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Eating well

Ice cream cakes you can make!

Available in more flavors than there are days in the month, ice cream is the coolest treat going on a hot summer day. Ice cream, while good on its own, reaches new heights when served alongside (or on top of) other desserts like fresh fruit pie or tender cake. Yeah, ice cream and cake, a ...

Not a fan of cake?  Try this coconut custard pie

FAMILY FEATURES — There's no better way to top off a scrumptious dinner than with a big slice of this yummy coconut custard pie. With a mild taste of coconut and the sweet taste of custard, you'll be wanting to go back for seconds. If desired, top with toasted coconut or better yet, some ...

From exhilaration to fatigue, home cooks assess new normal

It's been months since the coronavirus pandemic limited restaurant options and caused many people — even the most kitchen-phobic among us — to try to cook more. How are people faring? Some are experiencing cooking fatigue. Others have found they enjoy preparing and eating homemade food ...

Seven tips for buying, storing and cooking frozen seafood

Family Features — With more time spent in the kitchen, people are increasingly looking to different ingredients for inspiration. That includes seafood - sales of canned and frozen seafood are 37% higher than last year, according to IRI Worldwide. If you’re not familiar with buying and ...

Zucchini and friends

Fresh home-grown produce is now starring at your favorite farm markets, or better yet, maybe you have a garden bursting with fresh vegetables just waiting to become part of a great meal. Either way it’s time to start enjoying summer’s bounty. One of my favorite summer vegetables is the ...

Flavorful, fun Japanese-inspired lunches to cook with your kids

Family Features — Cooking with your kids is a fun way to bond while teaching basic culinary skills. It provides practical lessons like counting ingredients and dividing portions. Plus, meals cooked together offer kids something to look forward to during lunchtime. They can enjoy the food they ...

Le Jeune Chef earns Wine Spectator Magazine award

WILLIAMSPORT— Le Jeune Chef Restaurant, a live learning laboratory for culinary and baking and pastry arts students at Pennsylvania College of Technology, was recognized with a “Best of Award of Excellence” as part of Wine Spectator Magazine’s 2020 Restaurant Awards program. The ...

Trio vie to open Pa.’s first Black-owned craft brewery

HARRISBURG — Some hard-core craft beer lovers just didn’t see the point. Why was this trio of beer-brewing partners from Harrisburg so insistent on opening what they believe will be Pennsylvania’s first Black-owned microbrewery? Shockingly, their dreams were dismissed with a shrug of ...

Enjoy stuffed burgers this barbecue season

METRO — Barbecue season has arrived, so soon people will be bonding in the backyard over hamburgers and hot dogs. Backyard barbecue season begins in spring and continues through summer and, where the weather allows, into fall. Barbecues are a perfect summertime soiree, as they’re ...

Fresh basilicious dishes

Of all the herbs I plant in my container herb garden the basil is the most used, and no wonder. Basil tastes good added to anything. The fragrant and flavorful leaves enhance so many of my favorite summer dishes, from pasta salads to canned tomato soup. I’ve even seen it in desserts. When ...

Build simple breakfasts to fuel your family

Family Features — During a period when many families are spending more time at home than normal, eating healthier is likely a popular goal. One of the many aspects to focusing on better nutrition starts with a better breakfast. To help boost you and your family’s immunity, try focusing on ...

Nine sustainable eating facts

Family Features — Health and environmental concerns convince many people they should rethink their diets. However, it’s important to know you can make informed food choices based on facts. By working with farmers and ranchers who use science and research to advance animal agricultural ...

Nurse practitioner’s food pics build social media following

GREEN BAY, Wis. — When Chris Schemm fires up his Big Green Egg he’s cooking for his family — plus 10,000. His wife, two daughters and son feast on the food. His Instagram followers feast on the photos. His @titletowngriller Instagram feed is stuffed with pictures and videos of classic ...

Homemade popsicle treats for young and old

Remember those lazy summer days of youth, when for a little bit of pocket change you and your best pal could enjoy icy popsicles from the corner store. We’d sit on the porch steps, licking frantically, sticky juice running down our arms. Those corner stores may be gone, replaced by ...

A healthier frozen treat for hot summer days

Want to beat the heat with a cold treat this summer? Consider a healthy frozen yogurt pop with peaches. "It's a tasty low-calorie recipe that provides protein, potassium and calcium that is also kid-friendly and easy to prepare," said Linda Van Horn, a registered dietitian and chief of the ...

Support your immune system with grapes

Family Features — Boosting immune function through a healthy diet has become an important new focus for many people these days. One key dietary recommendation is to eat more fruits and vegetables each day to improve immune function and prevent heart disease and diabetes. When looking to guide ...

Kitchen safety strategies for home chefs

METRO — There are many benefits to cooking at home. Preparing meals at home enables people to have greater control over the ingredients they use, reducing the risk of allergic reactions or food intolerances. Cooking skills can be passed from parents to children at an early age, helping ...

Five ways youth can connect food choices to a healthier planet

Family Features — Although many young people care deeply about global issues like food and the environment, they don’t necessarily see these matters as connected. By learning more about the source of their food and the benefits of making nutritious choices, eating appropriate portions and ...

Food trucks get creative to keep moving during pandemic

WESTMINSTER, Md. — When this year’s Gettysburg Blue Grey Cup youth soccer tournament got canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic, food truck owner Dan Smith figured he had lost one-quarter of his income. Smith, a Carroll County native who lives in Sykesville, has owned and operated It’s ...

Flavor Fusion: update summer classics with Asian-inspired flair

Family Features — A distinctive and unexpected ingredient like rice vinegar is an easy way to bring faraway flavors to your favorite summer dishes. This pantry staple adds an Asian-inspired flavor to recipes of all kinds, from marinades to high-end meals. Explore a new way to enjoy steak ...