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Dinner tips for picky eaters

Pan-sautéed orange chicken with broccoli

When it comes to promoting a healthy diet, it can be difficult to convince children to eat their fruits and vegetables. The last thing you want to do is take away from quality family time by persuading picky eaters to complete a nutritious meal, especially at the dinner table.

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A new twist on a traditional holiday recipe

Blue Ribbon raisin apple pies

Everyone loves traditional holiday fare—mom’s stuffing, grandma’s sugar cookies, or that best-kept secret recipe that keeps friends and family coming back for more. But where does tradition end and boring begin?

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Savor pumpkin pie spice all season long

Fettuccine pumpkin alfredo

Fall has arrived, and with it comes the king of all seasonal flavors—pumpkin pie spice.

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Turkey Talk: Take leftovers beyond a sandwich

Inspired ideas for day two turkey

After spending hours roasting your turkey to perfection, it (and you) deserves more than a sandwich the day after. With a little creative pre-shopping and stocking of refrigerators and cupboards, you can take your day-two turkey from boring to amazing—and nutritious.

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Fun family meals in minutes

Shrimp scampi tacos

Make dinnertime simple, delicious and fun by using different proteins, such as shrimp, for tried-and-true dishes like tacos, pasta or even slider sandwiches.

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Pasta’s perfect for casual supper

Be it a relaxing night in with friends, watching the football game or just catching up, such occasions call for great food. This flavorful, creative pasta skillet meal inspired by the time-honored appetizer, spinach-artichoke dip, is just the ticket. Creamy spinach-artichoke penne with garlic-thyme breadcrumbs is quick, easy and ready in 30 minutes. To make the super simple pasta sauce, just saute garlic, stir in cream cheese, spinach and artichokes until the cream cheese melts, then add Parmesan cheese. Toss with Dreamfields penne, sprinkle with the irresistible crisp breadcrumb topping and serve. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.

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Serving up comfort

Spanish pork and fennel stew with saffron rice

Comfort food is a staple in every kitchen—it’s the perfect way to unwind with familiar flavors and aromas. But those moments that call for a soul-soothing dish are also great opportunities to spice up traditional favorites by introducing less common ingredients and preparation methods for an unexpectedly delicious twist.

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Serve in style for the holidays

Apple cranberry cobbler

It’s been three years since Kameron Lyons, 21, has seen a dentist. The Cal State University Long Beach senior says that she has suffered through extreme pain in her mouth for the last three months that prevents her from eating anything cold including her favorite—ice cream.

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A tropical twist on a traditional dessert

Piñata apple upside-down cake

There’s no time like the holidays to enjoy the sweetness of the season. Incorporating a fresh, fruity flavor, such as the versatile Piñata apple, is one mouthwatering way to create a crisp, new spin on your favorite holiday recipes ranging from salads to entrees to desserts.

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Simple ways to infuse fall flavors

Shredded apple pork and pecan rolls

There’s no time like fall to experiment with new recipes, especially those savory and sweet comfort dishes that highlight the season’s favorite fruit—apples. Delicious when spread over a warm slice of fresh-baked bread, apple butter is also an unexpected but ideal ingredient for creating rich flavors in baked, cooked and grilled dishes that add warmth to any meal.

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