Better, Healthier Baking

(Family Features) Olive oil is a flavorful and versatile cooking oil that is often trusted in popular cooking methods such as sauteing, stir-frying, dressing, marinating and grilling. It can also earn your trust when it comes to baking. With seven olive oil varieties to fit almost any need, each Filippo Berio olive oil has its own distinct color, aroma and flavor characteristics. Among those seven, the Extra Light Olive Oil offers a delicate aroma and subtle flavor that can complement your favorite baked goods. Its high smoke point helps keep those goodies moist, and with strong flavors like chocolate, it …

Watergate Salad

It only takes 5 ingredients to make this creamy delight that is so simple to make and so delicious. You’ll want to double or even triple the recipe because it will not last long. 1 package instant pistachio pudding mix 1 (8oz) can crushed pineapple, with juice 1 cup minature marshmallows 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/2 (8oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed In a large bowl mix all ingredients together.  Chill. SOURCE:Culinary.net

Apple Crisp

Eating for heart health is actually easier — and more delicious — than you might think. When you have a good plan and plenty of mouthwatering recipes, you’ll enjoy taking care of your heart.  For more heart healthy recipes, go to culinary.net.  5 cups peeled apple slices 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar, divided 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon tapioca 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 cups Post Original Shredded Wheat Spoon Size Cereal, finely crushed 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine, melted Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix apples, 1/4 cup sugar, lemon juice, tapioca and cinnamon in large …

Simply Sweet Inspiration

With California grapes and an ingredient, the possibilities are endless for trying new recipes in your kitchen. From breakfast parfaits to tasty appetizers, flavorful flatbreads and more, grapes can be an easy way to incorporate flavor, color, and freshness into your meals. If you’re looking for a simple treat, heart-healthy grapes can also make for a great stand-alone snack in three colors- green, red or black. Distribution authorized by the California Table Grape Commision. Find refreshing recipes and cooking tips at Grapesfromcalifornia.com.  

Cooking: Light Spring Faire

Spring and summer are an opportunity to hit refresh on many aspects of life, including what you eat. Simple changes can allow you to enjoy the flavors of the season without sacrificing taste or eating less. Find more inspiration, tips, and recipes by seeking out additional resources like “Atkins: Eat Right, Not Less: Your Guidebook for Living a Low-Carb and Low-Sugar Lifestyle.” Filled with 100 whole-food recipes and simple solutions for living a low-carb lifestyle, contains a variety of meal plans, low-carb takes on classic comfort foods and tips for creating a low-carb kitchen. Readers can also learn about Atkins …

Make Supper a Cinch

Sheet pan suppers make it easy to create dishes with exceptional flavor depth that come together quickly and clean up just as fast, and keeping a variety of vegetables on hand helps make it simple to pull together a family meal. This Easy Drumstick-Quinoa Sheet Pan Supper from the National Onion Association and Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee is a perfect solution for busy weeknights. Find more versatile recipes that can make serving up a family meal simple at onions-usa.org and usaonions.com.   Easy Drumstick-Quinoa Sheet Pan Supper Recipe courtesy of the National Onion Association and Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee Servings: …

Think Outside the Lunchbox

Thinking outside the traditional lunchbox is easy with the right ingredients. Perk up your noontime noshing with fresh, seasonal ingredients coupled with kitchen pantry classics, like California Ripe Olives, which add a unique flavor and bold, distinctive color to any dish. SOURCE:California Olive Committee

Egg-filled Avocado with Prosciutto

  Print Egg-filled Avocado with Prosciutto Course Salad Cuisine American Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Total Time 15 minutes Servings 4 Calories 422 kcal Ingredients 6 oz. Watercress or Baby Spinach 2 tbsp. Basamic Vinegar 8 large Eggs 4 Ripe Hass Avocados halved lengthwise and pitted Olive Oil Spray 8 slices Prosciutto about 4 oz Instructions Place the watercress or baby spinach in large bowl. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and toss well. Divide among four small plates.In large skillet, heat 2 inches water over medium heat until bubbles cover bottom and sides of pan. Crack eggs into …

Food for Family Moments

When hunger strikes during family time, get everyone engaged by recreating the whole family’s favorite pizza. Grilled or baked, this Cheesy Flatbread Pizza can be enjoyed by adults and kids alike. Keep it simple with Borden Cheese’s Mild Cheddar Shreds and dress it up with fresh veggies. Find more recipe ideas for family time at BordenCheese.com. SOURCE: Borden Cheese

A Modern Twist on Italian Cuisine

Mealtime is a celebration, and Italian food is often viewed as an art form that includes the freshest, most authentic ingredients, prepared with passion and served with love to family and friends. Put a refreshing, modern twist on tradition with this Caprese Zucchini Noodle Bowl and help keep the love affair alive and well with this simple, colorful, flavorful, healthy cuisine. For more recipe creations, visit FilippoBerio.com/recipes. Distribution authorized by Filippo Berio.   Caprese Zucchini Noodle Bowl Prep time: 15 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 4          medium zucchini, spiralized (instructions at right) 1/4       cup Filippo Berio …