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Parmesan Pepper Spritz Crackers
Makes about 7 dozen crackers
11⁄2    cups all-purpose flour
1⁄2    teaspoon cracked black pepper
1⁄2    teaspoon ground white pepper
1⁄2    teaspoon salt
2    cups (about 8 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese
1⁄2    cup …

BOO-tiful Halloween Carvings BOO-tiful Halloween Carvings

Family Features
This Halloween, why not put a fun twist on pumpkin carving by making some Jack O’Melons? Watermelons carve up boo-tifully, and you can eat the fruit right away, making it easy to scare up some …

Score a Tailgate Touchdown – Pulled-Pork Sandwiches Score a Tailgate Touchdown – Pulled-Pork Sandwiches

Are you ready for some football?
The best thing about football, besides watching the game of course, is tailgating with delicious food and tasty drinks. So before settling in to watch your favorite team toss the …

NASCAR Race Car Watermelon NASCAR Race Car Watermelon

MATERIALS:
• 1 large oblong seeded or seedless watermelon
• Race car template
• Kitchen knife & paring knife
• Cutting board
• Green dry erase marker
• Channel knife
• Large bowl & spoon or scoop
• Dowels & toothpicks
• Decorations (optional)- …

Watermelon Penguin Watermelon Penguin

MATERIALS
✤   1 medium-to-large oval or oblong watermelon
(seeded or seedless)
✤   Kitchen knife & paring knife
✤   Cutting board
✤   Green dry erase marker or ¾”-1” thick painter’s trim tape
✤   Vegetable peeler
✤   Large …

ANGRY BIRDS ANGRY BIRDS

A fun way to enjoy watermelon!

No-Fuss DESSERTS No-Fuss DESSERTS

Are you hungry for a sweet treat but don’t have the time or energy to create something from scratch?
These no-fuss dessert recipes are sure to delight. Start with convenient ingredients, such as Sara Lee Pound …

A Savory Springtime Brunch A Savory Springtime Brunch

Warm breezes, blooming flowers, pretty pastels — when spring is in the air, there’s plenty of reason to celebrate. It’s the perfect time to bring family and friends together for a welcoming brunch.
When planning your …

A Tisket, A Tasket A Cupcake Easter Basket A Tisket, A Tasket A Cupcake Easter Basket

Go beyond store-bought marshmallow chicks and chocolate rabbits this year. Perfect for some-bunny special – or as a dessert to brighten any holiday table – A Tisket, A Tasket, A Cupcake Easter Basket cupcakes prove …

Sweet Simplicity Sweet Simplicity

As much fun as it is to make fancy treats, sometimes simple really is better. This Easter, keep things sweet and simple when it comes to making desserts.
These Easter Egg Treats are a fun twist …

Bring Mardi Gras to your table Bring Mardi Gras to your table

(Family Features) Bring the fun and flavor of Carnival season to your table by creating a “Big Easy” celebration at home.
Revel in the true meaning of Mardi Gras with good music, good friends and a …

Petite Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day Petite Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day

Colored icing gives these treats pizzazz
Looking for a yummy, unique way to say “Happy Valentine’s Day”? Beautiful, bite-sized, heart-shaped cakes offer a delicious solution.
Whether for your sweetheart, friends or family, or perhaps a special dessert …

Chefs Dish Up a Delectable Evening Chefs Dish Up a Delectable Evening

Connoisseurs for Charity raises $295,000
Once again, chefs and guests gathered to experience an unforgettable culinary extravaganza as Woodforest Charitable Foundation closed down Amerigo’s Grille in The Woodlands to host the 5th annual Connoisseurs for Charity …

Go Bananas Diet Catching On Go Bananas Diet Catching On

Two years ago, Japanese supermarkets couldn’t keep bananas on the shelves after a man revealed the secret of his weight-loss success on a leading social network. Now a healthier version of his diet is catching …

The Family Holiday Dinner The Family Holiday Dinner

Keep the main course simple with a no-fuss roast. Make a splash with a festive salad featuring creamy and elegant Cashel Blue Irish farmhouse cheese. Serve on your best china.
Pear, Roast Onion, Hazelnut and Cashel …

Autumn Delights Autumn Delights

By Jenny Harper
With autumn’s arrival, my cooking takes on a new personality. Crisp, cool air and falling leaves propel me into the kitchen, where I enjoy creating tempting, seasonal aromas of cinnamon, apple and …

Grilled Halibut Grilled Halibut

Marinating time about 2 hours, grilling time 4/5 minutes! Delicious!

Apricot Mascarpone Tarts with Caramel Sauce Apricot Mascarpone Tarts with Caramel Sauce

Serves: 6
Prep time: 15 minutes, plus about 45 minutes for the pastry and caramel
Grilling time: 6 to 8 minutes
Special equipment: pastry brush
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1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Prepare the grill for direct cooking …

Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Feta Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Feta

Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Feta

Host a Star-Studded Fourth – Decorative treats add the “fest” to festivities Host a Star-Studded Fourth – Decorative treats add the “fest” to festivities

The Fourth of July calls for a carefree party with good friends, fab food, fun and fireworks — a real star-studded holiday celebration.
When adding star power to the occasion, don’t forget the decorations. Festive stars …

Have a Flag-Waving 4th of July! Have a Flag-Waving 4th of July!

This colorful cake adds sparkle to the celebration
Potlucks are a popular way to celebrate just about anything — and July 4th is a great reason to get friends and neighbors together for a patriotic potluck.
This …

Treat Dad Like Royalty on Father’s Day Treat Dad Like Royalty on Father’s Day

Give Him a Fathers Day Feast Fit for a King
This Father’s Day, give Dad the royal treatment by creating a feast that combines his two favorite things — the grill and steak.
Whether you serve the …

Simple Spring Sweets Simple Spring Sweets

Serve up a sweet surprise with these easy recipes
Cooking Channel and Univision star Ingrid Hoffmann shares her ideas to liven up springtime desserts. Ingrid suggests combining fresh, seasonal flavors with sweetened condensed milk to ensure …

Almond Paste Cookies Almond Paste Cookies

Little ones will enjoy helping make these colorful cookies
If it’s a tradition in your family to dye eggs and make shaped cookies at Easter, your kids will love helping with these whimsical chicks and bunnies …