FOOD: THE LOCAL SCENE
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The broths of summer

Naengmyeon (n-yang-me-on) translates to “cold noodles” in Korean. This simple name renders incomplete justice to this kaleidoscopic dish.   The noodles are indeed cold, thanks …

Winging it

Detroit Wing Co., based in Eastpointe, has spread its wings to the Lansing area. The restaurant has received foodie recognition and awards for serving a made-from-scratch menu and signature sauces. …
The Dish

Is East Lansing’s best Greek restaurant inside a sports bar?

 By KYLE KAMINSKI  You don’t have to be a Michigan State University student or alum to find some nostalgia in kicking back and watching the game at a sports bar in a college town …
Flash in the Pan

Prepping perfect peppered pickles

Some of the best chefs I know are vegetable farmers, preparing their own produce in their home kitchens during the heat of summer. With a hungry crew grumbling in the fields, time is of the essence, …
New In Town

A grand re-opening: A fixture returns to Downtown Lansing

By SARAH SPOHN  Downtown Lansing residents and workers can once again get their pie and eat it too. On July 5, Grand Traverse Pie Company reopened its Washington Square store following nearly …
The Dish

Rich, buttery, intensely flavorful

I’m not exactly sure how Lucky’s Steakhouse in Okemos has managed to escape my culinary radar over the last four years, but I’m sure glad that a random pitstop at a neighboring …
Flash in the Pan

Soup's Up: Exploring caldo verde

I recently visited Fall River, a sleepy fishing town on the Rhode Island border whose long-established Portuguese community has made it the capital of Portuguese seafood in North America. There, amid …
FOOD: FEATURES FROM ELSEWHERE
Power Your Homegate Playbook with a Savory Appetizer
(Family Features) Back and forth action for four quarters keeps fans on their feet, but a mouthwatering menu is what homegating and …
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Protein-Powered Summer Meals
(Family Features) Summer days spent outdoors call for meals with high-quality protein to help you power through the fun. From …
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Take Homemade Family Favorites to New Heights
(Family Features) Gathering together to enjoy a meal at the family table or a sweet treat at the end of a long day is what time with …
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Pop Up a Sweet, Kid-Friendly Treat
(Family Features) The next time your kids are begging for an indulgent snack after finishing chores or dessert following dinner, call …
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Jump-Start Success at School with Wellness at Home
(Family Features) Setting the stage for success in the classroom starts with reliable morning routines the whole family can depend …
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Channel your inner foodie with these chef-approved summer cooking tips

(BPT) - If you love entertaining, summer is a great time to let your inner chef shine. The versatility of using both indoor and outdoor cooking techniques opens up possibilities offering tasty …

This Heart Month, Pledge to Help Your Heart with These 3 Fitness Tips

(NewsUSA) - It's Heart Month and a good time to have a little heart-to-heart with yourself about the health of your ticker. Heart disease is one of the deadliest diseases in the nation, but the good …

A Surprising Assistant

(NAPSI)—Here’s a hot tip: Most baking enthusiasts may not realize it, but turning out great baked goods can be easier with a quality kitchen appliance that’s NOT the stove. It’s the sink. …

Easy Fish Friday options for kids and adults

(BPT) - Fish Friday is an important part of Lent, and if you honor this tradition, you’re probably looking to add something different to the menu. At the same time, you’re probably not …

Better-for-You Family Breakfasts

Making sure your family members get a nutritious start to the day is an important job, and by focusing on a few wholesome ingredients, such as real milk, simple and healthful dishes can quickly become family favorites.

A Fresh Twist on Fajitas to Support Family Nutrition

Gather fresh onions and bell peppers to mix with earthy, wholesome mushrooms as the heart of this plant-forward dish.

The Busy Family’s Holiday Hacks: Stress-Busting Tips to Help You Get Through the Season

(BPT) - The holidays are right around the corner which means more to-do’s and less time to do them in. With all the planning and stressing, don't let mealtime inspiration suffer and cooking fatigue set in! This holiday season, whether you have a houseful or a handful, Lauren Barth shares tips to make meal-planning less stressful, more joyous and downright hassle-free.

A Protein Twist for Tasty Family Meals

Add excitement to the weekly menu with a recipe like these Crunchy Buffalo Baked Veal Cutlet Sandwiches, which offers the classic combination of Buffalo sauce and blue cheese in a dish that requires less than an hour in the kitchen.

