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(NAPSI)—This holiday season, making a marvelous meal for friends and family can be easier than ever with clever new cookware: a roasting pan with a concave bottom that naturally lets the juices pool to either side for safer, faster basting.

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Wednesday 11/13/2019
Celebrate the Flavors of Fall
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:39 am

Welcome the World to Your Kitchen
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) As a physical representation of cultures and regions from around the world, food can be more than just sustenance – it can connect you and your kitchen to faraway places. Whether you have opportunities to travel the globe or prefer to stick closer to home, foods can bring the heritage of other countries right to your own plate.

Cheesy, Comforting Chicken
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:39 am

( A quick and easy way to get comfort food on your dinner table is this recipe for Cheesy Baked Mushroom Chicken. Add some green beans and mashed cauliflower for a well-rounded meal for your family.

How to Host a Friendsgiving Feast
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) As one of the most popular holiday traditions in the United States, families have celebrated Thanksgiving for decades. However, as more and more hosts look to put a new spin on the festivities, Friendsgiving continues to grow in popularity.

A Hot and Spicy Fall Staple
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) As the weather cools, spicy recipes can warm things up by satisfying your taste buds.

Elevate Holiday Cooking with Seasonal Skillet Dishes
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) The rush of the holiday season – shopping for gifts, decorating the house, hosting loved ones and other added obligations – can be challenging. Restore balance and holiday cheer by treating yourself and others who are home for the holidays to a no-fuss, relaxing dinner that feels celebratory.

5 Tips to Encourage Picky Eaters
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:39 am

( Feeding an entire family can be difficult enough on its own with busy evenings full of hustle and bustle. One additional factor that can cause even more headaches is dealing with a picky eater, especially a child whose preferred menu ranges from hot dogs to candy.

Frozen Family Fun
Updated: November 14, 2019 - 2:39 am

Kid-friendly, make-ahead meals

A Flavorful Family Meal
Posted: November 13, 2019

(Family Features) If your family struggles to make meal time happen, try creating kid-friendly recipes that bring everyone together at the table. For example, these Pulled Pork Sandwiches from “Family Table by Robert Irvine” can help you incorporate assistance from your kids to nourish both mind and body while committing to the efforts of the National Family Meals Movement, created by the Food Marketing Institute Foundation, to reap the benefits of enjoying more meals together at home.

Think Outside the Oven this Holiday Season
Posted: November 13, 2019

(Family Features) When most families think of holiday cooking, they typically picture baked goods and time spent in the kitchen near the oven. This year, you can take your seasonal meal prep outdoors with cooking methods often overlooked during the winter: grilling and smoking.

Friday 11/08/2019
Four Top Tips On Playing It Safe When Getting Toys
Updated: November 13, 2019 - 2:34 am

(NAPSI)—Getting new toys for your kids or grandkids on holidays, birthdays or any time can be fun, but it’s wise to watch out for these four safety concerns:

Wednesday 11/06/2019
Perfectly Pumpkin
Updated: November 11, 2019 - 2:33 am

( Fill your house with the aroma of fall with warm slices of this Pumpkin Loaf dolloped with butter.

Entertaining with Ease
Updated: November 11, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Hosting a crowd can be exciting and rewarding, but it can also come with plenty of challenges. One of the simplest ways to make mealtime stress-free when entertaining is to focus on ingredients that can be incorporated into a variety of different dishes.

A Festive Fall Treat
Updated: November 11, 2019 - 2:33 am

( This ultimate fall dessert is filled with caramel sauce, topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting and drizzled with even more caramel sauce. Family and friends can enjoy every morsel of this moist, autumn-themed cake.

Sweet Shortcuts
Updated: November 11, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) No matter the season or the reason, no party is complete without dessert. The trick to making the most out of your celebrations is finding ways to trim your kitchen time so you can enjoy the festivities, without sacrificing quality or flavor in your favorite sweet treats.

Monday 11/04/2019
5 Low-Carb Swaps for A Guilt-Free Holiday Season
Posted: November 04, 2019

(NewsUSA) - With the holidays just around the corner, you might be worrying about how to get through all the parties and cookie exchanges without derailing your healthy lifestyle. It can be a struggle to avoid temptation, particularly when you're busy, stressed, sleep-deprived, or all three. At times, you might consider giving up and just diving into the dessert tray. But with a bit of motivation and creativity, you can whip together some festive treats that are both delicious and carb-conscious.

Friday 11/01/2019
Frozen Strawberries: Just As Nutritious And Tasty As Fresh
Updated: November 05, 2019 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—There’s nothing quite like the taste of fresh strawberries—every sweet, delicious bite conjures warm memories of spring and summertime. But did you know that same fresh strawberry taste—and the health benefits—can be enjoyed during the chilly months when you select frozen strawberries?

