Firing up the grill is an American tradition. The farm families who produce the food so many people enjoy at backyard cookouts want to share some of their favorite grilling recipes, as well as an appreciation for how food gets from the farm to the table.
Sushi is a popular choice for a night out with friends or a romantic date night, but good sushi can also break the bank
Switching to seafood on Fridays during Lent? You can still make casual Friday favorites by swapping meat for seafood in easy meals like burgers and quesadillas.
If you'll be hosting friends and family to honor Easter this year, make your gathering as simple as it is scrumptious with a decadent brunch menu.
A hearty, flavorful bowl of soup on a chilly night is hard to beat. But if the thought of preparing soup from scratch makes you think "nice idea, but too time consuming," it's time to rethink soup making.
Chicken wings, guacamole, and cheesy dips are America's top choices for most big game day menus, but the same recipes year after year can get tiring. Forget the same-old spread and surprise your guests with a little more taste and pizazz this year.
There's no time like the present to begin incorporating healthier meals into your menus
Try these high-protein breakfast recipes with milk to power your day
Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but the chaos of trying to get the whole family ready in the morning can sometimes make it fall by the wayside. That's why it's important to have quick, easy and nutritious breakfast ideas and recipes on hand, especially ones even picky eaters will enjoy.
The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is the lowest than at any time in the previous 500 years. That’s the latest finding from researchers at the journal Nature Climate Change who reported this week that the level of snow at the end of March on the high hills separating California and Nevada was just one-twentieth of the average for the last half century.
As family gathers around the table, a fragrant, beautifully plated main dish is the focal point of any Holiday meal. A richly flavored pork or beef dish that looks as good as it tastes will have guests passing their plates for more.
The busy season has arrived. It's that time when we're more likely to skip a meal, or just nibble without much thought about what we're eating, because there seems to be no time to prepare a meal.
With these breakfast tips
A daily breakfast leads to not only better overall nutrition, but better school performance as well. A simple breakfast at home or school can ensure that your child doesn't start the day hungry. It also ensures that your child has the nutrients and energy he or she needs during the morning to concentrate on learning.
Want to get the most out of late summer's fresh fruits and vegetables? Look to your blender and spice rack to puree seasonal produce into refreshing sips, chilled soups and savory sauces.
Delicious and nutritious smoothies for the whole family
Looking for a healthy, convenient and delicious breakfast boost, afternoon refuel or sweet treat? If so, break out the blender and whip up a delicious and nutritious smoothie.
From pool parties to baseball games to backyard barbecues, this time of year provides a number of occasions to enjoy time with family and friends. This summer, take your gatherings to the next level with a fun and festive drink menu that reflects the fresh flavors of the season.
Texas Pete brown sugar glazed bacon
Getting kids excited for the day is never easy.
Pancakes, cookies, and doughnuts
As the kids get out of school, there’s no better time to make a fresh start in the kitchen, too. Substituting nutritious ingredients such as sorghum in your favorite grain-based foods is an easy way to upgrade your family’s menu this fall.
Alaskan salmon recipes the family will love
The fresh, enticing flavors of the sea are calling. This summer, amp up your outdoor dining experience with recipes that offer a nutritious and delicious alternative to garden-variety grilled fare like burgers and steaks. Low in fat and sodium, and high in heart-healthy omega-3s, Alaska seafood takes on a whole new appeal when prepared over an open flame. Grilling Alaska seafood is easy with simple preparations, such as these, that let the flavor of quality seafood stand front and center. For more guest-worthy recipes, visit www.wildalaskaseafood.com.
Cookbook raises money for wounded veterans
It’s time to throw on that apron and head outside. Memorial Day is the biggest grilling holiday of the year, and you’ll want to show off your barbecue expertise for hungry friends and family.
Southwestern smoky ranchero burger with grilled avocado
Grilling season is here, and that means burgers—the No. 1 grilled item in America—are on the menu at backyard cookouts and weeknight dinners across the country.
Southwestern bean and quinoa salad with cilantro-lime dressing
Yes, salads are year-round staples, but when the weather turns warm, they take on a more prominent position on menus.
Creamy chicken taquitos
Though it may be weeks or even months before you can enjoy the bounty of a flourishing garden, you can get a jump on your craving for fresh veggies with ingredients that deliver the same refreshingly wholesome flavors.
Greek pizza and tuna apple melts
Protein is an incredibly important part of our diets. Not only is it associated with muscle and tissue health, research finds that protein plays an important role in energy levels, weight management and satiety (feeling full). In fact, a recent survey found that nine in 10 Americans believe that protein helps them feel fuller and satisfied longer.
Creamy mac and cheese and classic pesto
Getting your family together around a delicious, home-cooked meal is easier when your kitchen is stocked with better-for-you ingredients. For home cooks looking to delight taste buds and satisfy appetites—start with the sauce.
Three great recipes the whole family will love
Brighten up your Easter feast with unique flavor twists to refresh traditional dishes like ham and deviled eggs. And don’t forget the decorations—it’s easy to create vibrant centerpieces using eggs dyed in the hottest seasonal shades.
Pan-steamed Alaska Seafood Marseilles
If you find your recipe repertoire growing stale as the weeks of Lent pass by, it’s the perfect time to experiment with new seafood recipes your family will love. In fact, you may even discover new dishes you can serve all year long.
This year for Father’s Day, skip the tacky tie and give dad something he truly wants—quality time with the kids who gave him such an honorable title. Plan an intimate family gathering with all his favorite foods and a few special touches that reflect his other passions in life, such as golf.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Fettuccine pumpkin alfredo
Fall has arrived, and with it comes the king of all seasonal flavors—pumpkin pie spice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nothing says fall better than delicious, savory comfort foods and particularly those that are a snap to prepare. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average American spends about one hour per day engaged in meal preparation and cleanup. Want to beat the clock? Check out these solutions for busy families facing a time crunch.
The end of summer marks the beginning of the busy back-to-school season. From PTA meetings and fundraisers to team parties, there are lots of gatherings that require delicious baked goods. To make sure everyone who attends can enjoy the treats, try the gluten-free Brookie. It’s a creative combination of two favorites: half chocolate chip cookie, half brownie, perfect for all tastes and dietary preferences.