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Time-Saving Cooking Tips

After a long day full of work, watching the kids and cleaning house, it’s sometimes hard to find the time to eat, let alone cook. But just because you find yourself running around throughout the day doesn’t mean you can’t take a breather with a tasty home-cooked meal. Not only can you transform cooking into an act made easy, but also creating a delicious dish can be quick, too. Don’t believe us? Check out our list below of four ways to save yourself valuable time in the kitchen.

Read the Recipe Entirely

While it may seem like a given to read your recipe thoroughly, you may also be tempted to skim through necessary steps in an attempt to cut back on your cooking time. Even though breaking your recipe down to the most basic directions may seem more appealing, remember to rea... Read more

Seafood Suppers

The snow begins to melt, and the sun begins to stay out a little later in the day. This means one thing: Summer is approaching! And with the start of summer comes the anticipation of a delicious and fresh seafood meal. As the cold, wintery days come to a close, the days of soups and stews are done — for now, anyway. Place those broths in the back of your cupboard and break out the crab seasoning instead. It’s time for a seafood supper that’ll bring you flavors that make you think of sandy shores and sunny beaches — just where you want to be. Not sure where to get started? Check out our list of seafood and Italian sausage recipes below that the whole family will enjoy devouring together.

Cajun Sausage and Shrimp Pizza

When you're looking for a crowd pleaser, you can neve... Read more

How to Brunch at Home

Lunches during the week can be a bit hectic, nor nonexistent. Weekends, though, give you the chance to slow down a little and enjoy a leisurely brunch. But what happens when you don’t want to go out to do it? Whether it’s brunch for one, two or a much larger group of your friends and family, planning brunch at home can be both easy and straightforward. Here are four simple ways to make your brunch a success without having to wake up at the crack of dawn or make a mess in your kitchen.

Quench Your Guests’ Thirst

Start your brunch off on the right foot by serving your guests a tasty and healthy smoothie. Multiple combinations of fruits, veggies and, yes, even chocolate can really complement each other — and the results are delicious! Coffee, tea and water are always good to hav... Read more

Sausage Product Statistics in the U.S.

Fresh Sausage Everyone loves to eat sausage, whether it’s by itself or crumbled up and added to a delicious recipe. You might even think you know a great deal about the different types of sausage out there. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself how much you know about the sausage industry itself? In case you think there isn’t much to know, think again! Do you know how big the sausage industry is? Where is it experiencing growth? What are the latest trends and newest flavors? What are the most popular styles out right now? We think there’s plenty to learn about when it comes to topics like these. That’s why, today, we wa... Read more

Different Types of Sausage Around the World

Do you love sausage? If so, then you probably know a good bit about it and are excited when you can cook it at home for your family. You might be familiar with different types of sausage offered at the store. You might have experimented with different ways of cooking sausage. You probably even have a favorite kind of sausage and a favorite way to prepare it. But just how much do you know about your favorite food? How many types of sausage have you sampled? Have you limited yourself to only trying the sausage from one country or from one "sausage family?" If so, you’re missing out on a world of possibilities. Every country ... Read more

Recipes Perfect for a Potluck

Potluck Dinner Foods for your big event What’s not to love about a good old-fashioned potluck dinner? You and your friends — or perhaps you and an organization you’re a part of — all get together to eat dinner. You get to enjoy the company of good friends or family members, and you get a great dinner! Best of all? You only have to cook one potluck dish to share with everyone! But we also know potlucks can get a little repetitive, especially if you always do them with the same people. Everyone tends to bring the same recipes repeatedly. Plus, people usually bring relatively safe recipes because they don’t want to risk bringin... Read more

Meal Planning for Parents

Planning a meal can be tough — especially when you add kids into the mix. Planning meals ahead of time is a valuable part of your daily life because it allows you to pick your meals with just the right level of nutrition, affordability and preference. But while it may be one thing to meal prep for yourself or your spouse, choosing the proper foods for your children can be even more challenging. If the thought of prepping lunches and snacks for your child is already making you reach for the change in your purse instead, it doesn’t have to. In fact, planning meals can be both fun and rewarding for children and parents. Just be sure to check out our simple tips and tricks to make mealtime as stress-free and simple as possible:

Coordinate by Color

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Conquering the Slow Cooker

Imagine having a fool-proof method to cook your favorite meats and dishes while you kick back and relax on the couch. No, you're not dreaming. That device exists — and it's called a slow cooker. If you've ever heard somebody raving about their slow cooker, rest assured they really are all they're hyped up to be. They save you valuable time in the kitchen so that you can focus on what truly matters — eating! They're also hassle-free, which makes them the perfect kitchen accessory for even the most beginner-level chefs. Still not convinced? One of the more significant perks of these appliances is their ability to save money by allowing you to make your own delicious home-cooked meals — what's not to love?

Make the Most of Your Appliance

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Egg-cellent Easter Hosting Tips

Are you hosting an Easter bash at your house this holiday season? While throwing any party can be stressful, planning a themed get-together can seem even more demanding. But don’t throw in the towel just yet — we’ve got all of your Easter party tips covered. Be the perfect host and throw an Easter party that’ll have your closest friends and family enjoying a day of fun and festivities with the following tips and tricks:

Plan the Perfect Centerpiece

When you invite guests over for an Easter get-together, it's vital to ensure their first impression of your party is a great one. How can you tie your décor together into a pleasing and admirable aesthetic? By making sure your centerpiece is the perfect Easter accessory! Start off with a basic flower vase or pot and add an Ea... Read more

March Madness Munchies

Nothing works up an appetite quite like rooting for your favorite basketball team, especially when it’s March Madness! Whether you're watching the game with your family or are planning a get-together with your coworkers and friends, make sure you kick-start March Madness with a few snacks that offer an ideal addition to any party. It’s no secret that food is often the best part of watching your favorite games on TV. After all, you can’t enjoy a sports game on an empty stomach. Whether your team wins or loses, make sure you have the perfect snacks and dishes that are sure to be a crowd-pleaser all across the board. Check out our list of sausage recipes for tailgating and other parties below:

Double Dribble Hoop Chicken & Sausage Pasta

Sausage and pasta? Coun... Read more