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Food

Fire up the grill for smoked fruit

(Family Features) As summer grilling season sets in, Americans grab their tongs to take advantage of backyard barbecue opportunities. In addition to classic cookout fare like ribs, steak, chicken, burgers and hot dogs, the experts at Dole recommend giving fruits and vegetables a shot on the ...

Broaden your ‘burger’ horizons

Summertime is a great time to fire up the grill and toss burgers on top to sizzle to flame-licked perfection. With Canada Day and Independence Day on the horizon, you might already be planning your holiday party menu. Delicious burgers are often a given. While beef, pork and bison tend to be ...

Healthy, easy treats for kids

(Family Features) Snacks are a way of life for people of all ages, but especially children, who consume about 25% of their daily calories from snacks, according to research published in the "Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior." Providing nutritionally balanced snacks for your children ...

This country favorite makes the perfect side dish

“Country cooking” has different connotations depending on where one might be in the world. Many people attest that country cooking involves comfort cuisine foods that originated in the southeastern United States. Quite often such cuisine includes biscuits, gravy, fried chicken, boiled ...

Fresh and healthy salad makes the perfect meal

Weather during the months of September and October can be fickle. As a result, there may be some steamy days left even after summer is long gone. On such days, a light and refreshing meal can be ideal. Salad may be thought of as side dish or an appetizer. But in this recipe for “Chicken ...

Master burger cooking in time for grilling season

Juicy, mouthwatering, hamburgers are a warm weather staple that taste perfect right off the grill. Everyone can benefit from having a tried-and-true burger recipe in his or her repertoire when entertaining a backyard full of guests or enjoying a cozy weeknight meal with the family. Many ...

Celebrate the start of summer with a picnic

This year the summer solstice, which marks the official start of summer, falls on June 21. During this time of year, schedules become lax and meals often occur on-the-fly — and usually outdoors. When firing up the grill or packing picnic essentials, home chefs should consider which dishes ...

No bread flour? No problem

LONDON (AP) — Are you struggling to find bread flour and fresh yeast at the moment? If so, you're not alone. With millions of people across the globe stuck at home due to lockdown measures imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, many people are choosing to make their own bread, rather than ...

Nutritious eating at home

(Family Features) If spending additional time in the comfort of your home has you rethinking the family menu and looking for new ways to enjoy nutritional meals, rest assured you can make better-for-you food choices without losing mouthwatering taste. Easy, efficient at-home recipes like ...

Ready to cook outdoors? How to clean and season your grill

Unless you are like me and grill year-round, the warmer weather signals the start of the grilling season. This spring, especially, as millions of us are told to stay home, a trip outside to the backyard or patio is a welcome change. If you have a new grill or have taken one out of winter ...

Roasting vegetables is a basic of simple, healthy cooking

Cooking at home more these days? Here's a primer on a basic technique for creating simple, healthy meals: roasting vegetables. If you love ordering deeply caramelized, crispy Brussels sprouts, carrots or cauliflower from a restaurant but have never made them yourself, now is your chance to ...

3 tips to planning efficient home-cooked meals

A few generations ago, dining out was an experience reserved for special occasions. However, until recently, when restaurants were shuttered in the wake of the public health crisis prompted by the spread of COVID-19, many people were dining out multiple times a week. Hospitality solutions ...

What’s for dinner? Depends what’s in the fridge and pantry

Just about now, you might be tired of cooking and eating what's in your refrigerator. We are all used to asking what's for dinner? What are we in the mood for — pizza, sushi, Mexican? And then going to a restaurant to get it. Now, with the coronavirus forcing many of us to stay home more, ...

Virus sends a nation of restaurant-goers back to the kitchen

Last Tuesday night in Tennessee, bluegrass musicians David and Virginia Blood were busy making sandwiches. In Pittsburgh, real estate agent Michelle Bushee was stirring a pot of homemade black-bean chili in her kitchen instead of shepherding curious buyers through potential dream homes. Marty ...

The secret to a great Irish Coffee isn’t what you’d expect

Last summer, I traveled to Ireland to learn about Irish whiskey, a spirit I knew relatively little about. The Irish drink I knew better was Guinness, which I enjoyed occasionally and use to make my favorite Chocolate Chocolate Cake. Turns out, I am not alone in my unfamiliarity with Irish ...

Amaranth, barley, corn and more: the ABC’s of whole grains

We all know by now that whole grains are good for us and that we should be eating more of them. Anyone who has dipped a toe (or spoon) into the world of farro, brown rice and quinoa also knows how satisfying and versatile the arena of whole grains can be. But what are whole grains exactly, ...

Bite into pie in honor of Pi Day

Each year on March 14, math afficionados around the world celebrate the mathematical constant known as pi, which is represented by the Greek letter “π.” Pi relates to the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which comes to approximately 3.14159, but goes on infinitely. ...

Fresh salads perfect for spring

(Family Features) The spring season brings to mind flowers blooming and plants springing back to life, making it the ideal time to enjoy fresh produce in meals throughout the day. Salads are of course one of the easiest ways to combine the flavors of your favorite fruits and veggies, but you ...

Make Cents of a Healthy Diet

Family Features) One of the great myths of healthy eating is that it's expensive. Making healthier choices can actually save you money when you know how to shop smart. To help encourage healthier communities, the American Heart Association and Aramark have simple tips to keep in mind as ...

Cheesy, comforting chicken

(Culinary.net) A quick and easy way to get comfort food on your dinner table is this recipe for Cheesy Baked Mushroom Chicken. Add some green beans and mashed cauliflower for a well-rounded meal for your family. For more comfort food recipes, visit Culinary.net. Cheesy Baked Mushroom ...