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The Taste

Make brunch better with bacon

FAMILY FEATURES — Warmer spring weather makes the season a perfect time for families to enjoy brunch together. From classic combinations like bacon and eggs to more extravagant offerings, a brunch spread offers a blank canvas for creativity and opportunities to enjoy your loved ones’ ...

Slurping on sunshine

CULINARY.NET — It’s that time of year again when nearly everyone wants to be outside all day, every day. These are the times kids have been waiting for all year long. The sun is shining bright in the sky, the flowers are blooming and the temperature is rising every minute. Spring and ...

Hearty, wholesome dishes to support immune systems

FAMILY FEATURES — If feeding your family wholesome meals is a daily goal, keep in mind you can serve up tasty foods that also feed your immune system by including ingredients like mushrooms. With their earthy flavor, mushrooms - like many other fruits and vegetables - can also play a positive ...

Kitchen staples helpful for heart health

FAMILY FEATURES — Taking care of your heart health requires a commitment to the right routines and smart decisions, such as adopting a heart healthy diet. Foods you might already have in your kitchen can offer powerful vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds that may help contribute ...

A straightforward weekend breakfast

CULINARY.NET — There are no alarms set and you are cuddled up in bed after a good night’s sleep. It’s late morning and there is nowhere to go, no rushing around to do. No school bus, no work to be done, just relaxing at home with loved ones. However, breakfast is calling your name. ...

Family-friendly foods fit for Lent

FAMILY FEATURES — As families ponder Lenten recipes fit for the season with flavorful seafood as a filling protein, one important aspect to take into account is the kid-friendliness of the dish. Offer up a dinnertime delight the whole family can enjoy with shrimp-based options that provide ...

The Recipe Gals: Hardy, cozy meals for chilly days

The groundhog said we would have six more weeks of winter, and I believe it with the frigid temperatures and snow every other day. Since we have a few more weeks of the cold weather, why not make some hardy items to make you feel warm and cozy? The first dish is for breakfast or brunch. A ...

Better-for-you family breakfast

FAMILY FEATURES — Making sure your family members get a nutritious start to the day is an important job, and by focusing on a few wholesome ingredients, such as real milk, simple and healthful dishes can quickly become family favorites. Each day should begin with a balanced breakfast, so ...

A fresh twist on fajitas to support family nutrition

FAMILY FEATURES — Between the time it takes to plan healthy meals and the actual minutes spent in the kitchen, it can be easy for some families to let nutrition fall by the wayside. However, all it takes is a little twist on your loved ones’ favorite meals to free up those valuable ...

Celebrating tradition with a special take on Haluski

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” I’ve had this famous quote, from Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, rattling around my head for a while now. I’m not much into the way of life of a philosopher, and I certainly won’t pretend to be some sort ...

Practical Plates: Onions make us cry, but we still love to eat them!

Onions are a good source of vitamin C and fiber. These vegetables are low in fat and calories. One half of chopped onions only contain 30 calories. Onions are a rich source of phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are special nutrients found in plants. They may help lower the risk of heart disease ...

Eat and drink your way to daily wellness

FAMILY FEATURES - Committing to a daily wellness routine may include many components from eating healthy and exercising to meditating and achieving quality sleep. For some, the most difficult of these goals is changing eating habits to consume more nutritious foods. However, rethinking the ...

Five health benefits of oranges beyond vitamin C

FAMILY FEATURES - Healthful eating starts with the ingredients you use, so it’s important to use fresh, seasonal ingredients that pack a nutritional punch. One of the easiest ways to meet your daily nutrient needs is to eat a variety of whole foods like fruit (which about 80% of the U.S. ...

The perfect pancake for your Valentine

CULINARY.NET — Finding something unique and special to do on Valentine’s Day for your significant other can be a challenge. Every year, the day to celebrate love rolls around and every year it may seem like you’re out of ideas. Many people feel the same way. However, with just a couple ...

Berry sweet (and tangy) love

CULINARY.NET — No matter if it’s a big crowd or a night alone with a special someone, this cranberry raspberry vanilla punch is sure to be the star of the celebration with its powerful berry flavor. The end result is tangy, tart, sweet and absolutely delicious all mixed up in one large ...

Simple and sweet: Red velvet mug cakes

CULINARY.NET — On the sweetest day of the year, a day full of flowers, love and sweets, Valentine’s Day is the ultimate opportunity to try a different dessert meant for two. It’s hard to resist a perfectly blended, rose-red, luscious red velvet mug cake. It’s the perfect size, with ...

The Recipe Gals: Valentine’s treats and comfort food

Looking for sweets to make for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day? Or more recipes for meals to comfort and fill the whole family on these chilly winter days? The Recipe Gals have you covered. Raspberry lemon cheesecake tart Yields: 1 tart 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed but still cold 4 oz. ...

A protein twist for tasty family meals

FAMILY FEATURES — On those busy evenings when brainstorming a meal the whole family agrees on seems like a tall task, turning to a versatile protein can open a bevy of options. The next time your loved ones are stuck in a dinnertime rut, discover the versatility of veal to present a list of ...

A budget-friendly family dish

FAMILY FEATURES — Creating family meals with nutrition in mind adds another consideration to a daily task that is often stressful enough. However, making health-conscious decisions each evening at the dinner table doesn’t have to mean turning away from your loved ones’ favorite dishes. ...

A classic dish for celebrating the Chinese New Year

FAMILY FEATURES — For countless cultures around the world, food is an integral part of many traditions, including the Chinese New Year. Spring rolls, varieties of noodles and steamed fish represent a small portion of the dishes typically enjoyed on this occasion, yet one of the most common is ...