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Creative Kids in the Kitchen

Young chefs give PB&J a makeover

Everyone loves a classic PB&J sandwich. Now, with a little culinary creativity, your family can liven up lunch and win money for college.

Over the past 10 years, Jif(r) Peanut Butter has inspired thousands of kid chefs to reinvent the peanut butter sandwich for the chance of earning a fund for college. This ... Continue reading Creative Kids in the Kitchen

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Thanksgiving--It's All About the Side Dishes!

Do you make a side dish that's been a family fave for years? Or are you bored with the same old sides? Let's join up & share Thanksgiving side dish recipes. Maybe you'll start a new tradition or wake everyone from their tryptophan stupor with a new taste.

Here's how:
Go to the MomTalk Community and join the group ... Continue reading Thanksgiving--It's All About the Side Dishes!

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I Love Thanksgiving

by Sharon MacDonell

Just when I thought we had no Thanksgiving tradition at all, my daughter taught me that tradition is simply whatever we do.

When I was a kid my mother rose early on Thanksgiving morning to wrestle with the turkey and jam it full of rosemary-scented stuffing before putting it in the oven. The house smelled of ... Continue reading I Love Thanksgiving

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New England Clam Chowder

by Jenny Harper

I love soup. A lot. On a cold winter day, there's nothing like a bowl of hot, savory soup to satisfy my hunger and warm me through and through. And if the soup is easy to make, I'm even happier. Make a double batch and freeze individual servings so you can have some ready any time you need it.

And for more satisfying ... Continue reading New England Clam Chowder

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What's Cooking This Month

Check out Jessica Mostak's Monthly Meal Planner, filled with menu ideas & recipes for every day of the month. Right now, you can see what's cooking in December.

Jes Mostak, a Twin Cities resident and creator of Monthly Meal Planner has this to say about the all-important family dinner: ... Continue reading What's Cooking This Month

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Pan-Broiling Steak: Beef 101

Pan-broiling on the stovetop is especially handy for quick and delicious steak dinners. Simply place the meat directly into a preheated nonstick skillet - that's it, nothing more! Keep the heat setting at medium to guarantee even browning.

The Featured Cut
"The flat iron steak originates from the chuck and is well-marbled and tender - holdin ... Continue reading Pan-Broiling Steak: Beef 101

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Ham and Egg Breakfast Burritos

Chock-full of ham and eggs, these tasty burritos are a welcomed treat for the first meal of the day. For the family on the run, no need to skip having a hot, nutritious breakfast. Make a batch of these burritos and wrap them individually in plastic wrap, then freeze. On those mornings when you're in a hurry, just unwrap a burrito from its plastic wrap and re-wrap it in a white pap ... Continue reading Ham and Egg Breakfast Burritos

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Tomato Asparagus Salad

It's about the time that luscious slender young asparagus start showing up in the produce aisle (or, if you're lucky, your garden). Take advantage of their seasonal freshness in this festive presentation.

Tomato Asparagus Salad

This colorful salad makes a gorgeous platter at any buffet. Top with basil and mozzarella for ultimate flavo ... Continue reading Tomato Asparagus Salad

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Big Breakfast Helps You Lose Weight

by Nicole Gregory

It's those cravings that do us in -- cookies, ice cream, potato chips. The answer, however, is not to banish snacks from your home or to force yourself to resist those cravings through sheer strength of will. The key, according to a surprising new study, is to eat a big breakfast high in complex carbs and protein.

Eating a big breakf ... Continue reading Big Breakfast Helps You Lose Weight

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March Madness: Mix it Up With Jenny

Jenny Harper

I don't know about you, but things get a little crazy at my house this time of year. Between basketball fever and the early onset of spring fever, the excitement keeps us buzzing!

That's why I like to put a little excitement on the table, too. After a long winter, we're ready for something warm and lively. Nacho-Style Soup ... Continue reading March Madness: Mix it Up With Jenny

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Quick Fix Dinners

Explore new ways to make cooking at home simple, satisfying and nourishing with time-saving tips and recipes from Robin Miller, bestselling cookbook author, nutritionist and host of Food Network's "Quick Fix Meals."

"I've teamed up with the Almond Board of California to demonstrate how to take wholesome ingredients like almonds and transform them into practical and ... Continue reading Quick Fix Dinners

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Easy Entertaining--Marzipan Mice

This candy recipe is so easy even the most timid candy-makers among us can whip up festive and yummy Marzipan Mice---courtesy of Every Day with Rachel Ray.

Prep Time: 45 min (plus chilling)

One 7-ounce package marzipan, such as Odense
48 almond slices (about 1/4 cup)
1 1/2 cups s ... Continue reading Easy Entertaining--Marzipan Mice

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Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

Looking for a perfect sweet ending to wow guests? Peppermint Chocolate Cookies are a rich treat for indulging--courtesy of Every Day with Rachel Ray.

Prep Time: 30 min (plus chilling and cooling)
Bake Time: 20 min

1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confe ... Continue reading Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

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The Recipe for Bite-sized Holiday Baking

The holidays supply an endless array of mouth-watering treats. Miniature versions of favorite desserts are perfect for holiday entertaining, especially when grouped together on a dessert buffet. This season try bite-sized, scrumptious cookies and candies to share new flavors with your friends and family.

Instead of baking massive batches of cookies, your dessert bu ... Continue reading The Recipe for Bite-sized Holiday Baking

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Gallo Pinto (Rice and Beans)

Have you had just about enough cooking, baking and then eating heavy holiday food? Here's a quick and different dinner idea--just right for a turkey-tired palate and a nice break from winter foods.

You cannot talk Costa Rican cuisine without including rice and beans! For a Caribbean twist, add coconut milk.

Servings: 6

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Erwtensoep (Split Pea Soup)

With all the heavy holiday cooking and eating, simplify a few meals by serving this traditional version of pea soup. Tasty, warming, filling and easy.

Today's Erwtensoep is a Dutch classic, and is often served as a main dish. It makes a fine dinner on its own, with thick slices of buttered pumpernickel or rye bread.

Erwtensoep (Split Pea ... Continue reading Erwtensoep (Split Pea Soup)

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What's Cookin'?

What to cook, what to cook...MomShare has a ton of recipes, from elaborate holiday fixins' to quick toss-together family dinners. We're busy, we're harried, we could all use a good meal. Just scroll down the page to find all of our recipes. There's sure to be something to inspire you.

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Taking on the Turkey: Simplifying Thanksgiving

Every autumn, families look forward to the day dedicated to an overwhelming amount of turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing - and giving thanks. However, for those in charge of this meal, Thanksgiving can more stressful than satiating. Whether these chefs are in charge due to their renowned culinary creations or because it's their turn to host, the truth is, many feel that the holi ... Continue reading Taking on the Turkey: Simplifying Thanksgiving

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Champion Munchies

Tis the season--no, not that season--football season. Whether your kids are participants or you're a family of fans, we have lots of snack ideas to keep everyone's energy up for the games, both on the field and on the couch. Check out Munch n' Crunch Caramel Corn or Pretzel Chicken Nuggets. Betsy Block has contributed a killer wings recipe--try to forget she's a Patriot's fan and enjo ... Continue reading Champion Munchies

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

By Amanda Formaro

A great way to get kids involved in the kitchen, is by preparing a recipe that will satisfy their sweet tooth. Many children love the opportunity to measure, mix, and bake, and don't even mind the clean up afterward. Try this tasty treat with your kids.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

1 cup cre ... Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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