Instant Pot Classic Braised Brisket

Hours of waiting for the brisket to get tender in the oven is a thing of the past when you use an Instant Pot. Plus your oven is free for side dishes, dessert and more.

Spring Blossom Cookies

Sugar cookies covered in bright sprinkles and a white chocolate center will become a springtime family favorite.

Mango Bellini

No spring time brunch would be complete without a juice and sparkling wine cocktail!

Kale Colcannon

Antioxidant-rich kale replaces cabbage in this filling Irish favorite!


Irish Fish Stew

This hearty fish stew tastes like a true indulgence with a delicious, creamy broth. Serve it up with a side of Irish soda bread!

Irish Meatball Stew

Meatballs add smoky flavor and filling protein to this comforting stew. Best of all, they cook up much faster than traditional stew meats.

Guinness Irish Nachos

These next-level nachos feature crispy potato chips in place of classic tortilla chips…a delish Irish twist perfect for St. Paddy's Day!

Grasshopper Crispy Bars

Dress up these crispy bars for St. Patrick's Day with a festive pop of green, mint and chocolate, plus sprinkles for a Leprechaun friendly touch.

Mini Irish Apple Cakes

Tender cakes full of fresh apples, topped with buttery streusel and salted butterscotch will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Adult Shamrock Shakes

Minty milkshakes with an adults-only twist are a cool and creamy St. Paddy's Day treat!

Iced Irish Coffee

Creamy Irish coffee gets a warm-weather makeover with robust cold brew!

Whiskey Stout Cocktail

This cocktail has everything you could ask for on St. Patrick's Day…beer, chocolate, cream and a kick of whiskey!

Black Velvet

Smooth beer meets a bottle of bubbly in this classic combination!

DIY St. Patrick's Day Décor

Even if you're not Irish, the iconic symbols of St. Patrick's Day are inherently festive. Those who live in northern climates are hankering for hints of springtime greenery to signal the changing season.

A Sham-rockin' Time for the Whole Family!

Gather the wee ones this March 17 to make the most of this fun-filled holiday, family-style! Here are a few happy-go-lucky ideas all of your little leprechauns will love:

Egg Muffins

These simple and savory egg muffins will wow the gals at brunch, while giving everyone the protein they need to power through a day of Galentine's Day activities!

Fruit Breakfast Pastries

Treat your Galentines to refreshing fruit pastries that are filled with flavor and a kiss of sweetness.

Buttery Pasta and Vegetables

Show your family some love with this light, healthy and delicious pasta that's filled with an array of vegetables, giving you immense flavor in each bite.

One Pan Shrimp Boil

Bring the entire family together with a Bayou-inspired shrimp boil that's a breeze to prepare.

Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Create a romantic dinner at home with elegant and easy-to-make mozzarella stuffed chicken. Your loved one will dig this delicious dish, and you'll love spending less time in the kitchen and more time with your Valentine.

Ribeye with Shiitake Mushroom Butter

Treat your significant other to an indulgent, juicy roast this V-Day. Savory shiitake butter seeps into the warm roast, creating a memorable, mouthwatering meal.

Slow Cooker Lava Cake

Prepare a simple, gooey dessert that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Pair this chocolate-y treat with vanilla ice cream and fresh berries for a sweet twist.

White Chocolate Berry Tiramisu

This berry tiramisu is sweet and perfect for a Valentine's Day dessert! Make this recipe ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator until it's ready to be served.

Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes

A darling Valentine's Day take on classic cheesecake! Serve your sweetie these cute and creamy cupcakes. They're a breeze to make and everyone gets the perfect serving!

White Chocolate Oreo Pops

This one is for the kids and the kids at heart! Recruit your youngsters to help prepare these easy, no-bake Oreo pops.

Valentine's S'mores

A decadent twist on a campfire favorite! Get your kids involved by letting them decorate their s'mores with chocolate, marshmallows and M&M's.

Berry Dessert Shooters

These dessert shooters are quick to put together and fun to eat. The fresh berries pair perfectly with the ice cream and whipped cream for a treat your kids will love!

Raspberry Sorbet Mimosas

Your Galentine's Day brunch reaches next-level status with dazzling raspberry sorbet mimosas. The cold sorbet slowly melts in the champagne, giving you a sweet treat with every sip.

Tuna Burgers

Switch up your classic beef burger for a simple, flavor-packed tuna burger. It's a cinch to put together and full of heart-healthy ingredients even Cupid would approve of.

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers are filled with protein and nutrients your body desires. They're easy to make and fun to eat!

DIY Happy Lovebug Valentines for Kids

Take Valentine's Day as an opportunity to do a fun craft with your kids. They'll likely be making a valentine for everyone in class, so you want to make it unique, but also keep it from getting too elaborate.

Marinated Simple Truth™ Chicken 7 Ways

Weekly meal prep is a breeze with quick and easy marinade treatments. Simply whip up one of the flavorful marinades below, slather it on Simple Truth™ chicken breasts, tenders or thighs and cook to your liking.

Bison Black Bean Chili

Bison is a great lean protein source and is loaded with iron, antioxidants and zinc. Freeze a big batch of this hearty chili in containers to have on hand for a healthful belly-warming meal in a snap!

Savory Breakfast Hand Pies

Bacon and eggs don’t need to be reserved for weekends only. Prep some savory breakfast hand pies in advance and store in the freezer and reheat for a warm and wholesome weekday breakfast. Change up fillings as you like using sausage, sautéed mushrooms and peppers, or tofu.

Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

Boost your breakfast with a bowl so delicious, you’ll never believe it’s packed with veggies! Sweet potatoes are loaded with nutrients, including Vitamins A, C, and B6 as well as manganese, potassium and dietary fiber. Grab a spoon, and eat your way to good health!

Vegan Golden Milk Spice Mix

Turmeric is widely celebrated for its anti-inflammatory properties, and it’s becoming very popular as a nutritional supplement. This health-boosting spice is much more effective to consume as food rather than in capsule form. Combining turmeric with black pepper makes the healing properties more bio-accessible…even more reason to make this warm, spicy and tasty drink!

Spicy Turkey and Spinach Bites

New Year’s resolutions don’t mean you need to ban your favorite snacks… just make them healthy! These tasty bites are loaded with protein and nutrients, which keep your energy strong as you bite into the New Year.

Zucchini Pizza Slices

Satisfy your pizza craving sans gluten! Slice up a zucchini or summer squash, add your favorite pizza toppings and enjoy a better-for-you snack that’s filled with nutrients. Customize your creation with different sauces such as basil pesto, caponata or bruschetta topping instead of pizza sauce or sub vegetarian sausage alternative.

Thai Spiced Meatloaf Muffins

Embark on a Thai-inspired flavor adventure with simple-to-prepare meatloaf muffins! Make these in advance for an easy dinner tonight, or any time. Serve with cauliflower rice, fresh mint, cilantro and a coconut curry sauce.

Simple Truth™ Egg Roll Bowl

Lighten up this takeout classic by ditching the wrapper and focusing on the star ingredient…cabbage! Cabbage is a nutrient powerhouse, and you can fix this bowl of goodness to your liking with the protein of your choice.

