Category: Fun Food

Easy Easter Brunch with a Pantry Punch

Courtesy Family Features   The ingredients for an easy weekend breakfast or a special Easter brunch may be in your pantry right now. Holidays are the perfect time to sprinkle additional creativity or fresh new thinking into meals for family and friends and—by using staples like pancake mix, syrup and instant mashed potatoes in unexpected ways — you can craft new and delicious dishes sure to make everyone smile. Try these recipes from Hungry Jack® using simple pantry staples and turn them into what will become new brunch favorites. For more creative recipes and ideas, visit Spicy Candied...

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A Tasty Twist on Turkey Leftovers

Courtesy Family Features   When you’re planning your big turkey dinner, the one thing you want to be sure to do is to roast enough turkey for some delicious leftovers. While turkey sandwiches are good, there’s a lot more you can do with this tasty bird. Take your leftovers in a new direction with a freezer-friendly Turkey and Corn Enchilada Casserole. The dish is easy to put together and you may have all the ingredients in your pantry already. A cornbread base, your favorite enchilada sauce, turkey, cheese and a generous serving of your favorite guacamole all add up to a new family favorite. Quick Turkey Tidbits Need some more inspiration for turkey leftovers? Try one of these easy snack ideas: Turkey Nachos—Shredded turkey, peppers, onions, black olives and cheese on lime-flavored nacho chips. Top with chunky guacamole, salsa or sour cream. Turkey Bites—Top your favorite crackers with a little turkey and a slice of pepper Jack cheese. Microwave until the cheese starts to melt. Add a dollop of salsa or guac. Mini Mexi-Pizzas—Split an English muffin, and spread a little salsa on each half. Top with turkey and shredded cheese. Broil until cheese is bubbly. Top with a dollop of sour cream or guacamole. Get more leftover ideas with a twist at Turkey and Corn Enchilada Casserole Serves: 6 First Layer 1 15-ounce can corn, drained 1...

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Summer Servings

Mouth Watering Recipes with Georgia-Grown Produce Courtesy Family Features   If you think Southern cooking is all about deep-fried food, you’re missing out on some wonderful dining opportunities. Chef Rosemary Rutland has created these mouthwatering recipes that showcase Georgia-grown peaches, blueberries, watermelons, pecans and Vidalia onions. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing ambrosia, a delightful tilapia dish or a unique salad, these recipes give you a whole new way to think about Southern cuisine. Discover more recipes designed for Georgia-grown produce at Did You Know? • There are more than 40 different varieties of peaches grown in Georgia....

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Celebrate St. Patty’s Day With a Little Irish Luck and Lots of Traditions

Chef Heather Hunsaker,   With the fun parades, cute symbols, and tasty food; everyone loves to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! But the origin of this popular Irish holiday dates back one thousand years and is to honor the death of St. Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint. This religious holiday is celebrated on March 17 in Ireland and countries around the world; with traditional festivities including Irish mass and celebrations of Irish culture. Since St. Patrick’s Day celebrations center around feasting, take time to explore some traditional Irish foods. Most of these foods are made with simple ingredients...

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The Rundown on Roux

Chef Heather Hunsaker,   Hearty chowder. Creamy pasta. Thick gravy. Gorgeous gumbo. These comfort foods are a staple in many homes, and depending on the region of the world, can be made a variety of ways. But one essential step to all of these recipes is making a roux. A roux is a thickening agent used or soups and sauces, made from flour and some form of fat. Making a roux is very simple and basically requires three steps. First, heat one part fat over medium heat; when the fat begins to simmer, lower heat to medium-low and...

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