One Dish Meals 01 August 2018

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

(Family Features) 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 spaghetti squash and quinoa. These seven kid-friendly recipes bring everything together in a single baking dish or skillet, so there's less prep and clean up, and more time for reconnecting around the dinner table.

  1. Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Lo Mein

    Load up on veggies with this weeknight version of an Asian takeout favorite. Carrots, bell pepper and shrimp are flavored with soy sauce, ginger and garlic. Try a microwave shortcut to cook the spaghetti squash and have it on the table in no time.

  1. Fall Skillet Pot Pie

    Rotisserie or leftover chicken, refrigerated biscuits and an oven-proof skillet make this comfort food favorite a weeknight reality. Add sweet potatoes, peas and flavor with thyme, cinnamon and garlic powder.

  1. Quinoa Taco Skillet

    McCormick Organics Taco Seasoning Mix adds kid-friendly flavor to this skillet dinner made with quinoa, ground turkey, fresh tomatoes and corn.

  1. Creamy Tomato Italian Parmesan Chicken

    Tender chicken simmered in a creamy red sauce, fresh parmesan and freshly ground Italian herbs make for a perfect weeknight dish. Whether you serve with pasta, atop Italian bread or let the chicken be the star, this dish is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

  1. Chicken Noodle Casserole

    Everyone's favorite soup gets a casserole treatment. Simply combine pasta, chicken, vegetables and gooey cheese with the flavors of pepper, garlic and Italian seasoning for a comforting weeknight meal, perfect for leftovers.

  1. Chicken Fajita Soup

    Warm up with a one-pot wonder that gets a Tex-Mex twist from McCormick Organics Fajita Seasoning Mix. Let the family customize with toppings like avocado, cheese, sour cream and tortilla strips.

  1. Chicken Chili with Apple and Sweet Potato

    Say goodbye to beans and whip up a new fall chili the whole family will love. Kitchen Basics Organic Chicken Stock gives the quick dish a rich, cooked-all-day flavor.

Find more tips and recipe inspiration for back-to-school season at McCormick.com and be sure to check out Pinterest and Facebook.

Source: McCormick Spice

Holiday 01 November 2018

Holiday Fun for the Whole Family

(Family Features) Celebrating the holidays with family meals and activities is what the season is all about, and when those moments and at-home projects are kid-friendly, you can get the whole gang involved.

A simple weeknight at home during the holiday season can turn into family fun time starting with a recipe like these Reindeer Hot Dogs, a dish that requires little prep time and allows for help from little ones. Made with Gwaltney Hot Dogs, a tasty, kid-friendly dinner solution requires just a handful of easy-to-find ingredients.

Once everyone is finished eating and all have pitched in to help with cleanup, turn your attention to a family activity that transforms everyday supplies into this Wooden Snowman Ornament for seasonal decor to hang on a tree or elsewhere in the house.

Find more kid-friendly recipes to involve the whole family at gwaltneyfoods.com.

Reindeer Hot Dogs

Prep time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10

  • 1          can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1          package Gwaltney Hot Dogs
  • 1          slice white cheese
  • black olives
  • ketchup
  1. Heat oven according to crescent roll package directions.
  2. Cut hot dogs into three equal sections.
  3. Lay out crescent rolls and wrap around middle sections of hot dog pieces.
  4. Cut triangles out of end sections to look like antlers.
  5. Cut two slits at top of dough; press end hot dog pieces into slits.
  6. Bake according to crescent roll package directions. Cut out small circles from sliced cheese for reindeer eyes. Cover cheese pieces with small slices of black olives for pupils. Add ketchup to hot dogs for red noses.

Wooden Snowman Ornament

Craft courtesy of Gwaltney

  • 7ice pop sticks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Black paint
  • Glitter
  • White paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Colored craft foam
  • Sequins
  • Buttons
  • String
  1. Line up six ice pop sticks next to each other vertically.
  2. Place line of hot glue horizontally across sticks, about one-third of the way down, and adhere seventh stick to create brim of snowman’s hat.
  3. Using black paint, brush top third (brim to top of hat) and let dry.
  4. Mix glitter into white paint and brush lower two-thirds of sticks, creating snowman’s face.
  5. Use googly eyes, colored craft foam, sequins and buttons to create details of face and hat, such as mouth, nose and hat decor.
  6. Glue piece of string to backside to hang ornament.

Source: Gwaltney

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