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Berry Apple Rhubarb Pie

September is a wonderful month to enjoy this season's apples. This delicious pie is made with apples, fresh berries — strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries — and rhubarb.

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Cobblers, Crisps, Crumbles, Buckle...

There are many types of cobblers including the crisp. With fresh apples and other fruits in season, now is the perfect time to try these delicious, easy to prepare desserts.

Types of Apples

With so many varieties of apples available today, it is hard to recognize which apples are good for snacking, pies, applesauce, salads, desserts, baking and cooking. This article describes the uses of many varieties.

Better Bites for Back to School

There's plenty of research that shows eating well and school performance are closely linked. Whether you're fueling up for a busy day or grabbing a snack, keeping nutrition in mind will help the whole family feel good about diving into an exciting new school year.

Snack Your Way to Smart Nutrition

Aspirations are high at the start of each new school year. From aiming for good grades to making a fresh commitment to better snack and lunch choices, it’s a time of year to set goals and start reaching for your big dreams. Serving up nutritious lunches and...

Pledge to Pack a Healthier Lunchbox

If good eating habits have fallen by the wayside during the summer break, you can kick off this school year right by pledging to guide your family toward healthier lunches.

Duck, Duck, Grill

If you're ready for something new on the grill, nothing beats duck for a sizzling cookout experience. Duck is a versatile and delicious alternative to the usual beef, pork or chicken and it's just as easy to prepare.

Better Boxed Lunch and After-School Snack Ideas

Making food fun is a simple way to get kids excited about smart eating. Bring on the fun this back-to-school season with bento box lunches: a selection of kid-size portions filled with bite-size finger foods.

How to Pack Healthy School Lunches and Snacks

Busy parents know that packing healthy lunches and snacks that kids will eat and not throw out or trade day after day is a challenge. For kids with food allergies – which, according to the CDC, is one in 13 kids...

5 Tips for Fueling Like a Champion

Whether your goals are big or small, the path to success begins with the first step. When it comes to fitness and nutrition, champion athletes can attest that small, everyday lifestyle changes can make a big impact.

Simple Steps to Smarter Snacking

When hunger strikes, it can be tempting to reach for the closest treat, even if it's laden with fat and empty calories. Make it easier to enjoy better-for-you snacks with these three simple steps that appeal to your taste and your waist.

Natural v. Added Sugars

A diet filled with too many added sugars is associated with weight gain, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. According to the 2005-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the average American consumes an average of 20 teaspoons a day, significantly more than the 6-9 teaspoons...

Sweet Shortcuts

No matter the season or the reason, no party is complete without dessert. The trick to making the most out of your celebrations is finding ways to trim your kitchen time so you can enjoy the festivities, without sacrificing quality or flavor in your favorite sweet treats.

The Grillís Guide to Grilling

To achieve grilling perfection at your next cookout – whether celebrating Labor Day or tailgating with your crew – these tips from the National Pork Board have you covered.

7 One-Pot Recipes for Back-to-School...

School is back in session, and so are hectic weeknights with little time to cook dinner. Instead of reaching for ready-made meals or takeout, serve up tasty one-pot dinners made with wholesome ingredients like...

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