Vegan Buddha Bowl

Enjoy a bowl of warm, nourishing goodness that you can customize to suit your personal taste. Fill your bowl with fresh, in-season vegetables, savory turmeric tahini sauce and protein-packed tofu.

Squash Noodle Pad Thai

Skip the noodles and opt for nutrient-rich veggie noodles instead! Pick up a spiralizer or a mandolin with a julienne blade for curly, low-carb noodles in a flash. Short on time? Look for pre-cut vegetable noodles in the produce section.

Lentil Taco Meat

The list of reasons to keep lentils on hand goes on and on. They’re high in dietary fiber, folate and magnesium and are inexpensive and easy to prepare. They fill your body with energy to burn while keeping blood sugar stable and your stomach satisfied. Prepare a big batch of this fiber-fortified filling and freeze for future taco meals.

8 Small Changes to Make a Big Difference in Meal Prep Ease

Meal prep: a simple concept, really. Meal prep is all about planning several days’ worth of meals, making sure you have all the ingredients and doing as much pre-cooking, chopping, portioning and storing as possible ahead of time so that it’s simple to throw together meals in no time.

How to Store Your Meal-Prep Foods

If you’re a fan of meal prep—getting ingredients for several meals ready in advance—you already know what a time saver it can be. There’s some effort up front, for sure. But once completed, you’ve got easy meals for days.

One Chicken, Five Delicious Meals

You love to save money on groceries…who doesn’t? More and more people are turning to plant-based and non-meat foods not only as side dishes, but also as ingredients that make it easy to stretch one protein into several tasty and nutritious meals.

Cacao Powder & Nibs

Indulge in dark chocolate with only the flavor and health benefits, and none of the added sugar!

It’s Time to Try Turmeric

By: Courtney Kiang, RDN Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Turmeric is a flavorful spice that can be used in many ways to add some unique flavor to your favorite dishes!

Multivitamins and Your Health

By: Allison Kuhn, MS, RDN, LD, Registered Dietitian

More than 50% of Americans currently take a daily multivitamin to support their general nutrition and health. But is this necessary?

The Scoop on Prebiotics & Probiotics

By: Allison Kuhn, MS, RDN, LD, Registered Dietitian

While you may have taken an antibiotic to fight an infection, prebiotics and probiotics are proactive rather than reactive, supporting higher levels of healthy bacteria residing in your gut.

Sparkling Clementine Cocktail

Clementines add a sophisticated twist to classic Mimosa cocktails, making them special for a New Year's Eve celebration.


Apple liqueur adds a tart tang to classic cosmopolitans for a refreshing after-dinner cocktail.

Beef Filet Crostini

Beef tenderloin is the star of this elegant appetizer. Zesty horseradish sauce and nutty slivers of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese help create a superstar nibble.

Sweet and Sassy Tartlets

A dab of raspberry jam adds a little sweetness to the mild heat of red pepper flakes in these creamy, crispy tartlets.

Chocolate Cherry Almond Cake Roll

Rich whipped mascarpone filling flavored with cherries and almonds is a perfect partner for the light chocolatey sponge cake. Glossy ganache is the crowning glory.

Winter Pear Salad

Pears are at their peak of quality and flavor in the winter, so they’re ideal for beautiful and fresh fruity salads. We combined ours with a sweet and zesty fresh lemon vinaigrette.

Cherries Romanoff

Luscious sweet dark cherries turn a summer classic strawberry dessert into an easy elegant winter dessert. It’s traditional to serve the cherries topped with sweetened sour cream, but you can use very soft vanilla ice cream instead.

Baked Maple Orange Glazed Ham

Orange and maple flavors work well in a glaze and sauce for tender, moist and smoky ham. Pairs well with Belgian tripel ale and Gewürztraminer white wine.

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

This quick and easy casserole has all the family favorite flavors of chicken parmigiana without the work of breading and frying chicken. Pairs well with pilsner and Chianti red wine.

Cue the Confetti!

Planning a spur-of-the-moment NYE bash? Our tips and tricks will inspire you to conquer your kitchen and create dazzling décor – all before the clock strikes midnight!

Pear Crostini

Start your party off right with these elegant, easy-to-assemble little snacks. A little bit of fruit, a little bit of cheese, a little bit of bread and a little bit of green add up to a lot of flavor!

Cranberry Meatball Skewers

Up the ante on the appetizer course by serving these slow-cooked cranberry sauce meatballs on cocktail picks along with nutty Parmesan and fragrant fresh basil. Skip the canned cranberry sauce and make your own by simmering sugar, water and cranberries. Add a small amount of hoisin sauce and voila – deliciousness!

Mini Caprese Phyllo Cups

Miniature phyllo cups make it easy to create a delicious appetizer without a ton of work! Fill them with traditional Italian salad ingredients to make savory bite size snacks you can serve before dinner or as part of an appetizer-only spread.

Garlicky Cheese Breadstick Twists

Put refrigerated dough to work for you as you easily roll, fill and twist your way to savory yumminess. Garlic-parsley butter adds loads of flavor to each bite.

Sweet Potato Stacks

Layering thin slices of sweet potatoes with melted butter and fragrant fresh herbs makes for an appetizer that tastes and smells amazing. Maple syrup finishes these little stacks off with just a hint of sweetness.

Blackberry French Toast Bake

Breakfast is sweet when you layer up this fragrant and flavorful dish that’s both rustic and elegant. Using cinnamon bread is a bit of a cheat, as you get the flavor of cinnamon without having to add another ingredient to the mix. The warm maple-sage syrup brings it all to a whole new level.

Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding

Whether you buy premade or whip up a batch of your own, using cinnamon rolls as the base of a bread pudding provides it with great structure and flavor. Bacon, cranberries and pecans add their own great tastes and result in an easy-to-make crowd favorite.

Sweet Potato Biscuit Egg & Ham Sandwiches

The perfect breakfast entrée for houseguests: Set out a basket of split sweet potato biscuits along with a selection of breakfast sandwich ingredients and invite guests to have at it. Everyone can assemble his or her own favorite combo of ham, cheese, eggs and jam!

Winter Stroganoff

Beef stroganoff has long been a favorite entrée when the weather starts to turn chilly. This version takes things up a notch by adding ultra-rich cream and a garnish of fresh parsley. Cooking the beef and sauce in a slow cooker makes it ultra-easy to prepare. Pairs well with syrah and hefeweizen.

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potatoes

Cheesy potatoes have long been a favorite on holiday tables, and this slow-cooker recipe makes them especially easy to make. Layering baby reds with salty bacon, spicy jalapeño, green onions and parsley, then topping it off with rich sour cream makes for an amazing side dish!

Slow-Cooked BBQ Turkey Sliders

Turkey breast becomes an incredible sandwich filling when it’s slow cooked with barbecue sauce, raspberry jam, onion, chipotle and Dijon mustard. Served up on slider buns and topped with cheese and veggies, these mini sandwiches will satisfy!

Brussels Sprouts Slaw

Look for shaved Brussels sprouts packaged in plastic bags in the Produce section. Not having to trim and slice the Brussels sprouts yourself will save tons of time. Use this time to toss together the rest of the ingredients and enjoy the flavors and colors of this bright and beautiful veggie salad!

