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The Taste

A cheesy, creamy, kid-friendly meal

FAMILY FEATURES — Turning to easy recipes that require minimal cooking time can help your loved ones take the stress out of busy back-to-school evenings while increasing the opportunities for sharing family moments together. Skip the long cook times of complicated dishes and instead turn to ...

Nutrition Nuggets: Hunger in our community

The New Year 2021 brings new hope, but our neighbors still need a helping hand to put food on their table. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, headquartered in Harrisburg with a location in Williamsport, is serving 200,000 people per month, up from the 135,000 served in the months just prior ...

Practical Plates: Create your own family cookbook

Every winter holiday season, I ask my family what type of cookies they would like to bake and every year it is the same old cookies and recipes I have been using for years. I try to bake at least one new cookie recipe each year, but the old family favorites always come out on top. This ...

Quick and easy, yet comforting, chicken casserole

CULINARY.NET — Almost nothing says comfort food quite like a freshly baked casserole. Next time your family asks for a warm, comforting meal, try this rotisserie chicken-biscuit casserole with just a handful of ingredients and less than 15 minutes of cook time. Find more comfort food ...

Add appetizing Asian flavor to your menu

FAMILY FEATURES — Whether this back-to-school season calls for at-home learning or heading back to the classroom, busy evenings are likely a constant for many families. One way to relieve stress and hit reset on hectic times is by enjoying a meal around the table with loved ones. For an ...

Combat cold weather with creamy chicken soup

There’s something incredibly warm and delightful about this bowl of thick and creamy chicken noodle soup. And thanks to the Instant Pot, it is easy to make yet packs the most incredible mind-blowing flavors. Shredded chicken breast, egg noodles, red Idaho potatoes, carrots, and celery ...

The Recipe Gals: Recipes for New Year’s resolutions

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and now we are into a brand new year. With a new year comes resolutions for a lot of people. Some vow to start exercising or exercise more, some vow to become more organized, and some commit to eating healthier. Well, I ...

A main dish for busy weeknights

CULINARY.NET — Main dishes can sometimes be a challenge for the average home chef. Whether you’re looking for something healthy and filling for a family of five or just cooking up something mouthwatering for a couple to share, it can seem difficult to manage. With a million ...

A fast, filling breakfast

FAMILY FEATURES — A filling yet nutritious breakfast is a productive way to start any day, especially one loaded with flavor. Spanish potato and onion omelets are simple to make and pack plenty of protein with diced ham and eggs paired with the complementary tastes of onion and ...

Go simple with salmon

CULINARY.NET - Make your next family meal quick and tasty with a recipe that calls for common ingredients and simple preparation. These Southwest Salmon Patties are ideal for putting on the table on those busy weeknights, bringing the family together despite hectic schedules. Find more family ...

Power family meals with protein-packed peanuts

FAMILY FEATURES - Starting fresh with a new year is a chance to hit the reset button for many people, and your family can use this opportunity to rethink homemade meals while striving for nutritious (and still delicious) dishes. From snacks to the main course each evening, the options are ...

Uncovering the top Mexican food trends for 2021

FAMILY FEATURES - Many families constantly search for meal inspiration, and one of the best ways is to look toward trendy tastes for new options to add to the menu. One of the country’s top Hispanic food brands, Cacique, tapped culinary experts and chefs Aarón Sánchez, Bricia Lopez and ...

Add a little sweetness to any occasion

CULINARY.NET - It’s almost impossible to beat the combination of sweet fruit and decadent desserts. This delicious recipe for Apple Cake highlights the crisp fruit but also the cinnamon sugar-flavored pastry. It’s luscious but doesn’t overdo it on the sweet meter with just the right mix ...

Culinary Creations: New Year’s pot roast

ARE WE THERE YET?!?!? The ubiquitous phrase has been spoken by kids for generations as they begrudgingly wait for the family road trip to be over. While this phrase is an indicator of impatience and annoyance by children, it is sure to elicit the same reaction from the adults in the car, as ...

Practical Plates: Calcium-rich eating

Calcium is a mineral needed for strong bones and teeth. Our bodies build bones until around age 30. After this age, bones continue to store calcium but do not grow. To keep bones strong, we need to eat and drink calcium-rich foods daily to replace calcium used in our bodies. Calcium is also ...

Nutritional inspiration for the New Year

FAMILY FEATURES - A new year brings new opportunities for personal changes and improvement from taking steps forward in a career to bettering personal relationships and - perhaps most common - starting on a path toward better health. For many, the worthwhile challenge of enhancing physical ...

Savor holiday fun with seasonal sweets

FAMILY FEATURES - Festive fun and baking holiday treats go hand-in-hand, and these Christmas tree cheesecake brownies provide a perfect way to enjoy a holiday tradition in the kitchen with loved ones. Decorate your own version using green and white frosting, sprinkles of your choice and ...

Practical Plates: All about potatoes

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, potatoes are the most consumed vegetable in the United States. Potatoes are popular because they are inexpensive and available year-round. Potatoes can be baked, boiled, steamed, roasted, mashed or fried. French fries are a very ...

A savory way to start holiday celebrations

CULINARY.NET - It’s the holiday season and your family can feel the cheer as loved ones fill their appetizer plates and excitement fills the air as gifts are being placed beneath the tree. Someone asks, munching away near the table, “Wow, how did you make this?” In your mind, you ...

Take on 2021 with a sustainable, low-carb eating plan

FAMILY FEATURES - A new year brings with it new opportunities to better yourself in all kinds of ways, including your health. Start by evaluating your at-home menu to make sure it aligns with your nutritional goals. These recipes for vegetarian ramen zoodle bowls, broccolini and bacon egg ...