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Throw a shamrockin’ St. Patrick’s Day party

With Irish classics and green-tinted treats

It doesn’t take the Luck o’ the Irish to throw a great St. Patrick’s Day party. These tips and recipes will help you throw a festive celebration you’ll enjoy as much as your guests—including make-ahead corned beef and a minty-green cookie recipe both adults and little leprechauns will love.

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Pasta salad makes weeknight dinner quick and healthy

Lemony peas & pasta salad

Now is the time for diners to transition plates to lighter and healthier meals, especially those packed with fresh, satisfying ingredients.

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Spice up dinner with shrimp

Ceviche-marinated grilled Gulf shrimp tacos

Preparing the same old meals week after week can make dinnertime dull. Add some spice to your menu with the fresh flavor of a new protein - nutrient-rich Gulf shrimp.

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Easy, delicious meals that make hearts happy

Tuna edamame salad

Family Features Did you know that small, positive additions to your diet and lifestyle can help promote a healthier heart? Instead of denying yourself the delicious flavors you crave, try weaving a few subtle changes into your menu and you can healthfully and conveniently meet your wellness goals.

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Warm up to veggie-packed soup

Rustic vegetable-beet soup

When the weather outside is frightful, we could all use a cozy soup for supper. A steaming bowl of rustic vegetable-beet soup provides instant comfort.

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Give up gluten, but not all grains

Dark chocolate-peanut butter cookies

Whether for medical reasons or by choice, consumer interest in gluten-free foods is on the rise. The U.S. market for gluten-free foods is expected to exceed $6.6 billion by 2017, signaling the practice of cutting consumption of wheat, barley and rye has gone mainstream.

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Decoding your taxes, health care law

Taxpayers get help with IRS Free File

You don't need to be an expert on taxes or the new health care law to get it right. The Internal Revenue Service, in partnership with industry-leading companies, is offering free tax software that will do the hard work for you. It's called Free File, and it's available only at IRS.gov/freefile. Learn more at freefile.irs.gov.

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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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