Red Quinoa Vegetable Salad

Good nutrition and great flavors combine in this grain salad. A quick simmer brings together a super-easy DIY cranberry sauce, which becomes the foundation of the sweet and tangy dressing, used to coat velvety spinach leaves and crunchy cauliflower florets.

Slow Cooker Spiced Cranberry-Apple Cider

If you’re serving a crowd, this warm and toasty spin on apple cider is the way to do it. If you want to make your guests feel really special, take the extra few seconds to rim the glass with cinnamon-sugar and garnish with an apple wheel.

Jack Frost Peppermint Vanilla Latte

The next time you’re considering a trip to the coffee shop, try making your latte at home with this simple and spectacular peppermint latte recipe! Using just a few ingredients, you can satisfy your coffee cravings in minutes.

Lemon-Garlic Chicken

This simple main dish showcases the appeal of roasted chicken: with very little effort, you can turn out an amazing meal. Stuff the chicken with a few fragrant basics and roast it in a hot cast iron skillet for phenomenal results. Pairs well with chardonnay and lager.

Pesto Turkey Breast

Rubbing this turkey breast with pesto is a great cheat: so many flavors in one ingredient! The bell peppers add color, while cooking in wine or broth keeps the meat moist. You’ll have a hit on your hands with this recipe! Pairs well with sauvignon blanc and Belgian ales.

Pancetta-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin (or Sirloin Tip)

If you’re looking for an indulgent main dish, you’ve found it! By layering beef tenderloin with garlic, herbs and pancetta, then rubbing it with olive oil, it bastes itself as it roasts. The result is a tender and flavorful cut of meat. The crispy pancetta on top is a delicious bonus! Pairs well with cabernet and porter.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Created by: Heidi, Foodie Crush

The key to getting these sprouts crispy is to let them cook undisturbed in the heavy-bottomed cast iron skillet cut side down so the caramelization process can begin. All vegetables become sweeter with that continued exposure to higher heat, releasing the sugars within.

Beef Rib Roast

Be sure to follow this recipe for success every time with this elegant dinner.

Grasshopper Pan Pie

A favorite frozen cocktail, reinvented as a no-bake pie! Refreshingly minty, chocolate-y, smooth and creamy — what more could you could ask for from dessert?

Eggnog Bundt Cake with Cinnamon-Nutmeg Icing

Eggnog boosts the time-honored Bundt cake to new heights by lending it the subtle, sweet-and-spicy flavors of a traditional creamy holiday beverage. The nutmeg icing sweetens the deal!

Individual Citrus Cheesecakes

Winter nights may be long, but you can cap your holiday meal with a sweet hint of sunshine! Your family and guests will love these no-slice, individual citrus cheesecakes, featuring tangy hints of lemon, lime and orange.

Gingerbread Jingle Bell Pops

These cake pops boast the fantastically fragrant flavor of gingerbread and tangy-sweet cream cheese frosting, and they look like jingle bells!

Fruitcake Cookies

An easy way to bring traditional holiday flavor to your Christmas cookie platter.

Pom-Pom Gift Toppers

Instead of using classic ribbon and bows, make yarn pom-poms for a modern and cheerful gift-topper. You likely have everything you need already at home and it’s a great way to use up leftover yarn!

DIY Gifts for Grownups: Spiked Hot Cocoa Kit

What’s more comforting than a mug of hot cocoa in cold weather? Often, choosing gifts for grownups is a challenge. What do they really want? More stuff is likely not the answer. Gift them something personalized, unique and consumable. Make a hot cocoa kit—with a twist.

Ultimate Make-Your-Own Hot Cocoa Bar

Hot cocoa brings us joy and comfort, and antioxidant-rich dark cocoa may yield health benefits, too. When guests come to your home, treat them to a grand make-your-own hot cocoa bar! Don’t worry: it’ll look fancy, but it’s simple to set up.

Creative Name Cards: Welcome Wreaths

When guests sit down at your table, let them know how glad you are that you’re sharing the holiday with them, with personalized mini wreaths at their place settings. Make the wreaths out of things you probably already have at home.

3 New Ways to Style Your Holiday Table

Hot cocoa brings us joy and comfort, and antioxidant-rich dark cocoa may yield health benefits, too. When guests come to your home, treat them to a grand make-your-own hot cocoa bar! Don’t worry: it’ll look fancy, but it’s simple to set up.

From Wreath to Chandelier

Many people enjoy lush, green holiday wreaths. The fragrance and familiarity are classic comforts of the season. This year, update the tradition. Instead of hanging a wreath on a door or wall, use it to make a botanical chandelier! Use different-sized wreaths to make tiers. Hang them over a dining table or over your front stoop.

DIY Gifts for Kids: Snowman Candle

Helping kids to make gifts for their friends, teachers, or siblings is a lot of fun! Here’s an easy craft idea that uses around-the-house materials and creates minimal mess: turn a plain white pillar candle into a cute snowman!

Holiday Garland Ideas

Decorating always puts us in the holiday spirit, and adding a festive flair with something homemade makes the season feel even more personal.

Peppermint Topiary Tree

The topiary shape gives this whimsical tree a modern twist! One tree makes for a festive standalone decoration, but you can make a more striking display by grouping trees of various sizes in twos or threes, flanking them around a front entrance or lining them up along a walkway.

Reindeer Bowling

In the name of keeping the kids entertained during the holidays, Reindeer Bowling is the gift that keeps on giving: it keeps them busy while constructing the game itself, and once the glue has dried they’ll enjoy bowling for hours!

Oversized Paper Ornaments

These minimalist paper ornaments are playful enough to hang in your children’s bedrooms and pretty enough to hang in your front window.

Hanukkah Greeting Cards to Make with the Kids

Everyone loves receiving personalized, homemade greeting cards. You and your children can make festive, broadsheet-style Hanukkah cards with just a few simple items that you probably already have around the house!

Edible Hanukkah Crafts

Store-bought Hanukkah gelt is fine, but wouldn’t it be fun to make your own this year? It's really quite simple!

Beet Latkes

Deep-red beets provide an eye-catching, tasty twist on traditional latkes.

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

This is a relatively easy version of gumbo, but it certainly won’t disappoint. Serve it with warm, crusty French bread and plenty of butter.

Corn Bread

Corn bread can be made with a variety of additions, such as pecans, corn kernels, diced red bell pepper, sliced green onions, bacon, or shredded Cheddar cheese.

Crispy Fried Okra

Okra, fried with a crispy cornmeal coating, is a Southern favorite. If you’ve never tried okra, this is the recipe to try.

Grilled Cajun-Style Catfish

For grilling catfish, you need a nice thick piece of fish. It is important to put a piece of aluminum foil under the fish to keep it together.

Jerk Chicken

This is a milder take on this typically ultra-spicy Caribbean favorite.

Savory Collard Greens

Greens have long been a favorite in Southern kitchens, and collard greens are wonderful. Serve this dish with plenty of Tabasco sauce at the table.

Spicy Red Beans and Rice

Red beans and rice is a New Orleans specialty. This combination makes an inexpensive and satisfying dinner.

Sweet Potato Pie

This is a delicious sweet potato pie, made with just the right combination of spices and sugar.

