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Make Rosé Your Go-To Wine This Summer with These Food Pairings

(StatePoint) Whether you’re enjoying a sun-drenched brunch with family or hosting an elaborate dinner party for friends, you’ll need a go-to wine for such festive gatherings, and a chilled rosé is a refreshing choice in the summer months.

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Thursday 06/21/2018
Kids Go Bananas For A Cool Way To Eat More Fruit
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(NAPSI)—Many parents are encouraging their kids to play with their food; that is, to enjoy creating their own treats with a kid-friendly appliance that can turn just about any frozen food into a swirl of “nice cream.”

Apples And Potatoes Are A Great Combination
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(NAPSI)—Whether it’s Labor Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, a day your family went apple picking, tailgating time or just a good day for a great salad, this colorful concoction of potatoes and Envy™ apples can make for a delightful side dish.

Flavorful Foods for Outdoor Family Fun
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(Family Features) Summer can be jam-packed with camps, family reunions and more, and people can sometimes miss opportunities to enjoy time together. This summer, savor and celebrate those simple yet memorable backyard moments with friends and family that make the season unforgettable.

Host a Better-for-You Barbecue
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(Family Features) A traditional backyard barbecue is typically filled with a wide array of tempting foods that make it hard to keep a healthy eating plan on track. With a few simple modifications to your menu, you can transform your grilling party into a spread of better-for-you foods you can still enjoy.

Crowd-Pleasing Summer Entertaining
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(Family Features) If you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, game night or TV show marathon with friends this summer, it’s helpful to have a plan in mind before diving in.

Raise a Toast
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

Eye-popping recipes worth sharing

Brighten and Awaken Summer Flavors
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) Summer provides an abundance of delicious, fresh-picked flavors, giving home chefs plenty of opportunities to use them in both classic recipes and newfound favorites. From sides to salads to smoothies and everything in between, summer is all about creating dishes that taste tempting, bright and balanced.

Serve Up Some Love This Fourth of July
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

Grill with your children for an exciting shared experience

Encourage Healthy Eating Habits
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) Of the many challenges parents face daily, encouraging healthy eating habits for their children can be one of the most vexing. While the consumption of nutritious foods like vegetables is good for kids while they’re young, it can also serve an important role in encouraging lifelong healthy habits.

Authentic Italian Cuisine Featuring Pesto
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) One of the best times of each day is gathering with family members to enjoy home-cooked meals. Using fresh and versatile ingredients, adults can be at ease that everyone is eating right with a nutritious dinner and kids are eating something delicious and relaxing each evening.

Fresh, Family-Friendly Flavors
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(Family Features) One of the best parts of warmer weather for many families is the availability of fresh ingredients for meals at home. The unique tastes provide a variety of recipes that can be prepared with everyone in mind, including crisp flavors to help satisfy adults and kids alike.

Smoke and Spice
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

6 flavor pairings to amp up summer grilling

Tuesday 06/19/2018
Need a break from summer break? [Infographic]
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(BPT) - Moms love spending time with their kids during summer break, but sometimes the extra chaos at home can leave them needing a break of their own.

Monday 06/18/2018
Keep Kids Busy With A Summertime PLAYlist
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(NAPSI)—When school’s out, it’s up to parents and caregivers to keep kids busy. Instead of waiting to hear the dreaded “I’m bored,” families can be prepared with fun activities to ensure children are playing and learning all vacation long.

Friday 06/15/2018
Keep entertaining fun and easy with a make-your-own-pizza party
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(BPT) - Pizza night is something the whole family can look forward to, especially after a long week of work, school and activities. Fortunately, pizza night doesn't need to be fussy or a lot of work. And for parents of picky eaters, it’s a great way to help kids get a balanced meal by incorporating vegetables into a food that they love. One of the easiest ways to enjoy time with the family on pizza night is to get everyone involved in decorating the “rainbow pizza”!

Thursday 06/14/2018
Add Sizzle to Summer Salads
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(Family Features) During the warm summer months, salad makes for a refreshing lunch or convenient dinner option that can be delicious and nutritious. With a variety of salad options available, they don’t have to be boring or monotonous.

Welcome the Return of Warm Weather with Farm-to-Table Foods
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) More daylight in the evening, birds chirping in the morning and plants sprouting up from the ground are signs that Spring has sprung. With the return of outdoor activities and sunshine, it's the perfect time to build on your family's healthy habits with farm fresh foods you can trust for quality nutrition.

Authentic Italian Cuisine
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

Savory dishes featuring pesto

Eat Well On-the-Go
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

Perfectly portable watermelon dishes

Wednesday 06/13/2018
4 Favorite Dishes You Didn't Know Pair with Champagne
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(StatePoint) While you may think of Champagne as just for toasting, experts point out that it can actually be quite food-friendly.

Monday 06/11/2018
New AI Platform Protects Musicians' Work
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(NewsUSA) - Any music artist - regardless of his or her level of fame - will tell you that chief among their many concerns about the business is guarding against copyright infringement and protecting the work.

Smart, Healthful Snack Tips for People on the Move
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(StatePoint) Does your schedule, have you on-the-move? Check out these easy ways to healthfully keep hunger at bay, no matter where your busy life takes you, including at home!

Thursday 06/07/2018
Smart Ways to Fuel Kids this Summer
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

Pediatrician-approved solutions with essential nutrients for active kids

Be the Hero of Your Grill This Summer
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) Nothing brings people together like a barbecue. There seems to be something about being outdoors and the sizzle of fresh food on the grill that makes you want to gather with family and friends.

