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6 Easy Spring Seafood Dinners

(Family Features) Sheet pan and one-pot dinners can be perfect in a pinch, so it’s no wonder they’ve become a go-to for busy families. Cleanup is typically a breeze with just one pan, and it’s a quick way to get vegetables and protein all in one step. Combine your key ingredients with rich spices, herbs and sauces to create a flavorful meal in no time.

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Thursday 04/18/2019
Fix Up a Flavorful Spring Table
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Finding the perfect recipe to share with loved ones can prove to be a year-round challenge. These tasty dishes that include a flatbread appetizer, shrimp main dish and a favorite seasonal dessert made with strawberries can help you serve up a meal perfect for any spring gathering.

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Sweet Spring Desserts
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When the scent of fresh blooms begins to fill the air, it’s a sure sign that spring has sprung. It’s the perfect time of year to gather loved ones for a leisurely meal, then linger over dessert as you enjoy this season of refreshment.

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Simply Savory Meals
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Farm-fresh is what many families desire. Straight from the farm to your table is one of the best ways you can ensure you’re delivering a nutritious and delicious meal for family or friends.

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Encourage Healthy Eating Habits in Kids
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) As a parent, instilling healthy eating habits in your children at an early age can aid in proper growth and development. Eating well goes a long way toward maintaining a healthy weight, increasing energy levels and improving moods while also reducing risk of obesity and other chronic issues such as heart disease and diabetes later in life.

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Pace Slow Cooked Shredded Chicken Tacos
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Make dinner a cinch with these Slow Cooker Tacos. Seasoned with chili powder and ground cumin then slow-cooked for four hours with picante sauce, the meat can be shredded and served alongside your family’s favorite toppings for a stress-free meal.

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Creating Healthy Eating Habits
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) When it comes to eating, it can be difficult to find foods that kids can enjoy while also introducing them to valuable nourishment and health principles.

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A Fast, Family-Friendly Dinner
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:31 am

Use on-hand ingredients for a quick-fix meal

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Wednesday 04/17/2019
Easter Eggs to Dye For
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Create custom Easter egg colors you won't find in a kit. Use this guide, along with food color, vinegar and hot water, to make more than 40 different colors. For more Easter egg dyeing tips and inspiration, visit McCormick.com.

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Celebrate with an Egg-cellent Outdoor Brunch
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Take advantage of warmer weather by hosting an outdoor brunch serving an egg-tastic recipe that's sure to please your friends and family. Eggs Benedict Casserole is a do-it-yourself version of the restaurant classic, combining traditional ingredients with a spicy twist. Requiring only one dish for baking and serving, this recipe is perfect for special occassions and celebrations, or casual weekend brunches at home.

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Ricotta with Four-Berry Compote, Pistachios and Granola
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Get out your ramekins and fill them up with layers of ricotta cheese, four-berry compote and pistachios topped with granola.  This tasty treat is perfect for breakfast or even as a sweet ending to dinner. Either way you serve it can leave your taste buds feeling happy.

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Simple Kid-Friendly Sliders
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) For those busy nights plan, on this simple yet savory sliders recipe. Kids are almost certain to love the taste and you will enjoy how quick and easy they are to make.

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Simple Holiday Hams
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:30 am

Ideas for an easy Easter menu

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Crowd-Pleasing Easter Brunch
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Easter is a time to celebrate with friends and family. You can create a crowd-pleasing brunch with affordable, high-quality ingredients, wine and tablescape decor.

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A Spring-Inspired Easter Brunch
Updated: April 22, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Spring is blooming on your Easter table. From yellow chick cupcakes to blueberry French-toast casseroles, there are plenty of ways to wow your brunch guests with simple seasonal recipes.

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Thursday 04/11/2019
A Sweet And Savory Side
Updated: April 17, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s a delicious twist on an old favorite: creamy, cheesy, scalloped sweet potatoes, an easy-to-make casserole that will wow everyone at the table. High in fiber and loaded with vitamins and minerals, California sweet potatoes add just a hint of sweetness to this rich and savory dish. Serve it next to your Easter ham, your Thanksgiving turkey or with a store-bought roasted chicken on a regular old Wednesday night. Deliciously indulgent, it’ll be your new favorite side dish.

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Wednesday 04/10/2019
Go Big on Brunch
Updated: April 15, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Building out a full menu to please your brunch guests with simple, tasty recipes can help create a fun, flavorful atmosphere when it’s time for a morning bite.

