Pop a Shareable Snack

(Family Features) A whole-grain food, popcorn has energy-producing carbohydrates and fiber, which can help keep you satisfied longer when looking for an at-home snack to share with loved ones. With no artificial additives or preservatives, light and airy popcorn is naturally low in fat and calories, non-GMO and gluten free, making it a sensible option to enjoy one handful at a time or sprinkled with seasonings that satisfy your taste buds in a recipe like Coconut Crunch Chia Clusters. For more snack ideas that deliver on both flavor and nutrition, visit popcorn.org. Watch video to see how to make this …

Break Bread with a Scrumptious Sandwich

As families spend more time at home, Americans are finding comfort in recipes made using bread. In addition to the comforting flavor, this trend provides valuable nutritional benefits. As a part of many healthy eating plans, bread and pasta are nutritionist approved and provide nutrients needed for healthy aging such as B vitamins, magnesium, selenium, iron, folate and fiber. Try this tasty recipe for Apple Cheese Dijon Delight, which is not only packed with grains but is also under 500 calories. Find more recipe ideas at GrainFoodsFoundation.org. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Apple Cheese Dijon Delight …

A Simply Sensational Summer Meal

(Family Features) Whipping up a fresh cooked meal is one of the true joys of summer, especially when grilled grub is paired with tantalizing sides and tempting desserts. Spice things up with Mexican Beef Sliders with Jalapeno Salsa and Avocado Cream coupled with a side like Roasted Potatoes then cap off a filling meal with these sweet and decadent Strawberry Cream Cheese Tartlets. If you’re looking for ways to mix meat and veggies all at once, these ideas for kebabs are a surefire way to please a variety of palates. Find more summer meal ideas at Culinary.net. Cook Up Kebabs …

Deliver Maple Flavor in the Morning

(Culinary.net) It’s hard to beat a fresh, oven-baked breakfast to start the day, especially one loaded with sausage and eggs complemented by the sweetness of diced apples and maple syrup. This Maple Breakfast Braid delivers a tempting flavor combination perfect for a weekend morning with loved ones. Find more breakfast recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Maple Breakfast Braid 1          package (16 ounces) breakfast sausage 1/4       cup maple syrup 2          eggs, beaten 1/2       cup green onions, sliced 2          Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced 1 1/2    cups dry herb stuffing mix 1          package (17 …

A Spring Salad Celebration

(Family Features) Fresh fruits and veggies are often the flavors of spring, and you can bring them all together by celebrating National Salad Month with a homemade masterpiece. This Steamboat Willie Green Apple Waldorf Salad, created in honor of Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary, is perfect for adopting a diet rich in produce with green apples, pineapple, blueberries, grapes, celery and, of course, salad greens. With all the fresh flavor, including Dole’s 50/50 Salad Blend – a robust and balanced blend of delicate baby greens and lettuces: tender baby spinach, peppery radicchio and invigorating arugula and chard – it’s an ideal …

Family Fun with Fudgsicles

(Family Features) Planning snacks you can enjoy with your children is a winning parenting strategy for spending more time together while creating tasty treats. Take it a step further with a recipe like these Homemade Fudgsicles, which are an ideal example of an easy treat made with the goodness of real milk kids can help make, giving them an added incentive to enjoy moments together. To help your children reach the recommended 2-3 servings of dairy each day, serve with a glass of milk. Find more snack recipes at milkmeansmore.org. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Homemade …

Find Inspiration in Award-Winning Home Design

(Family Features) Award-winning renovation projects aren’t just a way to identify top-notch contractors, they’re a chance for homeowners to gather ideas and learn from other home improvement success stories. One such source of inspiration is the National Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award Winners who are honored each year by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. A panel of industry experts anonymously selected winners based on the functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation and degree of difficulty of their projects. Find inspiration in these 2020 residential project winners, and see the complete list at nari.org. Residential Exterior Under $50,000 The clients …

St Jude Dream Home 2020

Tickets are now available for the 2020 Nashville St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway® campaign. The house was built by Signature Homes in the McDaniel Estates neighborhood in College Grove, TN. Celebrating the 16th anniversary, the Nashville St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway® campaign has become one of the leading in the countries, raising more than $18 million for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The focal point of the campaign is the home building built and donations coordinated by Signature Homes. Valued at approximately $600,000, the 3,100 square foot home features five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a porte-cochere driveway, vaulted ceilings, and a three …

Tile Trends for 2020

It’s a new year, and a new moment to be choosing tile. While 2020 will go down as the year of Coronavirus, the “stay at home” order offers time to consider your choices. Tile is one of the hottest trends in home décor because it can be as simple or complex or eccentric as the homeowner themselves. Experts point to statement tile being the new rage as,similar to a painted feature  wall, homeowners can make a big statement without overwhelming an entire room. From oversized water jets to  beautiful porcelains that mimic precious gemstones, most experts agree bold colors and …

Top Trending Window Treatments

Window treatments provide privacy, let the sun in (or not) and help to keep the cold weather out. They dress up windows and make rooms look formal and elegant, modern or romantic, or create a whimsical or bold design statement. They can also make or break a room design. Window Treatment trends for 2020 take old materials and make them new. There are different schools of thought regarding the shape of window treatments in 2020, but most experts agree, simple is better. Beth Jones of The Interior Collection offers, “straight, European pleated panels or ripplefold panels,”  are a growing trend. …