Tip of the Week: Try some new whole grains
If you find that pasta and potatoes are a staple side dish at your family's dinner table, it may be time to explore some whole grains that could serve as alternatives. Try using bulgur in pilafs or a tabbouleh salad. A good source of protein and fiber, quinoa is a great replacement for rice. And barley is known for appearing in soups, but try it in risotto.
Easy recipe: Super Apple Ham-n-Cheese
2 slices whole grain bread
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1/2 tablespoon honey mustard
1 slice Borden Extra Sharp Cheddar Singles Sensations
2 large slices deli ham
1/2 apple, peeled and cut in thin slices
Spread one side of each slice of bread with butter. Then spread opposite side of bread with honey mustard. Place one slice of bread butter side down in skillet over medium heat. Layer one slice of cheese, ham and apple. Spread second piece of bread with honey mustard and place honey mustard side down on top of sandwich. Cook 6 to 7 minutes, flipping to ensure each side is golden brown and cheese is melted.
-- Borden Cheese
What do the French call a hollow puff pastry case used as a container for creamed dishes or savory fillings?
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Wise to the Word: café filtré
[ka-fay FEEL-tr , ay] French term meaning "filtered coffee" and referring to coffee made by pouring very hot water through a filter holding ground coffee. It's traditionally served black, in demitasse cups.
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250: One Baked Hot Apple Pie from McDonald’s is 250 calories.
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"The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making" by Alana Chernila
In her debut cookbook, Alana Chernila inspires you to step inside your kitchen, take a look around and change the way you relate to food. A result from working on a tight budget, Alana is on a mission to kick people's packaged-food habit. She learned that with a little determination, anything she could buy at the store could be made in her kitchen, and her homemade versions were more satisfying, easier to make than she expected and tastier.
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