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Sweeten The Season With Delicious, Nutritious Dried Fruit

(NAPSI)—Here’s encouraging news for many people who like to indulge around the holidays: you can enjoy a sweet treat as a snack, a sauce, a spread and even dessert, that’s actually good for you. That is when you whet your appetite for dried fruits such as cranberries and cherries.

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Thursday 12/05/2019
Five Good Reasons To Eat Less Meat
Posted: December 05, 2019

(NAPSI)—The next time you’re planning a family meal, a party or just a little snack for yourself, consider this: Reducing your meat consumption can have a multitude of benefits.

One and a Half Centuries of Defining American Food Traditions
Posted: December 05, 2019

(StatePoint) Think back on some of your favorite family meals over the years and it’s likely that Campbell Soup Company played a role during those important moments around the table. An American icon, Campbell is celebrating its 150th anniversary.  

Wednesday 12/04/2019
For Healthier Eating, Grill More in the New Year
Posted: December 04, 2019

(StatePoint) Planning to follow a trendy diet like keto in 2020 or simply want to eat right? There’s good news -- grilling can be a great option for you to kickstart eating healthier in the new year. Indeed, the American Heart Association recommends it

A Chef’s Advice for Stress-Free Holiday Cooking
Updated: December 05, 2019 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) How many times have you heard someone say they’ve slaved away in the kitchen all day? Stress in the kitchen can easily arise for a variety of reasons, especially when you’re strapped for time and have a never-ending to-do list.

A Tasty Holiday Treat
Updated: December 05, 2019 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) When family and friends come together in celebration of the holiday season, tasty treats are a must-have for the festivities. You can also celebrate the season of giving with a special giveaway at the end of your gathering to show your gratitude to loved ones.

Sweet, Festive Fun
Updated: December 05, 2019 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) Holiday celebrations call for recipes of all kinds, but perhaps the most popular area at many parties is the dessert table. Add flavor to your get-togethers with a festive treat like these Peppermint Shortbread Cookies, which call for the seasonal taste of peppermint and the versatility of dairy for a sweet bite after a holiday meal.

A Full Menu for Fun-Filled Holiday Festivities
Updated: December 05, 2019 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) When holiday gatherings turn into all-day events, having meals ready from morning to night becomes an important part of seasonal hosting. Starting with breakfast through the main course followed by a savory dessert, a full day of celebration calls for a variety of dishes.

Savor the Season with Delicious, Decorative Cheese Boards
Updated: December 05, 2019 - 2:35 am

5 tips to create holiday meal centerpieces

A Holiday Roast to Remember
Updated: December 05, 2019 - 2:35 am

(Family Features) The holiday season is a perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family, and few things bring people together like an elegant, seasonal meal. Serving up a mouthwatering main dish worth celebrating can elicit rave reviews from your guests and keep them gathered around the table longer, creating lasting memories.

Pop Up Holiday Traditions New and Old
Updated: December 05, 2019 - 2:35 am

(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.

Wednesday 11/27/2019
Sides for Holiday Entertaining
Updated: December 02, 2019 - 3:05 am

(Family Features) The holiday season means it’s time for gathering family and friends for food and celebration. To make the process easier, incorporate recipes that can feed a crowd without lots of exotic, hard-to-find ingredients or long, laborious prep and cook times.

A Grape Sensation
Updated: December 02, 2019 - 3:05 am

Delicious seasonal dishes for a happy holiday

Add Flavor to Holiday Festivities
Updated: December 02, 2019 - 3:05 am

Snacks, small bites and savory treats to feed a crowd

A Time-Saving Family Meal
Updated: December 02, 2019 - 3:05 am

(Family Features)Leading a busy lifestyle doesn’t always leave time for spending hours in the kitchen, and these Mystic Mini Turkey Loaves can be made in advance and frozen for later use. Perfect for simplifying busy evenings, they are made with mushrooms, yellow onions, oat milk, pumpkin pie spice and almond milk yogurt. This and other kid-friendly recipes are part of Dole’s healthy-living alliance with Disney’s Frozen 2. For more details and recipes, visit #Dole #DoleRecipes

Holiday Desserts from Around the Globe
Updated: December 02, 2019 - 3:05 am

(Family Features) Over time, many families tend to return to the same holiday favorites, from ham and mashed potatoes to pies and cookie classics. This season, you can add a twist to tradition with these globally inspired desserts.

Think Outside the Oven this Holiday Season
Updated: December 02, 2019 - 3:05 am

(Family Features) When most families think of holiday cooking, they typically picture baked goods and time spent in the kitchen near the oven. This year, you can take your seasonal meal prep outdoors with cooking methods often overlooked during the winter: grilling and smoking.

Thursday 11/21/2019
Scientist's Book Warns of Lethal Emerging Pandemic Viruses
Posted: November 21, 2019

(NewsUSA) - In 1918, a mutated, deadly strain of the "Flu" (or Influenza), swept around the world to cause the third deadliest plague in recorded human history. Published research suggests the final global death toll may have arguably been as high as 100 million. Yet, despite two decades of biologic event preparedness at the cost of well over $80 billion, the U.S. remains unprepared to handle a flu pandemic of a similar scale if one should occur, contends Dr. Steven Hatfill, a specialist physician and virologist with training in mass casualty management and emergency response.

