Fun Easter and Passover Recipes for Kids (and Kids at Heart!)

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

Are you getting together with family and friends for Easter or Passover? If so, we’ve put together some fun recipes to enjoy before or after your Easter egg hunt (decorated deviled eggs) or at the Seder table (tuna boats).

For Easter, how about decorating eggs – on the inside? With our “Mild Mannered Deviled Eggs” recipe below, you and the kids can have fun making bunnies, funny faces, and more. If you don’t mind colored egg whites, you can even use up your excess Easter eggs.

Keep this activity child-safe by having the adults do the knife work while the kids can have fun piping the yolk mixture into the egg halves, applying the decorations, and using floss or thread to ‘cut’ the egg in half. … 

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Recipes and Menu Ideas for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration

St. Patrick's Day cupcakes

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these Festive Cupcakes.

More than just cabbage and potatoes, Irish cuisine has long relied on a wealth of wild garlic, kale, scallions, barley, oats, sausages, lamb and a varied aquaculture ranging from cockles and mussels to rich cod and salmon.

So whether you’re entertaining or just want to add a little “green” to your dinner menu, we’ve gathered together some Irish-influenced favorites along with a few bright-green Spring selections for your St. Patty’s day feasting. Slainte Mhath! (In other words, to your good health!)… 

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5 Vegetarian Winter Dishes

Pesto Pasta

Pesto Pasta with Green Beans and Potatoes

A few times each week, I try to make vegetarian dishes for my family. Though it’s a tad more challenging in the cooler Winter months, I like discovering seasonal and hearty dishes.

Winter vegetables like kale and root vegetables (squashes, parsnips, carrots, yams, potatoes) have become my staple this time of year. Add in legumes (beans, lentils), nuts, and grains (whole-wheat pasta and brown rice) and dishes become rich and satisfying.

Here are 5 vegetarian recipes that can be served (from soup to nuts) in one lovely 5-course dinner or made and enjoyed throughout the week:

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N’awlins-inspired Recipes for Mardi Gras

Gumbo

Shrimp Gumbo is a perfect dish to celebrate Mardi Gras!

Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!)  February 21st marks Mardi Gras this year, but those who embrace the Carnival season celebrate from mid-January until midnight on the “Fat Tuesday” prior to Ash Wednesday… the dawn of Lent.

For me, I fell in love with New Orleans through her food. From spicy gumbo to addictive sweet beignets, there was so much to enjoy!

Mardi Gras is a great excuse to enjoy a Southern-style dinner, with N’awlins-inspired cuisine on the plate and a breezy cocktail in the glass.  Here are some recipes to help you bring a touch of New Orleans to your table!… 

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5 Super Game Day Recipes

Super Bowl Recipes

What are you serving this Super Bowl Sunday?

Fluff the couch cushions and bust out the dips! It’s time to settle into the sofa and cheer on the gladiators of the modern era.

Whether you’re cheering on Big Blue (New York Giants) or the Pats (New England Patriots), we’ve compiled a great list of recipes to help you feed anyone from a dynamic duo to a whole mob of hungry fans…. 

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Super Bowl Snack Tips by You!

Cole Slaw

FD fan Amie made this delicious Spicy Zucchini Cole Slaw.

Are you excited for the big game on Sunday? Judging from all of your posts, tweets and mentions on our Facebook page, you’re ready to nosh on some tasty comfort food (corn chowder, pulled pork sandwiches, pizza) as well as dive into some classic party foods (salsa and chips; veggies and dip; cheese and crackers).

We asked our fans for their healthier Super Bowl tips and you did not disappoint! From Eggplant Fries to Parmesan Popcorn, our customers have the best ideas!

MaryAnn Jones, from Manhasset, Long Island, NY says, for her, “The keys to Thriving during a snack-a-licious party are balance & control.”  She likes to eat a satisfying snack like a handful of almonds or walnuts before the big game…. 

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Keep Your Resolutions with These 5 Healthy Seafood Recipes!

Steamed Fish

Steamed Fish in Parchment

Can you believe it’s almost the end of January? Have you been keeping up with your resolutions?

I admit that I need a reminder every now again – especially when it’s cold outside and comfort food calls my name! (Though these healthier comfort food tips have been a great resource!).

So in addition to our previously-posted Resolution Recipes, below are 5 seafood-based healthy recipes that can be made in minutes.

Why seafood? Well, our nutritionist Maggie Moon, MS, RD reminds us that seafood is heart-healthy and is full of important nutrients (like energy-making B-vitamins, vitamin D, antioxidant vitamin E, iron, zinc, magnesium, and omega-3 fats).

Which of these recipes will you make for dinner tonight?: … 

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Easy Citrus Recipes to Brighten Up Your Day!

Citrus

What's Your Favorite Citrus Fruit?

In the short days of Winter, I crave as much sunshine as I can get. For me, I love bringing the sunshine indoors with bright and cheerful citrus fruit.

Not only do citrus fruits make for easy and beautiful centerpieces, they are also healthy, tasty snacks filled with vitamins.

For variety, I like trying new fruits like red pomelo, finger limes, and Cara Cara oranges. The blood orange season is so short that I make sure to have as many of them as possible. And citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges easily add zest to salads and other dishes.  Need inspiration? Check out these recipes:  … 

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5 Easy Recipes to Help You Keep Your Resolutions

White Bean

White Bean, Red Onion and Tomato Salad

It’s the New Year! What’s your resolution? Are you striving to be healthier? Want to cook more at home? Or just want to try something new?

The easiest way to achieve these resolutions is to make small changes. I make sure there’s tons of colorful fruits and vegetables in my delivery. I replace refined grains with whole grains where possible. Instead of frying foods, I use Panko crumbs and bake them on high heat in the oven. Finally, I try to order at least one new-to-me item (fruit, vegetable, or grain) to try.

To help us keep our resolutions, we have also compiled a special Resolution Recipes section on our site. These recipes include lean cuts of meat (like skinless chicken), seafood, fresh produce and/or fat sources originating in vegetables and nuts…. 

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5 Easy Recipes for New Year’s Eve

Chicken Wings

What better way to ring in 2012 than with good food and great company?

Are you ready for the final party of the year? I love having friends and family over for small bites and festive holiday drinks. It’s a great way to celebrate 2011 and ring in the New Year.

To help you with your holiday planning, we’ve collected some perfect New Year’s Eve party recipes on our site. Click here for the complete list of recipes.

When it comes to easy entertaining, I love simple finger foods that can be whipped up ahead of time or in mere minutes before guests arrive. Here are my 5 favorite Quick and Easy New Year’s Eve appetizers:… 

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