The Food Dish
Tomorrow is National Popcorn Day, and in honor of such a fantastic holiday, we've found some great treats that you might not think to make with popcorn. Check some of these creative concoctions, all from popcorn.org.
Enjoy National Soup Month this January by checking out these 5 fun facts and fabulous soup recipes!
With the New Year comes the chance to celebrate National Soup Month in January! Though soup is especially popular in cold winter climates, this versatile meal option is enjoyed all over the world. Check out these fun facts you never knew about this popular food:
- Many people believe the first soup was eaten around 6,000 BC and was made of hippopotamus.
- The most expensive bowl of soup commercially available is called Buddha Jumps Over the Wall and costs $190 a bowl. Ingredients include shark’s fin, abalone, Japanese flower mushroom, sea cucumber, dried scallops, chicken, huan ham, pork, and ginseng.
- Americans eat more than 10 billion bowls of soup each year.
Pecans, coconut, and bittersweet chocolate—always a winning combination. This easy dessert is perfect for picnics or parties. Be sure to make lots, because they don’t last long!
Yield: 24 squares
Prep Time: 15 minutes plus 2 hours for cooling
Bake Time: 5 minutes
1 cup butter, at room temperature
¾ cup flour
¾ cup coconut flour (you can also use white flour)
1/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
When I think of Christmas day, I think of twinkling lights, presents under the tree, and Santa Claus, of course! But when I think back on waking up on snowy Christmas mornings as a child at Mom and Dad’s house . . . I remember breakfast.
My family goes all out for breakfast on Christmas morning, but we keep the cooking to a minimum. (Don’t be so surprised—it is actually possible.) It’s a tradition that has carried on for years in my family and has even slipped into my own little family’s tradition now that I’m married.
One of our Christmas morning staples is apple cinnamon French toast with vanilla syrup. It’s a delicious, gourmet breakfast with practically no hassle, which makes it perfect for Christmas morning. This meal is fantastic! Just put it together the night before, leave it in the fridge, and slip it in the oven while you open Christmas presents and enjoy your other holiday traditions. By the time you’re ready to eat, it will be ready for you to dive in.
Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
This is yet another way to be a Zucchini Houdini by using up the harvest from those prolific zucchini plants. This creamy, Southwest soup would make the perfect ending to a chilly fall day.
2 medium zucchini
1 medium onion
½ tablespoon dried parsley or 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper