Slurping on Sunshine

(Culinary.net) It’s that time of year again when nearly everyone wants to be outside all day, every day. These are the times kids have been waiting for all year long. The sun is shining bright in the sky, the flowers are blooming and the temperature is rising every minute. Spring and summer are typically full of fun, laughter, family and friends – not to mention great recipes everyone can enjoy indoors and outdoors throughout the warmer months. Try this Sunshine Smoothie for something cool and refreshing during the sunny seasons. This recipe will have nearly everyone feeling re-energized and ready …

Get Grilling with Fresh Ingredients

(Family Features) Grilling season provides ample opportunities to put flavorful fare on the table, but it doesn’t have to be a lengthy cooking process. By planning ahead, having the right equipment on-hand and using ready-to-go ingredients, home cooks can quickly put family meals together. With an option like Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork, which is perfectly seasoned and ready to throw on the grill, you can have a delicious meal ready in 30 minutes or less. Available in a variety of flavors and quality cuts, it’s ideal for grilling, roasting or sauteing any night of the week. To get ready for …

10 Tips to Recognize Ripe Fruits

(Culinary.net) Keeping fresh fruit around the house provides a healthier alternative when your sweet tooth comes calling. Understanding how and when to buy at the peak of ripeness (or just before, in some cases) can help you avoid food waste while keeping your doctor happy. Consider these simple tips for recognizing ripe fruits: Strawberries: Check the area at the top of the berry near the stem and leaves. A ripe strawberry is fully red; green or white near the top means the fruit is underripe. Watermelon: The “field spot,” or the area where the melon sat on the ground, should …

Go Gluten-Free with Family Favorite

(Family Features) Time available to cook, your family’s preferred dishes, ingredients you have in the pantry – there are plenty of considerations that may limit your options for an at-home menu. Add in a gluten allergy, or simply a desire to avoid it, and it may feel impossible to appease everyone. However, all it takes is simple ingredient swaps to turn a family favorite into a gluten-free recipe. From pizza at dinnertime to a chocolatey dessert, these dishes offer easy, flavorful ways to make your menu gluten-free. A Healthier Homemade Pizza Creating a gluten-free dinner can be as easy as …

Good, Really Good Pulled Pork

Our Beef Bone Broth will take your BBQ pulled pork to new heights.                  Cook Time: 12 hours, Course: Main Course, Servings : 8 Equipment: Slow Cooker Ingredients 3 lb Boneless Pork Shoulder 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tbsp garlic powder 1 tbsp paprika 2 tsp salt 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp chili powder 1/2 cup Zoup! Good Really Good Beef Bone Broth 1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce BBQ Sauce Buns Instructions 1. In medium bowl create the rub for the pork. Mix together the brown …

Say Goodbye to Basic Brunch

(Culinary.net) The same old brunch menu week after week can become tiresome and dull. It’s bland, boring and your tastebuds get used to the same flavors repeatedly. It’s time to add something new to the table with fresh ingredients and simple instructions to enhance your weekend spread. Try this recipe for an Easy Brunch Quiche that is sure to have your senses swirling with every bite. This quiche is layered with many tastes and a variety of ingredients to give it crave-worthy flavor. To create this dish, start with one package of broccoli and cheese then microwave it for 5 …

A Lemon Delight for Any Occasion

(Culinary.net) Sweets with enhanced fruit flavors are often among the best of the best when it comes to family treats. Fruit can add levels of sweet, tart or even citrus flavor to all kinds of recipes. From grapefruit to berries and lemons, there are a variety of fruits that can take your delightful desserts to the next level of flavor. For example, these Baked Lemon Donuts are a unique dessert that can double as a sweet, fruity breakfast. Delicious and packed with lemon zest, they are coated in a lemon-sugar topping for a burst of lemon in every bite. To …

Baked Bread to Celebrate St Patty’s Day

(Culinary.net) From hearty stews to minty pies, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are all about enjoying the flavors of the holiday. Whether you’re cooking up a full meal or simply serving appetizers, this Irish Potato Bread makes for a simple, tasty snack to feed your crowd. Find more celebratory recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make recipe! Irish Potato Bread 2          medium or large russet potatoes 1          egg 1          egg white 1/3       cup canola oil 3/4       cup milk 2          tablespoons green onion, minced 1/2       teaspoon caraway seeds 3 1/4    cups all-purpose flour, plus additional for dusting and kneading …

A St. Patty’s Day Sandwich

(Culinary.net) In honor of the day when everyone is Irish, welcome family and friends to a traditional St. Patrick’s Day lunch with this Reuben Sandwich recipe. Find more seasonal recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Reuben Sandwich Servings: 2 2          tablespoons butter, softened 4          slices rye and pumpernickel swirl bread 4          slices swiss cheese 6          ounces corned beef 2          tablespoons, plus 2 teaspoons, Thousand Island Dressing, divided 4          tablespoons sauerkraut Heat nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spread 1 tablespoon butter on one side of two bread slices. Place buttered side down in heated skillet. …

St. Patrick’s Day Minty Shake

(Culinary.net) St. Patrick’s Day may call to mind hearty meals and pots o’ gold, but that doesn’t mean sweets can’t be part of the equation, too. Add dessert to your celebration with this green St. Patty’s Minty Shake, a cold, refreshing way to honor the colorful tradition. Find more seasonal dessert recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! St. Patty’s Minty Shake Serves: 1 1          cup whipping cream 1/2       teaspoon peppermint extract 2          teaspoons powdered sugar 1/2       cup milk 1 3/4    ounces Baileys Irish Cream liqueur 3          scoops mint chocolate chip ice cream chocolate syrup …