July is National Ice Cream Month! Celebrate with some of these cool flavors including Blueberry Ice Cream, Handmade Butter Pecan Ice Cream, Fresh Peach Ice Cream and Watermelon Raspberry Sorbet.
Find fresh side dish recipes inspired by farmers’ market ingredients.
See sausage grilling tips and trends from the owners of Gene’s Sausage Shop in Chicago.
Find savory sausage recipes, inspired by Chicago-area sausage makers like Gene’s Sausage Shop.
Find fresh ingredients from your local farmers market for delicious summer recipes.
Illinois-grown horseradish and springtime veggies star in this three-course meal.
Welcome the season with delicious, nutritious spring luncheon recipes featuring Curried Chicken Salad, Honey-Lime Fruit Salad and Strawberry-Rhubarb Angel Food Cake.
Add interest (and nutrition) to your salads with a different type of green. The traditional, common iceberg is making way for the rich, deep greens of kale, arugula, collards and spinach – and here are a few recipes for fun, flavorful salads.
Celebrate the season with tasty dessert recipes inspired by Illinois’ own Abraham Lincoln.
Serve delicious squash recipes for fall using varieties like butternut and acorn.
Whether preparing for a summer cookout or having friends over for the big game, these dips and salsas are great for big groups — or delicious enough to enjoy on your own. These dips and salsa recipes include Zesty Corn and Black Bean Salsa, Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip, Crab Dip, Spicy Summer Salsa, Baked Pumpkin Cheese Dip and Eggplant and Bell Pepper Dip.
Milk, yogurt, and cheese star in summer dairy recipes.
For your Easter dinner menu planning, consider these recipes. From the Coca-Cola Country Ham recipe, to potato salads, vegetables and pies, these recipes will please the whole family.
Celebrate fresh asparagus this spring with delicious and healthy recipes.
Serve savory sides and snacks for the holidays inspired by a favorite Illinois pork product: ham.
Think outside of the pie plate with this nutrient-rich cucurbit. Our recipes include Henrietta’s Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, Pumpkin Pancakes and Nancy’s Best Ever Pumpkin Bars.
Get to the core of apple recipe ideas, including Traditional Wassail, Golden Apple Oatmeal, Grilled Filled Apples and Apple Dapple Cake.
Celebrate the fall apple harvest with delicious recipes and interesting facts about this all-American fruit.
Learn about corn varieties, storage tips and recipes including Creamy Chili-Lime Creamed Corn, Corn and Blueberry Salad, Grilled Corn, Black Bean and Avocado Salsa, and Potato Corn Chowder.
Horseradish provides a pungent punch to a variety of recipes, from mashed potatoes to coleslaw to pork tenderloin.
Slow cookers are made for busy people who would love to have dinner made when they come home. Here are some of our favorite slow cooker recipes.
Many people think popcorn, sweet corn and field corn are on in the same – but they’re not. Learn more about popcorn in celebration of National Popcorn Poppin’ Month in October. These recipes include Espresso Popcorn, Sweet and Hot Popcorn, Caramel Almond Popcorn Clusters, Cranberry-Orange Caramel Popcorn and more.
Whether you’re sticking it on a skewer, a bun, on a plate of pasta, or cooking it on a plank, these flavorful seafood recipes make for a perfect summer dinner. Try your hand at plank cooking with Cedar-Plank Roasted Salmon, substitute that hamburger with a grilled thai tuna patty, and enjoy your delicious shrimp glazed or tossed with pasta.
Potato salads, deviled eggs, baked beans and more recipes perfect for your next potluck or family reunion.
Take advantage of the season’s bounty of green, red and orange fruits and vegetables, and you’ll realize benefits beyond simple and fast preparation.
Our tailgating recipes – including apple-themed variations on pizza, baked beans and fall-themed salad – win with great taste and good health.
From Chocolate Fried Pies to Key Lime Cake, these sweets hit the spot.
Indulge in the fresh tastes of the garden with delicious salads like Napa Cabbage Salad, Zucchini, Corn and Tomato Salad, Mediterranean Orzo Salad, and Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette.
Celebrate this fall-harvested fruit with flavorful recipes for Pear Cranberry Chutney, Arugula and Pear Salad With Pine-Nut Crusted Goat Cheese, French Green Bean Salad With Pears and Parmesan, and Caramelized Pear Tarts.
August is National Peach Month. Celebrate with some vine-ripened facts, baking tips and our favorite peach recipes including Peach-Blackberry Short Cakes, Iced Summer Peaches, Peach Parfait and Bourbon-Peach BBQ Pork Chops
Whether on the stove top, in the oven or over a fire, cooking with cast iron is a farm house tradition with a delicious list of recipes. Classic Fried Catfish, Buffalo Chicken Dip, Broccoli Cheese Cornbread and Harvest Pork Chops are just some of these great dishes.
Looking for something to satisfy that sweet tooth? This variety of dessert recipes is sure to sweeten up your kitchen. These recipes include Sour Cream Pound Cake, Carrot Cake Cupcakes, several varieties of chocolate chip cookies and Turtle Brownies. And for more recipes, you’ll find links to our larger sweet collections.
There are few things more delicious — and more deep fried — than food at state fairs. Here are some of our favorite fair-inspired recipes.
Our breakfast for dinner recipes include breakfast pizza, oven-roasted tomatoes and maple brown sugar bacon.
