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Get foiled

Get foiled

Learn why foil-packet cooking is hot, hot, hot From Family Features As the saying goes, big things come in small packages and that may explain the burgeoning popularity of foil-packet recipes. Minimal preparation and cleanup are easy trade-offs for the immense flavors you can create in these tiny containers, whether you prepare them in the […]

A spring inspired Easter Brunch

A spring inspired Easter Brunch

Sweet ideas for a seasonal spread From Family Features Spring is blooming on your Easter table. From yellow chick cupcakes to blueberry French-toast casseroles, there are plenty of ways to wow your brunch guests with simple seasonal recipes. These simple tips can help you trans­form a boring brunch into a colorful Easter feast. •Waffle art […]

A lotta frittatas

A lotta frittatas

They’re fancier than scrambled eggs but not quite as elegant as an omelet. BY DANIEL NEMAN ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Frittatas live in that gray area between two of America’s favorite brunch foods, or rather the yellow area. A baked egg dish with various ingredients inside, they are hearty, not delicate; filling, not […]

Cut down on  food waste and save money in the process

Cut down on food waste and save money in the process

BY GRETCHEN MCKAY PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE The numbers are as shocking as they are appalling. At a time when one in eight families in America struggles to put dinner on the table, a whopping 40 percent of the food produced in the country never gets eaten. Some of it rots in the field […]

Fix up a flavorful Spring table

Fix up a flavorful Spring table

Hearty and flavorful Make your meal a hearty, tasty one by starting it off with this recipe for Herbed Veggie Focaccia Bread, a pizza-esque flatbread that’s a delicious alternative to all-too-common unhealthy appetizers. Topped with mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, olives and onion, this delightful small plate packs a nutritious load of veggies. Find more nutritious recipes […]

Decadent treat-filled desserts

Decadent treat-filled desserts

From Family Features Creating one-of-a-kind desserts doesn’t have to take hours in the kitchen or even exceptional baking skills. With a little imagination and the right tools, you can whip up surprisingly delicious sweets that will surprise and delight your friends and family. Focus on flavor If your baking repertoire typically consists of white cake […]

Exploring a culinary classic

Exploring a culinary classic

Endless possibilities with potatoes From Family Features Delicious and nutritious, it’s no wonder potatoes are a menu staple for many. Everyone craves meal variety, and potatoes offer a perfect canvas to inspire new flavor exploration so you can enjoy something different every day. From russets, reds, yellows, whites and purples to petites, fingerlings and more, […]

A NEW ERA FOR SOUL FOOD

A NEW ERA FOR SOUL FOOD

Some African-Americans have adapted new approaches to cooking, which leads to better health and living longer. Editor’s note: This is the second installment on the legacy of soul food. Part 1 appeared in the Feb. 17 issue of the Florida Courier. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER Soul food has taken center stage in the millennium […]

A blended take on family favorites

A blended take on family favorites

From Family Features It’s not always easy to create meals that are both nutritious and satisfying. Managing intake of added sugar and saturated fat takes effort and planning, but transforming your favorite recipes into more nutritious family meals can be simpler than you imagined. The nutrient-dense mushroom masterfully bridges that divide, offering rich and meaty […]

Protein Power

Protein Power

Give your favorite recipes an extra protein boost Family Features Anything is possible when you have the energy to take on the day. Protein shakes have grown in popularity because they’re a convenient and healthy way to curb hunger and give your body sustained energy. Plus, they can give your favorite recipes a protein boost. […]