Spice up your Bean Routine with globally inspired recipes

(BPT) – Whether you’re focused on fitness goals, a plant-based diet or simply cooking more, you can lean on beans to help achieve your goals and provide the foundation for a flavorful meal. The U.S. is the global leader in quality, dry bean production thanks to state-of-the-art harvesting equipment, handling practices and production processes. With more than 10 varieties, U.S. dry beans are renowned for their nutritional qualities and low carbon footprint. Beans require less water and fertilizer compared to other protein sources while also increasing biodiversity. All of these are crucial to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Pulses (dry beans, …

A Menu Fit for Family Mornings

(Family Features) Many spring celebrations call for fabulous food, specifically dishes fit for brunch, even if your “crowd” is simply your nearest loved ones gathered at the family table. A wide variety of recipes may fit the festivities, but a combination of comforting bites with sweet and savory flavors is perfect for appeasing all appetites. This menu of morning recipes includes Chive and Orange Blossom Honey Waffles and Spicy Garlic Honey Chicken as a filling option to base the meal around with Breakfast Casserole as a more traditional dish. For a sweet sendoff, this Brown Sugar Bundt Cake is best …

Time-Saving Kitchen Shortcuts That Don’t Sacrifice Quality

(Family Features) If coordinating schedules to gather the family around the dinner table is a victory in its own right, finding enough time to prepare a well-rounded, flavorful meal may just be a medal-worthy accomplishment. Whether a weeknight dinner or special occasion, you can shave precious minutes off your kitchen work and dedicate more moments to doing the things you love with these time-saving ideas that don’t sacrifice quality. Plan Meals Ahead of Time Organizing your thoughts and scouring the kitchen for ingredients can take as much time as preparing the meal itself. Instead of wondering what you’ll make and …

Banana Nut Bread

Print Banana Nut Bread Perfect for using your old bananas. This easy to make recipe is wonderful. Course Dessert Keyword banana bread, banana nut bread, dessert bread Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 1 hour Author Marion Dexter Ingredients 2/3 cup shortening or butter 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs 3 bananas (mashed) 2/3 cup buttermilk 3 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup nuts, chopped 1 dash salt Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix dry ingredients alternately with liquid. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees F.

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Print Sour Cream Pound Cake Pound Cake is so easy to make. Takes just over 1 hour including baking time. Course Dessert Keyword cake recipes, cupcakes, easy cake, pound cake Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 1 hour Ingredients 1/2 lb butter, softened 2 cups sugar 1 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons vanila or any flavoring 3 cups cake flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 dash kosher salt 4 eggs Instructions Cream together 1/2 lb butter and 2 cups of sugar. Then add: sour cream, vanilla, cake flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.Beat for 2 …

Boozy Frozen Slush

Print Orange Frozen Boozy Slush A frozen drink that must be made 1 day ahead of time. Course Drinks Keyword adult drink, boozy drink, Slush Prep Time 5 minutes Ingredients 7 cups water 2 cups sugar 2 cups water 3 tea bags 12 oz frozen orange juice 12 oz frozen lemonade 2 cups vodka or brandy 1 2 liter bottle club soda, 7-up or squirt Instructions Boil and cook 7 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar making simple syrup. Set aside.Boil and cool 2 cups of water and 3 tea bags. Mix simple syrup mixture with the strong …

Biscuits

Print Biscuits Quick and easy biscuit recipe. Course Side Dish Keyword biscuits, breads Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Author Florence Heiland Ingredients 2 cups sifted flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup cooking oil 2/3 cup milk Instructions Preheat oven to 475 degrees F. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt in mixing bowl. Set aside.In another mixing bowl add oil, and milk but don't stir. Pour all at once into flour mixture. Stir with fork until mixture clings to sides of bowl and rounds up into a ball. Make about 16 biscuit ball. …

Lemon Snow Freeze

Print Lemon Snow Freeze Yummy dessert treat for your entire family. Course Dessert Keyword graham cracker crust, lemon dessert, lemon pie, lemon snow freeze, pie Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Author Elizabeth Benz (my grandma) Ingredients 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 6 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons melted butter 2 eggs, separated 1 can eagle brand milk 1 tablespoon lemon rind 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 can bakers angel flake coconut Instructions Mix graham crackers, sugar and melted butter together. Press down into 8 x 12 inch baking pan. Chill. Beat egg yolks till thick. Add milk, lemon …

Easy Cream Cheese Cake

Print Easy Cream Cheese Cake Just a graham cracker crust and 3 more ingredients and you'll have this amazing easy dessert. Course Dessert Keyword cheese cake, cream cheese cake, easy cheese cake Prep Time 5 minutes Servings 8 Ingredients 1 graham cracker pie crust 1 8 oz. Cream Cheese package 1 cup sugar 1 8 oz tub of cool whip fresh fruit for garnish Instructions Add cream cheese, sugar and cool whip (defrosted) together in mixing bowl.Pour into pie crust. Put in refrigerator for a few hours. You can add fruit to the top when serving.

Easy Chicken Pasta casserole

  Print Easy Chicken Pasta Casserole Super easy dinner take 5 minute prep time and 1 hour to bake. Course Main Course Keyword chicken and stuffing, chicken pasta casserole, easy dinner, pasta recipe Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 1 hour Servings 4 Ingredients 2 cups pre-cooked chicken cubed You can also use precooked turkey 4 cups chicken broth 1 22 oz jar alfredo sauce 1 16 oz box uncooked pasta any kind will work, rigatoni, penne, etc. 2 cups mozerella cheese Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Dump everything into a 9 x 12 casserole dish. Mix everything …