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Louie's Grilled Cheese

Louie knows a thing or two about making the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. He adds more cheese to the outside of the sandwich for a golden crunch of flavor!

Spring Cleaning Your Plate

Spring is the time for renewal and rejuvenation— we refresh our homes and our wardrobes after a long, cold winter, but what about our diets?  Here’s how some of the same principles for spring cleaning your closets can work in the kitchen and help you get started on a path to cleaner eating. 

Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle

March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is "Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle." According to registered dietitian nutritionist Sonja Connor, President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which sponsors the campaign, "This year's theme gives consumers an easy reminder that achieving optimal health is not about a specific food or time or year, but rather a life-long commitment that leaves plenty of time for the foods and activities we love."

Adding Nutrient-Richness into Meals

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will issue recommendations for new healthful eating guidelines later this year. One recommendation that is sure to stay the same is to choose an overall healthful diet by eating more foods rich in nutrients—such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and seafood—and eating fewer foods low in nutrients and sources of “empty calories.”

Food and Culinary Trends to Watch in 2015

Every New Year brings predictions of food and culinary trends that will impact what we eat and how we shop in the coming year.  Here are five trends that can be experienced simply by enjoying the great taste of natural cheese.