food holidays

Put a Spin on Basic Brownies With These Extreme Recipes

raspberry ripple cheesecake
In honor of National Brownie Day (yes, it's a thing), we figured what better way to start the week than with one of these crazy-creative brownie recipes? Whether you're a cheesecake fan or obsessing over everything milk chocolate, celebrate your new favorite holiday with one of these sweet treats:   Whopping Malted Milk... read more

Crazy for Coffee? 4 Facts You Need to Know Now

barista artPhoto: Thinkstock
We take our coffee seriously, so we went to Lavazza's training center in NYC to learn some surprising facts about our favorite brew. Lavazza's training manager Salvatore Foto did not disappoint -- we left his coffee lab enlightened and wired! 1. Never take your espresso to go. A single shot of the... read more

Celebrate National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day With These 5 Pinterest Recipes

peanut butter desserts
Is there ever any reason to not celebrate peanut butter? In short -- no. But on National Peanut Butter Lover's Day, March 1, you're allowed to indulge a little more than usual in your favorite gooey peanut butter dessert. Try one (or all) of the five below to get a jump start and let us... read more

10 Creative Ways to Celebrate National Margarita Day

national margarita day recipes
National Margarita Day falls on Feb. 22, which means you now have the perfect excuse to spend this Saturday with a drink (and a tequila-infused cupcake) in hand. Make the most of your new favorite food holiday by testing out one of these 10 creative margarita recipes any time of the year: More Must-Clicks: <a... read more

9 Nontraditional Mashed Potato Recipes

nontraditional mashed potatoes recipesPhoto: How Sweet It Is
Next to pumpkin pie and homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes are easily the most anticipated dish of Thanksgiving. But as good as they taste, this comfort-food favorite can get a little, well...boring. At the risk of offending carb-lovers everywhere, I've rounded up 9 unconventional twists on everyone's favorite side dish: Mix it... read more

What Does Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor Say About You?

ice cream flavorsPhoto: Shutterstock
Whether you prefer plain 'ole vanilla or crunchy rocky road, it turns out your taste in ice cream and your personality go hand-in-hand. In honor of National Ice Cream Month, Baskin-Robbins partnered with Dr. Alan Hirsch (a smell and taste expert, who knew?) to reveal just what your favorite ice cream... read more

National Piña Colada Day: Cool Cocktail Recipes + Fun Drink Accessories

national pina colada dayPhoto: Tracey's Culinary Adventures
Grab some rum and a glass--today we're celebrating one of our favorite tropical cocktails! In honor of this refreshing pineapple-rum drink, we suggest whipping up a pitcher of piña coladas to enjoy with friends. (We've rounded up a few cute drink accessories just in case you're in the mood to go all out.)... read more

5 Sweet Ways to Celebrate National Chocolate with Almonds Day

national chocolate with almonds dayPhoto: What Katie Ate
As if we needed another excuse to celebrate chocolate -- today marks National Chocolate with Almonds Day! Check out five delish ways to enjoy the combo--and let us know what you think! Raw Chocolate Truffles Why We Love It: This mini-indulgence is made with good-for-you ingredients like dates, almonds, cocoa powder and oats. <a href=""... read more

Happy National Doughnut Day! Get Your Free Doughnuts (Or Make Your Own!)

Today is National Doughnut Day! Time to bring on the sweet treats. The holiday began in 1938 when the Salvation Army decided to honor the female volunteers who handed out the yummy pastries to front line soldiers during WWI. But you don't have to be a soldier to receive a doughnut today! Krispy Kreme is... read more

Happy Peppermint Patty Day: Learn How to Make ‘Em Homemade!

Homemade Peppermint PattySavory Sweet Life
It's hard to find a more perfect match than chocolate and peppermint, so Peppermint Patty Day really is a holiday for us! Although we frequently indulge in the store-bought variation, we're even more enamored with this homemade one from Alice of the blog Savory Sweet Life. Here's why: Why we love it: This easy recipe... read more
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