Wednesday 10/30/2019
Try This Treat
Updated: November 02, 2019 - 3:40 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s an exotic twist that transforms everyday cheesecake into something sophisticated, elegant and worthy of your holiday table. Pureed sweetpotatoes, five spice powder and candied ginger star in a dessert that’s easy to make and can be enjoyed year-round. The sweetpotatoes not only provide luscious texture and flavor, they prevent the cake from cracking—so it’s deliciously decadent and practically foolproof. Give it a try.

Holiday Entertaining with 5 Sommelier-Approved Wine Pairings
Updated: November 04, 2019 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) The holiday season is all about entertaining. This year, take your holiday soiree to the next level with a palate-pleasing wine pairing experience. Invite friends and family to the kitchen for easily pairable tastes of these three favorites: wine, cheese and chocolate.

How to Bring a Restaurant Favorite Home
Updated: November 04, 2019 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) Ever wonder about the secret to making your favorite restaurant’s ranch dressing? Look no further – the secret could be Hidden Valley® Ranch Seasoning Mix. In fact, more than half of all restaurants that use a ranch seasoning mix use Hidden Valley Ranch signature buttermilk seasoning mix to provide a distinctive house-made taste. Those who enjoy freshly made ranch at their favorite eateries can recreate this great flavor in the comfort of their homes.

Thursday 10/24/2019
Heartwarming Holiday Programming Arrives on UPtv
Posted: October 24, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Can't get enough Christmas movies? If you are already hauling out the holly, you don't have long to wait before UPtv, television's family-friendly source of holiday entertainment, launches its biggest Christmas season yet. The uplifting, cheerful, and fun slate of programs includes 10 movie premieres over 60 days leading up to Christmas, plus a return of the GilMORE the Merrier Gilmore Girls marathon during Thanksgiving week.

Wednesday 10/23/2019
A Spooktacular Seasonal Treat
Updated: October 28, 2019 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) Hay rides and pumpkin carving aren’t the only time-honored traditions of fall. This time of year also brings the opportunity to enjoy spooktacular and hair-raising seasonal treats.

A Creative Twist on Halloween Carvings
Updated: October 28, 2019 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) When it comes to Halloween, carving the same pumpkin designs each year can become routine. This year, save a pumpkin and carve your spooky masterpiece into a watermelon instead.

5 Tips for Tackling Leftover Halloween Treats
Updated: October 28, 2019 - 2:39 am

( Going door to door for candy and treats is part of many families’ Halloween traditions, and the routine almost always ends with a kitchen loaded with treats. When the spooky season comes to a close, consider these ways to use up those delectable goodies.

Thursday 10/17/2019
5 reasons to encourage your child to eat school lunch
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - For millions of Americans, particularly those in lower income communities, access to healthy foods remains a challenge. However, when it comes to building healthy, happy kids, proper nutrition is essential to helping them succeed later on in life. School lunch is important for student health and well-being because it ensures students have the nutrition they need throughout the day to learn. Kids’ minds and bodies are also constantly developing, so healthy habits developed in the school cafeteria directly impact future decisions.

6 Chef-Approved Suggestions for a Merry Holiday Season
Posted: October 17, 2019

(StatePoint) Heading into the holidays can be both exciting and terrifying. Part of the stress factor comes from food and drink -- specifically, what to serve guests, bring to parties and how to stay healthy and centered through the thick of it.

Wednesday 10/16/2019
Homemade Halloween Treats
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 2:31 am

( Halloween calls for candies and treats of all kinds as trick-or-treaters roam neighborhoods, but don’t forget to stock your own snack supply with homemade goodies.

A DIY Halloween Creation
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When it comes to family fun, it’s hard to beat Halloween, and with all the candy flying around, it’s an opportunity to add something nutritiousand delicious to festive celebrations.   

Monday 10/14/2019
Bring The Family Back To The Dinner Table With Five Quick Tips
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 3:04 am

(NAPSI)—With summer in the rearview mirror, school back in session and days getting shorter, it’s the perfect time to rethink your dinner routine.

Friday 10/11/2019
A Flavorful Fall Meal for the Entire Family
Updated: October 15, 2019 - 2:42 am

(Family Features) When fall comes around, it brings many iconic flavors, festive traditions and family meals, along with cravings for warm, hearty dishes. For your next gathering of loved ones, whether it’s a special occasion, sporting event or simply spending quality time together, serve a classic comfort food perfect for a small crowd.

Thursday 10/10/2019
A Stuffed Tomato Snack
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:31 am

( Whether you need a quick appetizer or something to snack on, these Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes make for an appealing bite.

5 Tips to Save at the Grocery Store
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:31 am

( Among the many monthly expenses that are simply unavoidable, buying groceries is one of the few that's squarely in your own control. While it's a necessity you can't eliminate from your budget completely, there are some simple ways to save a few bucks during future grocery runs.

Family Favorites with a Blended Twist
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) If you are raising picky eaters, there's a cooking technique that makes some of kids' favorite foods - like burgers and nachos - more nutritious while still tasting delicious.

Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Breakfast
Updated: October 14, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Recipes that are both nutritious and flavorful can help bring your loved ones together at the family table. Power up your family meals with protein-packed dishes like Peanut Butter Breakfast Bread Pudding with Maple Peanut Sauce.

Wednesday 10/09/2019
How Americans Get Enough Protein While Eating Less Meat
Updated: October 11, 2019 - 2:32 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re eating meat on a daily basis, it appears you may be in the minority—according to new research. A survey of 2,000 Americans examined respondents’ eating habits and found that less than half (47 percent) said meat is a major part of their diet.

Monday 10/07/2019
Watch this love story unfold from the beginning [Video]
Updated: November 07, 2019 - 3:26 am

Wednesday 10/02/2019
Making Birthday Celebrations Even Better
Updated: October 05, 2019 - 3:03 am

(NAPSI)—Birthdays: we all have them, and we all have a chance to make them memorable for the people we care about. From unique ideas for celebrating to top birthday gifts at any age, here are some ways to put the happy in these special occasions, turning every birthday into a “birthYAY!”

Making Birthday Celebrations Even Better
Updated: October 06, 2019 - 2:36 am

(NAPSI)—Birthdays: we all have them, and we all have a chance to make them memorable for the people we care about. From unique ideas for celebrating to top birthday gifts at any age, here are some ways to put the happy in these special occasions, turning every birthday into a “birthYAY!”

5 Steps for Better Meal Prep
Updated: October 07, 2019 - 2:31 am

( Eating healthier and saving time around the house are common goals for many families, and there’s one solution that can help attain both: meal-prepping. By planning and preparing meals in advance of each week, you can practice better portion control while creating free time for normally hectic mornings, afternoons and evenings.

Busy Season Solutions
Updated: October 07, 2019 - 2:31 am

Quick and tasty meals and snacks

A Fruity, Frosted Dessert
Updated: October 07, 2019 - 2:31 am

( If you need a recipe idea for your ripened bananas, try this Frosted Banana Cake recipe. A moist but not overly sweet cake bursting with banana flavor paired with a cream cheese frosting may be your new favorite.

Ethnic Dishes to Celebrate Diversity
Updated: October 07, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Incorporating the tastes and traditions of Hispanic-style cuisine into at-home meals is as simple as choosing your favorites, preparing with quality, authentic ingredients and watching your family devour them.

Tuesday 10/01/2019
Delicious And Memorable Bites For Every Occasion
Updated: October 03, 2019 - 3:07 am

(NAPSI)—Throughout the holiday season, there’s a wealth of occasions and reasons to get together with loved ones—from classic celebrations to fun traditions. Whether you’re having family over for a pumpkin carving party, hosting this year’s Friendsgiving pot-luck dinner or coordinating an all-night holiday movie marathon with friends, Lindsay® Olives are an excellent food to help make each occasion delicious, memorable and, most importantly, not boring.

Thursday 09/26/2019
Tailgating 101: Recipes for Success
Posted: September 26, 2019

(StatePoint) Before the action and drama on the field comes the action in the stadium lot, and if you’re looking to be the most valuable player of the tailgate party, college football legends say it’s all about the food, friends, and fans.

Wednesday 09/25/2019
7 Dishes Perfect for Game Day
Updated: September 30, 2019 - 3:36 am

( Fried, grilled, baked or slow-cooked, game day dishes come in all flavors and textures so everyone comes out a winner. Try these classic ideas and new spins to take your home-gate to the next level.

Make Family Meals Matter
Updated: September 30, 2019 - 3:36 am

(Family Features) For busy families, finding time to eat together isn’t always easy, but coming together around the dinner table regularly isn’t just about keeping hungry bellies full. Family meals nourish the spirit, brain and overall health.

Friday 09/20/2019
5 tips for hosting an award-winning viewing party
Updated: November 16, 2019 - 2:33 am

(BPT) - Whether it’s the long-awaited premiere of your favorite drama, the return of a hyped reality series, or this season’s big award show, there’s always a reason to gather your friends around a screen for a viewing party!

Spice Up Your Life With Easy-To-Enjoy Jambalaya
Updated: September 24, 2019 - 2:36 am

(NAPSI)—For a fast, easy and delicious one-pot meal, few dishes can beat a jambalaya. Created by the unique blend of cultures that make up New Orleans cuisine, jambalaya is both satisfying and simple to make using whatever you happen to have on hand (thus excellent for that “end-of-week-clean-out-the-fridge-meal”). Known for its bold flavor and versatility, there’s no wrong way to make this crowd-pleaser.

Wednesday 09/18/2019
Get Back into the Swing of Dinnertime
Updated: September 23, 2019 - 2:41 am

(Family Features) After juggling work, school, extracurricular activities, homework and preparing dinner, getting back into a weeknight routine may feel impossible.

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