Strawberry Mozzarella Walnut Salad

Fresh and Fruity Spring Luncheon Recipes

Welcome the season with delicious, nutritious spring luncheon recipes featuring Curried Chicken Salad, Honey-Lime Fruit Salad and Strawberry-Rhubarb Angel Food Cake.

Mary Todd Lincoln White Cake

Presidential Desserts: Celebrate the Season with Recipes Inspired by Lincoln

Celebrate the season with tasty dessert recipes inspired by Illinois’ own Abraham Lincoln.

Squash Recipes

Satisfying Squash Recipes for Fall

Serve delicious squash recipes for fall using varieties like butternut and acorn.

Nancy's Ice Cream Pie

Delightful Dairy Recipes for Summer

Milk, yogurt, and cheese star in summer dairy recipes.

Easter Dinner Recipes

Easter Dinner 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.

Asparagus Pizza Blanca

Asparagus Recipes: Ways to Enjoy These Spears of Spring

Celebrate fresh asparagus this spring with delicious and healthy recipes.

Mini Ham and Cheddar Veggie Cups

Ham Recipes for the Holidays

Serve savory sides and snacks for the holidays inspired by a favorite Illinois pork product: ham.

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Apple Recipes From Breakfast to Dessert

Get to the core of apple recipe ideas, including Traditional Wassail, Golden Apple Oatmeal, Grilled Filled Apples and Apple Dapple Cake.

Illinois Chowder

Chow Down on Illinois Chowder

Enjoy hearty soup at a Southeastern Illinois “chowder,” which, in this region, refers to a social gathering where the dish is made and served.

Apple Facts and Recipes

Apple Facts and Recipes for the Fall Harvest

Celebrate the fall apple harvest with delicious recipes and interesting facts about this all-American fruit.

Maple Pumpkin Spice Popcorn Recipe

Celebrate National Popcorn Poppin’ Month

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.

Mashed Potatoes

Potluck Recipes

Potato salads, deviled eggs, baked beans and more recipes perfect for your next potluck or family reunion.


Autumn Harvest Yields Healthy, Hearty Recipes

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.


Apples are Star Player in Winning Tailgating Recipes

Our tailgating recipes – including apple-themed variations on pizza, baked beans and fall-themed salad – win with great taste and good health.

Spinach Salad with Rasberry Vinaigrette

Fresh Salad Recipes

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.

Caramelized Pear Tarts

Perfect Pear Recipes

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.


You’re a Real Peach: The Ripe Fruit Stars in These Fruity Recipes

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

Turkey Hash

Cast Iron Recipes

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.

Fair Fare at Home

Fair Fare: Recipes Inspired by the State Fair

There are few things more delicious — and more deep fried — than food at state fairs. Here are some of our favorite fair-inspired recipes.

Breakfast for Supper

Breakfast for Dinner Recipes

Our breakfast for dinner recipes include breakfast pizza, oven-roasted tomatoes and maple brown sugar bacon.

Coffee Cake

Don’t Feel Blue: Recipes Inspired by Summer’s Fresh Blueberries

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


Recipes For Summertime Cookouts and Picnics

Our dietitian-approved summer cookout and picnic recipes highlight Indiana favorites such as sweet corn and watermelon.


Recipes That Are Perfect For a Picnic

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.

Springfield Farmers Market

Farmers’ Market Finds: Shopping Tips and Recipes

Discover recipes that use those farmers’ market finds, including squash, cucumbers and other summer produce.


Farmers Market Recipes

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.


Healthy Ways to Start Your Day

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.


The Meat of the Matter: Dinner Recipes Your Family Will Love

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.

Oven-baked Mini Reubens

March Madness Munchies: Recipes Perfect for Tailgating and Game Watching

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.


Nutritious Baking and Breakfast Recipes to Warm Your Winter

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.


Four Ways To Use Turkey Leftovers

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.


Wonderful Winter Recipes

Winter recipes from casseroles to soups invite home cooks to cozy up with a warm meal.

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Soak Up These Marinades and Glazes

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.