A Luscious Lime Smoothie for Hot Summer Days

(Culinary.net) During summer months, it’s common for many people to want to spend as much time outside enjoying the weather as possible. From the minute they wake up to when the sun goes down (and beyond), nearly everyone wants to take advantage of the warm summer heat. Especially kids, who often want to enjoy their break from school for the year. From beach towels and sunglasses to swimsuits and flip flops, almost everything you need to enjoy some fun in the sun is likely already on-hand. However, summer can be so much sweeter with a fresh and fruity drink in …

Breakfast with a Powerful Punch

(Culinary.net) You know the feeling: You eat breakfast, but by 11 a.m. your stomach is growling. You feel like you just ate but somehow you’re hungry and craving something hearty and rich. Switch up your breakfast habits with wholesome and filling Breakfast Burrito. It’s got protein to keep you full, veggies for a touch of added nutrition and hot sauce to pack a powerful punch of flavor in every bite. No more snacking between breakfast and lunch. This hearty breakfast bite will keep you full and bursting with energy until it’s time for your next meal. It’s easy to make …

A Fruity Sprinkle Surprise

(Culinary.net) To kids, birthday parties are a big deal and only happen once a year. From the decorations to their friends and all the sweet, delicious treats to devour, it can be an overwhelming amount of excitement and awe. They receive gifts, get to have fun with their friends and family, and get to snack on treats they typically don’t have on a regular basis. This is part of what makes birthdays so fun. It can be a lot of pressure for parents, though. You want everything to be perfect and fall in line with expectations, especially when it comes …

Pop Up Holiday Traditions New and Old

(Family Features) From decorating the tree to carving the turkey, there are many time-honored holiday traditions observed by families around the country. However, the holiday season is about more than just celebrating old traditions. A perfect opportunity for creating new memories and, in turn, traditions, popcorn can serve as an ideal ingredient to bring family time to life. Whether wrapping the tree with garland made from the light and airy treat, filling clear ornaments with freshly popped kernels or simply popping up a bowl as a nutritious alternative to other holiday noshes, popcorn makes it easy to get hands-on while …

Potato Corn Chowder

4 medium potatoes, cut into small pieces 3 cups of chicken broth 1 onion, chopped small package of frozen corn 3/4 cup of milk or cream 2 tablespoons of corn starch 2 tablespoons butter salt and pepper to taste 2 pieces cooked bacon (for garnish) 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese (for garnish) In large pot cook bacon until brown. Add onion and cook stirring until onion is almost browned. Add salt, and pepper and cook for 1 minut. Stir in chicken broth. Add potatoes and corn. Stir and simmer on medium heat. Cover and cook for about 15-20 …

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

2 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons flour 3  cups chicken broth 1 can pet milk, add 2 oz. of water to it salt and pepper to taste chopped chives or parsley 1/2 of a cooked chicken, shredded Melt butter in top of double boiler over direct heat, then stir in flour. Add chicken broth and milk slowly. Cook over boiling water while stirring constantly until smooth and thickened. Add chicken. Garnish with chives or parsley. Recipe courtesy of Meg Grave

Easy Chicken Enchiladas with Black Beans

Recipe courtesy of “Wellness for the Win” on behalf of ALDI Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Servings: 10 Nonstick cooking spray 1 medium onion, chopped Chicken: 1 pound chicken breasts 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon cumin salt, to taste pepper, to taste Enchiladas: 15 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed 10 ounces diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese, divided 16 ounces restaurant-style salsa, divided 10 whole-wheat tortillas Optional Toppings: diced avocado plain Greek yogurt cilantro Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray 9-by-13-inch pan …

Scary Good

Family Features Introducing kids to unfamiliar flavors doesn’t have to be a frightful experience. Getting creative and taking cues from some beloved characters may be all it takes for families to explore produce in a new way and discover how delicious, satisfying and enjoyable fresh fruits and vegetables can be. A passion for produce may begin with America’s favorites, like bananas, apples, citrus, celery, carrots and broccoli, but that’s just the beginning. Whether it’s their angry names and tough exteriors, or simply a fear of the unknown about taste and pre paration, dozens more diverse and exotic fruits and vegetables …

A Simply Sensational Summer Meal

(Family Features) Whipping up a fresh cooked meal is one of the true joys of summer, especially when grilled grub is paired with tantalizing sides and tempting desserts. Spice things up with Mexican Beef Sliders with Jalapeno Salsa and Avocado Cream coupled with a side like Roasted Potatoes then cap off a filling meal with these sweet and decadent Strawberry Cream Cheese Tartlets. If you’re looking for ways to mix meat and veggies all at once, these ideas for kebabs are a surefire way to please a variety of palates. Find more summer meal ideas at Culinary.net. Cook Up Kebabs …

Deliver Maple Flavor in the Morning

(Culinary.net) It’s hard to beat a fresh, oven-baked breakfast to start the day, especially one loaded with sausage and eggs complemented by the sweetness of diced apples and maple syrup. This Maple Breakfast Braid delivers a tempting flavor combination perfect for a weekend morning with loved ones. Find more breakfast recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Maple Breakfast Braid 1          package (16 ounces) breakfast sausage 1/4       cup maple syrup 2          eggs, beaten 1/2       cup green onions, sliced 2          Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced 1 1/2    cups dry herb stuffing mix 1          package (17 …