Eating well

Tasty tailgate sandwiches

By Lisa Andrus-Welch Football season is in full swing and whether watching games at the stadium or on TV it’s a great reason to party. It’s all about football, friends and food - a hearty soup, piled-high sandwiches and a cooler full of beverages. Add a selection of hot and cold dips to ...

How to make caramel apple wraps

FAMILY FEATURES — Snack time just got a bit sweeter. These wraps are simple enough to make that even kids can enjoy putting them together. Caramel Apple Wraps 3 large apples, any kind 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup fat-free vanilla Greek ...

Spice things up with some pumpkin bars

FAMILY FEATURES — Cold winter weather calls for comfort food like these delicious and moist pumpkin bars. Start your favorite movie and warm up your chilly day with a cozy blanket, a mug of hot chocolate and a plate of some of these incredible Spiced Pumpkin Bars. Spiced Pumpkin ...

Simple steps for more family time

Family Features — Back-to-school season means busy schedules filled with extracurricular activities, homework and carpools. It can be challenging to find quality time to spend with loved ones, let alone get a wholesome, homemade meal on the table. A simple way to create more moments with ...

Pulled pork makes a flavorful family meal

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 ...

Seven dishes perfect for game day

Culinary.net — Fried, grilled, baked or slow-cooked, game day dishes come in all flavors and textures so everyone comes out a winner. Try these classic ideas and new spins to take your home-gate to the next level. ∫ Chicken Wings - Bone-in or boneless, skin on or skin off, buffalo or ...

Vegetarian-friendly foods high in protein

People choose a vegetarian lifestyle for a number of reasons. Some individuals have an aversion to eating meat because they’re concerned about animal welfare, while others find that a low-calorie, vegetarian diet promotes long-term health. Vegetarianism can certainly be a healthy option, ...

Energizing afterschool snacks

By Lisa Andrus-Welch School’s back in session and that means a change in the daily routine, and diet. Parents know that it’s important to consider the nutritional value of what kids eat to optimize their ability to think, learn and take part in school activities. A balanced breakfast and ...

A blast from years past: Recipes from The Express 1975 Cookbook

Editor’s note: These recipes were originally sent in to The Express in 1975 for our Cookbook, and a selection have been reproduced here as they appeared at that time. Enjoy this taste of years gone by! Orange Biscuits Ann Wagner, Lock Haven 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup orange juice 3/4 cup ...

Hungry? Adam Thielen has a Thursday night cure

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Adam Thielen's Thursdays usually are busy. The star wide receiver has a full practice with the Minnesota Vikings as they implement their game plan for the upcoming opponent. Thielen's football those days isn't limited to working out with his ...

Eggplant: making up for lost time

By LISA ANDRUS-WELCH I got a much-appreciated gift today. It was a beautiful purple eggplant from a friend’s garden, reminding me that it’s peak season for one of my favorite vegetables (although eggplant is technically a fruit.) Though I never had eggplant as a kid I’m making up for it ...

A blast from years past: Recipes from The Express’s 1991 Cookbook

Editor’s note: These recipes were originally sent in to The Express in 1991 for our Cookbook, and a selection have been reproduced here as they appeared at that time. Enjoy this taste of years gone by! Orange Biscuits Ann Wagner, Lock Haven 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup orange juice 3/4 cup ...

Eating along New York State’s ‘Buffalo Wing Trail’

By MELISSA RAYWORTH Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — The warnings come at you as soon as you step into the low-slung building that is Duff's Tavern. Advisories are posted on the walls. On the menus. They're even printed on the servers' t-shirts. "WARNING! Medium IS HOT! Medium Hot IS ...

No need to skip baking when going gluten-free

METRO — Millions of people across the globe adhere to a gluten-free diet. While gluten must be avoided by people who have been diagnosed with Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder affecting the small intestines, roughly 70 percent of the people who have adopted gluten-free diets do not ...

Prepare delicious meals with frozen foods

METRO — Freezers are often unsung heroes of kitchens. Too often foods enter a freezer only to be forgotten before being exhumed from blocks of ice and discarded months later. But putting the freezer to better use can improve the way people eat and add to the flavor of the foods they ...

Millennial Money: Drink up savings at Starbucks

By COURTNEY JESPERSEN NerdWallet, via AP One Starbucks grande Cold Brew with Salted Cream Cold Foam, please. Even if your order sounds fancy, enjoying your coffee shouldn't have to put you over budget. Whatever your drink of choice, following these tips could help keep you from ...

KFC partners with Beyond Meat

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It's finger lickin' fake chicken. Kentucky Fried Chicken plans to test plant-based chicken nuggets and boneless wings Tuesday at one of its restaurants in Atlanta. Depending on customer feedback, the chain could expand the test to other markets. California-based ...

Healthy breakfast on a busy school morning? It’s not so hard

By MELISSA RAYWORTH Associated Press Breakfast, as you may have heard, is the most important meal of the day. That's especially true for kids returning to school, who need fuel for energy and learning. But serving a healthy breakfast can feel like one more challenge for parents trying ...

A blast from years past: Recipes from The Express’s 1982 Cookbook

Editor’s note: These recipes were originally sent in to The Express in 1982 for our Cookbook, and a selection have been reproduced here as they appeared at that time. Enjoy this taste of years gone by! Hot Mushroom Turnovers Carol Rich Crestmont 3 oz packages cream cheese 1/2 cup soft ...

Why you should flip grilled meats more than once

METRO — Many people are familiar with the conventional grilling wisdom that, when cooking meats, it’s best to “only flip once.” This has led backyard grillers to resist the urge to flip their foods in the name of flavor. But that conventional wisdom may not actually be that ...