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(Family Features) Light bites and summer just seem to go hand-in-hand, especially when the temperature outside means turning on the oven is out of the question. Whether you're trying to put a meal on the table quickly or serving a crowd at your next summer get-together, putting a few small t…

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(Family Features) The fresh flavor of favorite foods pulled hot off the grill makes summer cookouts a treasured pastime for families across the country. This year, you can make new memories at those backyard barbecues by keeping in mind that grilling isn’t only about charred burgers and stea…

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Subway is launching a new menu, and it's the most extensive makeover in the company's nearly 60-year history.

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Coleslaw is a staple of backyard cookouts and picnics. Coleslaw is considered a Dutch food, though there are mentions of a similar cabbage dish served in Ancient Rome. The word coleslaw is derived from the Dutch term “koolsla,” meaning “cabbage salad.” That’s not surprising, as the slaw is m…

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If you love the flavor of creamy ranch dressing, then this pasta salad recipe is for you. It has the perfect ratio of pasta and dressing. Cucumber and tomato lighten up the salad and add some crunch. Ham and cheese not only provide flavor but make the pasta salad heartier. You can almost eat…

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Who knew that sausage and apples in baked beans would be so good?! The spicy/sweet combination in this recipe is divine. Chunks of apple are a tasty surprise and pair well with the sausage. There's only a hint of the nutmeg... it leaves your taste buds wondering what's that spice. This heart…

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Holy cow, this is a unique potato salad recipe. Like Crystal says, it's a cross between Buffalo chicken wings and loaded baked potatoes. Super creamy, it has a great kick from the wing sauce. We loved all the extra toppings. Red pepper adds a pop of sweetness. Onions give the potato salad a …

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Yum! These are really good ribs. We baked them in the oven and they came out delicious. I bet they'd be even better on the grill. The blackberry honey sauce is a great complement to the baby back ribs. It's sweet, just a little tangy and forms a slight crust under the broiler. Even the picki…

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One bite of these delicious pork chops and you'll completely understand the recipe name. The sauce has an Eastern influence of flavors. But, the cooking method is good ole American. These are cooked low and slow and the meat soaks up all the smokey flavor from the grill. The sauce almost car…

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This grilled chicken is fantastic! The chipotle brings the heat and smokiness to this dish. We love how the beer helps tenderize the chicken and makes it super moist. Brown sugar and agave nectar add just a hint of sweetness. We let ours marinate for 48 hours and used skinless, boneless chic…

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This is a fabulous method of cooking flank steak. If not prepared properly, it tends to be a little tough. This steak is full of flavor and super tender. We let the steaks marinate for about 12 hours. The marinade is amazing. Between the oils and wine vinegar, they tenderize the meat. All th…

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This steak kabobs recipe is super simple and delicious! Marinating the meat and veggies overnight is what gives these babies a lot of flavor. The meat becomes super tender and the veggies are delicious. Great for a cookout, picnic, or easy weeknight meal!

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(Family Features) Spending precious moments enjoying outdoor meals with family and friends is part of what makes warm weather get-togethers so special. Take those al fresco occasions to the next level with a favorite dessert: ice cream.

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Fresh strawberries make this easy cobbler wonderful. It's a light and refreshing summer dessert. The crust is sweet and crunchy. When combined with the macerated strawberries, it's a wonderful bite. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a simple strawberry dessert.IngredientsPREPARING THE BER…

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(Family Features) The end result of perfectly cooked chicken is a mouthwatering meal that smells just as good as it tastes and beckons loved ones to the patio. To achieve that juicy, tender flavor that brings family and friends together, it's important to keep a few safety and grilling tips …

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A wonderful way to grill squash in the summer. The filling can be tailored to what you have on hand. Onions and garlic add a ton of flavor while the cheese holds the filling together. This grilled summer squash cooks in the foil pouch and comes out tender. A lovely meatless option for the gr…

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When people look for the perfect beverage to pair with food, many may assume wine earns that distinction. But author John Holl believes there’s a perfect beer for every meal, and even suggests numerous pairings in his book, “The American Craft Beer Cook Book” (Storey). For the following reci…

