Yes, your kids will eat veggies, and like them!

The biggest struggle that most parents face is getting their children to eat more vegetables. A study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that adding herbs or spices to a reduced-fat dip increased a child’s willingness to eat veggies. Preschool children ages 3 to 5 years told researchers from the Center for Childhood Obesity […]

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Watermelon Pudding Pie

By ANGELA SHELF MEDEARIS When using watermelon in your recipes, think outside the rind. Try this retro dessert for Watermelon Pudding Pie. It’s sweetened with watermelon juice and decorated with watermelon balls. It’s as easy as pie! WATERMELON PUDDING PIE Note: To save time, this recipe uses a pre-made cookie crumb crust Pie Filling:1 (7-1/2-pound) seedless watermelon 2 tablespoons plus […]

Blues-rock duo to play here

The Spear Shakers, a female power duo featuring guitarist/vocalist Kelly Richey and percussionist Sherri McGee, continue their 2019 Summer Tour with a local performance at the Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series, Mountain Heritage Festival Stage, on Thursday (August 1). Showtime is 7 p.m. Admission is free. The Cincinnati-based duo has received high media praise since forming in 2018: “The raw […]

Fresh corn is great for soup

One of my favorite year-round lunch or light dinner menus is a half of a club sandwich and a bowl of vegetable soup. When people think of summer recipes, they seldom think of soup. While soups are a perfect dish in the winter, they’re easily a seasonal recipe with the right ingredients. And, if you think about it, we eat […]

‘Hero Pizza’ is kid-friendly

Good Housekeeping has gathered all of the best ingredients from a hot and saucy hero sandwich — Italian sausage, peppers and cheese — and put them on a kid-friendly pizza. Hero Pizza1 tablespoon olive oil1 teaspoon olive oil8 ounces Italian turkeysausage, casings removed1 medium red pepper,thinly sliced1 medium yellow pepper,thinly sliced1 package ( 8- ounce)sliced mushroomsSaltPepper1 pound fresh or frozen(thawed) […]

Outdoor drama on Saturdays

The Little Shepherd Outdoor Drama runs on Saturday nights at Jenkins. Gates open at 7 p.m., showtime is 8 p.m. Concessions and tickets for sale on site. Season tickets and group rates available. The drama location is just off U.S. Hwy. 23, take street 3086 into Jenkins. For more information, call 606-832-1453 or email littleshepherd@windstream.net.

The key to a crisp chopped salad is salting in advance

A chopped salad, where every ingredient is cut into pieces of about the same size, offers the perfect mixture of flavors and textures in every bite. However, some vegetables get watery and soggy when you chop and dress them, and require extra attention. In this summery salad, we first salted the tomatoes and cucumbers to draw out their excess moisture […]

This glazed, peachy grilled chicken is unimpeachable

Too many recipes for glazed grilled chicken give you meat that’s scorched or sickeningly sweet — or both. We wanted nicely glazed, unimpeachable peachy grilled chicken. To start, we sprinkled the chicken with salt and pepper and let it sit for at least an hour before cooking to season the chicken and enable it to retain more moisture. Then we […]

Greek gyro easy to make with ground lamb

What’s not to love about a Greek gyro, a sandwich of seasoned, marinated lamb, tomato, lettuce, and cucumber-yogurt tzatziki sauce stuffed inside a soft pita? The traditional method for cooking the meat employs an electric vertical rotisserie on which layers of sliced and marinated leg of lamb are stacked. After cooking for hours, the meat is shaved with a long […]

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