Entry Deadline Is

Winners will be announced in the October November 2010 issue. Enter today at tasteofhome.com recipecontests I If you love chocolate, this is the cake for you. It's rich and delicious. When Jo Ann Koerkenmeier took a chocolate cooking class about 2 years ago, she had no idea it would help her win the Grand Prize in Taste of Home's recent cake contest. I attended the class with my daughter Amanda, her bridesmaids and future mother-in-law, says Jo Ann of Damiansville, IL. I got the recipe for...

Wrap It Up

Follow these tips for packaging your food gifts > > Place waxed paper between layers to avoid making a gooey, sticky mess. > > Pack treats in decorative tins, cute take-out containers or canning jars. Add ribbons or other embellishments. > > Line tins or containers with festive cloth napkins for a burst of color. > > Buy some pretty Christmas plates and fill with candy or cookies to deliver to a neighbor or shut-in. > > Print decorative tags from your computer to let...

Cook Smart

If you think eating healthfully means you can't enjoy spicy, full-flavored Mexican food, think again Treat your family to a guilt-free fiesta by substituting whole wheat flour tortillas for greasy, deep-fried taco shells, using part-skim cheeses instead of the full-fat variety, and loading up on authentic Mexican herbs and spices. Taco 'bout delicious Warm, spicy ground chicken, peppers and onions are wrapped in a soft flour tortilla and topped with cheddar cheese and sour cream. Yum Warm,...