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Save time on holiday meal prep

nApple walnut dressing

With so many holiday dishes requiring time-consuming special preparation, you may find yourself looking for ways to shave a little time. The key is to buy back precious minutes without sacrificing the taste and quality your loved ones expect when they gather for the big holiday feast.

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Delightful ham dishes to warm up winter

Ham and apple butter biscuit sandwich

While winter brings chilly temperatures and longer nights, there’s nothing that can bring a family together like a warm meal. In the hopes that everyone has a meal to share with loved ones, country music star Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, has teamed up with Smithfield, encouraging others to lend a ham to those in need.

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Breakfast and beyond

Show kids just how delicious veggies can be

A great day starts with a balanced breakfast filled with healthy ingredients fit for the whole family. Enticing the youngest family members to enjoy as many food groups as possible at the morning meal—including veggies—may be challenging, but it’s an important step to ensuring a well-rounded diet all day long.

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Tips for enjoying a healthier holiday

The holidays bring lights, cheer, TV specials and treats—plenty of them. While it is tempting to eat all that gets placed in front of you, it isn’t worth the extra pounds you may gain during the holidays.

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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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