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Dinner In A Box

When it’s too hot to cook —don’t! Reach for Bisquick, a cook’s best friend.

A familiar sight in the kitchen since 1931, this homemaker’s helper is dinner in a box. Bisquick, just as the name implies, puts dinner on table quick!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Food For the Fourth
It’s Independence Day — time for cooks to declare their independence! Enjoying a holiday meal with family and friends need not be a time-consuming chore.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Squash It!

They’re back!

In spite of dry weather, bugs, and weeds, the zucchini plants in our garden have risen to the challenge — ready and waiting to challenge the originality of the family cook, that is.

Squash blends well into favorite family recipes (think disguise) and adds a colorful touch to everything from salads to dessert.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fresh Summer Produce Makes A Meal

Summer (yes, it officially arrives this Saturday) is the time to eat healthy. By happy coincidence, June is Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month.

There are many ways to increase you family’s fruit and veggie intake. Here are a few suggestions:

  • blend fruit and low fat milk or yogurt, fruit juice and crushed ice for a refreshing smoothie;
  • shred vegetables like zucchini, carrots, or yellow squash and mix into muffin batter to replace some of the fat;

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Celebrate June With Beef

June is the month for celebrations — graduations, weddings, and Father’s Day, to name a few. If you’re wondering what to serve for these special occasions the answer is simple: beef. Today’s recipes offer a variety of beef choices using both economical and more expensive cuts.

The recipes include: Creole Pepper Steak, Steak with Peppercorn Wine Sauce, Steak Diane, Orange Pepper Steak, Honey-Mustard Steaks with Grilled Onions.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Salad Days Are Here!

When days are hot and time is short make summer meals simple and satisfying with salad. Summer salad days are here!

Today’s recipes include: Southwestern Chicken Salad, Baby Spinach with Nectarines and Chicken, Caesar Salad, Greek Salad, Zesty Dill Potato Salad.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


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