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Picnic with Plastics

The best part about a family road trip is being able to appreciate the journey—not just the destination. That’s why I love to pack a delicious picnic to enjoy along the way. Not only do we avoid unhealthy fast-food joints, but it is also a perfect way to let everyone stretch and enjoy some f...

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Game Day Recipes Made Possible by Plastics

We asked four bloggers to create tasty game day recipes using plastic packaging and cooking tools, which make preparing, serving, and storing favorite game day foods easier than ever. Check out the bloggers’ delicious recipes and helpful tips below—and find out how plastics can help you plan you...

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Ham and Sweet Potato Pot Pie with Pecan Crust Recipe

Leftovers used: Ham, sweet potatoes and pecans combined with holiday pantry-friendly ingredients create this classic comfort food dish perfect for an easy family meal. Makes 6 servings Ingredients 1 cup chopped onion 2 cups cubed peeled sweet potatoes (Louisiana yams) 1 cup fat free chicken broth, ...

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Orange Cardamom Shortbread Sweet-Hearts Recipe

Ingredients 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp. salt Zest of 2 oranges 1 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate 2 tsp. vegetable shortening Plastic lollipop sticks from craft store Heart-shape...

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Yummy Yam Praline Coffee Cake Recipe

Here is a great new idea for Thanksgiving dinner leftovers. Leftovers Used: Yams or Sweet Potatoes Makes 16 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons light brown sugar, divided 2 tablespoons light corn syrup 1/2 cup chopped pecans 2 1/2 cups biscuit baking mix 1 (...

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Choco Flantastic Recipe by Nicole Presley

Ingredients for Chocolate Cake 1/2 cup cajeta (caramel topping) 1 box chocolate cake mix Water (amount per cake mix directions) Vegetable oil (amount per cake mix direction) Eggs (amount per cake mix direction) 1/4 cup chocolate chips Directions for Chocolate Cake Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fah...

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Tell Me You Love Me Cupcakes Recipe by Liz Cerezo

Ingredients Cupcake Mix 1 box of Devil’s Food Cake mix Water (amount per cake mix directions) Vegetable oil (amount per cake mix direction) Eggs (amount per cake mix direction) Chocolate Mousse Filling 1 cup of chocolate chips 2 cups of heavy whipping cream Cream Cheese Frosting 1-8 oz. packa...

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Turkey Pesto Personal Pizza Recipe

Put all of the turkey left-over from your holiday feast to good use with these delicious and nutritious personal pizzas. Makes 2 pizzas; Serving size is 1 pizza Ingredients 2 whole wheat medium-size pitas 2 teaspoons pesto 6 tablespoons shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (*Time-saving Tip: purc...

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Fire Roasted Pineapple, Black Bean and Coconut Salsa Recipe

Makes 5 cups Ingredients 1 pineapple, sliced into large pieces for grilling 8 oz. black beans, rinsed and drained 2 limes—one for use in the salsa, one for presentation 1 jalapeño 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 3 tbsp. chopped red onions 3 tbsp. chopped unsweetened coconut 1 tbsp. lime zest sea salt, ...

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