Push-up Pops

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Cooking Push-up Pops are a yummy easy to make dessert treat Celebrating and hosting parties has been a love of Courtney Dial Whitmore’s since she set up her first tea party as a little girl. Entertaining family and friends brings together those we love to enjoy great food and, according to Whitmore, even “sweeter company.” Push-up pops are perfect for themed children’s parties as well as spooky Halloween parties, summer picnics, Easter gatherings, Valentine’s Day occasions, tea parties, baby showers, bridal showers, and more. Push-up pops are reminiscent of those frozen push-up pops from childhood. There are no rules this …

Simple Sheet Pan Suppers

At times, spending hours in the kitchen can be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. However, even for avid home cooks, a busy weeknight isn’t one of those times. Fortunately, solutions like sheet pan suppers make it easy to create dishes with exceptional flavor depth that come together quickly and clean up just as fast.

Keeping a variety of vegetables on hand makes it simple to pull together a family meal. Onions, for example, are versatile, flavorful, easy to store, have a long shelf-life and are available year-round from U.S. growers. An added benefit when cooking with onions is that you’re serving up a good source of fiber.

Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken with Creamy Spinach and Garlic Sauce

  Print Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken with Creamy Spinach and Garlic Sauce Easy to make one skillet chicken dinner the entire family will enjoy. Healthy with spinach, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes in a creamy sauce.  Course Main Course Cuisine Italian Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Servings 2 Ingredients 2 chicken boneless and skinless breasts 1 cup fresh baby spinach 5 cloves crushed garlic 1 tsp dried oregano 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes salt and pepper to taste 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp salted butter 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup parmesan cheese Instructions …

White Chocolate Latte Truffles To Make

  Print White Chocolate Latte Truffles White Chocolate Truffles with dark chocolate drizzles on top of them. They are the most delectable truffles you will ever put in your mouth and easy to make too! Course Dessert Servings 6 Ingredients 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs 8 oz cream cheese, softened 3 tbsp instant latte drink mix 12 oz almond bark 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips Instructions On low, use a hand-held or stand mixer to blend together the wafer crumbs, cream cheese and latte mix in a medium-size bowl until it forms a smooth dough.  Spoon out about a tablespoon of …

Roast Vegetable Lasagna

  Print Roasted Vegetable Lasagna Reprinted with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research. Servings 12 Ingredients 2 eggplants about 3 pounds, quartered lengthwise 6 medium zucchini about 3 pounds canola oil cooking spray 1 lb. whole-wheat lasagna noodles 15 oz. low-fat ricotta or low-fat cottage cheese 2 eggs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp. tsp. garlic powder 3 cups low-fat mozzarella cheese 4 cups low-sodium tomato sauce divided Instructions Heat oven to 450° F. Grease 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking pan; set aside. Slice eggplant and zucchini in 1/2-inch slices. Layer on two baking sheets and coat both sides of …

Delicious Simple Foods

Delicious Simple Foods A hectic workday followed by homework and after-school activities doesn’t mean you can’t have a fresh, simple meal. Check out these delicious dishes you can prepare and serve without the hassle. Find more ideas to make your busy weeknights easy at Culinary.net, www.aicr.org, www.unclebens.com, and www.uscatfish.com. Print Roasted Vegetable Lasagna Reprinted with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research. Servings 12 Ingredients 2 eggplants about 3 pounds, quartered lengthwise 6 medium zucchini about 3 pounds canola oil cooking spray 1 lb. whole-wheat lasagna noodles 15 oz. low-fat ricotta or low-fat cottage cheese 2 eggs 1/2 cup …

Cooking in Foil Packets

As they say, big things come in small packages and that may explain the burgeoning popularity of foil-packet recipes. Minimal preparation and cleanup are easy trade-offs for the immense flavors you can create in these tiny containers, whether you prepare them in the oven, on the grill, or over an open flame. The secret to successful foil cooking is locking in the layers of flavor from each ingredient. It’s surprisingly simple to create delicious, healthy dishes when cooking with foil. An ingredient like seasoned rice vinegar offers a wholesome alternative to many condiments and flavorings while giving your packet a …

Cooking: Dining Al Fresco

Dining Al Fresco Warmer weather is often welcome for a variety of reasons, but there’s something nearly irresistible about enjoying a meal outdoors. Dining al fresco is an easy way to turn a meal into a full-fledged event. Begin your meal with chicken sandwiches crafted on the grill and a seasonal pasta salad on the side then finish it with a glass of white wine and a dessert made for al fresco entertaining – cheesecake topped with fresh berries and mint. For more al fresco recipes and entertaining tips, visit Culinary.net. Find more good-for-you recipes at AICR.org. Pasta Salad with …

Easy Entertaining

Easy Entertaining Whether you’re hosting a small weekend get-together, a large gathering, or anything in between, entertaining friends and family always provides an opportunity to create memories that last a lifetime. No host wants to miss the highlights because of an endless to-do list in the kitchen, but with the right recipes and refreshments, it’s easy to throw a successful, enjoyable dinner party for you and your guests. Courtesy www.EdnaValleyVineyard.com. Orzo with Lemon, Brie and Toasted Pine Nuts Serves: 8 1 lb. orzo pasta 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1 tbsp., divided 1 tbsp. lemon zest 3 tbsp. lemon …

Comfort Food for Cold Weather

Cooking: Comfort Food for Cold Weather When the temperature drops, there’s nothing quite like the pleasure of simple and delicious comfort food. These mouthwatering winter recipes will not only warm you up, but help create a family dining experience that everyone can enjoy. For more inspiration and ideas for family dinners, visit www.bordencheese.com. Baked Spaghetti Cook time: 35 minutes Servings: 6 Nonstick spray 1 pkg. (16 oz.) spaghetti 1 tbsp. butter 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped green pepper 1 lb. ground beef 1 can (28 oz.) tomatoes with liquid, cut up 1 can (4 oz.) mushrooms, drained 1 …