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How to stretch your protein dollars while cooking at home

How to stretch your protein dollars while cooking at home

BY ANDREA WEIGLN NEWS & OBSERVER/TNS You may still be wincing a bit if you had to write a bigger-than-expected check to the state or Uncle Sam on tax day this year. Moments like these make many of us ponder belt tightening, especially how we can save a few dollars on our food budgets. First […]

Processed foods aren’t all bad

Processed foods aren’t all bad

FROM FAMILY FEATURES With all the noise about foods you should or shouldn’t feed your family, it can be difficult to make a confident decision while perusing those grocery store aisles. One type in particular – processed food – is often vilified in today’s food environment, but that shouldn’t necessarily be the case. Processing foods […]

Add extra kick to everything with allspice

Add extra kick to everything with allspice

BY DANIEL NEMAN ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/TNS Allspice is a victim of its own name. You can’t blame someone for seeing the word “allspice” and thinking that it is a blend of many spices — or even all spices. It’s a natural assumption. But allspice is just one spice, a dried berry from a broadleaf evergreen […]

Simplify weeknight MEALS

Simplify weeknight MEALS

From Family Features Busy weeknights call for meals you can prepare quickly, but there’s no need to compromise on flavor and quality. One way to save time is combining fresh ingredients with frozen sides, such as those offered by Alexia Foods. Made with premium, natural ingredients and creative flavor com­binations, they lend a deliciously gourmet […]

How to create an eggs-traordinary Easter Feast

How to create an eggs-traordinary Easter Feast

From Family Features Brighten up your Easter feast with unique flavor twists to refresh traditional dishes like ham and deviled eggs. And don’t forget the decorations — it’s easy to create vibrant centerpieces using eggs dyed in the hottest seasonal shades. “We’ve developed easy tips to dress up your table, from the ham to the […]

Hop into spring with Easter Desserts

Hop into spring with Easter Desserts

Family Features From full-course brunches to simple sit-down dinners, Easter celebrations are a time to enjoy family, friends and the delicious tastes of spring. However elaborate the festivities, a rich and creamy dessert is the perfect finale to any Easter gathering. Made from fresh milk and real cream, Philadelphia Cream Cheese is the high-quality ingre­dient […]

Say hello to sorghum

Say hello to sorghum

Family Features An ancient grain with roots that trace back as far as 8000 B.C., sorghum is seeing a resurgence as demand for non-GMO and gluten-free food grows. Sorghum is an excellent substitute for those with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance, and can be used to make both leavened and unleavened breads, various fermented and […]

A MEDITERRANEAN MENU for outdoor entertaining

A MEDITERRANEAN MENU for outdoor entertaining

From Family Features When al fresco entertaining calls for some flavorful inspiration, look to the fresh and abundant offerings of Mediterranean cuisine. Inspired by its coastal origins, traditional Greek dishes feature a colorful collection of fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes and grilled fare. Whether you’re serving friends with a themed event or simply enjoying a homemade […]

Cookie flavors inspire new desserts

Cookie flavors inspire new desserts

Family Features A hot new dessert trend is here — cookies are getting a makeover. As identified in the McCormick Flavor Forecast 2015, favorite cookie flavors — like snickerdoodles and gingersnaps — are being reimagined in new decadent desserts. From peanut butter mousse tarts to chocolate chip biscotti with a creamy dipping sauce, these desserts […]