We believe that good things happen around the kitchen table and the more you cook, the better and more healthfully you’ll eat—naturally. Our decorating tips, handmade crafts and cooking how-to’s will make your kitchen a happier, brighter and better place to be.
A Prepared Pantry
Cooking a healthy, delicious meal on a busy weeknight is a breeze when you have the right go-to ingredients in the pantry, fridge, and freezer.
State Fair Funnel Cakes
Enjoy the avalanche of sugar and the deep-fried funnel cake awesomeness of the state fair all year round!
Colorado Waffle Iron Potatoes
Discover this unique way to make three delicious Colorado potato recipes: Nachos, Breakfast, and Balsamic.
Honey Milk Balls
Learn how to make this USDA recipe for quick and easy honey milk balls, a delicious treat your kids will love!
Sweet Inspiration: How to Enhance Your Meals with Grapes
With delicious California grapes as an ingredient, the possibilities are endless for trying different recipes in your kitchen.
State Fair Corndogs
Corn dogs are quintessential, summertime fair food and these deep-fried, hand-held beauties are delicious dipped in mustard.
Grab the Garlic!
When it comes to adding big flavor to any dish, garlic is king! Discover some of the best ways to prep and cook garlic.
5 Ways with Rotisserie Chicken
If you’re looking for a way to put a delicious, protein-packed meal on the table in a hurry, rotisserie chicken is the answer.
How to Make Tuna Apple Salad
Learn how to make this healthy recipe for Tuna Apple Salad from the USDA. It is versatile, kid-friendly, and couldn’t be easier.
How to Make Red Beans and Rice
Red beans and rice is a quintessential American dish, straight from Louisiana. This USDA version is simple and healthy, making it a perfect dish for your Fourth of July party.
How to Make Pasta Salad
Learn how to make this simple and versatile pasta salad, perfect for picnics or a simple side dish from the USDA.
Stuffed Bell Peppers with Chef Carla Hall
Chef Carla Hall demonstrates how to create an easy, healthy, and kid friendly stuffed bell pepper recipe from the USDA.
5 Ways with Ground Beef
If you’re looking for a way to put a flavorful, protein-packed meal on the table in a hurry, ground beef is your secret weapon. It is Inexpensive, easy to use, and versatile enough to use in almost any recipe.
Kid-Approved (and Healthy!) Snack Ideas
Sensible snacks can boost energy levels between meals and supply essential vitamins and minerals.