How to Create a Smoky Cubano Sandwich

(Family Features) For flavor fans, there is nearly no better combo than the complementary tastes in a Cubano sandwich. Complete with layers of roast pork, ham, soft swiss cheese, mustard and topped with tangy pickles, all the flavors and textures play in concert. For an upgrade on the classic sandwich, try this version from Sammy Hagar, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who’s known for his riff on the iconic recipe. He takes his favorite sandwich to the next level by adding a smoky kick. “The Cubano has everything I love in a sandwich: gooey melted …

Sweet Coffee Cake with a Crunch

(Family Features) This cake delivers a mild sweetness and crunchy topping that can delight nearly any guest.  Serve it warm with a side of ice cream or a light dusting of powdered sugar. Find more dessert recipes at culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe! Cinnamon-Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake Nonstick cooking spray Topping: 3/4         cup old fashioned rolled oats 1/3         cup flour 1/3         cup light brown sugar, firmly packed 1/4         cup pecans, chopped 1/2         teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4         teaspoon salt 5             tablespoons butter, softened Cake: 1-1/2     cups flour 3/4         teaspoon baking powder 1/2         teaspoon salt 1/4         teaspoon …

Add Joy to Spring Cleaning

(Family Features) While spring cleaning can be crucial in keeping your home in tip-top shape, especially for DIYers who find inspiration in the bright season for new home decor projects, the annual ritual can also feel overwhelming. To add color and whimsy, and make spring cleaning a more joyous event, consider these ideas from mom and designer Joy Cho, the founder and creative director of Oh Joy! – a lifestyle site focused on design, fashion, food and life’s joyful moments. Frame homemade artwork. Once spring has arrived, you may have compiled lots of children’s artwork from time spent indoors. To …

Go Big on Brunch

(Family Features) Building out a full menu to please your brunch guests with simple, tasty recipes can help create a fun, flavorful atmosphere when it’s time for a morning bite. By making a variety of dishes to accommodate an array of personal tastes, you can give friends and family the flavors they desire. With choices like Apple Strudel Pancakes and Mini Hash Brown Casseroles, you can fulfill a multitude of food groups from grains and fruits to dairy and meat. Allow the adults at your gathering to top off the meal with a spicy take on this Watermelon Bloody Mary, …

6 Deviled Eggs Recipe Perfect for Easter and Beyond

(Family Features) Deviled eggs, also known as stuffed eggs, first appeared in American cookbooks in the mid-19th century, but the origin can be traced back to ancient Rome where eggs were boiled and seasoned with spicy sauces, according to the History Channel. Today, deviled eggs are a staple during Easter, and according to the American Egg Board, more than 100 million dozen eggs were sold last year during the week of Easter alone. The “classic” deviled egg includes a mixture of mustard and mayonnaise, sprinkled with paprika. However, chefs and home cooks alike are experimenting with various flavor twists, including …

Simple Holiday Hams

Ideas for an easy Easter menu (Family Features) Whether you’re new to hosting or simply looking for ideas to make Easter entertaining easier than ever, there are plenty of ways to save time and stress in the kitchen. Go with what you know. Trying out new recipes is fun, but it can also add stress when they don’t turn out like you expected. Stick to tried and true dishes you can prepare and serve with confidence and save the experimenting for another time. Take shortcuts. At the center of many Easter feasts is a ham that has been expertly cured …

A Fast, Family-Friendly Dinner

Use on-hand ingredients for a quick-fix meal (Family Features) Between juggling the ever-shifting to-do list and busy weeknights, there’s not always time left in the day to comb through cookbooks to find the perfect recipe. Even with a potential meal plan in mind, life can get in the way, and running to the grocery store might not be a top priority. For a quick meal without a lot of hassle, an option such as Eckrich Smoked Sausage can be paired with whatever you have in the refrigerator or pantry for a fast, foolproof meal the whole family can enjoy. Since …

Home Decor 101

Decorating with bold colors (Family Features) From dark and moody to vibrant and bold, colorful design is gaining favor among homeowners ditching safe, neutral palettes to create more daring, dramatic spaces. Decorating with deeply saturated colors can be intimidating. Explore these ideas to welcome more bold colors into your home and create inviting spaces for living and entertaining. Walls of color Say goodbye to beige and embrace the bold color trend by enhancing walls with hues that make a statement. The trick is to avoid making colors so loud that the space loses its stylish appeal. Bold doesn’t necessarily mean …

Simple Kid-Friendly Sliders

(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. For more recipes, visit culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe! Pepperoni Pizza Sliders 1          package slider rolls 1/2       cup pizza sauce 1/2       cup mini pepperoni 1 1/2    cups shredded, low-moisture, part-skim mozzarella cheese 1/4       cup butter, melted 1          teaspoon parsley flakes 1/2       teaspoon dried oregano 1/2       teaspoon garlic powder 1/2       cup shredded Parmesan cheese nonstick cooking spray Heat oven 350º F. …

Give Your Home a Modern Makeover

(Family Features) Even if your home has seen a generation or two of living, creating a contemporary new look may not require a full-scale renovation. The key to creating a more modern feel is all in the details. Many of these elements can be tackled one by one so you can transform your home into the modern marvel you desire on a timeframe and budget that fits your lifestyle. If a contemporary home is your ultimate goal, start with these key features to create a more modern look. Lighting Dingy lighting and dim rooms are the antithesis of modern design. …