Surprising Health Benefits of Chocolate

Surprising Health Benefits of Chocolate

There are few foods that we praise more than that oh-so-glorious chocolate. Its unique properties make it stand out among other treats, and while we know better than to consume too much of it, we’ve heard from a young age that everything is good in moderation. Chocolate captivates us with its sweet, rich complexities,…
10 Easy Vegetarian Recipes to Make for Meatless Mondays

10 Easy Vegetarian Recipes to Make for Meatless Mondays

Vegetarian food is delicious, flavorful and easy to modify for a variety of different tastes. Giving up meat on Mondays is the perfect way to cut down on meat consumption, making your carbon footprint smaller every week. Check out these recipes for ideas on how to get started. Smashed Chickpea…
Easy Grilled Fish Taco Recipe

Easy Grilled Fish Taco Recipe

Growing up in Texas, I learned the value of a good taco. From breakfast tacos to mini tacos to HUGE tacos and everything in between. One thing I can proudly say I picked up from this “Tex Mex” loving state is my appreciation for a good taco. Over the years, I’ve watched…
Fast Food is Getting a Makeover in Los Angeles

Fast Food is Getting a Makeover in Los Angeles

Two of the most notorious names in the restaurant industry on the west coast have joined forces to revolutionize the way Americans eat. Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson have separately appeared on the food network and opened numerous restaurants, but together, they have big plans for the fast food industry. They opened the doors of…
Sloppy Joe Recipe for Kids

Sloppy Joe Recipe for Kids

An American, kid-friendly classic. Sloppy Joe recipe with browned ground beef, onions, garlic, carrots, celery, cooked in sweet sour tomato sauce, served over hamburger buns. Just hearing the words “sloppy joe” from my mother used to send us kids into a tizzy. The trick to this recipe is to brown…
The Perfect Grilled Cheese

The Perfect Grilled Cheese

A well-made grilled cheese is essentially perfect. Choose breads and accompaniments that will flatter the cheese. The bread should be thick enough that it’s crisp outside and soft inside, but not so hefty as to bury the cheese. A slightly acidic or tart partner, such as slices of tomato or…
Easy Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Easy Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Enjoy this popular restaurant salad at home. It’s an easy salad to “grill” and sure to become a family favorite. Don’t forget to save time by checking out the produce section for bags of washed and already-torn romaine or a romaine and lettuce blend. Ingredients 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1…
Back-to-Childhood Carrot Cake

Back-to-Childhood Carrot Cake

You’ve been eating this classic since childhood, so nothing can warm your mid-week stresses like the nostalgic taste of Carrot Cake. Try this classic cake recipe, and you’ll make it a permanent addition to your collection! Cake Ingredients 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar1 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs 2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour…
Back-to-School Buckeyes

Back-to-School Buckeyes

Ease the pain of the Back-to-School season with this Buckeye Candy. It’s the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate — a “chocolate lover’s” dream come true. Instructions LINE baking sheets with wax paper. BEAT peanut butter and butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in powdered sugar until mixture holds…
End of Summer Tomato Zucchini Bake

End of Summer Tomato Zucchini Bake

This month I wanted to share one of my all-time favorite recipes. It’s actually an old family recipe, with a few little tweaks thrown in to make it my own. I remember my mom making this tomato zucchini bake fairly often when I was growing up. Although, back then I’m…
Goodbye Summertime Frozen Hot Chocolate

Goodbye Summertime Frozen Hot Chocolate

Indulge in icy chocolate decadence with this recipe for Frozen Hot Chocolate. Put a frosty twist on a warm winter favorite with this velvety blend of three different types of chocolate. A delicious pool-side treat, this refreshing beverage will help beat the summer heat! Ingredients: 3 tablespoons  superfine granulated sugar (or baking…
Best Banana Pancake Recipe

Best Banana Pancake Recipe

Move over, boring pancakes. With cinnamon, nutmeg and fresh banana slices, these Fresh Banana Pancakes are the new game in town. Ingredients 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats 2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder 1 Tbsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon dash ground nutmeg 1 cup…
Chunky White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chunky White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Some of the white chocolate is melted and blended into the dough. The rest is added whole, dotting each scrumptious cookie. Ingredients You Need: 3 pkg. (4 oz. each) BAKER’S White Chocolate, coarsely chopped, divided 1-3/4 cups flour 3/4 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter…
Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Bacon, ham and potatoes come together to form a cheesy soup made using Progresso® chicken broth and Gold Medal® all-purpose flour – a tasty lunch. Ingredients 1 package (12 oz) bacon 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 6 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from two 32-oz cartons) 2 lb baking potatoes, peeled, cubed 2/3 cup butter 3/4 cup…
Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

With a few quick and easy steps you can make mini cinnamon rolls with Pillsbury™ crescents – a delightful breakfast in just 25 minutes. Ingredients 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ 90 calorie crescents 4 teaspoons cinnamon-sugar 1/2 cup powdered sugar 2 teaspoons 1% low-fat milk Directions Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with…
Three Ways to Spend Less on Food this Summer

Three Ways to Spend Less on Food this Summer

Summer is in full swing, and with it comes warm weather, vacation time and a natural world in full bloom that you can take advantage of. Here are six ways to take the richness of summer and use it to trim your food bill. Grill. No one wants a hot kitchen…
Betty Crocker’s Slow-Cooker Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Betty Crocker’s Slow-Cooker Pineapple Upside Down Cake

A favorite dessert in a brand new way. Slow cook this cake and free up your oven for other dishes! Ingredients 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 can (20 oz) pineapple slices in juice, drained, juice reserved 10 maraschino cherries without stems, drained 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix…
Are Allergy Warnings On Food Labels Trustworthy?

Are Allergy Warnings On Food Labels Trustworthy?

Yes, but deciphering some of those label statements can be tricky. When you’re trying to shop for a child with a severe peanut allergy, wishy-washy language is the last thing you want to see on a food label. So when you read warnings that begin “May contain traces of…” or…