Food

  • Try a smoked turkey this Thanksgiving

    11/13/14 3:32 PM Comment

    Thanksgiving turkey is a classic tradition, but cooking it just right can be tricky! If you're not careful, your bird could end up dry or flavorless, but not if you barbecue smoke it!

  • Finding local produce during the winter months

    11/13/14 3:06 PM Comment

    The plentiful fall harvest has made it easy to find delicious, fresh local vegetables to put on your table. However, as the weather gets colder and farmer's markets close, it gets a little harder to find local food!

  • How to host 'Friendsgiving'

    11/13/14 2:57 PM Comment

    We all love our families. But sometimes, being around all of them during the holidays can be chaotic, stressful, and even overwhelming! That's why many people are starting their own holiday traditions with their friends instead!

  • 7 spices that boost your health

    11/11/14 3:59 PM Comment

    When cooking during the fall and winter, using spices is a great way to bring out the rich flavors of hearty seasonal dishes. However, spices and herbs aren't just flavorful...they also pack a nutritional punch.

  • Food Safety Tips for Turkey Day

    11/10/14 5:24 PM Comment

    Turkey Day is right around the corner, and if you're the host, you're probably focusing on what to cook. But have you thought about how to cook it? If you serve undercooked turkey, Thanksgiving dinner could take a turn for the worst!

  • The health benefits of homemade broth

    11/7/14 2:09 PM Comment

    We all know it's flu season, and there's nothing better than a steaming bowl of chicken soup to lift your spirits when you're feeling under the weather. However, chicken broth or stock isn't just good for you when you're sick! It has lots of nutrients that will keep you feeling great all year round.

  • Thanksgiving dishes to please any palette

    11/7/14 2:09 PM Comment

    When a member of your family has some special dietary requirements, like being a vegan or vegetarian, planning a Thanksgiving meal can be a challenge!

  • Virginia Farm Bureau says a Thanksgiving day meal will cost less this year

    11/7/14 5:19 AM

  • Lighten up traditional Italian comfort foods

    11/5/14 2:26 PM Comment

    Fall and winter are the perfect seasons for comfort foods that fill you up and keep you warm. However, you don't want all those heavy dishes to weigh you down!

  • Our Daily Bread's Complete the Circle Foodraiser

    11/4/14 2:17 PM Comment

    Fairfax County is one of the wealthiest counties in the nation. However, almost 76,000 people don't know on any given day if they will have a meal. The non-profit organization, Our Daily Bread, is trying to lower this number by providing food to those less fortunate.

  • Candy-free treats for Halloween

    10/30/14 3:01 PM Comment

    A crazy sugar-high is not uncommon for kids on Halloween night. While that can be fun, health-conscious parents may be looking for a healthier alternative. They don't want to take the excitement or fun out of the holiday...but they do want to take out some of the sugar!

  • The winning recipe from the Guns & Hoses Chili Cook-Off

    10/28/14 4:15 PM Comment

    When you think of mom's famous chili, ingredients like Guinness, honey, and chocolate probably aren't in the recipe, but one winning chili recipe has impressed crowds with these unusual flavors!

  • Mediterranean vegetarian cooking

    10/27/14 2:27 PM Comment

    When you think of Mediterranean cuisine, meat-based dishes like gyros and kabobs tend to come to mind. However, many traditional dishes from the region are actually vegetarian!

  • Beer and Food Pairings

    10/24/14 1:31 PM Comment

    A cold beer can be an awesome drink to pair with any meal. However, it can be sometimes confusing to know which ale goes best with which types of foods.

  • Making the perfect pizza at home

    10/23/14 2:53 PM Comment

    Have you ever tried making pizza from scratch? If you have, then you know it can be really tricky to get the crust just right.

  • Seasonal kid-friendly foods

    10/23/14 2:35 PM Comment

    It's never easy to cook for a child who's a picky eater, especially when you try to get him to eat his veggies! But, one cookbook is making dinnertime a little easier for parents. The book features kid-approved recipes that are so easy, the kids can even help make them!

  • 5 diet mistakes to avoid

    10/22/14 4:16 PM Comment

    Do you ever feel like no matter how many diets you try, you just can't seem to lose weight? Well, you might be making a common diet mistake that is sabotaging all you hard work!

  • Fall soups & cheesecake

    10/21/14 2:56 PM Comment

    Delicious soups are plentiful during the fall season, and the Cheesecake Factory serves a different bowl every day!

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