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Trending vacation habits in 2021

(Family Features) For many travelers itching to go on vacation, 2021 offers plenty of opportunities to get out and go. Whether it's heading to an outdoor escape or simply cozying... — Updated 5/25/2021


How to plan for a future vacation

(Family Features) After a long year stuck at home, many people are dreaming about when they can travel once again. While counting down the days may feel like torture, planning and b... — Updated 5/25/2021


Smart ways to keep travel spending in check

(Family Features) With more people getting vaccinated, many are looking forward to reuniting with loved ones and making up for lost vacation time. However, budget is often a... — Updated 5/25/2021


3 pandemic travel trends that may stick around

(Family Features) COVID-19 has challenged families in different ways, and many had to cancel or reschedule trips during the pandemic due to travel restrictions, which meant missing... — Updated 5/25/2021


Welcome spring with fresh artichokes

Artichokes are strange and lovely. It's a thistle, a flower and its pale green blossoms are one of the first signs of spring. Artichokes are in season, so it's time to go to the... — Updated 5/25/2021


Asparagus is perfect for spring recipes

Nothing says spring like a beautiful bunch of crisp asparagus. While asparagus is available year-round, it's much better when purchased locally. Asparagus is easy to select and... — Updated 5/25/2021


Creamy Cucumber-Dill Salad

8 large (about 5 pounds) cucumbers 1 teaspoon salt 6 large radishes 1 container (8 ounces) plain low-fat yogurt 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream 1/2 cup fresh dill, loosely packed, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/4... — Updated 5/25/2021


Give jars in bloom to thank a teacher

As the school year winds down, it's time to show appreciation to a special teacher. Here's a springy idea: Arrange a casual bouquet of flowers with offshoots of your child's... — Updated 5/18/2021


Togetherness is at root of honoring the older Americans in our lives

With warmer weather on the horizon, there is no better month than May to celebrate Older Americans Month in ways that build community and reduce isolation and loneliness.  The 2021 theme is “Communities of Strength,... — Updated 5/18/2021


Easy ethnic enchiladas

( If your family is looking for a simple way to serve up a south-of-the-border classic, this Enchilada Casserole can be your ticket to a warm, filling meal. Find more... — Updated 5/4/2021


Maximize family meal flavors with cheese

(Family Features) While there are many ways to enhance the taste and texture of your family's favorite dishes, perhaps one of the simplest and most impactful is the addition of chee... — Updated 5/4/2021


Uncovering the top Mexican food trends for 2021

(Family Features) Many families constantly search for meal inspiration, and one of the best ways is to look toward trendy tastes for new options to add to the menu. One of the... — Updated 5/4/2021


Serve up breakfast in bed this Mother's Day

Pssst. Mother's Day is coming on May 9. With busy spring schedules on family calendars, it's not too early to begin preparations to pamper Mom. Why not start her day by serving her... — Updated 5/4/2021


Banana Coconut Cream Pie

What mother wouldn't be pleased if you presented her with a delicious pie you stirred up just for her on Mother's Day. It gives her a break from kitchen duty and -- unless you tell her -- she'll never know it took you just minutes... — Updated 5/4/2021


Celebrate all-star moms with a simple, delicious meal

(Family Features) From big things like juggling a career and family priorities to little things like writing lunchtime love notes, there are so many ways moms lift up their... — Updated 5/4/2021


A signature side dish

( Almost every get together – whether it's family, friends or neighbors – always has one dish that's the star of the show time after time. It's usually a staple... — Updated 5/4/2021


A beautifully baked beef dinner

( Many families crave savory and delicious weeknight meals. After a long day of work and school, it's time to gather around the table to share a mouthwatering meal and... — Updated 5/4/2021


A tasty straightforward weekend breakfast

( There are no alarms set and you are cuddled up in bed after a good night's sleep. It's late morning and there is nowhere to go, no rushing around to do. No school... — Updated 5/4/2021


A lemon delight for any occasion

( Sweets with enhanced fruit flavors are often among the best of the best when it comes to family treats. Fruit can add levels of sweet, tart or even citrus flavor to... — Updated 5/4/2021


Ice cream made with love for mom

( Few relationships are as special as a bond between a mother and her child. There is often so much laughter, so much love and so many good times spent around food and... — Updated 5/4/2021


Make reading part of your Mother's Day celebration

(Family Features) Many childhood memories include sitting on mom's lap and reading stories together. This year, you can show your mother how much those memories mean to you by... — Updated 5/4/2021


A trendy, edible gift for Mother's Day

(Family Features) Every Mother's Day is an opportunity to show your mom just how special she is and how grateful you are for all she does. Make her day with a present that wraps... — Updated 5/4/2021


Keep it simple in the kitchen on Mother's Day

My husband's culinary skills begin and end with making a great pot of coffee. With that in mind, I've created a simple Mother's Day dinner recipe that even a non-cook can... — Updated 5/4/2021


Spray, don't bake:

Just one indoor tanning session can increase your melanoma risk Spring is finally here, and for many young women that means memorable events like prom and weddings are on the horizo... — Updated 4/21/2021


Building a life together

  For future brides and grooms and recent newlyweds, combining assets under one roof takes more than a moving van and space for all their belongings. Every couple planning to build a life together should take prudent actions to... — Updated 4/21/2021


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