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 …

Easter Treats

(family features) Easy Easter Cookies Skill level: No Experience Necessary Crafting time: 1-2 Hours Supplies and Tools: Wilton Easy Decorate Easter Egg Cookie Pan (includes cookie recipe) 16-inch-by-10-inch cooling grid Royal Icing (recipe below) Icing colors: Rose, Lemon Yellow, Leaf Green, Royal Blue & Orange 12-inch disposable decorating bags Easter 6-Mix Sprinkles: Pink, Yellow & Lavender sugars Cake decorating tip 3 Spring nonpareils Bunnies with jelly beans icing decorations Sparkle gels: Yellow, Light Blue, Light Green, Pink and White Food-safe scissors Measuring spoons Measuring cups Mixing bowl Spoon Grease-free spoon or spatula Stand mixer: preferred Follow directions on pan. Prepare …

Colorful Cupcakes

Let Your Dessert Table Bloom Tips for creating fabulous floral cupcakes Let springtime blossoms bloom on your dessert plate. Cupcakes make a great and easy foundation for trying new things. With a small surface to work with, you can top your treat with one fabulous larger-scale flower or multiple smaller-scale flowers to showcase your skills, practice decorating techniques or even experiment with color and arrangement. “Spring celebrations provide a great opportunity to try a new decorating technique,” says Nancy Siler, vice president of consumer affairs at Wilton. “Decorated cupcakes and other mini treats let you experiment with multiple new ideas …

Easy Ethnic Enchiladas

(Culinary.net) If your family is looking for a simple way to serve up a south-of-the-border classic, this Enchilada Casserole can be your ticket to a warm, filling meal. Find more meal ideas at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Enchilada Casserole Nonstick cooking spray 1          medium yellow onion, chopped 12        ounces ground beef 1 1/2    teaspoons chili powder 3/4       teaspoon ground cumin 15        ounces pinto beans, drained 20        ounces diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained 1 1/2    cups sour cream 3          tablespoons flour 1/2       teaspoon garlic powder 12        corn tortillas, 6 inches 20        ounces enchilada sauce …

Beef Up Your Menu with a Trendy Twist on Sushi

  (Family Features) Tantalizing taste buds with the latest in trendy foods can be a fun way to bring the whole family to the table for meals together. Combining familiar flavors with a new preparation method, for example, is one way to add flair to dinners at home. An innovative sushi-style concept, “beefshi” features convenient beef products like pastrami, roast beef, summer sausage, hot dogs, corned beef or bologna prepared in rolls with rice and vegetables. Because recipes like Reuben Roll, Taco Maki, New York Deli Roll and Muffarolletta can be enjoyed individually as appetizers or grouped together for a …

A Classic, Slow-Cooked Meal

(Culinary.net) Whether you’re looking for a family meal or a dish to feed a different type of crowd, taking advantage of kitchen tools like your slow cooker can help take the effort out of preparation. Flavored using cranberries and oranges, this Cranberry-Orange Pork Loin is a classic dish that’s perfect for entertaining any type of group. Find more recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Cranberry-Orange Pork Loin 1          tablespoon oil 1          pork loin (4 pounds), tied at 1-inch intervals 14        ounces cranberry sauce 1          cup dried cranberries 3/4       cup orange juice 1/8       teaspoon cinnamon …

Sweet, Savvy Ways to Simplify Holiday Cooking

(Family Features) Most holiday feasts call for delicious dishes to please a crowd, but making preparation as simple as possible is as time-honored a tradition as the turkey itself. Simplifying your recipes and the ingredients you’ll need is one of the easiest ways you can take pressure off your own shoulders as the festivities draw near. For example, this Sweet Tea Turkey Brine calls for just a handful of easy-to-find ingredients like Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea – available nationwide and fresh-brewed without any added preservatives or colors – for a tender centerpiece at your gathering. Follow it up with Sweet …

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 …

7 Dishes Perfect for Game Day

(Culinary.net) Fried, grilled, baked or slow-cooked, game day dishes come in all flavors and textures so everyone comes out a winner. Try these classic ideas and new spins to take your home-gate to the next level. Chicken Wings – Bone-in or boneless, skin on or skin off, buffalo or barbecue-glazed, chicken wings are chef’s choice for a handheld party pleaser. With nearly endless ways to prepare them, they’re a game day staple for parties of all sizes. Pizzas – While delivery (or carryout) from a local restaurant is likely to be more common, creating a homemade pizza is as simple …