Why eggs are an important first food for children

(BPT) - Trying to decide what first foods to feed your baby? Second-generation egg farmer Ross Dean knew that eggs would be one of his son's first foods once he was old enough to start eating solid foods.
(Family Features) Kickoff your menu with an app like these Jalapeno Bacon and Salsa Biscuit Bites that meld together traditional tailgate tastes. Then put a Tex-Mex twist on a traditional favorite with this Enchilada Lasagna, perfect for feeding a crowd of hungry fans.
(Family Features) These Creamy Chicken Risotto and Chile Verde recipes are perfect in a pinch to satisfy hunger without requiring complicated prep or cooking steps. Just heat rice and add ingredients like cheese and seasonings for flavorful meals you can cook in mere minutes.
(Family Features) This Greek Chicken Fried Rice transforms a traditional side dish into a filling meal for four in less than 30 minutes. Plus, it requires just one wok or skillet, leaving hardly any cleanup on those busy weeknights.
(Family Features) For a kid-friendly way to put veggies on the table, look no further than familiar favorites like Pickled Beet Tacos. If dinner plans call for a low-stress side dish or lighter meal, serve up Italian Pasta and Bean Salad that requires just 15 minutes of prep and a handful of flavorful ingredients. 
(Family Features) Pan Seared Salmon with Cucumbers and Creme Fraiche offers a reprieve from the heat by putting your stovetop to work. When you're ready to head outside and fire up the grill, Cedar Plank Salmon with Miso Soy Glaze combines light, flaky salmon with a sweet homemade sauce.
(NAPSI)—Life today often seems to be in overdrive, leading many Americans to make snack and meal decisions quickly without really thinking about the nutritional makeup of what they’re …
(NAPSI)—It’s likely you see one of the most common sources of plastic pollution everyday—on the ground, in parking lots, in gutters or at the beach—cigarette butts. This is not trash but …
(NAPSI)—Mardi Gras is back—Fat Tuesday is March 1—and Jambalaya is an excellent savory recipe to enjoy the return of this ultimate celebration. You can try your hand at the classic New Orleans …
(NAPSAI)—After the last year or so, many people are anxious to get back into the social swing. To help, here are 6 entertaining ideas that can mean more fun for you and your friends: How To Have …
(NAPSI)—This holiday season, many Americans are entertaining the idea of having a festive gala.  Here are 6 party planning hints that can help your next get-together be fun for both you and …
(NewsUSA) - Why not send a homestyle crumb cake? You can’t always be with friends and family in times of joy or sorrow, but sending special treats for comfort, support, or celebration is an …
(NewsUSA) - Whether you are at the gas pump, the grocery store or even shopping online, the higher prices resulting from the current state of inflation are hitting everyone hard. Fortunately, smart …
(NewsUSA) - Whether you are at the gas pump, the grocery store or even shopping online, the higher prices resulting from the current state of inflation are hitting everyone hard. Fortunately, smart …
(NewsUSA) - ­­­­ “Iris in the Dark” by Elissa Grossell Dickey        A single mother faces her worst fear -- the past -- in a provocative novel of suspense by the author of …
(NewsUSA) - Cryptocurrency, NFT, Web 3.0; these buzzwords have gained popularity in recent years. But what do all these terms have in common? They all have the same underlying technology, blockchain. …
(BPT) - Aug. 20 is National Lemonade Day, and with temperatures reaching record highs, it’s the perfect time to indulge in a thirst-quenching lemonade treat.It’s no wonder that lemonade …
(BPT) - If you’ve always loved making — and tasting — s’mores, this is your special time. Something about that magical combination of ooey-gooey, slightly charred marshmallow, …
(BPT) - If you haven’t heard of the MIND Diet, consider it the greatest hits of foods that support brain health. The MIND (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) Diet …
(BPT) - These days, we know more about healthy eating than ever before. But in reality, it’s a constant struggle for many of us to consistently consume an optimal diet. Pamela M. Peeke, MD, …
(BPT) - You know the guidelines: the best way to give your body the vitamins and nutrients it needs is through healthy eating, including consuming lots of fruits and veggies. And while getting …

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