Tips for going nuts with your holiday recipes this year
Whether you're roasting them over an open fire or cooking them into your holiday favorites, nuts can be used to enhance almost any recipe. You'd be hard-pressed to find an ingredient with more versatility, as nuts can be used to create a flavor accent or to provide some extra crunch and texture while keeping dishes fresh...
Innovation is key to America's breadbasket
The holiday season is a good time to recognize the important contribution of America's farmers to our quality of life. Agriculture is a tough business. Yet according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, America's 2 million farms are the world's most productive, not only feeding our nation, but providing crucial grains ...
Tips to enhance holiday meals with flavor
Thanksgiving and Christmas meals often incorporate a lot of traditional foods and flavors, which as a host, may become a bit boring. But when you have friends and family visiting for several days, there are plenty of opportunities to shine with new flavors and interesting meals.
Food gifts top the list this holiday season
When it comes to shopping for holiday gifts, the options are unlimited. From new clothes to electronics to home decor, you can shop forever trying to find just the perfect gift. If your gift list is long, just think of the time and money you will spend. Why not make your holiday shopping much easier this year with for yo...
Grocery insight: What is fair trade and how does it make a difference?
When buying groceries, shoppers have the potential to impact countless people who work behind the scenes producing the foods and beverages that end up in households across America. Purchasing Fair Trade Certified products has been on the rise for the last 30 years, but most people still aren't aware of the impact fair tr...
Break some rules and have fun with holiday entertaining
Each year you spend countless hours in the kitchen, slaving over a hot stove while your guests enjoy themselves in the next room. Imagine if you could spend more time with them, sharing stories and enjoying their company. Here are some tips to make that happen.
Delicious uses for holiday leftovers
Every year, we face the same question after large holiday dinners: What to do with all the leftovers? Here are some simple yet unique ideas that will have you enjoying leftovers after every holiday celebration.
Sweet potatoes still top spud in top food trends
Sweet potato consumption rose nearly 10 percent since the year 2000, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And as more restaurants tout sweet potato options on their menus, at-home chefs are looking for ways to prepare the nutritious orange spud.
Cranberries are good for much more than just sauce
Cooler weather brings on cravings for hearty, delicious meals featuring the flavors of the fall harvest. One of these traditional autumn flavors is so versatile that it is used in breakfast, entree, dessert and snack recipes: cranberries. This season, take the time to explore the many different ways cranberries can go be...