Creating meals with leftovers that can be repurposed helps you save valuable time in the long run. MINNEAPOLIS — Cooking in December can be a pain because there is so much other stuff going on between holiday shopping, parties and the extra baking. So how about making a meal that you can turn into something else with the leftovers? Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian, Melissa Jaeger, joined KARE 11 to offer up some suggestions. Recipe #1: Spicy Honey-Garlic Pork Meatballs 1 […]

The holidays are here! It’s that great time of the year to celebrate with family, friends and colleagues enjoying traditional festivities, including delicious foods that are traditionally made with saturated fats, sugars and sodium. Throughout the season, we are seen cramming plates with holiday food, heavy on the starch and light on the veggies. Traditional holiday foods are not known for their low calories or healthy ingredients. How you eat and drink on one or two days of the year […]

Nothing quite says summer in the food world like tomato season. Whether it’s homegrown picked and eaten straight off the vine, or a perfectly plump, juicy farmers market find, the fruit commonly misidentified as a vegetable is the perfect summertime ingredient. While the current growing season has been a bit off in some areas around the U.S., the vibrant fruits are finally at their peak, which to many chefs and home cooks signals the start of something delicious — tomato […]

Summer is officially here and while we don’t need the TikTok algorithm to tell us to eat pasta salad this season, many have already happily entered their carb-filled culinary era and are sharing their cooking inspiration online. Summer pasta salad has consumed social media feeds, with recipes from full-time food creators to home cooks and healthy fitness influencers alike. The search term “summer pasta salad” has garnered over 250 million views on TikTok alone, with hundreds of already-viral recipe videos. […]

When the holidays roll around, you can count on spending plenty of time with family and (probably) eating tons of food. It’s common to experience food guilt around the holidays, especially if you take care to eat a balanced diet. In fact, a 2020 study found 63% of Americans experienced food guilt during the holiday season.  This holiday season, give yourself grace when it comes to sharing meals with family and friends. Here’s what you need to know about food […]

A selection of smoked meats from 8 Hands Farm and smoked fish from Hook & Net. (Photo Credit: David Benthal: Food Styling: Alice Falcone) I feel in control in my kitchen, but the grill has always intimidated me a little. High heat? Low heat? How do I know when something is done? Turns out, all I needed to learn was how to turn my grill into a smoker. It’s easy, hard to mess up and there’s plenty of control. Once […]