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Strawberry Buttermilk Muffins

| March 1, 2013
Strawberry Buttermilk Muffins

You don’t often see strawberry muffins but Driscoll’s changes that! Buttermilk gives the batter moistness and tang that stands up nicely to the sweetness of the strawberries. Cinnamon and nutmeg tie everything together creating a deliciously spiced sugar crust all around the muffin. Prep Time:  20 minutes Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes Servings:  12 standard […]

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Share Sweets from the Heart this Valentine’s Day

| February 1, 2013
Share Sweets from the Heart this Valentine’s Day

What better way to show love and affection on Valentine’s Day than by sharing a delicious gift made from the heart? A sweet treat is the perfect way to say “I love you” to the important people in your life. A national survey by Wilton found that a quarter of women under age 55 bake […]

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Host a HOLLY JOLLY Party

| December 1, 2012
Host a HOLLY JOLLY Party

Parmesan Pepper Spritz Crackers Makes about 7 dozen crackers 11⁄2    cups all-purpose flour 1⁄2    teaspoon cracked black pepper 1⁄2    teaspoon ground white pepper 1⁄2    teaspoon salt 2    cups (about 8 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese 1⁄2    cup (1 stick) butter, softened 2    cloves garlic, finely minced 1⁄3    cup […]

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Delightful Holiday Desserts

| November 1, 2012
Delightful Holiday Desserts

Celebrate the holiday season by giving fam­iliar flavors a little bit of wow. You can impress guests with these delightful desserts — that are actually easy to make. Sweet luscious Indiv­idual Pumpkin Pies and Premium Pecan Pie can be made with ingredients you probably have on hand, like Fleischmann’s Yeast and Karo Syrup. Bake them up ahead […]

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Holiday Cranberries – Versatile berries go beyond simple sauce

| November 1, 2012
Holiday Cranberries – Versatile berries go beyond simple sauce

Celebrating the holidays means celebrating with food. You’ll be digging out old family recipes, scouring magazines and newspapers for new menu items, hosting or attending cookie exchange parties and scheduling entire days around “the big meal.” Most families have their favorite menu items — from turkey to cranberry sauce. But many of these ingredients can […]

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BOO-tiful Halloween Carvings

| October 1, 2012
BOO-tiful Halloween Carvings

Family Features This Halloween, why not put a fun twist on pumpkin carving by making some Jack O’Melons? Watermelons carve up boo-tifully, and you can eat the fruit right away, making it easy to scare up some delicious Halloween fun. This Bat Jack O’Melon, Tiki Mask, and Jack O’Melon man can add a frightfully fun touch […]

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Score a Tailgate Touchdown – Pulled-Pork Sandwiches

| September 1, 2012
Score a Tailgate Touchdown – Pulled-Pork Sandwiches

Are you ready for some football? The best thing about football, besides watching the game of course, is tailgating with delicious food and tasty drinks. So before settling in to watch your favorite team toss the pigskin, roll out some goodies that will score extra points with friends and family. These entertaining ideas from Wilton […]

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Watermelon Penguin

| July 1, 2012
Watermelon Penguin

MATERIALS ✤   1 medium-to-large oval or oblong watermelon (seeded or seedless) ✤   Kitchen knife & paring knife ✤   Cutting board ✤   Green dry erase marker or ¾”-1” thick painter’s trim tape ✤   Vegetable peeler ✤   Large bowl & spoon or scoop ✤   Blueberries ✤   Toothpicks or straight […]

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A Savory Springtime Brunch

| May 1, 2012
A Savory Springtime Brunch

Warm breezes, blooming flowers, pretty pastels — when spring is in the air, there’s plenty of reason to celebrate. It’s the perfect time to bring family and friends together for a welcoming brunch. When planning your menu, be sure to have plenty of savory dishes on hand to satisfy your guests. And rest easy, you […]