Ethiopian Injera

Injera is not only used as a utensil. Savory, spicy Ethiopian stews are served on top of the bread too. It catches the juices and gravies, producing a fantastic end-of-the-meal treat.

Autumn Vegetable Vegetarian Moussaka

Moussaka is a classic Greek dish usually made with layers of eggplant, potatoes and meat. Here we are skipping the meat and adding nutrient-dense autumn vegetables.

Mixed Berry Lemon Pudding Cake

This old fashioned dessert is mixed as one batter but separates into a sponge cake on top with a luscious pudding on the bottom, filled with blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.

Pomegranate Granita

This spiced granita is a perfect palate cleanser and full of healthy antioxidants to boot!

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Enjoy this flavorful squash dish as a vegetarian entrée or carve into wedges and serve as a side.

Waffle Stuffing Stacks

Stuffing goes from ho-hum to waffle fun with this take on Thanksgiving’s favorite side dish!

Cranberry-Lime Fizz

This fizzy cocktail is kid-friendly yet sparkly enough to raise a glass to toast all you are thankful for.

Crispy Corny Tots

There is more than one way to eat your veggies! Try these little tots for a fun twist on vegetables.

Thankfulness Tree Mural

As the leaves and temperatures drop, bring the beauty of the vibrant fall landscape into your home. This craft repurposes your stash of brown paper grocery bags to make a grand tribute to gratefulness.

Pumpkin Stamped Place Cards

Those mini pumpkins and gourds are oh so cute. In addition to putting them on display, put them to work—as stamps!

Beaded Napkin Ring Holders

How to personalize your Thanksgiving table this year? Bring the kids in to help! Adding a child’s creative touch to an otherwise sophisticated scene can really soften the tone of a room and introduce more character.

Tulle Turkey

Put a little extra fun and sweetness into Thanksgiving for the kids by helping them craft a cute take-home turkey (or make them ahead of time to pass out as party favors).

How to Make the Kid’s Table More Fun

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a very busy time of year. When it’s finally time to sit down to a meal many hands have prepped for hours, grown-ups want to do just that: sit.

Stamped Pumpkin Runner

Customizing home décor doesn’t have to be complicated. If you team up with your kids, it can be a fun afternoon activity as well as a way for them to contribute to the Thanksgiving meal. We’re going to stamp a runner onto a tablecloth.

Five Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving on a Budget

There’s no need to break the bank for one day of celebrating. Your family and friends will be glad to see you and that’s what matters most. Before you make your shopping list, consider these tricks that will save you a few bucks here and there.

3D Thankfulness Tree

Turn pickup sticks from a chore to a game, and make a three-dimensional tree to celebrate the season and reflect on all there is to be grateful for this time of year.

Quinoa Spinach Salad

Fill this salad with your favorite fruits to add a zestful taste and texture for a light side dish.

Stuffing Muffins

Serve these pre-portioned traditional stuffing muffins that everyone will enjoy for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Apple Sangria

Create the perfect fall beverage with fresh-picked apples in this apple sangria.

Orange Glaze

This orange glaze tastes great with either your Thanksgiving turkey or your Christmas Ham. All of your guests will enjoy the citrus flavor.

Spinach Dippers

These warm and tasty spinach dippers will have all your guests wanting more. The flavorful spinach dip goes perfectly with the flaky crust.

Pumpkin Hummus

Treat your guests to this homemade hummus that’s full of tasty fall flavors.

Pesto Pinwheels

If you’re in need of a super quick and super tasty appetizer, then these pesto pinwheels are what you need. They’ll be a hit at any gathering.

Deviled Eggs with Sage

Switch up your basic deviled egg recipe with this better-for-you version with a hint of fall mixed in.

Apple Slab Pie

This pie can feed a crowd! The sweet smell of apples and cinnamon will fill your home as it bakes, creating the perfect Thanksgiving aroma.

Shepherd’s Pie

If you have lots of leftovers from your Thanksgiving dinner, this recipe is a great way to combine them to create a delicious meal.

Leftover Stuffing Cakes

If you’re still craving Thanksgiving dinner and have tons of leftover stuffing, combine it with an egg and you have the perfect breakfast to satisfy your cravings.

Mini Twists for Your Thanksgiving Recipes

Good things come in small packages. Give a mini twist to some of your favorite holiday appetizers, sides and desserts to surprise and delight friends and family. These recipe ideas will add a little fun to your festive Thanksgiving menu!

Make Thanksgiving a Real Get-Together

Teamwork makes Thanksgiving work. Embrace the festivities as family and friends time and plan ahead so everyone can pitch in. Simple ideas like exploring how to say “thanks” in different languages and a special Thanksgiving soundtrack can add lively new dimensions to your holiday celebration.

The Simple Solution for a Perfect Host Gift

We all like to express appreciation for an invite, but sometimes there’s that awkward little shuffle at the door. Your host greets you with a hectic hello and a quick thanks, while thinking about their simmering pots on the stove or the appetizers that need to go on a tray.

Six Tips to Make Thanksgiving Prep Easier

Thanksgiving revolves around food (see Tip #1) and these simple suggestions will help you pull together your holiday feast faster and easier than ever. Increase your storage space and speed up the chores with these handy tips!

Three Steps for Achieving “A-List” Pumpkin Bling

It’s easy to turn into a fab pumpkin stylist and elevate a humble squash right to the top of the A-list for your glam Halloween party. If everyone is dressing up for an elegant evening, make sure your pumpkins are dressed in formal wear, too.

Brrr…illiant Solutions for Winter Storage

Win the winter storage game with these recycling/upcycling tips for keeping cold weather gear ready to go outside. And for dealing with it when it arrives, wet and dripping, back inside.

Fill Your Home with the Welcoming Scents of Fall

When you want to create autumn magic, there’s no need to keep a saucepan of cinnamon boiling on the stove, or logs burning in the fireplace. Put your slow cooker to work for wonderful fall fragrances. Cheer yourself up on a frosty day, or welcome guests with the scents of the season.

5 Top Thanksgiving Stains & How to Make Them Disappear

One big holiday table, ten hungry people and a dozen dishes being passed around create an ideal combination for food stains. But there are plenty of household staple “magic ingredients” that will help make stain removal easy.

Sausage and Stuffing Bites

This bite-sized version of a Thanksgiving classic is perfect for a fun and casual friendsgiving celebration.

Southwest Chicken Pot Pie

Precooked chicken and frozen veggies are easy shortcuts that let you make a tasty homemade crust without too much time in the kitchen.

Tips for Hosting a Potluck Thanksgiving

Hosting a potluck Thanksgiving makes you the official menu manager, meaning it’s up to you to ensure that all the major food items and accompanying sides make it to the dinner table.

Slow Cooker Recipes for a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

We all know the convenience of using a slow cooker any old day of the week, but on a holiday like Thanksgiving, when you can plan on being in the kitchen for the bulk of the day, invoking the slow cooker allows you more free time to spend with friends and family.

Glittered Mini Pumpkin Place Cards

Add some drama to your autumnal tablescape with these glittered-stem mini pumpkin (or gourd) place cards! Pick pumpkins or gourds in colors that coordinate with the rest of your day’s decorations.

