Recipes

How to Add a Touch of Elegance to Your Traditional Holiday Meal

If you are hosting a holiday dinner, you may be wondering how to make the meal unforgettable this year, as the food and drink is undoubtedly the centerpiece of the holiday. “While staples like turkey and stuffing will always have a place at the table, don’t be shy about taking a cue from classic French dishes and dining style to …

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Burgers are a Favorite for Fourth of July

This Fourth of July holiday, families across the country will be gathering around the grill and at the picnic table to enjoy burgers, steaks and other cookout favorites in celebration of America’s independence. According to a Beef Checkoff survey, nearly two-thirds of consumers plan to grill or eat beef during the Independence Day weekend. Beef is the top pick for …

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8 Nutrient-Rich Smoothies to Supercharge Your Summer

Refresh and refuel all summer with these nutritious options As the weather heats up, smoothies are a perfect way to cool down and get a quick, nutrient-rich breakfast or snack on the go. Everyone knows fruits and vegetables are full of important vitamins and minerals, and smoothies are a convenient way to add them to your diet. Plus, when you …

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Orange Creamsicle Pancakes

These Orange Creamsicle Pancakes are everything you love about creamsicles, in breakfast form.  The pancakes are orange infused, sandwiched with a rich, sweet, creamy filling.  But the best part of all is our Aunt Lana’s famous tangy orange syrup, it was always a special treat when we would get this syrup growing up, it is oh so yummy. I made …

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Chilly Treats for Every Summer Occasion

  Honey-Peach Frozen Yogurt Sundaes Cool Party Cubes Fruit Salsa Sundaes Cherry Vanilla Crumble Squares (Family Features) After splashing in the pool, rooting on your favorite team or playing in the backyard, nothing beats the end of a long summer day like a cool, classic treat. So grab the kids, some bowls, spoons and the trusty old ice cream scoop …

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Give Outdoor Fare a Kick of Heat

Gathering around the grill never gets old, but standard burgers and bland sides do. Throwing in an unexpected mix of sweet and heat is the key to transforming traditional foods into mouth-watering masterpieces.   To kick things up a notch this summer, bring flavor and spice to your outdoor fare with simple recipes using extraordinary sauces. Aged cayenne pepper, red …

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Salad Season Is Here

Yes, salads are year-round staples, but when the weather turns warm, they take on a more prominent position on menus. Whether it’s a quick side for the weeknight family dinner or a picnic or potluck, this Southwestern Bean & Quinoa combination is a delicious, good-for-you choice that’s as easy as 1-2-3. First cook up some quinoa; it’s simple and will …

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Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Today’s recipe is a contribution from JoDee, she blogs over at A to Z for Moms like Me. She got this recipe about 10 years ago when she hosted a Pie Party a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving. Shepherd’s Pie is one of my favorite comfort foods because it’s simple, quick and easy to make. Click here for JoDee’s Recipe!   …

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