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No-Fuss DESSERTS

| May 1, 2012
No-Fuss DESSERTS

Are you hungry for a sweet treat but don’t have the time or energy to create something from scratch? These no-fuss dessert recipes are sure to delight. Start with convenient ingredients, such as Sara Lee Pound Cake, and make a few easy enhancements. In no time, you can put together an Easy Trifle, or with […]

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A Tisket, A Tasket A Cupcake Easter Basket

| April 1, 2012
A Tisket, A Tasket A Cupcake Easter Basket

Go beyond store-bought marshmallow chicks and chocolate rabbits this year. Perfect for some-bunny special – or as a dessert to brighten any holiday table – A Tisket, A Tasket, A Cupcake Easter Basket cupcakes prove that it can be a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket. “These cupcakes look impressive,” says […]

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Sweet Simplicity

| April 1, 2012
Sweet Simplicity

As much fun as it is to make fancy treats, sometimes simple really is better. This Easter, keep things sweet and simple when it comes to making desserts. These Easter Egg Treats are a fun twist on marshmallow crispy bars — the kids can help shape the eggs and sprinkle them with pretty toppings. It […]

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Bring Mardi Gras to your table

| March 1, 2012
Bring Mardi Gras to your table

Celebrate Food & Family (Family Features) Bring the fun and flavor of Carnival season to your table by creating a “Big Easy” celebration at home. Revel in the true meaning of Mardi Gras with good music, good friends and a tasty menu of festive favorites like classic dirty rice, jambalaya with a twist and traditional […]

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The Irish in America

| March 1, 2012
The Irish in America

  They came in the 1840s to escape the devastating potato famine. And they stayed to become part of the fabric of America. Today 36.9 million U.S. residents claim Irish ancestry, second only to those who claim German heritage, and more than eight times the population in Ireland, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2009 […]

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Petite Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day

| February 1, 2012
Petite Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day

Colored icing gives these treats pizzazz Looking for a yummy, unique way to say “Happy Valentine’s Day”? Beautiful, bite-sized, heart-shaped cakes offer a delicious solution. Whether for your sweetheart, friends or family, or perhaps a special dessert for a romantic dinner, these tiny treats will delight. Enrobed in pastel icing, decorated with shimmering matching sugar […]

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Kick Off Your Super Bowl Party Right

| January 1, 2012
Kick Off Your Super Bowl Party Right

Sideline game day stress with these tips Classic commercials, historic plays and close company are all quintessential elements to the perfect game-day get-together. The biggest obstacle for many Super Bowl shindigs is how to best tackle the menu. Ideal dishes need to be finger-friendly, universally appealing and well suited to feeding hungry groups. Here are six […]

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Go Bananas Diet Catching On

| January 1, 2012
Go Bananas Diet Catching On

Two years ago, Japanese supermarkets couldn’t keep bananas on the shelves after a man revealed the secret of his weight-loss success on a leading social network. Now a healthier version of his diet is catching on in America, thanks to the fruit and nutrition experts at Dole. The Go Bananas 2-A-Day Challenge was originally created […]

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Italian Herbed Crown Roast of Port with Italian Sausage and Parmesan Dressing

| November 1, 2011
Italian Herbed Crown Roast of Port with Italian Sausage and Parmesan Dressing

Prep time: 50 minutes • Cook time: About 2 3⁄4 hours • Yield: 16 servings According to the National Pork Board’s second annual “Holiday Table Trends” survey, eight out of ten Americans want to incorporate global flavors into their holiday menu this year. Experiencing new cultures through food is becoming a flavorful pastime, as evidenced […]

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––– picture-perfect ––– Pumpkin Pies! –

| November 1, 2011
––– picture-perfect ––– Pumpkin Pies! –

By Jenny Harper It’s true — the kitchen is the heart of the home. Ever notice how people always gather there? The kitchen is my favorite place to be. Since my day job is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager for the Nestlé Test Kitchens, I love to stir things up. This is especially true at […]

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