Simplify Summer on the Grill

(Family Features) Summer is typically a busy time for families, making those moments you spend together all the more precious. The hustle and bustle of the season doesn’t have to mean sacrificing wholesome meals, however. Take advantage of the warm weather and step outside the kitchen to focus on enjoying the outdoors with family around grilled favorites, such as burgers. You can even make meals on the grill your own by putting twists on a classic, such as Barbecue Macaroni and Cheese Burgers or Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese Burgers. Another time-saving tip: Consider refrigerated side dish options like mashed potatoes …

Make Room for New Favorites on The Grill

(Family Features) Whether firing up the grill for a pool party, barbecue or even just a weeknight meal, one thing’s for sure: summertime means grilling season. Grilling takes many forms and flavors from casual favorites like burgers and hot dogs to flame-kissed vegetables and the artistry of a perfectly done steak. However, the possibilities don’t end there. By mixing and matching traditional grilled classics with options that have a variety of textures and flavors, you can shake up your at-home menu and add new favorites to your routine this grilling season. One ingredient to consider adding to your repertoire is …

Family-Favorite Comfort Foods

3 dairy-inspired dishes for weeknight dinners (Family Features) Warm meals that come together quickly are a necessity for busy families, especially on weeknights filled with homework, practices, meetings and more. Serving up comfort foods that require less time in the kitchen make for more moments spent together at the table. Hearty and satisfying, this Chicken and Wild Rice Soup can bring everyone together for a warm, soothing meal, while Cheesy Turkey Chili Mac makes for familiar fare enjoyed by adults and kids alike. For a rich, creamy, one-dish dinner solution, Pasta and Chicken in Garlic Cream Sauce requires less than …

Honey-Balsamic Glazed Salmon

A Quick, Nutritious Dinner Solution Balancing a busy lifestyle with healthy food choices can be a tall task. By focusing on recipes that incorporate easy-to-use, versatile ingredients like Filippo Berio vinegars, you can attain a light, filling dinner in less time. For example, this Honey-Balsamic Glazed Salmon involves just a handful of ingredients and seasonings, leading to just 5 minutes of prep time and 20 minutes in the oven. Find more nutritious recipe ideas for even the busiest of nights at FilippoBerio.com. Honey-Balsamic Glazed Salmon Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 6 1 …

A Lemony Summer Treat

A Lemony Summer Treat (Family Features) Lemon is one of many popular tastes of summer.  Enjoy a citrus burst with every bite of these Glazed Lemon Cookies. Find more recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe! Glazed Lemon Cookies Recipe courtesy of Milk Means More 1/2       cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 3/4       cup granulated sugar 1          egg 2          tablespoons fresh lemon zest 2          tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1          teaspoon lemon extract 2          cups all-purpose flour 1/2       teaspoon baking soda 1/2       teaspoon salt Glaze: 2          cups powdered sugar 2          tablespoons fresh lemon zest 1/4       …

Blended Tacos

Blend Your Way to a Nutritious Meal   (Family Features) Creating a nutritious family dinner doesn’t have to mean sacrificing favorite dishes. For a healthier take on a traditional ethnic meal, these Blended Tacos involve blending ground beef with mushrooms before adding your desired toppings. Find more recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this delicious recipe! Blended Tacos Recipe courtesy of the Mushroom Council Yield: 12 tacos 1          teaspoon chili powder 1/4       teaspoon garlic powder 1/4       teaspoon onion powder 1          teaspoon ground cumin 1          teaspoon salt 1/2       cup water 1          …

Sweet Meets Spicy for Cinco De Mayo

Fresh ideas for a fun fiesta menu   (Family Features) There’s no better way to spice up a party than by using unexpected ingredients in fun, flavorful dishes and drinks. For your next fiesta, celebrate a star of the party with sweet and juicy watermelon. Not only does versatile watermelon lend a unique taste to your menu, it’s a healthy ingredient that provides natural hydration with 92 percent water content, along with the antioxidant lycopene and the amino acid citrulline. These recipes show how, with a little creative carving, you can use the whole melon, including flesh, juice and rind, …

How to Create Fresh Spring Flavors

(Family Features) When it comes to healthy eating, looking for nutrient-rich foods to include in your diet is one of the more important goals. However, when warmer weather is in full swing, it may be tricky to incorporate nourishing foods that are versatile enough for grilling season. For a keto- and paleo-friendly option ideal for grilling, consider using asparagus to please your crowd. With its peak season typically running through May and June, this vegetable can provide a much-needed flare to your seasonal feasts and be eaten warm or cold in appetizers, salads, side dishes and more. Keep in mind …

Elegant Brunch

Hosting an elegant brunch is easy when you build a menu around exceptional ingredients. Your dishes don’t have to be overly complicated; simple dishes are perfect for the occasion when you let stand-out flavors steal the show. Quiche is a brunch staple, and no variation of this classic is complete without cheese – in this case, a rich, creamy layering of Jarlsberg’s unmistakable flavor does the trick. For a lighter bite, try these Cheesy, Crispy Smashed Potatoes from Chef George Duran, host of TLC’s “Ultimate Cake Off” and Food Network’s “Ham on the Street.” You could go a more decadent …

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 …