Families across the country are dusting off their stoves and rediscovering the art of home cooking. In fact, the Food Channel recently released its Food Trends list and home cook­ing ranked No. 11, which is not surprising in today's tough economic climate.
For years, Chef Wolfgang Puck has been an inspiration to home cooks across the country, teaching them how to create contemporary American dishes by mixing formal French techniques with Asian and California influences. At the center of Puck's inspi­ration is his WELL (Wolfgang's Eat, Love, Live) philosophy, which means using food made with humanely treated, natural, organic and seasonal ingredients when available.
While most people associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans, you can throw your own Fat Tuesday fest wherever you live. Let the good times roll with authentic New Orleans-style food to make your party as genuine as the Big Easy celebration. Mardi Gras is actually part of a larger celebration, Carnival, that begins 12 days after Christmas (January 6) and ends Fat Tuesday, 46 days before Easter, so the celebration can extend beyond just one day.
Cupid's day calls for yummy desserts that say "you're special" at first sight and first bite!
The Big Game calls for fun food with big flavor. These winning recipes start with flavor-packed Johnsonville Sausage. From bratwurst to Italian, smoked-cooked and more, there's a sausage variety to satisfy all your hungry guests.
What's for dinner? Between work, school and evening activities, this question is often left unanswered until the last minute. However, if you want a meal that is fast, convenient and better for you than most take-out options, consider going meatless.
Children are naturally curious when it comes to the ways of the kitchen, and parents are equally curious about how to include them in cooking and baking activities.
Foods for a healthy lifestyle can be full of great flavor. The traditional Mediter­ranean diet is a wonderful example of great food that can have a healthy impact on the body. The Mediterranean diet is characterized by daily consumption of olive oil, fish, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains. It encourages eating fewer processed foods and reducing consumption of meat, a common source of Omega-6 fatty acids. Everyone needs Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty ...
Leading a healthier lifestyle doesn't have to mean making dramatic changes. It means making smarter choices.
Make the season extra-special by baking a stellar lineup of sensa­tional starters perfect for fun family gather­ings, an inviting open house or a merry mixer.
Whether entertaining a large group, or hosting a small gathering, holiday cooks can showcase their culinary flair with a sumptuous spread of starters and sides. And, with timesaving ingre­dients, such as cream soups, store-bought mashed potatoes and prepared pastry sheets, it's a cinch to complement the main dish with appetizers and side dishes that look and taste elegant. Using these simple recipes, holiday hosts can impress family and friends and still have time to enjoy ...
The holidays are upon us, which means not only are you preparing those huge meals, but you also have an endless stream of other fun and festive get-togethers with hungry guests. To help you whip up those extra special dishes during the holidays, the folks
From bittersweet and semisweet to white and dark, chocolate is by far one of the most popular baking ingredients, and for good reason. These festive recipes from America's Dairy Farmers use several different types of chocolate. Look for a good-quality chocolate with a higher percentage of cocoa – it will deliver the best flavor and melt better.
When it's time to decorate the Christmas tree, I love having helpers. And to keep all my holiday helpers happy, I like to bake up some treats we can enjoy while decorating.
It's time to heat things up and set the holiday table for delicious food. Chef Bobby Flay has teamed up with Hellmann's® and Best Foods® Mayonnaise to help parents prepare a holiday meal of real, nutritious ingredients the whole family will love.