July is National Blueberry Month because it is the peak of the harvest season. Enjoy this summer berry with these deliciously sweet recipes including Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake, Blueberry Dump Cake, Fruit Tarts, Panna Cotta, Fresh Berry Pie, Blueberry Swirl Ice Pops and Blueberry Ice Cream
Looking for something to top off your dish? Try one of these delicious spreads, relishes or chutneys to give your dinner an extra boost.
Whether fresh from the garden or in the middle of winter, nothing helps breathe life into your dinner menu like a few delicious vegetable side dishes. From horseradish mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus and marsala carrots to risotto with peas, fresh corn salad and an Italian squash medley, these dishes bring color and flavor that your family will eat up.
Our dietitian-approved summer cookout and picnic recipes highlight Indiana favorites such as sweet corn and watermelon.
Whether you’re looking for a recipe to warm up those cold winter days or a dinner idea that will keep you cool on hot summer nights, these hearty soups have something everyone will like. These recipes include Squash and Sausage Soup, Creamy Tomato Basil Soup, Carrot and Ginger Soup, Garden Vegetable Soup, Quick and Easy Turkey Noodle Soup, Gazpacho, Chilled Melon Soup, Lemon Artichoke Soup and more.
No meat? No problem! Here are some of our favorite vegetarian-friendly dinner ideas that are sure to satisfy even the biggest appetites. These recipes include Mediterranean Spinach Quiche, Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash, Stuffed Peppers, Eggplant, Mozzarella and Pesto Gratins and Farmers Market Stir-Fry.
Grab that red and white checkered blanket and head outside. We’ve got a collection of flavorful recipes to fill your picnic basket and satisfy your appetite. From Salmon Caesar Wraps and Toasted Turkey and Brie Sandwiches to Easy Salt Pickles, Watermelon Tomato Salad and a delicious Summer Slaw.
Add a little originality to Mother’s Day by trying your hand at something homemade. Even if concocting something special in the kitchen isn’t exactly your style, we’ve got a few easy recipes on hand to make the process go smoothly.
Enjoy the freshness of your local farmers’ fare with a few of these surprisingly easy treats. Recipes include Eggplant, Mozzarella and Pest Gratins, stuffed peppers, gazpacho and a zucchini and corn salad.
Looking for something to satisfy that sweet tooth without leaving you feeling guilty? These recipes treat you to all those sweet, healthy fruits you’ve been eying in the produce section and at your local farmers market. Fruit salads, banana salad, curried fruit and apple bourbon turnovers.
Everyone loves a country breakfast, but we’ve found some breakfast recipes packed with flavor, not fat. These recipes include Breakfast Strata with Spinach and Swiss Cheese, Low-Fat Hashbrown Casserole and Slow-Cooked Scrambled Egg Beaters.
Looking for a dinner idea that your entire family will enjoy? These recipes compliment that chicken, pork and steak you’ve got sitting in your refrigerator just waiting to be cooked. These recipes include Glazed Pork Medallions with Asparagus, Grilled Thai Beef Burgers, Ginger-Soy Flank Steak, Mushroom and Beef Kabobs, Cilantro Lime Chicken and Ribbon Meat Loaf.
Settle in for some serious hoops with these easy snacks. These recipes include Buffalo Chicken Dip, Oven-Baked Mini Reubens, Crab Dip and Double Chocolate Nut Clusters.
Entertaining guests? Impress them before dinner even hits the table with these simple recipes that are bursting with flavors. Go Southern with Fried Green Tomatoes, spice it up with Chili Cheese Rolls or enjoy a delicious twist on a classic with Mini BBTs.
We have new advice for eating healthy. Once every five years, the U.S. government prepares new guidelines for a healthy lifestyle. The newly released 2010 Dietary Guidelines ask Americans to slash their salt intake, eat a more plant-based diet and increase physical activity.
Our recipes for Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies, Oven Baked Apple Walnut Pancakes and Chocolate Fruit and Nut Clusters are fun to make and nutritious too.
Even when the holidays are over, your fridge may still be filled with the remainder of that huge turkey. But your delicious holiday leftovers do not have to go to waste; in fact, you can create fun, tasty dishes that are a far cry from a simple sandwich.
When the temperatures drop, curl up by the fire with family and friends and enjoy these delicious snacks. Recipes include Espresso Popcorn, Caramel Corn, Hot Spiced Tea, Apple Gingerbread and Peppermint Fudge.
Winter recipes from casseroles to soups invite home cooks to cozy up with a warm meal.
From kneading the silky dough to watching it rise before your eyes, making yeast breads – like those at Hodgson Mill – can be a satisfying experience.
Whether preparing a turkey for Thanksgiving or a ham for dinner any night of the week, these marinades and glazes are sure to add flavor and moisture to your favorite meats. For ham try the Bourbon Ham Glaze, Honey-Apricot Glaze or Horseradish Glaze. And for turkey the Marinade Mama Mia is bursting with flavors.
Pull out this clip-and-cook meal of Parmesan-crusted chicken breasts, green bean bundles and lemon-thyme rice pilaf for a speedy weeknight dinner.
When the temperature warms and the flowers are in full bloom, there’s no better way to enjoy the summer than by dining al fresco.
Gather your friends for a colorful spring brunch.
’Tis the season for juicy red tomatoes straight from the vine, homegrown squash and zucchini, and all those other mouth-watering fresh veggies and fruits your green thumb – or your neighborhood farmers’ market – provides.
Winter-weather recipes made from Illinois produce to warm your soul and stomach.