Wednesday 11/20/2019
Chocolate Treats for the Holiday Season
Posted: November 20, 2019

(StatePoint) Whether you’re hosting a party, taking along treats to someone else’s gathering, or you just want to bring some joy and sweetness into your own home, experts say that on-trend flavors evocative of the season will be sure to please friends and family alike.

A Breakfast Solution for Busy Mornings
Updated: November 25, 2019 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) As families look to incorporate more nutritious dishes into meals from morning to night, using kid-friendly recipes can help make the process easier and more fun. For example, these frozen sandwiches make for an easy grab-and-go breakfast.

Sweet, Savvy Ways to Simplify Holiday Cooking
Updated: November 25, 2019 - 2:39 am

(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.

A Flavorful Family Meal
Updated: November 25, 2019 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) If your family struggles to make meal time happen, try creating kid-friendly recipes that bring everyone together at the table. For example, these Pulled Pork Sandwiches from “Family Table by Robert Irvine” can help you incorporate assistance from your kids to nourish both mind and body while committing to the efforts of the National Family Meals Movement, created by the Food Marketing Institute Foundation, to reap the benefits of enjoying more meals together at home.

A Hot and Spicy Fall Staple
Updated: November 25, 2019 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) As the weather cools, spicy recipes can warm things up by satisfying your taste buds.

6 Tips for Adding More Seafood to Your Family’s Menu
Updated: November 25, 2019 - 2:39 am

(Family Features) Seafood can make for a healthy addition to diets, particularly for children. It improves body and brain function, and studies conducted by “Pediatrics” and the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” have linked seafood to reduced risks of heart disease and allergic conditions like asthma.

Monday 11/18/2019
Holiday Party Menu Ideas for the Grill
Posted: November 18, 2019

(StatePoint) Wow your friends and family by using a wood pellet grill and smoker to create every dish on your holiday party menu this season.

Wednesday 11/13/2019
Better Basting For A More Beautiful Bird
Updated: November 15, 2019 - 2:51 am

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, making a marvelous meal for friends and family can be easier than ever with clever new cookware: a roasting pan with a concave bottom that naturally lets the juices pool to either side for safer, faster basting.

Celebrate the Flavors of Fall
Updated: November 18, 2019 - 2:32 am

Welcome the World to Your Kitchen
Updated: November 18, 2019 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) As a physical representation of cultures and regions from around the world, food can be more than just sustenance – it can connect you and your kitchen to faraway places. Whether you have opportunities to travel the globe or prefer to stick closer to home, foods can bring the heritage of other countries right to your own plate.

Cheesy, Comforting Chicken
Updated: November 18, 2019 - 2:32 am

( A quick and easy way to get comfort food on your dinner table is this recipe for Cheesy Baked Mushroom Chicken. Add some green beans and mashed cauliflower for a well-rounded meal for your family.

How to Host a Friendsgiving Feast
Updated: November 18, 2019 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) As one of the most popular holiday traditions in the United States, families have celebrated Thanksgiving for decades. However, as more and more hosts look to put a new spin on the festivities, Friendsgiving continues to grow in popularity.

Elevate Holiday Cooking with Seasonal Skillet Dishes
Updated: November 18, 2019 - 2:32 am

(Family Features) The rush of the holiday season – shopping for gifts, decorating the house, hosting loved ones and other added obligations – can be challenging. Restore balance and holiday cheer by treating yourself and others who are home for the holidays to a no-fuss, relaxing dinner that feels celebratory.

5 Tips to Encourage Picky Eaters
Updated: November 18, 2019 - 2:32 am

( Feeding an entire family can be difficult enough on its own with busy evenings full of hustle and bustle. One additional factor that can cause even more headaches is dealing with a picky eater, especially a child whose preferred menu ranges from hot dogs to candy.

Frozen Family Fun
Updated: November 18, 2019 - 2:32 am

Kid-friendly, make-ahead meals

Friday 11/08/2019
Four Top Tips On Playing It Safe When Getting Toys
Updated: November 13, 2019 - 2:49 am

(NAPSI)—Getting new toys for your kids or grandkids on holidays, birthdays or any time can be fun, but it’s wise to watch out for these four safety concerns:

Wednesday 11/06/2019
Perfectly Pumpkin
Updated: November 11, 2019 - 2:30 am

( Fill your house with the aroma of fall with warm slices of this Pumpkin Loaf dolloped with butter.

Entertaining with Ease
Updated: November 11, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Hosting a crowd can be exciting and rewarding, but it can also come with plenty of challenges. One of the simplest ways to make mealtime stress-free when entertaining is to focus on ingredients that can be incorporated into a variety of different dishes.

A Festive Fall Treat
Updated: November 11, 2019 - 2:30 am

( This ultimate fall dessert is filled with caramel sauce, topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting and drizzled with even more caramel sauce. Family and friends can enjoy every morsel of this moist, autumn-themed cake.

