Food Recipes And Entertaining

Food Recipes And Entertaining

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Is your child eating kid-friendly foods that support overall health and wellness? Smart ways parents can get kids to eat healthier foods....
Guilt-free desserts to please the whole family Dinner is over and your family is craving something sweet to end the meal. There are plenty of delicious options to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth while keeping your family’s diet balanced....
Five ways to celebrate the return of the sun Whether taking a break from the workday to enjoy the park or hosting an event for friends, there are many ways to bask in the warmth of the sun...
Have a delicious baking recipe? Share it with the world Learn how your favorite breakfast recipe could win you amazing prices in Pillsbury's Bake-Off Contest....
The new time to have fun and bond with your family: breakfast Families are always looking for new ways to spend time together. Why not start your weekend off on the right foot with a little family time in the kitchen over a delicious hot breakfast?...
Greener grilling: Good for you and for Mother Nature, too Grill greener with earth-friendly fuel options, better ingredients, sustainably sourced seasonings and these grilling tips....
Try tasty simple swaps to lighten up your menu When it comes to diet and health, small changes can lead to big rewards. The trick is to identify ingredients that make for easy trades, like milk, yogurt and cheese....
Got a great wedding theme? Tips for carrying it throughout your big day What does the concept of a wedding theme mean to you? Do you think it’s just about the colors you choose for your bouquet and bridesmaid gowns? Or do you think of it as something...
Easy tips and menu for outdoor entertaining Try these tips for planning an outdoor entertaining soiree for a birthday, bridal shower, graduation, or simply to spend time with some friends....
Fascinating facts about everyone's favorite sweet treat: Caramel There are many confections available to satisfy a sweet tooth, but one that melts the hearts of many is rich, creamy caramel. Read fascinating facts about caramel's history as well as two new exciting dessert...
Tips and tricks for healthy and tasty food substitutions from culinary experts To be inspired and jazz up any meal time, take cues from culinary experts about clever substitutions for commonly used foods....
Put a little 'spring' in your seasonal recipes Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli offers three light recipes that are perfect for any spring get together. Which one is your favorite, try them all and decide....
Easy do-it-yourself Easter: Fun Easter projects for the whole family The Easter bunny is right around the corner, which means chocolate eggs, chick marshmallows and stuffed bunnies will soon be popping up around the home. Celebrate with a build-your-own Easter basket with the kids for...
Tips for making your child's birthday extra special this year For many young children (especially those between the ages of 3 and 6), a birthday is the most important and anticipated day of the year. The challenge is finding the time to create birthdays that...
Sodium truths: Americans are eating the right amount of salt Contrary to popular belief, the average American eats just the right amount of salt. In fact every single population throughout the world, regardless of location, state of development, culture and cuisine, all ingest a similar...
Prepping your meals for more nutrients Want to obtain the most nutrition out of your meals? Incorporate fresh ingredients and pay attention to how they are prepped. A variety of cooking techniques can make certain foods are more flavorful while maintaining...
Big family, big love: Easy entertaining tips for large groups Between holidays, graduation parties and warm weather festivities, there’s always a reason to gather for a great meal and some fun. With a few organization tricks and cooking tips, even the largest families can come...
8 ways to celebrate spring   From enjoying longer days to the sweet smell of flowers in bloom, there’s nothing quite like springtime. While cleaning the house may not be on the top of everyone’s to-do list, most can agree that...
Gluten free 101: What you need to know You’ve probably been hearing a lot about gluten. Maybe a friend has gone gluten-free or a family member has been diagnosed with celiac disease or been advised to avoid gluten. So, what exactly is gluten?...
Feed body and soul by giving your next Italian meal a nutritious twist It is said that Italian food nourishes the body and soul by celebrating fresh ingredients prepared with love. Using care when selecting ingredients for your next Italian meal can be the difference between heavier fare...
Celebrate America's favorite snack - the potato chip [Infographic] Celebrate National Potato Chip Day – March 14th – by helping LAY’S, America’s most-loved potato chip brand, create a new flavor as part of the LAY’S “Do Us A Flavor” contest. Here are some fun...
Bunny bowls and spring flavors get families hopping to the table for Easter When spring finally arrives, we gladly shed heavy coats and snow boots. Meals, too, lighten up with warmer weather, as we leave behind hearty soups and heavier meals in favor of more sprightly and seasonal...
Spring into health with these tasty snack recipes Healthy food that also tastes good is always in vogue and now it’s getting a spring makeover....
Is it really possible for kids to like whole grains? We know. Whole grains are good for us, offering fiber, vitamins and other nutrients. But can they really be tasty enough for our kids to enjoy? And how do we add them to more of...
Commercial refrigeration: Sizzling insight on the coolest part of your food service business There are a number of ingredients that go into creating a successful food service business, but arguably one of the most important is the refrigeration system. Not all refrigerators and coolers are created equal, and...
School lunches are gold mines for recycling, reusing and replenishing From an early age, children can roll up their sleeves and get involved in helping reduce the amount of trash they produce by participating in recycling programs. Across the country, children will celebrate Earth Day...
