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4 Cooking Secrets from Michelin-starred Chef Curtis Stone

(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.

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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.

Brunch Bites
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:55 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.

A Show-Stopping Dessert
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:55 am

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

Spice Up Summer with Grilled Kebabs
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:55 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.

Effortless Summertime Entertaining
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:55 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.

A Homemade Gift for Father’s Day
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:55 am

Impress dad with your DIY skills this Father’s Day

Simplify Summer on the Grill
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:55 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.

Add Fruits, Veggies to Meals for Plant-Forward Nutrition
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:55 am

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

Tuesday 06/11/2019
Fun Ways To Inspire Kids’ Imaginations
Updated: June 13, 2019 - 2:55 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 - 2:43 am

Presented by Angry Orchard

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 - 2:51 am

Impress dad with your DIY skills this Father’s Day

Picnic-Perfect Plates for Outdoor Dining
Updated: June 10, 2019 - 2:51 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 - 2:53 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 souplantation.com.

Wednesday 05/29/2019
California Avocados Hit Their Peak Just In Time For Summer
Updated: June 01, 2019 - 2:44 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 - 2:53 am

Add fruits, veggies to meals for plant-forward nutrition

A Home-Cooked Cobbler
Updated: June 03, 2019 - 2:53 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 - 2:53 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 - 2:53 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 - 2:44 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 - 2:45 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 - 2:45 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 - 2:58 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.

Wednesday 05/15/2019
Tips to Punch up Your Next Backyard Barbecue
Posted: May 15, 2019

(StatePoint) If you’re like many folks, your backyard will become the heart of the home throughout the summer, as you play host to barbecues, picnics, parties and more.

Refreshing Recipes for a Healthier Spring
Updated: May 20, 2019 - 2:47 am

Add healthy avocado for fresh, creamy flavor

How to Create Fresh Spring Flavors
Updated: May 20, 2019 - 2:47 am

(Family Features) When it comes to healthy eating, looking for nutrient-rich foods to include in your diet is one of the more important goals. However, when warmer weather is in full swing, it may be tricky to incorporate nourishing foods that are versatile enough for grilling season.

Celebrate with a Gourmet Brunch
Updated: May 20, 2019 - 2:47 am

(Family Features) As warmer weather approaches, so do a variety of special occasions. If you're looking for an easy way to celebrate with family and friends, brunch is a perfect option.

A Fast, Family-Friendly Dinner
Updated: May 20, 2019 - 2:47 am

Use on-hand ingredients for a quick-fix meal

Thursday 05/09/2019
Who gets a rose? A free way to check out your favorite shows [Video]
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

Wednesday 05/08/2019
6 Easy Spring Seafood Dinners
Updated: May 13, 2019 - 2:53 am

(Family Features) Sheet pan and one-pot dinners can be perfect in a pinch, so it’s no wonder they’ve become a go-to for busy families. Cleanup is typically a breeze with just one pan, and it’s a quick way to get vegetables and protein all in one step. Combine your key ingredients with rich spices, herbs and sauces to create a flavorful meal in no time.

Fix Up a Flavorful Spring Table
Updated: May 13, 2019 - 2:53 am

(Family Features) Finding the perfect recipe to share with loved ones can prove to be a year-round challenge. These tasty dishes that include a flatbread appetizer, shrimp main dish and a favorite seasonal dessert made with strawberries can help you serve up a meal perfect for any spring gathering.

A Time-Saving Taco Dinner
Updated: May 13, 2019 - 2:53 am

(Family Features) Make dinner a cinch with these Slow Cooker Tacos. Seasoned with chili powder and ground cumin then slow-cooked for four hours with picante sauce, the meat can be shredded and served alongside your family’s favorite toppings for a stress-free meal.

Thursday 05/02/2019
Florida Orange Juice Fuels Your Fun This Spring
Posted: May 02, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Spring is full of fun celebrations and holidays, but did you know that May 4th is National Orange Juice Day? Celebrate with your friends and family by raising a refreshing glass of Florida Orange Juice and enjoying first-hand the "Amazing Inside" Florida Orange Juice that helps fuel your fun every day!