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We've had chilled pasta salad before but never had a chilled rice salad. It's now a new favorite! This salad is light and fresh. We enjoyed the tangy vinegar flavor. It pairs well with the fresh taste of the basil. Serve as a side dish or a main dish. This basil tomato salad is delicious.Ing…

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Amp up your summer sipping with this frosty margarita. It's a refreshing way to enjoy fresh watermelon in a drink. Sweet and tangy, make a batch of these when you're sitting poolside. This is definitely an adult-only cocktail.Ingredients3 c watermelon, cubed and frozen1 ripe banana, peeled a…

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(Family Features) Whether your family's ideal summer day consists of swimming, hiking, biking or simply enjoying the sunshine, all that time in the heat calls for a sweet way to cool off. It's hard to beat a homemade treat loaded with favorite summertime flavors that's as cold and creamy as …

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Grilling season presents ample opportunities to explore new culinary horizons. Just about anything that can be cooked indoors also can be prepared outdoors over an open flame. And many foodies insist that grilling produces unique flavors that simply cannot be replicated when cooking via othe…

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Oh my, lemon lovers are going to absolutely love this Bundt cake. The cake itself is sweet, moist, and full of lemony flavor. A ring of pie filling is a nice surprise that adds to the layers of delicious lemon flavor. This is a very easy to prepare dessert that, when sliced, has a beautiful …

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(StatePoint) Sandwiches reign supreme as one of America’s favorite meals -- 47% of Americans eat a sandwich daily, according to a survey conducted by French’s.

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(Family Features) Whether it's long days at the office, calendars full of social commitments or evenings spent enjoying your little ones' extracurricular activities, it's easy to find yourself short on time to spend in the kitchen. Calling on quick and easy mealtime solutions can be just wha…

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One bite of this bread and your taste buds will transport you to a warm summer day. This zucchini bread is very moist and delicate. A hint of cinnamon lingers in every bite. To bring this to the next level, fresh blueberries are folded in. It's bursting with blueberries. Yum!Ingredients3 egg…

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Flaky pastry crusts may garner heaps of attention, with their fancy fluted edges or elaborate latticework on sweet and savory pies. But it’s hard to deny the appeal of the more modest homemade graham cracker crust.

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Vegetables are vital components of a healthy diets. Unfortunately, people do not often consume enough servings of vegetables to meet the recommended daily values. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says only around one in 10 people eat enough fruits and vegetables. According to g…

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Father’s Day is an opportunity to shower Dad with extra love and attention. Special outings and heartfelt gifts typically are part of the celebration. Some children may want to go above and beyond by whipping up a meal that Dad is sure to enjoy — particularly a father who spends his fair sha…

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Browning sausage gives these baked beans a wonderful extra punch of flavor and adds heartiness to the dish. These baked beans are an easy way to spice up canned beans with minimal ingredients. With just the right amount of sweetness, these will be a great addition to your cookouts. Delicious…

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Know how to jazz up potato salad? Use red potatoes and sweet potatoes! This is an excellent potato salad that pops with flavor. It has a light sweet flavor from the potatoes and tanginess from the vinegar. Onions add a little bit of savory to the dish, while cucumber gives some crunch to the…

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(Family Features) The arrival of summer means favorites like fresh seafood are back on the menu for many families. This year, as you explore new and inventive ways to add variety to weeknight dinners and backyard barbecues, consider including lobster as a versatile, indulgent ingredient.

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Dave Thomas, a successful Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise owner in Columbus, Ohio, and a protege of founder Colonel Harlan Sanders, was struggling in 1969 to find a name for a new hamburger concept he hoped to open.

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(Culinary.net) It’s time to kick off summer with a bang. With exciting summer events like baseball, sunbathing and barbecues filling social calendars, comes a whole new array of fresh, sunny day snacks just waiting to be devoured.

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(Family Features) Over the past two years, home chefs have had time to explore new recipes, ingredients and cooking techniques, which is why it is no surprise dinner parties are, at long last, a way to celebrate together in 2022. Now is the perfect time to share your newfound skills with fam…

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What a terrifically light and easy salad for summer. We loved the addition of chopped tomatoes. The fresh mint and basil mix packs a punch of fresh flavor. If you're not able to find the spicy basil in your area (we couldn't), just add a pinch of cayenne pepper for the perfect amount of heat…




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