Do you love entertaining? Throwing a good party with your friends and family, and creating memories that will last a lifetime is for sure one of life's little pleasures. But that means you have to throw a good party first! And what's the staple of every good party? Snacks!
Rocky Road ice cream may be known for its delicious blend of smooth chocolate, fluffy marshmallows and crunchy nuts, but the history of this dish is as diverse as the ingredients found within.
Every year, many parts of the U.S. celebrate St. Patrick's day on March 17th as a time to reflect on their Irish heritage. Usually this is done through good food, green beer and a lot of festivities in the name of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. If you plan to celebrate with your family and friends this year, consider serving these festive dishes.
Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, has been celebrated throughout southern parts of the U.S. for many years, particularly in New Orleans. What started as a Christian holiday is now a widely recognized occasion that features many festive traditions, such as colorful beads and a lot of good food. Try these classic Mardi Gras dishes to celebrate the exciting day this year.
National Cupcake Day takes place every year on Dec. 15 as a way to celebrate the festive and scrumptious dessert that has been an American culinary icon since the 19th century. To make the most of the day as you ring in the holiday season, bake up a batch of your favorite cupcakes.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you're probably starting to consider how to prepare a tasty menu for your feast. As a turkey is usually the main course, focus on the other three components of your Thanksgiving dinner: the appetizer, side dish and dessert. We've got you covered with some tasty, yet healthy, options! While you're "cleaning up" your Thanksgiving menu, also consider making a point not to overindulge during the holidays this year. Though it may be habit during holiday meals, try simply reducing your portions and avoid overeating until you are stuffed to the brim - you may be surprised by what a difference this makes!
The American Diabetes Association estimated that in 2014 11.8 million adults over 65 years old had diabetes, accounting for almost 30 percent of older adults in the country. Diabetes requires people to lower their sugar intake, which can be challenging during celebrations like Halloween. Thankfully, there are sugar-free versions of popular spooky treats that provide all of the sweet taste without the negative effects on health.
The summer season boasts a number of patriotic holidays, including Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of July! If you're hosting a gathering at your retirement community, you'll want to make sure to wow your guests with a selection of delectable desserts. Here are three easy recipes that are as festive as they are delicious.