Add Mexican Flair to Game Day Favorites

(Family Features) Football season, for many people, is just as much about the food as it is about the action. No matter who’s playing and whether you’re at a tailgate or living room watch party, one thing is for sure: football and flavor go hand-in-hand. When you’re huddling up to figure out how to score a touchdown with your game day spread, consider taking your snacks to the next level by adding an authentic Mexican flair. Opt for traditional Mexican ingredients like chorizo, queso fresco or cotija in meals and snacks that are already football mainstays, including nachos, tacos and …

Sipping on Summertime Sweets

(Family Features) When it’s summertime and you crave something cold and fruity, try using your favorite frozen fruit for a refreshing drink. For example, strawberries with frozen pink lemonade concentrate combine to make a spritzer recipe worth sharing. This fizzy Strawberry Spritzer can delight your taste buds and keep you quenched while enjoying the summer sun. Find more drink recipes at Culinary.net. Strawberry Spritzer Recipe adapted from Taste of Home 1          package (10 ounces) frozen sliced strawberries, sweetened and thawed 2          liters lemon-lime soda, chilled 1          can (12 ounces) frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed In blender, process strawberries until blended …

Mandarin Orange Sherbet Mold

by Mrs. Walter Benz 3 packages of Orange Jello 2 pints of orange sherbet 3 cups of hot water 2 cans of mandarin oranges Mix Jello with hot water. Let set and whip Jello with hand mixer. Add ice cream and mandarin oranges. Mix for about 1 minute until smooth. Pour into molds. Let set in freezer until firm. Serve

A Creamy Recipe Created for Families

(Culinary.net) A lazy Sunday afternoon cuddled up with family, playing in the rain with your kids and tasting a perfect, sweet treat on a summer day can be some of the simplest yet best parts of life. Recipes that can be made with clean, fresh ingredients in a matter of minutes make some of the best-tasting dishes, snacks and treats. Sometimes keeping it simple is the best route to take as opposed to confusing prep that takes too much time. This Strawberry Mousse, which is made with families in mind, is a perfect recipe to make with your little ones …

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. …

A Sweet St. Patrick’s Day

(Culinary.net) Even if you’re not Irish, a green treat like this Luck o’ the Irish Mint Pie can get you and your guests into the festive spirit. With enough seasonal flavor to go around, this recipe makes two pies, so be sure to cut every leprechaun a generous portion. Find more festive recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Luck o’ the Irish Mint Pie Makes: 2 pies (9 inches each) 3 3/4    cups heavy whipped cream, divided 8          ounces cream cheese, softened 1 1/4    cups, plus 2 tablespoons, powdered sugar, divided 5          drops …

Cherry Almond Shortbread Cookies

Recipe by Cyd Vacio These Soft and buttery shortbread cookies flavored with cherry and almond, then finished off with sweet white chocolate. This cookie dough must be chilled, so plan accordingly. Prep Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes Cook Time: 11 minutes Total Time: 5 hours, 15 minutes Yield: 24 cookies Ingredients 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 2/3 cup (134g) granulated sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1 Tablespoon (15ml) maraschino cherry juice 2 cups (240g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled) 16 maraschino cherries (drained and chopped) optional: 4 ounces white chocolate Instructions Using a handheld or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on high speed …

Nutritious Eating at Home

Better-for-you family foods with satisfying flavor (Family Features) If spending additional time in the comfort of your home has you rethinking the family menu and looking for new ways to enjoy nutritional meals, rest assured you can make better-for-you food choices without losing mouthwatering taste. Easy, efficient at-home recipes like Thai Coconut Lime Freezer Chicken, Burrito Beef and Cauli Mac and Cheese can all be made in less than an hour while reducing the intake of carbs and unnecessary sugars. All are part of a balanced Atkins low-carb lifestyle, a long-term, healthy eating approach focused on high-fiber carbohydrates, optimal protein …

Ways to Make Hearty Meals at Home with Pantry Staples

(Family Features) Stocking up on pantry essentials is a productive practice, especially as people across the country spend more time at home. However, having all those ingredients on-hand doesn’t do as much good if you aren’t sure how to use them or feel as if you’re constantly whipping up the same dishes. For example, canned protein is a popular pantry item as it cuts down on prep time and holds a long shelf life while adding important nutrients to family meals. Canned seafood, in particular, is a versatile choice that can be used in a variety of easy recipes or …