From easy art to a sweet treat
Spooky, silly or symbolic, carved pumpkins are an essential ingredient to any Halloween celebration. This year, scare up some special fun for your party with a wicked watermelon carving, instead -- but don't stop there. After crafting your watermelon into an artful mummy, take advantage of the healthy, immune-system supporting qualities of the lycopene leader among fresh produce. At 92 percent water, as well as an excellent source of vitamins A and C, watermelon is a hydrating post-art snack...
Savor the season
Spice things up this season with some uniquely delicious recipe options that are perfect for most any meal occasion. Serve Beet, Feta and Walnut Scones for brunch or as an accompaniment to soups or salads. Starting with Aunt Nellie's Pickled Beets cuts time and adds flavor...
Wonderful weeknight dining
With school, work and evening activities all spiraling in different directions, most families find that some things have to give. Make sure quality time around the dinner table isn't one of them with these savvy solutions that can help make weekday meals a cinch...
Fuel the Day
Whether you're a fitness junkie, busy parent, sleep-deprived student or diehard sweet tooth, peanut butter is an ingredient that sticks for all of life's moments. With a healthy boost of protein and energy, peanut butter is perfect as an on-the-go snack, fuel for a workout, a reliable family meal or a decadent dessert...
Citta' Deli expands offerings, hours
McCOOK, Neb. -- By popular demand, Citta' Deli of McCook is changing its hours and expanding its menu. Bill and Jade Lesko, the Citta' Deli owners, announced that the expanded hours and menu additions began Aug. 24. The new hours are Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m (dinner menu from 5 p.m.-9 p.m.)...
Eat like a farmer
Farmers are the experts when it comes to enjoying the fruits of the land in the best way possible. Learn to eat like a farmer, and your taste buds will be sure to thank you later. Across the United States, farmers are working hard to bring high-quality foods from their fields and groves to grocery store shelves and, ultimately, to your pantry. Sometimes foods you may not even think about coming from a farm have been grown with the most tender, loving care...
Simple steps to smarter snacking
When hunger strikes, it can be tempting to reach for the closest treat, even if it's laden with fat and empty calories. Make it easier to enjoy better-for-you snacks with these three simple steps that appeal to your taste and your waist. 2. Make flavor count in every bite. Watching what you eat doesn't have to be bland...
Feed your fitness
Whether you're a competitive sprinter chasing a new record or an everyday gym hound looking to get the most from your workout, seafood is among the best foods to support an athletic lifestyle. It not only delivers great-tasting nutrition, but also provides one-of-a-kind health benefits...
Sweet shortcuts, easy ideas for award-winning desserts
No matter the season or the reason, no party is complete without dessert. The trick to making the most out of your celebrations is finding ways to trim your kitchen time so you can enjoy the festivities, without sacrificing quality or flavor in your favorite sweet treats...
Simple swaps for serious flavor
From burgers to barbecued chicken, many of the best grilled foods are served with creamy condiments -- often packing on calories and fat. Next time you're ready to grill, experiment with new ways to create simple but robust flavors using fewer ingredients through simple swaps...