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The Taste

Culinary Creations: Sweet and spicy pumpkin soup

There’s nothing wrong with a little healthy fear. At least that’s what I keep telling my wife this time of year. She doesn’t like haunts, but it has to be true, right? Why else would horror movies be as popular as they are? Why are there haunted houses? Why do roller coasters exist? Heck, ...

Practical Plates: Plant-based eating — try dry beans

Currently plant-based eating is one of the hottest nutrition trends! When people think of plant-based eating, they mainly think of eating more fruits and vegetables, but what they might not realize is that dry beans, peas and lentils will help to add variety and nutrition to the ...

Busy season meal solutions

FAMILY FEATURES — As families across the country transition back into more normal routines this fall with work, school - whether virtual or in-person - and calendars jam-packed with commitments, it’s important to find ways to save precious time and squeeze in more moments with loved ones. ...

Combat cool days with comforting dishes

FAMILY FEATURES — From filling dinners to favorite desserts, comfort foods can bring smiles to friendly faces. As temperatures drop, lean on recipes that add flavor and bring warming scents to your kitchen. Loaded with comforting ingredients like READ German potato salad, this cheesy ...

Take the fear out of trying unfamiliar produce

FAMILY FEATURES — Introducing kids to unfamiliar flavors doesn’t have to be a frightful experience. Getting creative and taking cues from some beloved characters may be all it takes for families to explore produce in a new way and discover how delicious, satisfying and enjoyable fresh ...

The Recipe Gals: A four-course meal made for fall comfort

Soup, salad, entree and dessert — and all formed with the season in mind. This soup is healthy and delicious! Make this easy soup recipe from scratch in under an hour! Cauliflower soup with roasted red peppers 1 head cauliflower large, washed and cut into chunks 5 large red peppers ...

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CULINARY.NET — Apple orchards, apple picking and apple desserts all scream fall. Glowing with bright yellows and reds, apples are juicy and more than ready to be used in your favorite fall recipes. If you’re looking for something sweet and full of texture that can turn your taste buds ...

A naturally sweet yet savory dish

CULINARY.NET — Versatile recipes that make mealtime a cinch for busy families are one easy way to free up time for moments with loved ones. This savory leek, raisin and ricotta tart is a perfect example of a dish that can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack or even if your family gets a ...

Dairy dishes that deliver taste and nutrition

AMILY FEATURES — Cooler weather calls for comfort foods, and it’s hard to top soups, risottos and strata for heartwarming dishes to share with the family on chilly days. To achieve delicious taste without ditching your healthy eating plan, consider nutritionally balanced one-pot recipes ...

Hunger can be scary — Food Bank is here to help

Festive, healthy snacks can be achievable even on a budget. Here are two options the kiddos will love to help make — and then devour! Ghost kabobs 1 cup strawberries 1 cup green grapes 1 cup melon, cut into large chunks 1 cup marshmallows 1/4 cup chocolate ...

A nostalgic seasonal treat

CULINARY.NET — Cooler weather often brings about nostalgic cravings for seasonal dishes and desserts. From grandma’s classic pies, to the sweet taste of apple cider touching your tongue, Fall is full of flavor, spice, sweets and treats, just waiting to be devoured with family and loved ones ...

Create quality school day meals with simple shortcuts

FAMILY FEATURES — The seemingly constant rush of hectic school days and nights often leaves busy families feeling like there’s no time for a homemade meal around the table. However, taking shortcuts that don’t skip out on quality can mean more time together enjoying flavorful dishes ...

Great game day grub

FAMILY FEATURES — While you may not be able to enjoy game day with thousands of your closest friends at the stadium this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy tailgate-worthy grub at home with a smaller group of friends and loved ones. Step up your home-gate with an appetizing ...

The Recipe Gals: Butternut squash soup and salad combo

In the peak of fall, when the leaves are at their most brilliant and the days are crisp and bright blue, refreshing salads and cozy soups can meld wonderfully. Karen Sick, of The Recipe Gals, offers the following soup and salad recipes using roasted butternut squash, perfect for the ...

Practical Plates: It’s pumpkin season!

Pumpkin comes from the Greek word for “large melon” which is “pepon.” The English changed the word to “pumpion,” and American colonists changed the name to pumpkin. Pumpkins can range in size from less than one pound to 1,000 pounds. Most popular pumpkins we see this time a year ...

A flavorful family meal for fall

FAMILY FEATURES — Warm, delectable dishes go hand-in-hand with cool fall evenings when the crisp air sends you to the kitchen for a filling meal. Look no further than easy recipes like meatballs that pack fulfilling flavor to feed your family when the autumn temperatures dip. These ...

Fruity fall flavors for dessert

CULINARY — Comfort food typically calls to mind soups, stews and hearty meals meant to warm you up on a chilly day. However, you can also turn to tasty treats as a way to end a cold day on a hot note. For example, warm fruits baked into a crisp dessert provide an easy, heartwarming option ...

Culinary Creations: Ooey gooey bacon mac and cheese

Who was your favorite teacher growing up? I think we’ve all had one or two teachers in our lives who helped shape who we are. For me, there are two teachers I had before college who helped steer me on the path I am on today. First was my fourth grade teacher, Mr. Ken Long. I think for the ...

Nutrition Nuggets: Going orange for hunger awareness

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank projects that almost half a million people could face hunger in the wake of the pandemic. Asking for help isn’t easy, but helping can be. September is Hunger Action Month, a time when the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank asks the public to act on the ...

Family foods to fuel education

FAMILY FEATURES — Full days of learning and educational growth, whether taking place in the classroom or at home, require filling breakfasts, snacks and family dinners. Help fuel your loved ones and students with tasty recipes that cover everything from morning meals to nighttime treats. ...