Food Articles


Americans reminded to avoid foodborne bacteria on July 4th

No matter where you find yourself on the Fourth of July, you will probably see lots of food, beverages and grass-stained sneakers.

Get your grill on: Recipes from the family farm to your backyard

Firing up the grill is an American tradition.

Creative ways to use fresh, summer ingredients

In summer, the abundance of fresh ingredients can be overwhelming, especially if you stick to the same old recipes. Make more of the fresh produce available to you at the grocer, farmers market and even your own garden, by thinking ...

The truth about hot peppers

Don’t be afraid to add a little spicy heat to your meals this season by growing a few hot peppers in the garden or containers. It’s easier than you think and many of the hot pepper myths floating around the ...

Make a lunch kids will devour

Children can be picky eaters, making it challenging for parents to find foods their kids will consume. Family dinners are challenging enough, but lunches kids will love can be even more difficult to come by.

Tricks to simplify outdoor entertaining

Some of summer’s favorite moments happen right in your backyard: the sounds of children running around, the smells of fresh-cut grass and newly planted flowers, and the gathering of family and friends.

2016 Maryland’s Best Ice Cream Trail officially open for summer

Maryland Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder and Deputy Secretary Jim Eichhorst officially opened the 2016 Maryland’s Best Ice Cream Trail on May 20 at Woodbourne Creamery at Rock Hill Orchard in Mt. Airy.

Recipe: Spicy Chick Peas

Chickpeas are loaded with protein and fiber, making them a healthy addition to just about anyone's diet.

Governor Hogan invites chefs to submit recipes for “Buy Local” cookout

Governor Larry Hogan invites chefs using local Maryland ingredients to submit original recipes for the Governor’s Buy Local Cookout, which will be held at Government House in Annapolis on July 21.

Refreshing spring entertaining ideas

When it comes to successful springtime entertaining, think light and refreshing food and drink. Keeping flavors and colors cool will infuse your get-together with energy and zest.

WATCH: Tips for packing healthy snacks

On the go? Check out these healthy, easy snacks to keep the munchies at bay.

A BLT that thinks outside the box

Few sandwiches are more widely enjoyed than BLTs. When hosting parties, hosts often look for foods that will appeal to their guests, which makes BLTs a great appetizer option.

House of Mandela Wines expands despite obstacles

Dr. Makaziwe Maki Mandela and her daughter Tukwini Mandela have found another way in which to carry on the legendary legacy of their family’s name.

Celebration of African heritage and health begins February 1

February 1, 2016, not only marks the start of Black History Month, but for a Boston-based nonprofit food and nutrition organization, it’s the beginning of the fifth annual African Heritage & Health Week.

Plan ahead for a healthier holiday season

Be of good cheer. You don’t have to stick to nonfat eggnog, carrot sticks, and sugar-free sugar plums as you celebrate the holidays