Category: Cooking & Recipes

Cooking & Recipes

Greens and Grains

Dedicating more of your plate to fresh-from-the-garden produce as well as rice and grains can lead to a healthier lifestyle, according to Cheryl Forberg, registered dietitian and award-winning chef and nutritionist for “The Biggest Loser.” “Most of my adult clients who are not veggie lovers usually had little exposure to...

Bring Brunch Home

There’s no denying that brunch is a popular favorite, but you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home to enjoy a delicious spread with family and friends. Enjoy this weekend luxury every day and bring brunch home with premium ingredients like Smithfield’s Hometown Original Bacon, Anytime Favorites...

6 Sizzling Barbecue Swaps

Barbecue, grilling, cookout – no matter what you call it, cooking food over an open flame is practically an American pastime. Few other cuisines have such distinctive regional twists and terminology as this fiery favorite. Memphis loves its ribs, North Carolinians their pulled meats and Texas, Alabama and St. Louis,...

Hestan Debuts Hestan Cue: Connected, Smart Cooking System

Hestan, the innovative culinary brand redefining its category, forges a new path in culinary technology with the launch of Hestan Cue, a guided cooking system connected via Bluetooth® technology. Through a perfect marriage of science, technology and culinary craftsmanship, Cue transforms home cooking into an immersive, culinary experience. Cue’s connected...

Fresh ideas for a fun fiesta menu

There’s no better way to spice up a party than by using unexpected ingredients in fun, flavorful dishes and drinks. For your next fiesta, celebrate a star of the party with sweet and juicy watermelon. Not only does versatile watermelon lend a unique taste to your menu, it’s a healthy...

Learn why foil-packet cooking is hot, hot, hot

As the saying goes, big things come in small packages and that may explain the burgeoning popularity of foil-packet recipes. Minimal preparation and cleanup are easy trade-offs for the immense flavors you can create in these tiny containers, whether you prepare them in the oven, on the grill or over...

Pecans: A Comfort Food Classic Reimagined

April is National Pecan Month and to celebrate we’re dishing up some of our favorite pecan snack recipes along with a few fun facts about the only nut indigenous to North America. As a matter of fact pecans make a naturally nutritious snack. Pecans are certified as heart healthy as a...