Sweet Shortcuts
Updated: November 11, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) No matter the season or the reason, no party is complete without dessert. The trick to making the most out of your celebrations is finding ways to trim your kitchen time so you can enjoy the festivities, without sacrificing quality or flavor in your favorite sweet treats.

Monday 11/04/2019
5 Low-Carb Swaps for A Guilt-Free Holiday Season
Posted: November 04, 2019

(NewsUSA) - With the holidays just around the corner, you might be worrying about how to get through all the parties and cookie exchanges without derailing your healthy lifestyle. It can be a struggle to avoid temptation, particularly when you're busy, stressed, sleep-deprived, or all three. At times, you might consider giving up and just diving into the dessert tray. But with a bit of motivation and creativity, you can whip together some festive treats that are both delicious and carb-conscious.

Friday 11/01/2019
Frozen Strawberries: Just As Nutritious And Tasty As Fresh
Updated: November 05, 2019 - 2:33 am

(NAPSI)—There’s nothing quite like the taste of fresh strawberries—every sweet, delicious bite conjures warm memories of spring and summertime. But did you know that same fresh strawberry taste—and the health benefits—can be enjoyed during the chilly months when you select frozen strawberries?

Wednesday 10/30/2019
Try This Treat
Updated: November 02, 2019 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s an exotic twist that transforms everyday cheesecake into something sophisticated, elegant and worthy of your holiday table. Pureed sweetpotatoes, five spice powder and candied ginger star in a dessert that’s easy to make and can be enjoyed year-round. The sweetpotatoes not only provide luscious texture and flavor, they prevent the cake from cracking—so it’s deliciously decadent and practically foolproof. Give it a try.

Holiday Entertaining with 5 Sommelier-Approved Wine Pairings
Updated: November 04, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) The holiday season is all about entertaining. This year, take your holiday soiree to the next level with a palate-pleasing wine pairing experience. Invite friends and family to the kitchen for easily pairable tastes of these three favorites: wine, cheese and chocolate.

How to Bring a Restaurant Favorite Home
Updated: November 04, 2019 - 2:46 am

(Family Features) Ever wonder about the secret to making your favorite restaurant’s ranch dressing? Look no further – the secret could be Hidden Valley® Ranch Seasoning Mix. In fact, more than half of all restaurants that use a ranch seasoning mix use Hidden Valley Ranch signature buttermilk seasoning mix to provide a distinctive house-made taste. Those who enjoy freshly made ranch at their favorite eateries can recreate this great flavor in the comfort of their homes.

Thursday 10/24/2019
Heartwarming Holiday Programming Arrives on UPtv
Updated: November 26, 2019 - 2:44 am

(NewsUSA) - Can't get enough Christmas movies? If you are already hauling out the holly, you don't have long to wait before UPtv, television's family-friendly source of holiday entertainment, launches its biggest Christmas season yet. The uplifting, cheerful, and fun slate of programs includes 10 movie premieres over 60 days leading up to Christmas, plus a return of the GilMORE the Merrier Gilmore Girls marathon during Thanksgiving week.

Wednesday 10/23/2019
A Spooktacular Seasonal Treat
Updated: October 28, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) Hay rides and pumpkin carving aren’t the only time-honored traditions of fall. This time of year also brings the opportunity to enjoy spooktacular and hair-raising seasonal treats.

A Creative Twist on Halloween Carvings
Updated: October 28, 2019 - 2:30 am

(Family Features) When it comes to Halloween, carving the same pumpkin designs each year can become routine. This year, save a pumpkin and carve your spooky masterpiece into a watermelon instead.

5 Tips for Tackling Leftover Halloween Treats
Updated: October 28, 2019 - 2:30 am

( Going door to door for candy and treats is part of many families’ Halloween traditions, and the routine almost always ends with a kitchen loaded with treats. When the spooky season comes to a close, consider these ways to use up those delectable goodies.

Thursday 10/17/2019
5 reasons to encourage your child to eat school lunch
Updated: December 06, 2019 - 2:46 am

(BPT) - For millions of Americans, particularly those in lower income communities, access to healthy foods remains a challenge. However, when it comes to building healthy, happy kids, proper nutrition is essential to helping them succeed later on in life. School lunch is important for student health and well-being because it ensures students have the nutrition they need throughout the day to learn. Kids’ minds and bodies are also constantly developing, so healthy habits developed in the school cafeteria directly impact future decisions.

6 Chef-Approved Suggestions for a Merry Holiday Season
Posted: October 17, 2019

(StatePoint) Heading into the holidays can be both exciting and terrifying. Part of the stress factor comes from food and drink -- specifically, what to serve guests, bring to parties and how to stay healthy and centered through the thick of it.

Wednesday 10/16/2019
Homemade Halloween Treats
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 2:46 am

( Halloween calls for candies and treats of all kinds as trick-or-treaters roam neighborhoods, but don’t forget to stock your own snack supply with homemade goodies.