6 Meals to Celebrate Hispantic Heritage Month

    Try these authentic and traditional recipes to celebrate Hispanic heritage with flavor (Family Features) From secret recipes handed down for years to the everyday café con leche, milk has always been a part of traditional Latin American food. Hispanic Heritage Month, which lasts through mid-October, is a perfect opportunity for families to embrace and celebrate the culture, impact, and contributions of generations of Hispanic Americans. Food is deeply rooted in Hispanic culture, and real dairy milk is a key ingredient in many popular dishes. Milk brings flavor to traditional foods and provides a simple way to get families essential …

Chocolate Silk Pie

Calling all chocolate lovers!!!  Not only is the pie rich with chocolate, but it is also easy to make when you need a quick dessert.  Try this recipe and more dessert recipes at culinary.net. Chocolate Silk Pie 1 (9 inch) unbaked pastry shell 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup butter, cubed 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped Topping: 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons powdered sugar Chocolate shavings, optional Preheat oven to 450°. Line pastry shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove …

Lemon Cream Puffs

You don’t have to be a pastry chef to make these delicious little beauties.  With a hint of lemon, these light and fluffy puffs will be a hit at your next gathering. Lemon Cream Puffs 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup butter, cubed 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2   Eggs LEMON FILLING: 1 egg, beaten 1/3 cup sugar 3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons butter, cubed 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 teaspoons sugar Powdered Sugar Preheat oven to 400°. In a large saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour all at once, stirring until a smooth ball …

Coconut Custard Pie

There’s no better way to top off a scrumptious dinner than with a big slice of this yummy coconut custard pie. With a mild taste of coconut and the sweet taste of custard, you’ll be wanting to go back for seconds. If desired, top with toasted coconut or better yet, some whipped cream.  Find more dessert recipes at culinary.net. Coconut Custard Pie Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches) 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut, chopped 3 eggs, beaten 2-1/2 cups 2% milk 2/3 cup sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Toasted …

Farmer’s Casserole

Plan ahead for your weekend brunch with this delicious Farmer’s Casserole recipe.  You’ll enjoy this hearty combination of meat, cheese, eggs and a little bit of spice with some jalapenos.  You can also prepare this recipe the night before and let it chill till you are ready to pop it in the oven. Farmer’s Casserole Nonstick cooking spray 3 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 cup diced cooked ham, cooked breakfast sausage or Canadian-style bacon 2 green onions, sliced 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped 4 eggs, beaten 1 ½ cups milk 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 …

Cooking with the Spinach Tiger

Angela Roberts’ blog is known as the Spinach Tiger.  Angela offers “Big Fat Healthy Food” which is expressive of her food views and style. “Food should be simple, bring comfort, and give you life and pleasure,” she says. Most of her recipes are designed for real people with busy lives and small kitchens who love good food. The “Spinach Tiger” culinary viewpoint is Fresh, Whole, Local, Simple, Delicious.                 For more recipes from Angela Roberts, visit www.spinachtiger.com. Nashville House & Home & Garden Magazine is proud to sponsor her on the Cooking Stage at the …

What’s in the Can May Surprise You

Cooking with canned foods combines convenience and nutrition (Family Features) Simple, convenient and versatile, canned foods provide an array of options for families looking to increase nutrition during mealtimes. However, some home chefs may not be aware of the benefits canned foods bring to the table. Consider these common consumer misnomers cleared up by the Canned Food Alliance: Myth: Canned foods don’t count toward dietary goals. Fact: Canned foods provide important nutrients that deliver on the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines, as all forms of fruits, vegetables, beans, meats, and seafood – whether fresh, frozen, canned or dried – are recommended to …

Make it Mediterranean

3 dishes to highlight the next trend in internationally themed cuisine (Family Features) Just like forward-thinking culinary artists, many at-home chefs seek out the next trendy flavor to provide friends and family gathered around the table. When pondering which trend you’ll dive into in the future, consider incorporating tastes from an especially influential international location – the Mediterranean Sea region. Considered by the experts at Les Dames d’Escoffier International (LDEI) in the organization’s 2018 Trends Report to be one of the most influential parts of the world on the American food scene, flavors from the Mediterranean Sea focus on a …

Winning Back Weeknight Cooking

  (Family Features) Moms pride themselves on serving their families with wholesome, homemade meals. But here’s the reality: 60 percent of moms think that coming up with dinner ideas is more difficult than getting their children to go to bed on time. Moreover, 61 percent of moms frequently order takeout or go out to eat because they don’t have the ingredients on-hand to make dinner. It’s time for a new strategy. When it comes to mealtime, a well-stocked pantry can be the difference between culinary success and a dinner failure. With a pantry full of canned foods, a delicious and …