There's nothing like the perfect picnic or barbecue to slow down and reconnect with friends and family. This season, gather together guests and surprise them with a rustic backyard picnic, starring delicious new recipes that bring out the flavor of apples -- a versatile and healthy year-round fruit...
Impressive fruit pies and tarts made easy
Berry season means colors, tastes and aromas that are sure to please. With a variety of gorgeous fresh fruits at your fingertips, why not whip up a fabulous fruit pie or tart to surprise family or share with friends? From family dinners to spur-of-the-moment picnics, pies are easy to make and easy for family and friends to appreciate...
The taste of memories
"I need a Coke," I announced to the stunned stranger in the parking lot of a gas mart, "Would you buy me one?" I asked. The woman locked her car doors and drove off, glancing fearfully in her review mirror, indicating that my request was not well received. ...
Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D? How milk can help
FAMILY FEATURES --Many people know that sunlight is one of the best sources of vitamin D, but it can be difficult to get enough from sunshine alone during the winter months. This is especially true for those living in the northern United States from October through May because the sunshine is not strong enough. And, while sunscreen is important to protect you from the sun's harmful rays, it prevents the body from making vitamin D...
Perfect Pops, for every occasion
No matter what kind of events you have on your social calendar, you can pop up delicious treats that are sure to be a hit. Whether hosting a get-together for the guys and tuning into the game or having a night in with the girls, freshly popped popcorn, which is naturally low in fat and calories, non-GMO and gluten free, can help you please every palate...
MEDC helps local businesses with loans
MCCOOK, Neb. -- Jeremy Bain first experienced McCook when he was part of a welding crew that came to town for a job. The Colorado native was impressed with the town, its recreational opportunities and the people. "I just really liked the area," he said. "Everybody waves. I thought I had a headlight out for three weeks."...
Nebraska entrepreneurs invited to pitch product ideas to Walmart
LINCLN Neb. -- Walmart, the world's largest retailer, is looking for entrepreneurs to pitch their made in the USA products to the company's buyers in a daylong event at Walmart's global headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas on June 28, 2016. Registration has begun...
Elevate your Easter brunch
If you'll be hosting friends and family to honor Easter this year, make your gathering as simple as it is scrumptious with a decadent brunch menu. If you're daunted by the diversity of dishes a brunch menu demands, remember that quality ingredients -- not complex preparation -- is what makes dishes truly stand out. Fresh produce and superior products instantly elevate a recipe from good to great...
Spring into Easter with reinvented family recipes
Vegetable casseroles and carrot cake have been Easter menu mainstays for decades, but with the majority of millennials now hosting holiday family gatherings, retro dishes are getting a flavorful facelift with new ingredients and flavor twists. Chef Kevan Vetter of the McCormick Kitchens offers these tips to put a new spin on Easter favorites:...
Winning flavor, a non-traditional ingredient to complement any meal
When you're looking for smart snacks and dishes to complement the main course, non-traditional ingredients can provide a flavor combination sure to please the palate. Sorghum, which is naturally high in fiber, iron and protein, is a highly versatile ingredient that can be used in a wide range of preparations. ...