, vitamins and is low calories deserves a day of celebration! Eggs are also extremely versatile making them a perfect ingredient for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack or dessert. This ensures that an egg Read More >