Candy Maize Ears

Resembling harvest-hued maize ears, these candy-filled party favors are the perfect takeaway for your Thanksgiving guests.

Cranberry Relay

Whether you’re waiting for dinner to finish cooking or trying to get moving after eating, having an activity like the Cranberry Relay at the ready will ensure your guests are entertained.

Gratitude Journals

Turn an everyday notebook into a keepsake for remembering to be grateful long after Thanksgiving. Your guests will remember your thoughtfulness long after the tryptophan has worn off.

Dipped Walnut Place Cards

These stacked walnut place cards make for an easy but updated table setting that works with both traditional and contemporary décor. Partially dipping the walnuts in white paint adds a modern, minimalist edge.

Rustic Bundled Place Cards

For a rustic, elegant tablescape, use baker’s twine to tie a simple cardstock tag to tiny bundles of 3”-4” twigs.

Clay Wishbones

Everyone deserves to make a wish on Thanksgiving! While the bird may only have one wishbone to break, all can share in the wish-making fun with these easy-to-prepare clay wishbones that will add a festive flair to your holiday tabletop.

Burlap Napkin Rolls

A welcoming Thanksgiving table sets the tone for the evening. Your guests will appreciate the thoughtful way you’ve presented everything to them—right down to the silverware.

Swamp Juice Slime

Slimy goo oozing down the side of your glass makes this fruity drink perfect for any spooky Halloween gathering.

Pumpkin Streusel Rolls

Who doesn’t love pumpkin? Here it adds moisture to these crumb-topped and crumb-filled sweet rolls.

Spooky Ghosts

Simply adorable…vanilla candy coating tops peanut shaped peanut butter sandwich cookies, with a few drops of black frosting for the eyes and mouth! Spooky, tasty, fun!

Mummy Fingers

Kids of all ages will have a blast making and eating these jumbo franks wrapped in refrigerated bread stick dough then baked to mummified perfection.

Apple Night Crawlers

Cored apples filled and baked until soft, then stuffed with a gummy worm half sticking out! Serve it slightly warm and the gummy worm just might move on you!

Pretzel Candy

These pop-in-your-mouth chocolate sweets are perfect for a simple candy treat!

Wizard’s Magic Cider Mix

A spicy blend of apple cider and red grape juice, served hot with a stir of cinnamon stick, will bring magic to any wizard’s Halloween night.

Ghostly Petite Cakes with Mallow Frosting

Adorably spooky, these little ghost cakes made from white cake mix and topped with a marshmallow frosting and mini chocolate chip eyes are a fun Halloween activity for kids of all ages!

Candy Bar Squares

Chocolate candy bars with almonds make an easy topping for these thin but decadent (and SO easy to make) squares. Leftover candy never had it so good!

Skillet Chili Cheddar Melt

Stovetop, one skillet chili – perfect for an after-trick-or-treat meal or before the candy extravaganza begins!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Cider

Try this mulled version of cranberry juice and cider, with the addition of cranberries and a splash of rum. Warming and welcome!

Chocolate Oat Chipsters

This easy to make double chocolate oatmeal cookie with a special crunch from crisp rice cereal will become a favorite any time of year.

Chicken Dippers with Two Sauces

This quick and easy dinner option for Trick or Treat night satisfies – kids love the familiar flavors, and the tangy, spicy sauces capture any adult’s attention.

Peanut Butter Crispies

Four ingredients equals tasty fun; have the kids join in to stir and make these easy crisp rice cereal treats perfect for snacking.


Step back, Jack, and enjoy this eerie green Halloween celebratory martini featuring Apple Pucker and Jim Beam with a splash of cranberry juice, eerily shaken or stirred!

Post-Candy Collection: The Case Study

All parents can understand the uncertainty when it comes to what happens with the candy their kids bring home Halloween eve. From hoarding to gobbling, there are several ways your kids will put their Halloween bounty to use.

Trick or Treat Night Tips

The kids have been looking forward to Halloween for months and their night is finally here. Make the most of the evening by planning a play-by-play.

Halloween Cookie Upgrades

Christmas cookies may get all the attention, but you can up the cookie ante for Halloween with these creative store-bought cookie dough hacks.

Halloween Table Spread

Inviting friends over for Halloween makes this kid-friendly holiday accessible to all ages.

An Art-y Halloween

Make Halloween about more than just the candy with these fun Halloween crafts.

Creatively Kit Kat

Make your snack-size candy more than Halloween trick-or-treats by trying any of the following with Kit Kat’s new limited-edition pumpkin pie flavor.

Chicken Quinoa Salad

An easy to make healthy meal packed with quinoa, chicken, greens and fresh lemon flavor!

Snack Mix

A perfect after school snack for kids that is super quick, easy and fun.

Turkey Cheddar Pinwheels

These easy to prepare pinwheels have a nice combination of flavors and colors that everyone will simply love.

Penne and Meatballs

A make-ahead freezer-friendly recipe delivers delicious pasta and meatballs to your table in no time.

Loaded Carnitas Nachos

By: Lauren Brennan, Lauren's Latest

The only thing better than nachos are Loaded Carnitas Nachos! With a few helpful tricks, you can have this amazing, homemade appetizer on your table in minutes!

Hassle-Free School Supply Shopping

Shopping for school supplies is easier when you know what you’re looking for. Let our lists below—broken down by school year—give you an edge.

Homework Help

Homework is part of daily life during the school year. If you make it as pleasant as possible, you can help improve your child’s attitude about schoolwork. This is where the homework caddy comes in.

Lunchtime Combos Made Easy

Sending lunch to school in a multi-segment box container means no more ho-hum lunches and no lunchtime rut for your student. Keep it healthy and fun with any of these combos:

Morning Routines

Once school starts, those lazy summer mornings are history. To ensure that weekday mornings run smoothly, it’s best to have a plan. Here’s a list to get your kids out the door with everything they need for a great school day. Once they’re on board, you’ll be rewarded with a moment to catch your breath as well.

Snack Stations

Kids are often hungry when they walk through the door after a long day at school. With varied lunchtimes, children are usually ready to fuel up once they get home. Lets’ make it easy for them to enjoy good-for-you snacks by creating an After-School Snack Station.

4 Easy DIY Back-To-School Plant-Based Meals

By: Margaret Chapman, The Plant Philosophy

Back-to-school lunches are here! I’m so excited to be sharing content geared towards vegan kiddos, however adults can have a little fun and make these for themselves too. Really this is perfect for all ages because you can modify each as needed. A little meal prep never hurt anyone.

Pineapple Orange Slaw

Pineapple, mandarin oranges and avocado will make this the best sweet and sour slaw you’ve ever tasted!

Summer Taco Bar

Throw a summer season party for friends and family and have whole array of toppings so everybody can enjoy this taco feast!

Salmon Asparagus Packets

Grilling salmon inside foil makes it incredibly flavorful, juicy and flaky. You are going to love this recipe!

Chicken BBQ Kebabs

Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest, and these kebabs are just that!

Drink Up!

Staying hydrated is always key, especially when summertime heats up. If you’re physically active, you have even more reason to drink lots and lots of water. But let’s be honest: Water, though refreshing, can also be boring. Yet the more appealing juices, sodas, energy drinks and teas can be frighteningly high in sugar. A better bet is to infuse your own fruit-flavored water.

Light it Up!

Outdoor parties are practically essential come summertime and if these get-togethers slide into evening hours, you can easily keep the lights on with any of these lighting hacks.

No Mess BBQ

Summer’s here, which means barbecue season is in full swing! Whether you’re grilling for immediate family or inviting a crowd, these simple steps will make your event—and the clean-up that comes afterward—simple and fun.

Pretty as a Pineapple

Should you be looking for a little “wow” to brighten your summertime table, this pineapple vase is it! Not only is it fun and seasonal, it’s also waste-free as you’ll be using the edible fruit, too. To create this one-of-a-kind centerpiece, you need only an attractive, healthy pineapple, sharp knife and large spoon.

Shrimp Boil

Succulent shrimp, sweet juicy ears of corn, and smoky sausage - all in one pot!

BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Moist, flavorful meaty ribs are a summer classic. Choose your favorite level of doneness - fall-off-the bone tender or with a little bit of chew.

Blue and Red Velvet Cake

Moist delicious red velvet cake is a classic. We've taken it to the next level by topping the cake with beautiful fresh fruit.

Firecracker Vodka Lemonade

There's no substitute for fresh lemon juice in real lemonade. A shot of ice cold vodka adds a little extra pop to the flavor.

Tortellini Caprese Salad

All of the flavors of the classic Italian caprese salad are combined in this easy picnic pasta salad. Fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella balls combine with Italian dressing for a winning flavor combo.

Raspberry Lemonade Slush

Lemonade concentrate and carbonated lemon-lime soda combine for a sparkling, refreshing summer beverage. Red frozen pops and blue candy sippers add a fun twist.

Fresh Mango Salsa

Sweet-tart juicy Mango Salsa is a hit at any summer picnic. Serve it with chips, or spoon it over grilled chicken or on grilled burgers.

Grilled Watermelon Pizza

Watermelon heated on the grill takes on a whole new flavor and texture. The sweet smoky flavor is enhanced by the salty feta cheese and bacon.

Raspberry Banana Fizz

Adding carbonation to pureed frozen fruit provides you with a smoothie with attitude! The bubbles add a refreshing fizz to the beverage.

Fresh Fruit Salad

Limeade adds an extra sweet-tart flavor to the fresh fruits of summer and gives the fruits a glossy shine.

Hearty Picnic Baked Beans

Andouille sausage adds a smoky, slightly spicy flavor to thick and hearty baked beans. Baking time helps concentrate all of the robust flavors.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad Bites

Loaded baked potatoes and potato salad are family picnic favorites. We've combined both in these fun little 2-bite appetizers.

Fresh Fruit Tart

This tart can easily be made square, rectangular or round. And feel free to switch up the fruit to use whatever is fresh and in season.

More S'mores!

Summer isn’t summer without s’mores. Whether you’re looking for specific instructions on how to build your favorite campfire treat or a more relaxed mix-and-match approach, your s’more options are many!

Hot Dog Toppings!

Wherever you’re travelling this 4th of July, we have you covered with our regional hot dog and topping suggestions.

No-Sew American Flag Photo Backdrop

Want to send guests home with a snapshot of their time at your July 4th gathering? This lovely DIY backdrop is all you’ll need to furnish a patriotic photo booth.

"Firework" Poppers

Fireworks are fun, but you can shake things up a bit with these kid-friendly homemade poppers.

Bandana Bonanza

Bring red, white and blue outdoors with patriotic and festive centerpieces. These DIY projects are as easy as gathering a stack of inexpensive red, white and blue bandanas (dollar and discount stores are great places to look) and assembling as desired. Wrinkle-free bandanas look best on the table, so you’ll want to iron any that look less than perfect.

Sugar & Spice Rubbed Sirloin

Use this sugar and spice rub that caramelizes on the grill and creates a crackling, burnt sugar char and juicy, rare center.

Chili Rubbed Steak Tacos

Load these tacos with spice rubbed steak slices and lots of toppings for a satisfyingly salty crunch and soft taco. If serving guests, have them join in the fun by prepping and getting all the toppings ready for indulging.

Turkey Cheddar Burgers

These burgers will change your mind about ground turkey! A deliciously satisfying stuffed burger made with change of pace ground turkey, loaded with flavor.

Green Chili Burgers

Spicy and full of flavor, these burgers are sure to please everyone with their varied toppings. Pass additional hot pepper sauce for those who want an extra kick!

Lemonade: 3 Ways

This scratch-made lemonade is perfect to quench those summer thirsts with its tart, sweet and cold refreshment. Try our three variations below!

Piña Colada Shrimp Kabobs

Why limit that fabulous combo of rum, pineapple and coconut to a glass? Piña colada ingredients make a dynamite marinade for shrimp destined for the grill.

Basil Martini

This vodka based martini embraces a perfect balance of ingredients.

Craft Beer Bloody Mary

Try this modern take on a classic Bloody Mary, using your favorite craft beer and spicing things up!

Pink Champagne Bellinis

A quenching froth of fresh peach puree combined with dry pink champagne, which gives those less than perfect peaches a sunset colored cocktail.

Summer Berry Sauté

Enjoy this quick, incredibly easy and delicious dessert…perfect served over ice cream, frozen yogurt, toasted angel food or pound cake slices.

Blueberry Cornbread

Warm cornbread shot through with blueberries create a contemporary sidekick for grilled foods and picnic entrees.

Fruit Pizza on the Grill

A delicious and fun-filled way to end a summer meal, or treat everyone to a sweet snack from the grill, this fruit pizza will have everyone wanting another piece.

Signature Pizza on the Grill

Don’t panic! Making your own pizza dough and sauce is easy…and both can be made ahead of time! so that when it’s grill time, you are cool, calm and collected and ready for all the compliments!

Waffles on the Grill

Breakfast on the grill? Why not! Easily enjoy frozen waffles grilled and topped with fruit and maple syrup…what a way to start the day!

Easy Granola Bars

Granola bars can be simple to make—and you can make them your signature bars by changing the nuts, dried fruits and other add-ins.

6 Tips for the Perfect Backyard BBQ

Backyard grilling is more fun with friends, so call everyone over for the day or just for dinner. There are ways to simplify in order to spend less time working and more time mingling.

Sunny Sangria Bar

Treat your guests to a fun sangria bar. We typically think of sangria as being red or pink, but this bar will celebrate summer with cheerful orange and yellow accents. We’ll use white wine as a base and offer many different choices so guests can mix up their own unique concoctions—from strong to sweet and everything in between.

Beach or Pool Packing List

Hitting the beach, pool or waterpark is a refreshing way to spend a hot summer day. In all the hustle and bustle, don’t forget to pack the items you’ll want for a more fulfilling trip.

Summer Skin Care

Our skin has been craving the bright, warm comfort of sunshine and the gentle breezes of summer. We may be anxious to wear our tanks, shorts, dresses and swim suits, but it’s important to take good care of that exposed skin throughout the season. Sunscreen, bug repellant and aloe vera are three summertime essentials you should never leave the house without.

The Favorite Brunch Burger

Build a delicious burger with eggs, lean beef, cheese and mayonnaise on a bun and there you have it: Brunch!

