Bake Up Delicious Breakfast Bars For Busy Kids ……..

Bake Up Delicious Breakfast Bars For Busy Kids ……..

(NAPSI)—Here’s news many families may consider a wake-up call: Studies show that kids who eat breakfast have better concentration and more energy. Yet approximately 8 to 12 percent of all school-aged kids skip this important meal. Why Eat Breakfast Here’s a look at what the researchers discovered: • The University of Pennsylvania found that children […]

By December 12, 2016 Read More →
Please Your Palate With Produce All Year Long …….

Please Your Palate With Produce All Year Long …….

(NAPSI)—Even when summer is only a distant memory, there’s no need to give up the benefits of consuming fresh produce. Here are five ways to infuse recipes with seasonal fruits and vegetables at any time. 1. Simplify mealtime. It’s easy to whip up a satisfying meal bowl with this formula: grain + protein + vegetables. […]

By December 10, 2016 Read More →
Give Stuffing A Lift With Dried Cranberries …….

Give Stuffing A Lift With Dried Cranberries …….

(NAPSI)—For many clever cooks, the secret ingredient in spectacular stuffing is dried cranberries. Long a Holiday favorite, cranberries can add great taste and festive color to stuffing, as in this mouthwatering recipe:   Cranberry Stuffing 10 cups day-old French bread cut into 1-inch cubes 6 Tbsp. olive oil, divided 1 Tbsp. dried thyme Pinch of […]

By December 8, 2016 Read More →
Florida Blueberry Cheesecake ………

Florida Blueberry Cheesecake ………

Ingredients: 1 whole cheesecake (homemade or store bought) 4 pints Florida blueberries, rinsed ½ lemon, juiced 1 cup water 1 cup natural Florida sugar Fresh mint sprigs for garnish Directions: In a small sauce pot, combine 2 pints blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and water. Place sauce pot over medium high heat. Stir contents of pot […]

By November 30, 2016 Read More →

ENCOURAGE FOOD SAFETY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON TO PREVENT FOODBORNE ILLNESSES

Holmes/Washington—As you gather around the table with family and friends to share a meal and celebrate the holidays, the Florida Department of Health reminds you to practice food safety to ensure a safe and healthy holiday season for everyone. Food-borne illnesses affect one in six people each year in the United States, but it is […]

By November 29, 2016 Read More →
They’ll Cheer For These Chocolate Cherry Stars …….

They’ll Cheer For These Chocolate Cherry Stars …….

(NAPSI)—You’ll really shine whenever you serve family and friends these Chocolate Cherry Stars. They’re made with maraschino cherries, characterized by a bright, uniform color and fruity flavor with a hint of almond, which makes them an excellent part of this recipe, devised by Carol Kicinski of Simply Gluten-Free. Chocolate Cherry Stars cook: 30 mins serves: […]

By November 26, 2016 Read More →
Florida Blueberry Parfait ………

Florida Blueberry Parfait ………

Ingredients: 2 pints fresh Florida blueberries, rinsed 2 cups granola 3 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt ½ cup blueberry jam ¼ cup water fresh mint sprigs for garnish Directions: In a small mixing bowl, combine blueberry jam and water. Use a whisk to completely mix the jam and water together. In four parfait glasses, make layers […]

By November 23, 2016 Read More →
Crispy Juicy Deep-Fried Turkey ………

Crispy Juicy Deep-Fried Turkey ………

(NAPSI)—Want delicious, juicy turkey but don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen? Deep-fry your turkey the authentic way…in 100 percent peanut oil! In half the time it takes to roast turkey in the oven, you can have moist and crispy turkey when you deep-fry in peanut oil. This Southern delicacy is gaining popularity […]

By November 19, 2016 Read More →
Florida Potato and Green Bean Salad ……..

Florida Potato and Green Bean Salad ……..

Ingredients: 2 pounds potatoes, washed, peeled and diced large 1/2 pound fresh green beans, washed, ends trimmed and cut into thirds 3 bell peppers, seeded and diced small 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped fine 1 red onion, diced small 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise 2 lemons, juiced 1/4 cup olive oil sea salt to taste fresh […]

By November 16, 2016 Read More →
Crispy Juicy Deep-Fried Turkey ………

Crispy Juicy Deep-Fried Turkey ………

.(NAPSI)—Want delicious, juicy turkey but don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen? Deep-fry your turkey the authentic way…in 100 percent peanut oil! In half the time it takes to roast turkey in the oven, you can have moist and crispy turkey when you deep-fry in peanut oil. This Southern delicacy is gaining popularity […]

By November 14, 2016 Read More →
Florida Citrus Marinated Olives ……..

Florida Citrus Marinated Olives ……..

Ingredients: 3 cups assorted olives (Kalamata, Spanish Queen, etc.) 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes 1 lemon, juiced 1 orange, zested 1/4 cup vinegar 1 tablespoon natural sugar kosher salt to taste freshly ground pepper to taste Directions: Drain olives and add to the rest of the ingredients in a small mixing […]

By November 9, 2016 Read More →
How Families Can Connect In The Kitchen By Cooking Meals Together …….

How Families Can Connect In The Kitchen By Cooking Meals Together …….

By Kelly Rowland, four-time GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter, actress and mom (NAPSI)—Sharing stories over plates of fried chicken, laughing over bowls of gumbo—there are certain meals that evoke sweet memories for me. Cooking and food have always been attached to memory and that’s why I realize how important it is to invite my son into the […]

By November 5, 2016 Read More →
Seared Florida Tuna Steaks with Mediterranean Relish and Herb Oil …….

Seared Florida Tuna Steaks with Mediterranean Relish and Herb Oil …….

Ingredients:   Seared Florida Tuna Steaks 4 (6-ounce) tuna steaks 1 cup Kalamata olives, pitted, sliced 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved 2 tablespoons capers, drained 1/4 cup fresh herbs (basil, parsley), hand torn 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup feta cheese, diced sea salt to […]

By November 2, 2016 Read More →
Sweet Cream Butter Broiled Florida Spiny Lobster Tails ……..

Sweet Cream Butter Broiled Florida Spiny Lobster Tails ……..

Ingredients: 4 (6-9-ounce) spiny lobster tails, split open in the shell 1/4 stick unsalted butter, softened at room temperature sea salt to taste fresh ground pepper to taste Directions: Preheat oven broiler on medium high. Place all 4 of the lobsters on a cookie sheet and make sure they are opened up down the middle. Evenly […]

By October 26, 2016 Read More →
Stuffed Florida Strawberries ……..

Stuffed Florida Strawberries ……..

Ingredients: 1 pound Florida strawberries 8 ounces mascarpone cheese 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract 1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated fresh mint leaves for garnish mini chocolate chips, crumbled hard toffee, cupcake sprinkles, crumbled cookie, toasted and crumbled nuts or your favorite topping Directions: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, […]

By October 21, 2016 Read More →

Commissioner Putnam Launches “Fresh!” Recipe Videos via Social Media ……..

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – To showcase how easily Florida’s fresh commodities can be incorporated into everyday meals, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam has launched the first in a series of recipe videos via social media that feature quick, hands-only preparation of “Fresh From Florida” recipes. Each “Fresh!” video provides step-by-step instructions for dishes centered […]

By October 19, 2016 Read More →