Cool Food Panel

We're excited to introduce our new cool food panel—a mix of food experts and bloggers here to share recipes, stories, videos and tips throughout the year!

Meet the Panel:

Estela Schnelle, RD, of Weekly Bite

Estela has a Master’s in Nutrition Science and was formerly the Director of Clinical Nutrition at Georgetown University Medical Center. As a Registered Dietitian, she develops healthy and realistic recipes. Follow Estela on her blog, Weekly Bite or on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest.


From her latest post:  

"When thinking of a dessert to make, my thoughts went to two things I always have on hand— Breyers ice cream in the freezer and Coffee-mate in the refrigerator. Vanilla ice cream paired with holiday flavors such as pumpkin, turns it into a go-to entertaining-worthy dessert. This Double Pumpkin Spiced Ice Cream Pie is the perfect make ahead dessert! The convenience of frozen and refrigerated ingredients make it easy to put together this simple yet delicious dessert."
Click here to get her full Double Pumpkin Spiced Ice Cream Pie  Recipe!

Angie McGowan of Eclectic Recipes

Angie is an experienced food photographer and food writer with many recipes featured on Babble’s Family Kitchen. Follow Angie on Eclectic RecipesFacebook, Twitter or Pinterest
From her latest post:
"When it comes to side dishes and vegetable dishes, frozen selections are a no-brainer! But don’t forget that there’s also a huge selection of main dish ingredients like different types of meats, delicious meatballs, ravioli, pierogies and more. I wanted to share this effortless chicken lettuce wrap recipe with you that’s also vegetarian. These little wraps make the perfect, healthy choice for a busy weeknight and everyone will love them!"
Click here for her Bruschetta Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe!
Chef Billy Parisi of Billy Parisi
Chef Billy Parisi of "Billy Parisi" is a new addition to the 2014 Cool Food Panel. A 31-year old dad and chef, Billy is one of the true culinary media entrepreneurs branching out his brand across the digital and social landscape since 2007. Be sure to follow Billy on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube!
From his latest post:
 "There are tons of stress-saving cooking tips that are out there, you just need to know where to look. Start by hitting the frozen food aisle! Along with veggies, the frozen food aisles are stacked with delicious desserts and pies, pre-baked rolls, crowd-pleasing appetizers, you name it they’ve got it. These products immediately cut down on prep time and annoyingly long cooking times. The holidays aren’t meant to be stressful, they are meant to enjoy with family and friends, being thankful for all you have and of course eating delicious food. One thing is certain though, there will be leftovers, and that’s where this Easy Leftover Turkey Pot Pie comes in!"
Click here for his Easy Leftover Turkey Pot Pie recipe!
Lauren Brennan of Lauren's Latest
Lauren Brennan of "Lauren's Latest" is our newest addition to the 2014 Cool Food Panel. Lauren is a wife and mother of two children (a nine month old and four year old) who shares tips on how to live a happy and big life on a small budget. Be sure to follow her on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest!
From her latest post:

"This is my super simple shortcut to make fish sticks into an amazing dinner. Who knew frozen fish sticks could be so….gourmet? So super fast and delightfully delicious. I don’t know about you guys, but whenever we include our kids in the process of making dinner, they are more likely to eat their dinner AND talk at the dinner table." 

Click here for her full Baja Fish Taco Bar recipe!
Alison Lewis of Ingredients, Inc.

Alison Lewis

Alison is a nationally known two time cookbook author, blogger, food and travel photographer and founder and editor-in-chief of Healthy Travel Magazine (launching in print March 2013). She focuses on simple, approachable recipes and lifestyle tips to help readers make healthy food choices. Follow Alison on her blog, Ingredients, Inc., or on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

From her latest post:

"When I think of what a quality meal means to me, I imagine all of us sitting around the table sharing about our day (or maybe what’s on our travel bucket list). Quality also means an easier, simpler meal with less cleanup (and one that is nutritious and all three kids like). This Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese recipe is something new and unique I made recently that the kids really enjoyed!"

Click here to get her full Buffalo Chicken and Macaroni and Cheese recipe!



Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby Cooking

Gaby Dalkin of "What's Gaby Cooking" is a new addition to the 2014 Cool Food Panel. Gaby is a 27-year old Millennial blogger who writes mostly about healthy but sometimes decadent recipes from her everyday life. Be sure to follow Gaby on FacebookTwitterPinterest and YouTube!

From her latest post:

"To celebrate June Dairy Month, I headed down the dairy aisle of the market to find some snack-inspiration. The dairy section allows me to take a few shortcuts to create easy snacks or appetizers as it includes convenient grab-and-go items – grab some refrigerated hummus, tzatziki, and your favorite feta cheese and you’re halfway to the finish line."

Click here for her full 5 Layer Mediterranean Dip Recipe!