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6 ways to sneak breakfast into your next big celebration

(BPT) - Face it, everyone loves to eat a delicious, hearty breakfast. Whether your tastes tend more toward the sweet or the savory, breakfast is one meal that has something for everyone. And the especially good news for families is that most kids love breakfast, too. Haven’t you heard one of your kids get excited when you come home from work exhausted after a long day and announce that “breakfast’s for dinner”?

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Thursday 07/11/2019
Make Your Movie Night Pop
Posted: July 11, 2019

(Family Features) Invite your friends and neighbors over, spread out some comfy seating and dim the lights. Whether it’s a kids’ birthday party, an adult gathering or nearly anything in-between, hosting a movie night in the comfort of your own home – or on a projector in the yard – can be the perfect escape. Of course, tasty snacks only add to the fun.

Break Away from Traditional Barbecue Fare
Posted: July 11, 2019

(Family Features) Burgers and brats have earned a spot in the backyard barbecue hall of fame, no doubt, but if you’re looking for a different type of barbecue, add some finesse to your menu with flatbreads.

Fuel Your Day the Healthy Way
Updated: July 15, 2019 - 3:06 am

(Family Features) Between balancing work with family and friends, squeezing in a healthy meal can be hard, and finding time for a workout can be even harder. A busy lifestyle demands quick, portable and convenient foods that let you refuel your body with better health in mind.

Summer Wine Savvy
Updated: July 15, 2019 - 3:06 am

3 ways to upgrade your summer sipping routine

Simple Swaps for Serious Flavor
Updated: July 15, 2019 - 3:06 am

(Family Features) From burgers to barbecued chicken, many of the best grilled foods are served with creamy condiments – often packing on calories and fat. Next time you’re ready to grill, experiment with new ways to create simple but robust flavors using fewer ingredients through simple swaps.

Building a Balanced Diet with a Better Sandwich
Posted: July 11, 2019

(Family Features) Fad diets come and go, and as many Americans find, so do the pounds they lose. Most experts agree that eliminating, or drastically reducing, any of the major foods groups from your diet can be detrimental to your health and prevent you from achieving long-term healthy eating goals.

Simply Sweet Summer Entertaining
Updated: July 15, 2019 - 3:06 am

(Family Features) Light, refreshing flavors are the perfect solution for a summer meal. As temperatures heat up, take your summer entertaining to the next level with a secret ingredient that is as pretty as it is tasty.

A Sweet Superfruit for Summer Meals
Posted: July 11, 2019

(Family Features) From backyard barbecues and family picnics to a bright addition to seasonal recipes, sweet cherries not only provide a boost of flavor but also pack a punch when it comes to nutrition, helping keep you and your family healthy during busy summer months.

Wednesday 07/10/2019
A Sweet Summer Dessert
Updated: July 15, 2019 - 3:06 am

(Family Features) Fresh fruits are one of the highlights of summer. Try this tasty Fresh Pear Dumplings with Raspberry Sauce recipe, bringing pears and raspberries together for a delicious seasonal dessert.

Punched Up Summer Side Ideas for Backyard Entertaining
Updated: July 15, 2019 - 3:06 am

(Family Features) Backyard barbecues and family picnics are plentiful during the summer months, so chances are good you’ll host (or attend) at least one event this season. While you’ll likely feast on a bevy of hamburgers, hot dogs and summer salads, a menu filled with fresh, delicious sides makes for a meal worth celebrating.

Sweet, Refreshing Summer Snacks
Updated: July 15, 2019 - 3:06 am

(Family Features) There’s no time like a hot summer picnic to let your patriotic spirit show. These all-American snacks featuring a classic favorite fruit – watermelon – are the perfect solution for nearly any summertime celebration.

Fresh Facts About Fruits and Veggies
Updated: July 15, 2019 - 3:06 am

5 benefits of adding more produce to your diet

Wednesday 07/03/2019
Make Room for New Favorites on the Grill
Updated: July 08, 2019 - 3:03 am

(Family Features) Whether firing up the grill for a pool party, barbecue or even just a weeknight meal, one thing’s for sure: summertime means grilling season. Grilling takes many forms and flavors from casual favorites like burgers and hot dogs to flame-kissed vegetables and the artistry of a perfectly done steak. However, the possibilities don’t end there.

Simplify Your Grilling Routine this Summer
Updated: July 08, 2019 - 3:03 am

(Family Features) Summer is typically a busy time for families, making those moments you spend together all the more precious. The hustle and bustle of the season doesn't have to mean sacrificing wholesome meals, however.

Thursday 06/27/2019
Automated Containers Make Organic Urban Farming Feasible
Posted: June 27, 2019

(NewsUSA) -The future of agriculture can be found in commercial containers, in which plants can be grown hydroponically.

Wednesday 06/26/2019
Spice Up Summer with Grilled Kebabs
Updated: July 01, 2019 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) Fire up your summer cookouts with crowd-pleasing kebabs, which are easy to prepare and fun to experiment with because you can use nearly any combination of meats and veggies.

