Spotlight On: Ed Duffy of Dwardcooks

It’s time for another #CookItSpotlight! This month is all about Ed Duffy and his increasingly popular food blog, Dwardcooks. Ed is a former high school English teacher turned healthy-ish food blogger and stay-at-home dad. With a focus on family, he uses his platform to share quick, easy, and satisfying recipes that are perfect for working […]

What’s Trending in June

The days are long, the weather is warm, and everyone is buzzing with excitement as school wraps up and summer plans are finalized! From Father’s Day celebrations to Juneteenth cookouts to Pride Month parties, June is stuffed full of opportunities to create captivating content for both brands and influencers. Here’s a list of notable holidays […]

Spotlight On: Crowded Kitchen

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re spotlighting the talented mother/daughter duo behind Crowded Kitchen, Lexi Harrison and Beth Sinclair! What began as a simple Instagram account has quickly grown into a six figure business with no evidence of slowing down. Over the years, Lexi and Beth have attracted over 214k followers with their beautifully photographed […]

Our Q2 Trend Predictions

Now that we’re through the first (and coldest!) quarter of 2022, we’re seeing interesting trends emerge as brands and influencers continue to connect with their audiences. From a new crop of barbecues to health-conscious energy drinks, here’s a closer look at our Q2 trend predictions. Edible Tableware Reduction of single use containers and plastic waste […]

What’s Trending in May

Cue the yearly “It’s Gonna Be May” JT memes because this year is flying by! Between grad parties, Mother’s Day celebrations, and Memorial Day barbecues, May marks the unofficial but much anticipated start of summer. As we transition into the warmer months, the conversation across the social landscape will turn to backyard parties, road trips […]

Spotlight On: Kasim Hardaway

This month we’re shining the spotlight on Kasim Hardaway, one of CookIt’s talented influencers! Kasim uses his rapidly growing platform – over 61.5k cumulative followers and counting! – to share innovative recipes and highlight unique restaurants in the Kansas City area. We sat down with Kasim to learn more about his passion for cooking, his […]

What We Learned at Expo West

CookIt rounded out a month of traveling with one last stop in Anaheim, CA for Expo West, the leading trade show in the natural, organic, and healthy products industry. Laurie (CEO), Molly (VP), and Heather (Director of Talent) laced up their comfiest shoes and spent two days discovering exciting brands, getting some face time with […]

What’s Trending in April

The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and everyone is sneezing which can only mean one thing…April is here! This month contains a treasure trove of holidays and topics for both brands and influencers to create killer content. Read on to discover what trends consumers are embracing as we head into Q2.   Notable Dates […]

What’s Trending in March

Spring is right around the corner, temperatures are creeping up, and consumers are itching to put away their winter coats (even though it’s still freezing in a good chunk of the US). From Mardi Gras to spring cleaning to casserole recipes, there’s no shortage of seasonal trends for brands and influencers to incorporate into their […]

What’s Trending in February

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February might be the shortest (and coldest!) month of the year, but it’s stuffed full of opportunities for brands, influencers, or anyone looking to create content. So what’s trending in February? Here’s a list of holidays and topics to help you plan out your editorial calendar for the upcoming month. Notable Dates Black History Month: […]