Wine and food: Making a perfect match If you’ve ever stood before an aisle of wine completely baffled by what to serve at your next dinner party, you aren’t alone. Whether red or white, dry or sweet, the options can be overwhelming....
Get your glitz on: How to add pizzazz to your Oscar party this year Awards season will soon come to a crescendo with the airing of the Oscars March 2. Celebrities are gearing up to hit the red carpet and crossing their fingers that they come home with an...
Looking for the perfect wedding gift? How to spice up the happy couple's newlywed bliss If you struggle finding just the right wedding present for friends and family who are getting married, you’re not alone. You want a gift that is personal, unique and, above all else, something they will...
Hosting a bridal, baby or graduation party? Clever food shortcuts big on taste, low on stress It’s that time of year - bridal showers, baby showers and graduation parties are likely dotting your calendar. If you’re the lucky host of one of these milestone events, you might feel excitement paired with...
Making bitter ... sweet, the story of chocolate [Infographic] Life really might be a box of chocolates. Chocolate is one of the most recognized and enjoyed foods of the world. But did you know that it comes from seeds that require sweetening before becoming...
Food forecast: U.S. embraces European traditions to create authentic cuisine stateside Not long ago, adding international flair to your foods simply meant incorporating a dash of spice or trying a new cooking method. Today, Americans expect more out of their food, and the newest culinary trends...
Brewing up fresh ideas in the kitchen: How to incorporate craft beer into your cooking For those that are experienced in the kitchen, wine may be a familiar ingredient to cook with, but many people don’t even consider using craft beer in their recipes. While it may not be commonplace...
Enjoy the taste of eating right with healthy, tasty snacks While health is a main concern for many Americans, the majority are still choosing food based on taste rather than nutrition. This Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) is hoping to change perceptions and shed...
What America really thinks of Valentine's Day [Infographic] Let's face it - people can have some serious beef when it comes to Valentine's Day. Outback Steakhouse is helping you avoid a "mis-steak" and do Valentine’s "Just Right" with a special steak menu for two available...
Take a fresh approach to better eating habits The first step to improving your eating habits is simple: When it comes to meals, always include fresh ingredients. Fresh foods make meals taste better, and they can provide more of the nutrients that fuel...
Rice is nice: Five fun things you didn't know about this great grain You’ve had it fried, boiled and “puddinged.” You’ve savored it in many varieties, including long-grain brown and white. So you think you know rice? Think again – when it comes to a versatile, nutritionally valuable...
Successful restaurant kitchens have 5 indispensable pieces of cooking equipment Whether it’s a quaint corner cafe, the newest chain in the neighborhood or a high-end steak house with the city’s hottest chef, every restaurant owner and manager knows what’s in the kitchen can make or...
10 fun facts to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day [Infographic] In observance of National Peanut Butter Day, Peter Pan brings you these 10 fun facts about peanut butter.   ...
Fusion teas to super seaweed: top food trends to watch in 2014 Culinary creativity doesn’t require you to be a highly trained chef, and you don’t have to be a dedicated “foodie” to spice things up in the kitchen. It’s easy to find inspiration in the hottest...
Ditch the New Year's resolution and make 2014 a delicious, well-balanced eating revolution The New Year’s resolution is an annual tradition for many Americans. But year after year, Americans throw themselves into a harsh new routine of extreme weight loss and diet, which leaves little room for success....
Fumble-free food ideas for the big game Whether you can barely contain your excitement for epic football competition, or you prefer to watch the clever commercials between plays, football fans big and small are gearing up for the big game. America loves...
Mom was right, you should eat more veggies - here's how you do it The majority of Americans say they've been trying to eat more fruits and vegetables over the past year, according to a poll by the International Food Information Council Foundation. And, with good reason; eating plenty...
Snack like a pro on game day Ted Harper, the team sports dietitian for the New England Patriots, and Bryan Snyder, the team nutrition manager for the Denver Broncos, may be rivals on the field, but when it comes to nutrition, they...
Home-field advantage for the big-game party? Don't forget to have a food safety game plan in place You’ve seen it time and time again. Your favorite football team is trailing late in the game with the ball not far inside the opponent’s territory. It’s what’s commonly referred to as “four-down territory.” Attempting...
How to claim victory as a No. 1 sports party host When you hear the phrase “’tis the season” you might be thinking holidays. But it’s also the season of families and friends gathering together around the big-screen TV to cheer on their favorite college or...
Resolving to cook more at home? Cooking more at home is a common New Year’s resolution – and a good one at that. Not only can you save money by eating at home, you can also make choices restaurants often decide...
The no-fail solution for keeping healthy-eating resolutions New Year’s resolutions are good things – unless you set yourself up for failure with grand, ultimately unachievable goals. Rather than frustrate yourself with overwhelming changes, try making smaller ones that will positively impact your...
Chase the mid-winter blues away with wholesome comfort foods The colder weather of winter has many looking for some comforting wholesome meals to share with friends and family. This winter try delicious recipes that will create tantalizing smells in the home and warm everyone...
Healthy happy family travel Looking to take a road trip but dread hearing the infamous “Are we there yet?” or “Can we please, please stop for fast food?” questions....

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