Get Grilling with Fresh Ingredients
Updated: July 01, 2019 - 2:52 am

(Family Features) Grilling season provides ample opportunities to put flavorful fare on the table, but it doesn’t have to be a lengthy cooking process. By planning ahead, having the right equipment on-hand and using ready-to-go ingredients, home cooks can quickly put family meals together.

Tuesday 06/25/2019
Contest Promotes Emerging SciFi Writers and Illustrators
Posted: June 25, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Aspiring artists and authors in the science fiction and fantasy arena have an outlet to finding a wider audience, thanks to the L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Award.

The top 3 ways to fuel up for summer sports season
Updated: July 17, 2019 - 3:13 am

(BPT) - The summer season is often packed to the brim for families everywhere — from vacations and barbecues to camp and summer reading lists. One of the main activities keeping families on the go during the summer months? Youth sports. In fact, according to new research from Lance Sandwich Crackers, 70% of parents with children in sports say summer is when their child is most active.

Friday 06/21/2019
Olives: A Good-For-You, On-The-Go Snack
Updated: June 25, 2019 - 3:10 am

(NAPSI)—Among the tastiest and most versatile fruits on Earth, olives are enjoyed by many cultures around the world. They have been in existence for 8,000 years, and while olives are not indigenous to the Americas, they have been in the New World for a good long time.

Thursday 06/20/2019
5 Delicious Low-Carb Recipes Perfect for a Cookout
Posted: June 20, 2019

(StatePoint) Food on the grill, carb-loaded side dishes and high-sugar desserts are at the center of most seasonal cookouts. But this doesn’t mean you need to avoid those countless neighborhood barbecues to ensure you stay on track with your healthy lifestyle.

Effortless Summertime Entertaining
Updated: June 26, 2019 - 2:54 am

(Family Features) Summer means it’s time to stock up on fresh produce and light the grill for a season of outdoor gatherings with friends and family. Make entertaining easier with flavorful options that can make menu-planning a breeze all summer long.

Wednesday 06/19/2019
Deception Road Takes Viewers On A Thrill of A Ride
Posted: June 19, 2019

(NewsUSA) - When you combine the acting talent of Thomas Haden Church (Sideways, Spiderman 3, Divorce), Alice Eve (Before We Go, She's Out of My League), and Finn Wittrock (La La Land,The Big Short, Unbroken, American Horror Story) with a twisted tale of deceit, passion, and dark humor, what do you get?

Summer Entertaining Hosted By The California Avocado Commission
Updated: June 28, 2019 - 2:59 am

(NAPSI)—With longer days and warmer nights, entertaining becomes almost inevitable during the summer months. Thanks to the abundance of fresh produce, like California avocados, your backyard barbeques, pool parties and beachside picnics will never have to sacrifice versatility or taste.

Brunch Bites
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) A perfect addition to your brunch table, these savory Mini Ham and Avocado Biscuit Sliders are quick and easy to make. For even more homemade flavor, make the biscuits from scratch using a buttermilk-sweet potato mixture.

Add Fruits, Veggies to Meals for Plant-Forward Nutrition
Updated: June 24, 2019 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) Adding more fruits and vegetables is one of the simplest ways to make at-home meals healthier for your family.

Monday 06/17/2019
Deception Road Takes Viewers on a Thrill Ride
Updated: June 19, 2019 - 3:03 am

(NewsUSA) - What do you get when you combine the acting chops of Thomas Haden Church (Sideways, Spiderman 3, Divorce), Alice Eve (Before We Go, She's Out of My League), and Finn Wittrock (La La Land,The Big Short, Unbroken, American Horror Story) with a twisted tale of deceit, passion, and dark humor?

Thursday 06/13/2019
4 Cooking Secrets from Michelin-starred Chef Curtis Stone
Posted: June 13, 2019

(BPT) - Whether it’s in his home kitchen or at one of his restaurants, Michelin-starred Chef Curtis Stone believes a delicious meal is best enjoyed with the people you love. From breakfast favorites, to easy weeknight meals and the perfect dinner for hosting friends and family, Chef Curtis Stone shares some tips and tricks to help you prepare a memorable meal, alongside one of his favorite roast chicken recipes.

Wednesday 06/12/2019
3 Ways to Make the Most of Summer Produce
Posted: June 12, 2019

(StatePoint) Summer can be all too fleeting, but one of the best ways to ensure you make the most of the season is by enjoying the generous harvest of fruits and vegetables it brings.

A Show-Stopping Dessert
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 3:17 am

(Family Features) With its dramatic presentation, this freshly baked cake and ice cream-based dessert can impress guests at your next gathering. 

A Homemade Gift for Father’s Day
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 3:17 am

Impress dad with your DIY skills this Father’s Day

Simplify Summer on the Grill
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 3:17 am

(Family Features) Summer is typically a busy time for families, making those moments you spend together all the more precious. The hustle and bustle of the season doesn't have to mean sacrificing wholesome meals, however.