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4 Dessert Recipes Suited for a Sweet Surprise
Updated: April 15, 2019 - 2:33 am

(Family Features) Entertaining guests can be difficult and looking for new treats to serve can also add a tricky element to hosting duties. However, entertaining can be made easier by using milk as the main ingredient in your dessert menu.

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Sustainable Eating Made Easy
Updated: April 15, 2019 - 2:33 am

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Friday 04/05/2019
What Does It Take To Be a Shen Yun Dancer
Posted: April 05, 2019

(NewsUSA) - A mind of steel, a body that's pushed to its limits, a heart of humility and much more. 

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Wednesday 04/03/2019
How to Create a Smoky Cubano Sandwich
Updated: April 08, 2019 - 2:45 am

(Family Features) For flavor fans, there is nearly no better combo than the complementary tastes in a Cubano sandwich. Complete with layers of roast pork, ham, soft swiss cheese, mustard and topped with tangy pickles, all the flavors and textures play in concert.

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6 Deviled Eggs Recipes Perfect for Easter and Beyond
Updated: April 08, 2019 - 2:45 am

(Family Features) Deviled eggs, also known as stuffed eggs, first appeared in American cookbooks in the mid-19th century, but the origin can be traced back to ancient Rome where eggs were boiled and seasoned with spicy sauces, according to the History Channel. Today, deviled eggs are a staple during Easter, and according to the American Egg Board, more than 100 million dozen eggs were sold last year during the week of Easter alone.

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Wednesday 03/27/2019
A Winning Strategy
Updated: April 01, 2019 - 2:31 am

Sensible tips for healthy eating

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Give Your Diet a Veggie Boost
Updated: April 01, 2019 - 2:31 am

It's little secret that eating more nutritious veggies is an essential element of healthier eating. Fortunately, finding ways to boost the veggie content of your favorite dishes may be easier than you think.

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How to Make Ricotta Puff Pastries with Strawberry Compote
Updated: April 01, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) Perfect for a party or simply indulging yourself, these addictive pastry puffs make it hard to stop at one.

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Wonderful Weeknight Dining
Updated: April 01, 2019 - 2:31 am

(Family Features) With school, work and evening activities all spiraling in different directions, most families find that some things have to give. Make sure quality time around the dinner table isn’t one of them with these savvy solutions that can help make weekday meals a cinch.

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Wednesday 03/20/2019
Major Changes Headed To A Product Label Near You
Updated: March 22, 2019 - 2:35 am

(NAPSI)—If you're like 90 percent of shoppers, you consult the Nutrition Facts panel on food packages before you buy. To make it easier to make informed food choices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed a new Nutrition Facts label. Here are the seven major new features:

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Natural v. Added Sugars
Updated: March 25, 2019 - 2:36 am

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How to Make Caramel Apple Wraps
Updated: March 25, 2019 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) Snack time just got a bit sweeter.  These wraps are simple enough to make that even kids can enjoy putting them together. For more snack recipes, visit culinary.net.

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How to Make Spanakopita Puffs
Updated: March 25, 2019 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) If you want to impress your guests, try serving this puff pastry recipe as an appetizer at your next gathering.This flaky pastry filled with a delicious combination of spinach, onions and feta cheese can keep them coming back for more.

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Thursday 03/14/2019
5 Ways to Up Your Potato Chip Game for National Potato Chip Day
Posted: March 14, 2019

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How to Add Some Excitement to Outdoor Entertaining
Posted: March 14, 2019

(StatePoint) It’s time to take the party outdoors. Here are some fun ideas for entertaining on the balmy days and nights ahead:

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Wednesday 03/13/2019
Bite-Size Ideas for Easy Entertaining
Updated: March 18, 2019 - 2:32 am

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Good-for-You Meals with Grape Taste
Updated: March 18, 2019 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) When it comes to balancing heart-healthy meals with appealing flavors, it’s important to lean on nutritious ingredients that pack mouthwatering taste. For example, grapes are a delicious yet subtle way to incorporate a little something extra into your diet while adding a juicy burst of flavor.

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Encourage Healthy Eating Habits
Updated: March 18, 2019 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) Of the many challenges parents face daily, encouraging healthy eating habits for their children can be one of the most vexing. While the consumption of nutritious foods like vegetables is good for kids while they’re young, it can also serve an important role in encouraging lifelong healthy habits.

