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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 ...

Some benefits of frozen foods

Throughout human history, there have been many ways to preserve food, including pickling, canning and salting. Such efforts became easier with the invention of the refrigerator and freezer, which opened up a whole new way to shop for and stockpile foods. It’s difficult to imagine life ...

For the ultimate grilled cheese, use both stovetop and oven

Grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food, an adult treat that harkens back to childhood. I never met a grilled cheese sandwich I didn't like. Where I grew up, there was an old-fashioned drug store with a lunch counter. When the weather was good, my best friend and I would ride our bikes ...

Wholesome recipes with big flavor

(Family Features) Maintaining a healthy lifestyle includes a variety of commitments, from exercising to eating right. However, serving up healthy meals doesn’t have to be boring. From earthy and nutty black ripe olives to rich and fruity kalamata olives, Lindsay adds a hearty and flavorful ...

There is an art to toasting nuts, and here’s how to do it

I sometimes joke and say that as a Southern cook, I use pecans like other chefs use salt and pepper. That is to say, on just about everything. I love pecans and every other nut because they add a crunchy texture and an earthy sweet — nuttier — flavor to food. Most of the time, I lightly ...

Savor a sweet morning snack

(Family Features) Add some sweetness to your breakfast routine with this delicious and easy-to-make Cherry Coffee Cake. Cherry Coffee Cake Nonstick cooking spray 1 can (12.4 ounces) refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing 1 1/2 cups (21-ounce can) cherry pie filling 1/2 cup slivered ...

Winter Warm-Up: Recipes and tips rooted in goodness

(Family Features) When cold weather hits, it’s natural to seek comfort in a variety of forms: warm blankets, layers of sweaters and delicious, hearty meals. Winter is the perfect season for spending time indoors honing cooking skills to take your culinary creations to the next level. ...

No Super Bowl Sunday is complete without chicken wings

Few events generate as much enthusiasm among sports fans and non-sports fans as the Super Bowl. For sports fans who can’t wait to see the National Football League crown a new champion, the game itself is a must-watch event. For those who aren’t fans of the game, Super Bowl Sunday is still a ...

Take a bite out of popular pizza styles

Pizza is pizza, right? Not quite. This beloved cheese-and-sauce-crafted masterpiece is much more complex than fans may imagine. At its core, pizza consists of a crust, sauce and a cheese. But pizza can be crafted in myriad ways thanks to toppings and crust styles. But wait … there’s more. ...

The perfect baked potato begins with russets

A fluffy baked potato is a glorious thing, but too often you slice into the potato and it is shiny and waxy, not light and creamy in texture. Baking a potato is the easiest thing in the world, right? Then why are so many potatoes lacking in texture and flavor? First, for the traditional ...

Best bets for nighttime snacks

Calorie-conscious individuals may wonder if eating at night or after a certain time can derail their diets and fitness regimens. The jury is still out on whether eating at night can pack on the pounds or not, with various health recommendations contradicting one another. However, if one does ...

9 essential gadgets worth the real estate in your kitchen

I love a shiny new kitchen object as much as the next cook, and at times my kitchen has resembled a kitchen specialty store. But if you have a small kitchen, counter space and cabinet storage are at a premium. Here are some of my all-time favorite gadgets to make your cooking life ...

Got lots of leftover champagne? No worries, get cooking

From the beginning of December through Jan. 1 (or maybe 2nd or 3rd, depending on how fervently you party during the holidays) the pop of a champagne or sparkling wine cork is a welcome and frequent sound. Fizzy wine is just the most festive of all of the drinks, whether sipped straight up in a ...

The food isn’t ready til you add the ‘finishing touch’

If you've ever wondered why food made by your favorite restaurant chef tastes better than the food you make at home, chances are you are missing the crucial "finishing touch." That's the final seasoning that chefs sprinkle or drizzle on the food once it is cooked. You can add the finishing ...

Winter Warm-Up: Recipes and tips rooted in goodness

(Family Features) When cold weather hits, it's natural to seek comfort in a variety of forms: warm blankets, layers of sweaters and delicious, hearty meals. Winter is the perfect season for spending time indoors honing cooking skills to take your culinary creations to the next level. Simple ...

How not to ruin that pricy piece of meat in the holiday meal

Nothing says "celebration" like a ridiculously expensive piece of meat. Well, that's not really true, but this is the time of year for splurging, in dollars and eating. And with apologies to all the vegetarians out there, few things are as impressive an anchor to a festive meal than an ...

Busy Season Solutions Quick and tasty meals and snacks

(Family Features) For those who are always on the go, it can be difficult to find time to whip up meals and snacks that are both nutritious and tasty. However, with some simple changes - and timesaving recipes - you can create delicious dishes and meals that will keep you feeling energized to ...

Tips and tricks for savory slow-cooked meals

Kitchen gadgets come and go, but one mainstay continues to deliver tasty meals with ease. The Crock-Pot®, dubbed the original slow cooker, was invented in 1940 by Irving Nachumsohn. This slow cooker was created to cook a traditional stew eaten on the Jewish sabbath. Because faithful Jews are ...

Welcome the world to your kitchen

(Family Features) As a physical representation of cultures and regions from around the world, food can be more than just sustenance - it can connect you and your kitchen to faraway places. Whether you have opportunities to travel the globe or prefer to stick closer to home, foods can bring the ...

Help-yourself breakfast buffet makes it easy on host, guests

Let's say guests are staying with you for some part of the holiday. You've planned a beautiful, robust holiday dinner. You've even been prescient enough to make a big batch of soup and buy a graze board's supply of cheeses, charcuterie, olives, etc. for a casual midday meal. You've made the ...