Tuesday 06/11/2019
Fun Ways To Inspire Kids’ Imaginations
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:50 am

(NAPSI)—According to numerous studies, imaginative play in childhood can be critical to cognitive and social development. Research suggests that make-believe games can increase language usage, help with self-regulation, let children express a range of emotions, and teach them to think creatively. In addition, keeping kids’ brains active and engaged can help prevent a decline in academic skills during school breaks.

Monday 06/10/2019
Celebrate Summer With Hard Cider
Updated: June 12, 2019 - 2:57 am

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Friday 06/07/2019
How to gather your family for a special weekly meal
Posted: June 07, 2019

(BPT) - Did your family get together for Sunday dinner when you were growing up? Or perhaps you all looked forward to another special day of the week when everyone gathered for a meal?

Wednesday 06/05/2019
Grilling Up a Homemade Gift
Updated: June 10, 2019 - 2:33 am

Impress dad with your DIY skills this Father’s Day

Picnic-Perfect Plates for Outdoor Dining
Updated: June 10, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Picnics, patio dining and al fresco foods all come to mind when warmer weather allows families and friends to enjoy the flavors of homemade meals in the great outdoors. As you seek out recipes for outdoor entertaining and more, try keeping the options light and simple with dishes that can be created at a moment's notice.

Thursday 05/30/2019
Celebrating Salad
Updated: June 04, 2019 - 2:59 am

(Family Features) With a variety of fruits and veggies available in every color of the rainbow and ingredients packed with protein and fiber, it’s easy to create a unique salad. In fact, there are more than 15 million ways to create a one-of-a-kind salad at Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes’ 50-foot salad bars. In honor of National Salad Month, consider these fun facts and learn more at

Wednesday 05/29/2019
California Avocados Hit Their Peak Just In Time For Summer
Updated: June 01, 2019 - 4:08 am

(NAPSI)—Summer is upon us and it’s time to celebrate as California avocados are at the peak of their season and freshly picked in season produce is at its peak in flavor and nutrition. The nutrient-dense fruit stands as the highlight of any dish, now readily available and undeniably delicious. This is the perfect time to take advantage of the warmer weather by enjoying and sharing the heart-healthy superfood.

Sensational Salads
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 4:27 am

Add fruits, veggies to meals for plant-forward nutrition

A Home-Cooked Cobbler
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 4:27 am

(Family Features) During the season for outdoor parties, reunions, picnics and delicious desserts, try bringing a new dish to the table with a recipe like this Apple-Cranberry Cobbler. 

8 Recipes to Take Summer Gatherings to the Next Level
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 4:28 am

(Family Features) The summer months offer seemingly endless opportunities to enjoy the warm weather with friends and family. Serving crowd-pleasing foods and drinks can go a long way toward a successful gathering, whether you’re hosting a brunch, relaxing by the pool or throwing a backyard bash.

A Sweet and Tangy Summer Classic
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 4:28 am

(Family Features) While lemon is a traditional summer flavor, you can add a little extra to your gatherings – from picnics and brunches – with this classic dessert. Quick and easy to make, these Lemon Bars feature a soft crust and a tangy, sweet filling topped with powdered sugar.

Thursday 05/23/2019
Best Tips to Kick Off Summer and Celebrate Dad
Posted: May 23, 2019

(StatePoint) Father’s Day is a chance to kick off summer and celebrate Dad. Where better to gather your celebration than the grill, where family memories, traditions and delicious meals are created?

Wednesday 05/22/2019
Simple Snacks for Anytime Entertaining
Updated: May 27, 2019 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) When it comes to entertaining, it’s not always about three-course meals or hours upon hours of preparation. Sometimes, the best hosts look toward simple snacks and small plates to please guests with an array of palates.

Enjoy the Goodness of Grapes for Healthy Snacks and Meals
Updated: May 27, 2019 - 2:38 am

(Family Features) Establishing a regular pattern of healthy snacks and meals made from fresh, whole foods is essential to promoting good health. Fresh grapes always make a great snack because they are tasty, healthy and portable. Yet grapes can also be used as an ingredient to make good-for-you dishes that are just as satisfying as they are healthy.

Keep Cool on the Grill
Updated: May 27, 2019 - 2:38 am

Refreshing, dairy-infused dishes for warm days

Tuesday 05/21/2019
3 Tips for Finding the Perfect Flavor Pairings This Summer
Posted: May 21, 2019

(BPT) - Summertime is just about here, and that means new temperatures, new travel plans, and perhaps most importantly, new flavors. Finding the right flavor combinations can make or break your summer taste experiences. In fact, new research from Cape Cod Potato Chips surveying Americans 21+ finds that 71% say the key to successful summer meals and snacks is finding perfect flavor pairings.

Make A Splash With These Summer Pool Party Essentials
Updated: May 23, 2019 - 2:35 am

(NAPSI)—Summer is here and everyone is diving into the season by beating the heat at the pool. Whether you’re planning a pool party at home or attending a friend’s, it’s time to gather all the essentials for a day of fun, starting with staples like your favorite swimsuit, a towel and your go-to sunglasses. Beyond these everyday necessities, add a refreshing snack to your checklist that all your family and friends will enjoy, such as HI-CHEW™, the immensely fruity, intensely chewy candy.

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