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Thursday 03/07/2019
A Tasty Take on Trendy Toast
Updated: March 11, 2019 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) While many food trends come and go, some desired food traits seemingly never go out of style. For example, dishes that provide nutritional benefits will pretty much always be popular, along with types of foods that can be customized to match personalized preferences and tastes.

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Cutting Down on Cooking Time
Updated: March 11, 2019 - 2:44 am

(Family Features) You may be spending too much time in the kitchen and not enough time enjoying meals with loved ones. However, simple solutions like Perdue Fresh Cuts can make it easier to prep and clean up meals using chicken, saving you up to 30 minutes. For more information, visit perdue.com/freshcuts.

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Tuesday 03/05/2019
Move Over Meat - Vegetables are taking center stage on your plate
Posted: March 05, 2019

(NewsUSA) - Historically, American dinner plates have featured meat as its mainstay/star, with vegetables as tepid, secondary supporting players. Now, the balance of power on the plate is shifting as fresh, homegrown vegetables take center stage.

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Friday 03/01/2019
Shen Yun Dancers Make Magic This Spring
Updated: April 24, 2019 - 2:32 am

(NewsUSA) - Shen Yun, or the "beauty of divine beings dancing," has been enchanting audiences worldwide since 2006.

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Cheribundi Smoothie aids Arthritis For Celebrity Chef
Updated: April 23, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NewsUSA) - Seamus Mullen is an award-winning New York chef, restaurateur and cookbook author. In 2007, he was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a debilitating autoimmune disease, which forced him to rethink his relationship with food.

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Thursday 02/28/2019
Celebrate Farmers And Food For Life
Updated: March 02, 2019 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—“Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man.”—George Washington

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Diversify Your Dinner Menu
Updated: March 04, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) Crafting quick, easy, nutritious meals is one of the most common goals for home chefs, yet it may sometimes be difficult to keep the menu feeling fresh and new. By introducing a variety of ingredients, you can broaden the horizons of your family’s dinner options.

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Throw a Hot-Pot Dinner Party
Updated: March 04, 2019 - 2:37 am

(Family Features) Heat up your next get-together by inviting family and friends over to try a DIY trend, the hot-pot party. It can be easy to prep and your guests can enjoy cooking and customizing their own meals.

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Monday 02/18/2019
Healthy Mealtime Inspiration in Your Pantry
Updated: February 25, 2019 - 2:43 am

(Family Features) One of the secrets to ordering less takeout and serving more nutritious homemade meals may be as simple as keeping a well-stocked pantry of canned foods. By cooking with canned foods, you can cut down prep time, meaning less time in the kitchen and more time with family.

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Hearty, Comforting Dishes for Cold, Dreary Days
Updated: February 25, 2019 - 2:43 am

(Family Features) On crisp winter days when the wind blows cold, warming up from the inside-out with hearty comfort foods can feel like a worthy solution. From chili to cornbread, flavorful and filling foods prepared without an overload of ingredients certainly can provide a feel-good boost on chilly evenings.

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Friday 02/15/2019
Fulfill Your Family’s Nutrition Mission
Updated: February 18, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Eating healthy as a family starts with a plan involving nutritious ingredients, and one of the easiest ways to incorporate them is through meal prepping. By organizing recipes and the ingredients you’ll need to make them ahead of time, you’re saving time in the kitchen and helping ensure your family members won’t go off-course.

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Wednesday 02/13/2019
Online Conference Connects Global Startups and Investors
Updated: April 06, 2019 - 2:34 am

(NewsUSA) - The current startup business environment today is full of opportunities for investors who want to get in on the global economy.

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Saturday 02/09/2019
Shopping for Love
Updated: February 13, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) If you’re looking for love this Valentine’s Day, don’t forget the grocery store. You might just pick up a date and the ingredients for a successful date night. According to a survey commissioned by ALDI, 32 percent of adults have gone on a date with someone they met at a grocery store or know somebody who has. In fact, the grocery store rivals bars as being a good place to find someone “date-worthy.” Visit aldi.us for more information.

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Fuel Your Morning with Protein-Packed Recipes
Updated: February 13, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) As you prepare to take on the day, one of the most beneficial ways to energize yourself each morning is by fueling your body with the proper nutrients, including protein.

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Friday 02/08/2019
Simple, Flavorful Recipes to Reimagine Mealtime
Updated: February 11, 2019 - 2:36 am

(Family Features) While it can be easy to fall into a routine of cooking the same recipes week in and week out, getting creative with mealtime can be as easy as making simple swaps and trying new flavor combinations with fresh, high-quality ingredients.

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