Tips For Safe Outdoor Play
Updated: May 04, 2019 - 2:49 am

by Joan Lawrence, the “Toy Safety Mom”

Wednesday 05/01/2019
Spicy—More Than A Trend—A Way Of Life
Updated: May 03, 2019 - 3:08 am

(NAPSI)—Look at a menu these days and you’re bound to see such words as “hot,” “spicy,” “flaming,” “volcano,” “bang-bang” and other names for dialed-up flavor profiles.

Enjoy The Best Of Seasonal Spring Flavors With California Avocado
Updated: May 04, 2019 - 2:49 am

(NAPSI)—The Golden State and its farmers have garnered a delicious reputation for the fresh fruits and crisp vegetables they produce locally. Springtime is when many of those products reach the peak of their seasons, including the heart-healthy superfood California avocados, which are only available now through late summer.

Sweet Spring Desserts
Updated: May 06, 2019 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) When the scent of fresh blooms begins to fill the air, it’s a sure sign that spring has sprung. It’s the perfect time of year to gather loved ones for a leisurely meal, then linger over dessert as you enjoy this season of refreshment.

Creating Healthy Eating Habits
Updated: May 06, 2019 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) When it comes to eating, it can be difficult to find foods that kids can enjoy while also introducing them to valuable nourishment and health principles.

Thursday 04/25/2019
Your Four Step Guide to Celebrating National Pretzel Day
Posted: April 25, 2019

Wednesday 04/24/2019
Three Tips for Making the Most of Bring Your Kids to Work Day
Updated: June 15, 2019 - 2:30 am

(BPT) - It’s that time of year again, when smaller smiles, tinier helping hands and bigger imaginations start coming into work — this Thursday is Bring Your Kids to Work Day!

Don’t Waste Your Leftover Easter Eggs—Celebrate National Egg Salad Week!
Updated: April 26, 2019 - 2:42 am

(NAPSI)—We all know the real star of the Easter season. No, not the Easter bunny—it’s eggs! In fact, in 2018 there were 242 million dozen eggs sold during Easter; that’s 2.9 billion eggs eaten during the Easter season alone!

Simply Savory Meals
Updated: April 29, 2019 - 3:11 am

(Family Features) Farm-fresh is what many families desire. Straight from the farm to your table is one of the best ways you can ensure you’re delivering a nutritious and delicious meal for family or friends.

Encourage Healthy Eating Habits in Kids
Updated: April 29, 2019 - 3:11 am

(Family Features) As a parent, instilling healthy eating habits in your children at an early age can aid in proper growth and development. Eating well goes a long way toward maintaining a healthy weight, increasing energy levels and improving moods while also reducing risk of obesity and other chronic issues such as heart disease and diabetes later in life.

Wednesday 04/17/2019
Easter Eggs to Dye For
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) Create custom Easter egg colors you won't find in a kit. Use this guide, along with food color, vinegar and hot water, to make more than 40 different colors. For more Easter egg dyeing tips and inspiration, visit McCormick.com.

Celebrate with an Egg-cellent Outdoor Brunch
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) Take advantage of warmer weather by hosting an outdoor brunch serving an egg-tastic recipe that's sure to please your friends and family. Eggs Benedict Casserole is a do-it-yourself version of the restaurant classic, combining traditional ingredients with a spicy twist. Requiring only one dish for baking and serving, this recipe is perfect for special occassions and celebrations, or casual weekend brunches at home.

Ricotta with Four-Berry Compote, Pistachios and Granola
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) Get out your ramekins and fill them up with layers of ricotta cheese, four-berry compote and pistachios topped with granola.  This tasty treat is perfect for breakfast or even as a sweet ending to dinner. Either way you serve it can leave your taste buds feeling happy.

Simple Kid-Friendly Sliders
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:48 am

(Family Features) For those busy nights plan, on this simple yet savory sliders recipe. Kids are almost certain to love the taste and you will enjoy how quick and easy they are to make.