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 …

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 …

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. …

Create a Sweet Easter Treat

(Family Features) This Easter, satisfy guests of all ages with festive cupcakes modeled after the Easter bunny. For more Easter recipes, visit Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make these adorable cupcakes! Bunny Butt Cupcakes Recipe courtesy of Amanda Rettke of “I am baker” Prep time: 45 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 24 1          2-layer size white cake mix 1          tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons, McCormick Pure Lemon Extract, divided 1          tablespoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract 3/4       cup white chocolate chips 2          sticks butter, softened 16        ounces confectioners’ sugar 2          tablespoons milk …

Crowd-Pleasing Easter Brunch

(Family Features) Easter is a time to celebrate with friends and family. You can create a crowd-pleasing brunch with affordable, high-quality ingredients, wine and tablescape decor. Elevate your holiday brunch beyond an egg casserole with a Spiral Ham with Red Wine and Citrus Glaze as the centerpiece for your table. Finish the meal with a Mini Blueberry Chocolate Tart for a dessert that’s perfect for spring. Combining sweet and fruity notes, this treat can leave your guests craving more. Find ingredients for these recipes at ALDI, which offers high-quality, fresh and affordable foods to help you put together a vibrant …

Simple, Flavorful Recipes to Reimagine Mealtime

(Family Features) While it can be easy to fall into a routine of cooking the same recipes week in and week out, getting creative with mealtime can be as easy as making simple swaps and trying new flavor combinations with fresh, high-quality ingredients. One of the easiest ways to shake things up in the kitchen any night of the week is to reimagine a classic dish by replacing one of the main ingredients. As an alternative to the typical chicken or beef, fresh pork is a versatile, convenient and flavorful protein that can easily transform a predictable meal into something …