Barbecued Turkey-Apple Burgers

Shredded apple adds a touch of sweetness and makes these turkey burgers extra juicy. Sharp Cheddar and burger toppings keep them classic.

Piled High Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Slow cooking doesn’t have to take all day. When cooking on high, chicken breasts cook rather quickly. Just check for doneness with a meat thermometer.

Queso Potato Nachos

Serve these yummy nachos as an appetizer or as a side dish with tacos or steak.

Parmesan Ranch Grilled Potatoes

Steakhouse-style potato wedges are easy to fix on the grill, and the flavors of Parmesan and ranch are crowd-pleasing favorites.

Butter Rum Ice Cream Float

A classic summer dessert gets a new flavor combination with butterscotch and rum. Everyone in the family can enjoy this ice cream treat by substituting rum extract for the rum.

Waffle Sundaes

A sweet and toasty waffle makes a great base for this ice cream sundae.

Craft Beer Tasting for Dad

Dad will love a relaxing day punctuated by a Craft Beer Tasting. Spend a lazy morning together, maybe go out and do something in the afternoon, and then come dinner time, present your surprise—his favorite meal with something new and special.

Gifts for Dad

Sunday, June 18 is Father’s Day! The kids are out of school, summer has begun and it’s the season for fun. What’s your dad’s or husband’s favorite warm-weather activity? This year consider planning a gift package around something you already know he enjoys. It will give the season a fresh spin and let him know you’re interested in spending time together.

Carnation and Lily Bouquet with Printable Tags

Here’s a simple and beautiful DIY gift idea for you that is great for spring occasions such as Teacher Appreciation Day or Admin Appreciation Day, as well as Mother’s Day. Or just to brighten the day of a sick friend or someone going through a hard time.

Southwest Potato Skillet

This easy breakfast skillet comes together in no time. Swap out the sausage links with cooked chorizo and add a few more nacho toppings, like pinto beans, green onion and jalapeño, for a loaded breakfast skillet.

Sunrise Mimosa

Start the day with a bit of bubbly and color. This take on a mimosa gets all dressed up with a splash of grenadine. For a non-alcoholic version, substitute sparkling water or ginger ale for the champagne.

Banana Split Cake

All the great flavors of a banana split are featured in this stunning cake. Starting with a cake mix and instant pudding mix make this recipe simple!

Croissant Breakfast Sandwiches with Avocado

Created by: Six Sisters' Stuff

Mother's day is just around the corner - and it's never too early to start thinking of what you want to do for your mom! I decided to have my own brunch with just my little family - and whipped up these super easy croissant breakfast sandwiches.

Cherry Danish

Try this delicious treat with the sweetness and tart of cherry for breakfast, dessert or anytime you’d like!

Fruit and Nut Chopped Salad

Chopped salads make an easy do-ahead recipe that can be tossed together just before serving. This one gets its personality from fruits and nuts.

Mother’s Day Picnic

Dig out that picnic basket and your big outdoor blanket; Mom will love a field trip with her favorite people. It’s early spring and we’re all excited to get outside and visit our favorite parks, lakes and trails.

Make Mom a Flower Arrangement

Flowers for mom are a classic “I Love You” statement on Mother’s Day. While dandelions and daisies from the yard are sweet day-to-day tokens of affection, for mom’s special day create something a little more elaborate. It can be a fun activity for kids and co-parents to do together.

Chicken and Summer Squash Packets

These family-favorite grill packets are a great make-ahead meal. They can be assembled the night before and refrigerated. Just add a couple minutes of grill time.

Grilling Dinner Packets

Using little coblets of corn is a fun way to present these easy dinner packets for the grill. If you prefer, you can substitute 2 cups of fresh or frozen (thawed) corn kernels for the corn on the cob.

Tandoori Chicken Kabobs

Serve these Middle Eastern inspired kabobs with Jasmine rice, mango and/or cilantro chutney, and warm naan or pita bread.

Pork and Pineapple Skewers

Pork tenderloin is perfect for grilling because it stays tender and juicy. The sweet and slightly spicy rub blends nicely with the sweet pineapple.

Fajita Kabobs

Chicken or steak fajitas? It's easy to provide both when you grill them on individual skewers!

Salmon Burgers

Serve these healthy burgers with lettuce and tomato and your favorite burger condiments.

Bison Burgers

Bison is very lean but stays delicious and juicy when cooked to medium or medium-well doneness.

Pizza Burgers

These juicy burgers are full of family favorite flavors - Italian seasoning, cheese and pizza sauce.

Smoked Salmon

A brown sugar rub/marinade adds a beautiful glaze to this moist lightly smoked salmon. Fruit wood chips provide a delicate smoke flavor that is perfect for the delicate flavor of salmon.

Smoked Pork Chops

Brining keeps these thick pork chops juicy during the long smoking process. The dry rub adds great color and flavor.

Grilled Romaine and Berry Salads

Grilling adds a smoky note to the greens in this knife-and-fork salad, and brings out some of the natural sweetness. It blends well with the sweetness of the berries and vinaigrette.

Stir Fried Grilled Summer Vegetables

You can customize this recipe for delicious grilled vegetables. Add or substitute some of your favorite vegetables, such as fresh mushrooms, bell pepper strips or pea pods.

5 Easy BBQ Tips & Grilling Hacks

It’s finally time to move the cooking outside! Find your favorite apron, make sure you have all the tools you need, and start compiling new recipes. Here are a couple tips to incorporate into your grilling adventures this season.

Global Taste: Dry Rubs to Spice up Summer Grilling

Grilling season is upon is! Wouldn’t it be great to prep a few things in order to save time on busy summer nights, or when you feel like throwing an impromptu get-together? These spice mixes will pair well with meats and fish you love, and if you’ve never grilled fresh vegetables and fruit—here’s your chance.

Vertical Fern Wall

Everyone is anxious to get outside in spring, and this project is easy enough for one afternoon and will make your backyard space more inviting. Recycle a wooden pallet to create a lush fern wall.

Cheeseburger Bites

These little sesame seed buns pack a flavorful punch stuffed with classic cheeseburger ingredients.

Diploma Daiquiri

After years of hard work you have earned it - a cold and refreshing strawberry daiquiri!

Hot Italian Sliders

Melted cheese, tangy vegetables and savory Italian meats will make these easy to make little sandwiches the hit of the party.

Loaded Potato Dip

Potato chips have found their perfect match in this dip loaded with cheese, bacon and chives.

Graduation Party Meal: Build Your Own Gourmet Baked Potato Bar

That comforting aroma of hot baked potatoes right out of the oven will call anyone into the kitchen. Whether they’re doodling in yearbooks, staring at their phones separately-together, or playing a game of bean bag toss in the yard, grads will come running.

Tech Gifts for Grads

Technology is a part of our everyday lives, and it has become a big part of professional success for new grads. Help the graduate in your life by gifting something truly useful to jump-start their next steps. 

Fresh and Fast Guacamole

It only takes a few minutes to create classic restaurant-style guacamole that’s bursting with flavor.

Spicy Fancy Fajitas

A perfect juicy Flat Iron Steak for a Cinco de Mayo party. The tenderness combined with spicy Poblanos, sweet onions, bell peppers makes this an unforgettable dish. Taco night with a mango salsa, hmmm, unbelievable!

Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla

One tiny can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce goes a long way. Use a lot or a little to flavor these smoky quesadillas, then freeze leftovers in an ice cube tray for next time.

Avocado & Chorizo Breakfast Tacos

Pre-cook your Mexican chorizo at the beginning of the week and you’ll be ready to pull together breakfast tacos that are fast and filling.

Chorizo Queso Dip

Use this versatile chorizo and cheese dip as a party appetizer, taco filling, or at the center of a delicious breakfast omelet.

Mexican Chocolate Cake

Decedent devil’s food meets dulce de leche when you opt to cover this Mexican chocolate cake with the suggested caramelized sugar frosting.

Fizzy Lime Sodaritas

Margaritas not peppy enough for your party? Add a generous splash of bright and bubbly Mexican soda to a base of tequila, lime and orange juice.

Mexican Snack Squares

Think of these pillowy, cheesy squares as a Tex-Mex take on a traditional pizza – with refried beans, sour cream, and green bell pepper topped with a pile of shredded Cheddar.

Mexican Buffalo Chicken Dip

The cool tang of blue cheese gets a south of the border kick in this dip made with refried beans and taco seasoning. Try serving with a sprinkle of blue cheese crumbles or a little cayenne pepper.

Mock Margaritas

You don’t need tequila to throw a fun fiesta. Just blend up a pitcher of this tart and tangy frozen treat. Don’t forget to salt the rim! (

Homemade Churros

The simple goodness of these slivers of dough tossed in cinnamon and sugar gets even simpler when you use a Bisquick mix to make the dough.

Berry Fizz Punch

Your kids will love the fruity taste of this fizzy mocktail almost as much as they’ll love helping you mix the ingredients together.

Chicken Taco Soup

This slow-cooked soup delivers rich flavor without a lot of hands-on time. The only hard part is resisting the urge to taste it as it cooks.

Shrimp Cocktail

Take a cocktail party favorite to the beach with this Bloody Mary-inspired appetizer.


Made with the corn masa that’s essential to Mexican cuisine, Sopes are small, thicker tortillas with rim to contain the toppings. Try beans, Mexican cream, avocado slices, and sprinkle of Queso Fresco or farmer’s cheese.

Mini Ranchero Eggs

Perch a complete breakfast on a tortilla base with this fun alternative to the usual eggs and toast.

Mexican Charro Beans

Beer, bacon, and beans come together in meaty dish that will take any burrito to new flavor heights.

Rustic Molcajete Salsa

Fresh salsas are a staple of any Mexican menu. Use a volcanic rock molcajete or a mortar and pestle to grind the ingredients and fully combine the flavors.

Shrimp Ceviche

Mix salad shrimp, pico de gallo and a little lime juice to create a cool summer ceviche that’s perfect for patio entertaining.

Classic Mexican Red Rice

Toss a few ingredients in while your rice is cooking to infuse it with the full flavor of fresh ingredients.

Bourbon Pork Tenderloin Sliders

Bourbon adds the perfect touch of savory flavor to the smoky marinade in this recipe. Pineapple provides a touch of sweetness to complete it.

Ginger Mint Julep

This variation on a traditional mint julep adds just the right amount of ginger-zing.

Strawberry Filly Lily

Inspired by the Kentucky Oaks, this cocktail is worth taking the day off to enjoy with the races!

Roasted Tomato-Bourbon Jam

Bourbon, tomatoes and jam? It’s a combination you’ve gotta try. This savory spread pairs nicely with cheese and many types of meat, poultry and fish.

Orange Buttercream Bourbon Balls

If you like Old Fashioned cocktails, you’ll love these bourbon balls. With angostura bitters and a bit of orange, it’s a cocktail in candy form!

Hot Brown Pizza

The Kentucky Hot Brown sandwich can be reinvented in so many ways, but the basics of cheese sauce, turkey and toasted goodness must not be tampered with!

Chocolate Walnut Derby Bars

What’s better than a bourbon-spiked walnut bar? Adding chocolate, of course. Use nonstick foil to line the pan for easy release and clean cutting.

Sausage and Cheesy Grits Casserole

Do you love cheesy grits? Then surprise your family and friends with this tasty brunch casserole. Use red, yellow or orange bell peppers for added color.

Cayenne Spiced Pecans

Sweet and sassy…and quick and easy. These supremely snackable pecans can be made in less than 30 minutes!

Galloping Toward Victory

Come Derby Day, get your little ones into the competitive spirit (and exercise their seemingly endless energy) in this race to the finish!

Crowning the Table with Roses

The Kentucky Derby is also known as the “Run for the Roses” because of the garland of 554 red roses draped over the winning horse. (Fun fact: Kroger has made this garland for the Derby since 1987!)

Monkey Bread Muffins

With refrigerated rolls and a few everyday ingredients on hand, you can have ooey gooey warm caramel rolls ready anytime. And kids love eating monkey bread!

Overnight Egg and Sausage Casserole

Egg bakes are great make-ahead dishes for busy times or holidays. They require time for the bread to soak up the custard mixture, so spend a few minutes assembling the casserole the night before and have this yummy family favorite dish ready to bake for brunch in the morning.

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Start a tradition of decorating Easter cookies with the kids or grandkids. This dough is easy to work with and the cookies are sturdy enough for little hands to do the decorating.

Mini Cheesecake Nests

Fun and festive individual cheesecakes are easy to serve! The papers peel right off, so there's no time spent slicing. Just serve on a platter or on individual dessert plates.

Garden Patch Cupcakes

Kids will enjoy decorating these fun cupcakes with chocolate crumb "dirt" and that naughty bunny Peter Rabbit.

Lemon Mint Peas

Garden peas are a classic spring vegetable. Lemon and a hint of mint add to the fresh spring flavor.

Fresh Fruit Platter with Ginger Lime Dressing

This beautiful fruit platter can be made ahead. Peel and slice the fruit, and store each kind separately in the refrigerator. Prepare the dressing and refrigerate until serving time. Just arrange the fruit and whisk the dressing before serving.

Cherry-Glazed Ham

Slightly tangy cherry sauce adds a beautiful glaze to the ham. Served as an accompaniment sauce, it enhances the smoky flavor.

Easter Fun

Encourage the young guests at your Easter celebration to run for their candy and hunt for their eggs!

Basket Bonanza

Easter baskets are traditionally all about the candy, but you can treat the basket recipient to a whole lot of fun by changing things up a bit.

Lovely Lilies

Spring has (finally) sprung and you’ll likely want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Even when you’re indoors, you can stay mindful of nature’s bounty and beauty by arranging vibrant floral bouquets and bringing them inside.

Semolina-Crusted Alaskan Halibut

Semolina is a bit courser than most flour, has an awesome texture and creates a great crust for Alaska halibut. I really enjoy semolina and seafood together. It’s a simple and humble pairing that lends itself to all kinds of sauces and flavors. It won’t distract you from the most important thing on the plate: the fish!

Lemongrass Lemon Meringue Pie

Bursting with fresh lemon taste, this pie is a springtime classic. Serve & enjoy the sweet and tart flavors of this delicious dessert.