Ingredients Matter
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

Add nutritious, natural ingredients for a healthier you

Wednesday 06/06/2018
Artificial Intelligence Platform Music to Producers' Ears
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(NewsUSA) - Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere, and more markets recognize AI's potential to help businesses achieve greater results in less time. The music industry in particular is embracing how AI can help increase productivity and foster creativity.

3 Awesome Backyard Party Ideas
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(StatePoint) Throwing a party and need an idea? With just a little planning, you can turn your ordinary backyard into anything you want it to be.

Monday 06/04/2018
Movie magic: 5 fun facts about iconic silver screen props through history
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(BPT) - Over the history of movie making, certain props have been crucial enough to the story that they could almost be considered additional characters.

Thursday 05/31/2018
Pair Pecans with Seasonal Produce for Nutritious Dishes
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(Family Features) With summer comes the opening of farmers markets bursting with fresh produce ripe for the taking. Pair your fresh-picked bounty with wholesome pecans for power-packed seasonal recipes from salads and snacks to side dishes and main courses.

Shake Up Your Grilling Menu This Summer
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(Family Features) Summer means it’s time to heat up the grill. If you’re looking to add some sizzle to your summer grilling menu, shake things up all summer long with the convenience and versatility of fresh pork. From tender ribs to juicy pork loins, chops, roasts and more, the possibilities are endless.

Savoring Salad Season
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) Even though salads can be enjoyed year-round, the warmer months signal salad season for some fans of al fresco dining. Barbecues, family reunions, picnics, potlucks, block parties, pool parties or simple family dinners are a few reasons to savor the season, and all are ideal occasions to serve a salad.

Food for Family Gatherings
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) Family gatherings like reunions, picnics and potlucks can bring fun, the chance to reunite with family and, of course, food and celebration.

Add Spice to Summer Entertaining
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) Warmer weather may mean finding ways to cool off, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring bold flavors to the gathering you’re hosting with family and friends. Whether it’s a barbecue bash or a casual pool party, there is a flavorful blend perfect for nearly every occasion.

Give Your Dad the Best Steak for Father’s Day
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) Dads typically love steak, so this Father’s Day, go ahead and shower him with some love straight off the grill. You can make the day even more memorable by sharing the grilling experience together.

Must-Have Recipes for Your Summer Soirees
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) Summer is all about enjoying the warm weather with family and friends, but even with the longer summer days, the season can feel short for many. That’s why it’s important to make the most of summer by maximizing your fun in the sun with some of the best memories being made while entertaining al fresco.

Tuesday 05/29/2018
Savor The Summer With Sweet Treats
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(NAPSI)—It’s that time of year again! Warmer weather calls for summer road trips, long days at the beach, and poolside gatherings with family and friends. Make your next summer adventure extra special, and very sweet, by bringing along the ultimate snack, HI-CHEW™.

Thursday 05/24/2018
5 safety tips for the grilling season
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(BPT) - Summer is here. That means you'll get a lot more use out of your shorts, your flip flops and of course, your grill. According to Cargill's recent Feed4Thought survey, 72 percent of Americans grill and 41 percent grill at least once a week.

Wednesday 05/23/2018
5 Tips to Meal Prep Like a Pro
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(Family Features) Dinner can be a daunting task for any family with multiple mouths to feed. Factor in complex schedules and individual tastes, and a family meal can become a stressful thought for home cooks.

Simple, Healthy Snacks and Sandwiches
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) Quick and easy meals can be hard to come by, especially ones that don’t sacrifice flavor. You don’t have to eat bland foods to provide your family a healthy and hearty, nutrient-filled diet. Some creative and convenient options can serve as the starting point for an on-the-go snack or a full-blown meal.

Find Picnic Perfection with Nutritious Seafood
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) From the trees to the breeze, picnics are a fun way your family can soak up the sunshine while enjoying a delicious and nutritious meal together.

Dads Want Steak
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

Give your dad the best for Father’s Day

Festive Fiesta Flavors
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

Serve up some spice with fun party dishes

Tuesday 05/22/2018
5 delicious recipes to enjoy while watching the 2018 Stanley Cup® Playoffs
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(BPT) - Calling all hockey fans! With the 2018 Stanley Cup® Playoffs in full-swing, feed your friends, family and teammates with these delicious recipes, courtesy of Kraft Hockeyville™ USA and this year’s winner — Clinton, NY. As Kraft Hockeyville™ USA, Clinton, NY, has been awarded the opportunity to host an NHL® Preseason game and receive $150,000 in rink upgrades.

6 ways Walmart is helping change the world
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(BPT) - Walmart aims to use its size for good. That’s why the world’s largest retailer believes in its approach to global responsibility: shared value. This means creating value for both business and society by increasing economic opportunity, encouraging environmental and social sustainability, and strengthening communities.

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Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

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Cool Summer Entertaining Tips to Keep Guests Happy
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:10 am

(StatePoint) Hosting friends and family for backyard barbecues, picnics and garden parties during summer carries its own challenges. Here are a few tips guaranteed to keep your guests cool, comfortable and happy when you entertain.

Wednesday 05/16/2018
A Simple, Family-Friendly Menu
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) For many households, there are some requirements when you make time to prepare a family meal. Each component must be something you can prepare quickly around extra-curricular activities and homework, and it must feature foods that even the pickiest of eaters will happily devour.

Celebrating Everyday Moments
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) Finding time to celebrate family moments is always sweeter with a delicious ice cream dessert.

Stay Lean with Protein
Updated: June 25, 2018 - 5:09 am

(Family Features) Shedding excess pounds doesn’t have to mean depriving yourself of your favorite foods, including red meat. A study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center shows that healthy, higher-protein diets including lean beef can be beneficial to not only weight loss, but also maintaining muscle mass and heart health.

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