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(Family Features) The end result of perfectly cooked chicken is a mouthwatering meal that smells just as good as it tastes and beckons loved ones to the patio. To achieve that juicy, tender flavor that brings family and friends together, it's important to keep a few safety and grilling tips …

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When people look for the perfect beverage to pair with food, many may assume wine earns that distinction. But author John Holl believes there’s a perfect beer for every meal, and even suggests numerous pairings in his book, “The American Craft Beer Cook Book” (Storey). For the following reci…

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Amp up your summer sipping with this frosty margarita. It's a refreshing way to enjoy fresh watermelon in a drink. Sweet and tangy, make a batch of these when you're sitting poolside. This is definitely an adult-only cocktail.Ingredients3 c watermelon, cubed and frozen1 ripe banana, peeled a…

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(Family Features) Whether your family's ideal summer day consists of swimming, hiking, biking or simply enjoying the sunshine, all that time in the heat calls for a sweet way to cool off. It's hard to beat a homemade treat loaded with favorite summertime flavors that's as cold and creamy as …

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Grilling season presents ample opportunities to explore new culinary horizons. Just about anything that can be cooked indoors also can be prepared outdoors over an open flame. And many foodies insist that grilling produces unique flavors that simply cannot be replicated when cooking via othe…

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Oh my, lemon lovers are going to absolutely love this Bundt cake. The cake itself is sweet, moist, and full of lemony flavor. A ring of pie filling is a nice surprise that adds to the layers of delicious lemon flavor. This is a very easy to prepare dessert that, when sliced, has a beautiful …

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(StatePoint) Sandwiches reign supreme as one of America’s favorite meals -- 47% of Americans eat a sandwich daily, according to a survey conducted by French’s.

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(Family Features) Whether it's long days at the office, calendars full of social commitments or evenings spent enjoying your little ones' extracurricular activities, it's easy to find yourself short on time to spend in the kitchen. Calling on quick and easy mealtime solutions can be just wha…

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One bite of this bread and your taste buds will transport you to a warm summer day. This zucchini bread is very moist and delicate. A hint of cinnamon lingers in every bite. To bring this to the next level, fresh blueberries are folded in. It's bursting with blueberries. Yum!Ingredients3 egg…

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Flaky pastry crusts may garner heaps of attention, with their fancy fluted edges or elaborate latticework on sweet and savory pies. But it’s hard to deny the appeal of the more modest homemade graham cracker crust.

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Vegetables are vital components of a healthy diets. Unfortunately, people do not often consume enough servings of vegetables to meet the recommended daily values. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only around one in 10 people eat enough fruits and vegetables. According to g…

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Father’s Day is an opportunity to shower Dad with extra love and attention. Special outings and heartfelt gifts typically are part of the celebration. Some children may want to go above and beyond by whipping up a meal that Dad is sure to enjoy — particularly a father who spends his fair sha…

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Browning sausage gives these baked beans a wonderful extra punch of flavor and adds heartiness to the dish. These baked beans are an easy way to spice up canned beans with minimal ingredients. With just the right amount of sweetness, these will be a great addition to your cookouts. Delicious…

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Know how to jazz up potato salad? Use red potatoes and sweet potatoes! This is an excellent potato salad that pops with flavor. It has a light sweet flavor from the potatoes and tanginess from the vinegar. Onions add a little bit of savory to the dish, while cucumber gives some crunch to the…

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(Family Features) The arrival of summer means favorites like fresh seafood are back on the menu for many families. This year, as you explore new and inventive ways to add variety to weeknight dinners and backyard barbecues, consider including lobster as a versatile, indulgent ingredient.

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Dave Thomas, a successful Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise owner in Columbus, Ohio, and a protege of founder Colonel Harlan Sanders, was struggling in 1969 to find a name for a new hamburger concept he hoped to open.

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(Culinary.net) It’s time to kick off summer with a bang. With exciting summer events like baseball, sunbathing and barbecues filling social calendars, comes a whole new array of fresh, sunny day snacks just waiting to be devoured.

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(Family Features) Over the past two years, home chefs have had time to explore new recipes, ingredients and cooking techniques, which is why it is no surprise dinner parties are, at long last, a way to celebrate together in 2022. Now is the perfect time to share your newfound skills with fam…

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What a terrifically light and easy salad for summer. We loved the addition of chopped tomatoes. The fresh mint and basil mix packs a punch of fresh flavor. If you're not able to find the spicy basil in your area (we couldn't), just add a pinch of cayenne pepper for the perfect amount of heat…

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(StatePoint) Sandwiches reign supreme as one of America’s favorite meals -- 47% of Americans eat a sandwich daily, according to a survey conducted by French’s.

