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The Taste

Family meals cooked with convenience in mind

FAMILY FEATURES — Part of the fun of family meals is finding inspiration in the variety of dinner ideas you can create together. From a tangy twist on traditional tacos to a favorite to-go flavor in the comfort of your own kitchen, the options are nearly endless when you use versatile, ...

The Recipe Gals: Welcome the warmth of spring with fresh flavors

Spring is officially here but, when I looked outside my window recently, it looked more like winter. I am not going to be discouraged by a few snowflakes on my lawn. I am in spring mode and with that comes spring recipes. The first recipe is a one-pan meal that really tastes refreshing and is ...

Instant Pot vegan scalloped potatoes

If you have an Instant Pot, I bet you are making almost everything in it. I’m sure you already use it to make the best mashed potatoes, but did you know that you can cook with another dish inside it? This recipe pops out of the Instant Pot ready to look beautiful on your table because we ...

Culinary creations: Spring vegetable and lamb stew

“In like a lion and out like a lamb.” I feel like I hear that saying a lot this time of year. It makes me think of all the other old-fashioned weather idioms I learned growing up. Sayings like: “Pink sky at night, sailor’s delight. Pink sky at morning, sailors take warning.” And the ...

A hoppy Easter cake

CULINARY.NET — Warmer days at the start of spring mean Easter is almost here, and the big bunny himself will be hopping around in no time delivering goodies. This Easter, celebrate with your loved ones with a delicious and colorful Easter Bunny Butt Cake. It can bring smiles and laughter ...

Easter dip goodness

CULINARY.NET — Easter is about coming together with loved ones, enjoying beautiful spring weather and eating your family’s favorite foods. The kids will be playing, adults will be chatting and all will be patiently waiting for the table to be set. If you’re visiting and making memories ...

Pro tips for perfecting pasta

FAMILY FEATURES — Next time hunger calls in your home, turn to a filling family favorite: pasta. With a nearly endless variety of pasta types, sauce pairings and recipe ideas, the options are aplenty, and cooking is often a breeze. Consider these pasta cooking tips from Rouxbe, an online ...

Horseradish mashed potatoes: A signature side dish

CULINARY.NET — Almost every get together — whether it’s family, friends or neighbors — always has one dish that’s the star of the show time after time. It’s usually a staple dish, but that doesn’t always mean it’s the main course. It can be a side dish that pairs with almost ...

A brunch spread fit for spring

FAMILY FEATURES — From tasty small bites to a filling feast and even dessert for breakfast, brunch options are nearly endless. Take your spring brunch to the next level with recipes that appease appetites of all kinds. First, start with portioned pastry cups perfect for appetizers. Bring ...

The Recipe Gals: Celebrate Easter with these spring-inspired recipes

With Easter right around the corner, I thought I would give you a couple of sweet treats to share with family and friends during the holiday. Lemon blueberry muffins with a crumble topping 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temp. 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs, room temp. 1 ...

A bowl full of flavor

CULINARY.NET — If you’re looking for a dinner or lunch combination that is wholesome, filling and, of course, easy, you’re not alone. Meal prepping is a popular trend for many people (and families) who are working on healthy eating habits but are constantly on the go. No matter if ...

A lemon delight for any occasion

CULINARY.NET — Sweets with enhanced fruit flavors are often among the best of the best when it comes to family treats. Fruit can add levels of sweet, tart or even citrus flavor to all kinds of recipes. From grapefruit to berries and lemons, there are a variety of fruits that can take your ...

A twist on comfort potato dishes to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Originally a religious holiday to honor Saint Patrick in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a popular holiday for friends to gather after work, making this the highest grossing day of the year for bars and restaurants. While many bars and restaurants may still be at ...

Nutrition Nuggets: Go green with these nutritious fruit smoothies

It’s not easy being green. But it can be easy - and nutritious! - to eat green. These fruit smoothie recipes, provided by the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, are a quick, delicious way to enjoy the many nutrients that fruits and green veggies have to offer. Green breakfast ...

Lucky mint brownie perfection

CULINARY.NET — How lucky you must be to come across this recipe just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. This one is a twisted combination of mint and sweet chocolate that’s sure to have almost anyone’s taste buds screaming “yum.” This dessert might just be the pot of gold at the end of ...

Maximize family meal flavors with various cheeses

FAMILY FEATURES — While there are many ways to enhance the taste and texture of your family’s favorite dishes, perhaps one of the simplest and most impactful is the addition of cheese. From fish and seafood to veggie-inspired recipes, the dairy delight provides a versatile, flavorful ...

Say goodbye to basic brunch

CULINARY.NET — The same old brunch menu week after week can become tiresome and dull. It’s bland, boring and your tastebuds get used to the same flavors repeatedly. It’s time to add something new to the table with fresh ingredients and simple instructions to enhance your weekend ...

Fast, flavorful meals when you’re short on time

FAMILY FEATURES — Quality meals don’t have to drain hours from your day; satisfying taste is possible in just minutes when you have a few strategies that can help make meal prep easier and the results more enjoyable. Eat better with veggies. If eating better is your goal, explore ...

Dinners, desserts to end cold days

Slow cooker beef bourguignon has a crazy tender, melt-in-your-mouth beef and hearty veggies slow cooked to perfection in a rich sauce. This meal is comforting and perfect for the remaining chilly days before spring! Slow cooker beef bourguignon Servings: 6 5 slices bacon finely chopped 3 ...

A seasonal spring surprise

CULINARY.NET — You can almost feel spring in the air, and with the warmer weather comes delicious, delectable foods. From casseroles to fresh fruits and wholesome vegetables, a change of season offers something to look forward to for nearly every foodie. A spring dish that is sure to ...