Laura L's posts

Stuck on dinner ideas?

Stuck on dinner ideas?

Posted by Laura L on March 15, 2022

Do you ever get stuck on what to make for dinner? That is how I have been feeling lately. I’m a little tired of our same old regular rotation meals, but I don’t want so spend a lot on ingredients for a new meal I’m not sure my family is going to like. I seem read more »

Spring Food Trends

Spring Food Trends

Posted by Laura L on February 7, 2022

Eating habits and food choices are ever-evolving. Tastefully Simple brings in seasonal products inspired by the latest food trends and the way people are eating. For Spring-Summer 2022, there are five food trends inspiring our new products. Trend 1:  Better Burgers Tropical Flavors Did you know Americans eat 50 million burgers per year? The appetite read more »

Get Ready for Game Day with These Easy Snacks

Get Ready for Game Day with These Easy Snacks

Posted by Laura L on February 2, 2022

We all know game day is about more than sports. It’s about the food, too. Check out these pick-six ideas for great eats. Jalapeño Popper Football Cheese BallThis fun idea sets the football mood. It’s easy to make and you can’t go wrong with the flavors of bacon and cheese. Smoky Bacon BBQ MeatballsLet your read more »

22 Ideas to Celebrate National Slow-Cooking Month

22 Ideas to Celebrate National Slow-Cooking Month

Posted by Laura L on January 27, 2022

Slow cookers can make having dinner ready at a good time so easy and convenient. Did you know you can make all kinds of other foods in your slow cooker? January is National Slow-Cooking Month and to celebrate, here’s 22 slow-cooker recipes to make life a little easier and a lot more delicious!  Main Dishes read more »

Dress It Up

Posted by Laura L on December 30, 2021

My family sometimes teases me that i go over the top – using fun printed tissue paper inside holiday gifts, matching cupcake liners to the occasion or getting out the good dishes for a weeknight dinner. But the truth is, i love adding extra little touches to make things special. I want the experience of read more »

Air Fryer Veggies

Air Fryer Veggies

Posted by Laura L on November 23, 2021

Air fryers are one of the hottest trends in cooking right now. To be honest, I started hearing about air fryers a couple of years ago and didn’t really understand the hype. (I mean how much better could French fries be if you made them in the air fryer versus the oven? And why would read more »

Pumpkin Waffles with Maple Glaze

Pumpkin Waffles with Maple Glaze

Posted by Laura L on September 3, 2021

Pumpkin Bread & Maple Glaze Mix is back at Tastefully Simple. Yay! This sweet bread is one of my all-time favorites. It tastes like fall and rivals anything you would get in your neighborhood coffee shop. “I thought this blog was about waffles,” you might be saying. Well, you are right! I used the Pumpkin read more »

Fall Winter Food Trends

Fall-Winter Food Trends

Posted by Laura L on August 17, 2021

It’s a new season at Tastefully Simple. There are fresh products and flavors available that were inspired by five top food and flavor trends. Let’s take a look at those trends and some of the new products here to make meal time simpler. 1.   Sweet Heat The flavor combination of sweet and heat is one read more »

Grilling Kit Is a Hit

Posted by Laura L on May 7, 2021

Twice a year, Tastefully Simple introduces new meal kits. This season I was especially excited to try the new Grilling Kit. Grilling is one of my favorite things about summer. I love the smell, the sizzling sounds, and of course the flavors of grilled meals. I also really like the minimal kitchen cleanup that goes read more »

Meatballs!

Posted by Laura L on March 8, 2021

When someone says meatballs, what recipes come to mind? Spaghetti and meatballs? BBQ or Swedish meatballs? These are some of the favorites at my house, because they’re both tasty and also super simple to make and always a hit with the whole family. I was recently looking for some new ways to mix up our read more »