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Grilling is many people’s preferred method of cooking, perhaps because it combines the great outdoors with delicious food. When grilling, many people are comfortable sticking with traditional backyard barbecue fare, such as hot dogs and hamburgers. But those who want to expand their grilling…

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(Family Features) Firing up the grill and watching tender cuts sizzle on the grates means a mouthwatering meal is on the way, but don’t forget about the dressings and toppings that make summertime dinners truly delicious.

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If you’re in the mood for something sweet with a hint of spice, try this Citrus, Mango and Pineapple Salsa. It features fresh, fruity flavors from the pineapple, mango, lemon and lime plus a surprising bite of jalapeno.

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On those days when home cooks are searching the cupboards and refrigerator for some culinary inspiration, they need look no further than the egg carton. Often relegated to breakfast time, eggs can be the main ingredient or stars of meals any time of the day. In fact, they’re a common compone…

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Who doesn't love a good grilled burger in the summer? Stuff it with chopped bacon and you have an amazing burger. Chopped onions are sauteed in bacon grease and added to the ground sirloin and ground chuck. The mixture of meats, bacon, and onions gives the burgers a depth of flavor and moist…

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(Family Features) Whether you spend your summer afternoons sitting by the pool, splashing in the shallow end or just soaking up the sun’s rays, part of the fun is beating the heat with a cool, refreshing snack. Heading to the freezer for a fruity ice pop can transport you from your own backy…

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The next time you want to sear a juicy steak, try this Filet Mignon with Blue Cheese Chive Butter recipe from Omaha Steaks Executive Chef David Rose. Thick, tender filet mignon is grilled to a warm medium-rare doneness then topped with cool, creamy, homemade butter: its perfect summer sidekick.

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(Family Features) Enjoying a meal as a family might seem farfetched with schedules full of work, activities and social commitments. However, you can make bringing everyone together a bit easier (and more delicious) with a weekly tradition like Slider Sunday that gets the whole crew excited a…

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Tender and juicy, you'll find excuses to make this smoky beef brisket. Slice it and use it on a sandwich. It can be diced and used in chili. Shred for tacos or nachos. Jamie is right, people will love this brisket. Marinating the brisket before slow roasting allows the flavors to really soak…

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Preparing weeknight meals can be tricky, as busy men and women may want to save money and cook their own healthy foods but have little time to do so consistently. But healthy, homecooked meals need not take much time to prepare. The following low-calorie recipe for “Crab Salad-Stuffed Tomato…

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(Family Features) Busy calendars loaded with holidays, celebrations, parties and reunions make spring a perfect time for gathering with family and friends. Plus, springtime itself is worth celebrating thanks to warmer temperatures and longer days. Making the most of those joyous occasions ca…

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This cake was rumored to be requested by Elvis and we can see why. The white cake absorbs all the pineapple flavor. On top is a cream cheese frosting that is rich, creamy, and a little crunchy from the pecans. Pecans also add a little nuttiness to the cake. This easy dessert is a little diff…

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(Family Features) Warm weather means grilling season is back, but evenings spent around the grill are no longer just for hot dogs and burgers. This summer, impress family and friends with creative new recipes that put a spin on your traditional go-to meals.

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“Country cooking” has different connotations depending on where one might be in the world. Many people attest that country cooking involves comfort cuisine foods that originated in the southeastern United States. Quite often such cuisine includes biscuits, gravy, fried chicken, boiled greens…

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A fantastic grilled chicken salad that's the perfect light but hearty meal on a hot summer day. It really is restaurant quality. Depending on what ingredients you add, you can make this as fancy or plain as you'd like. We used mixed greens to elevate the salad a bit. The toppings suggested a…

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Bread features prominently in many types of cuisine. For example, foodies may not be able to imagine indulging in their favorite Indian dish without some naan, while freshly baked semolina bread often makes for the perfect complement to Italian fare.

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(Culinary.net) If you’ve ever taken a bite of something and the only word that came to mind was “yum,” you know what it’s like to experience this dessert. It’s fluffy, sweet, perfectly crumbly and tastes delicious. It’s rich but light. It’s a dessert that will likely never go out of style.

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