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30399596When planning a Florida vacation for the entire family, two things typically first come to mind: winter getaway and busy theme park. Nothing wrong with that, but if you stop there, you're limiting your possibilities.
 
Along the state’s Atlantic coast, there’s another side of Florida that’s waiting to be discovered. With extensive waters, diverse wildlife, enthralling history and countless fun things to do, this is a unique area that will have everyone in the family catching the spirit of adventure. For a vacation that delivers hands-on, memorable experiences, why not pack up the family and explore Florida’s Space Coast?
30680408Did you know a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables is best for your health, but achieving that can be a challenge given everything you have to accomplish in a day. Daily meal planning doesn’t have to be such a chore if you turn to your freezer for a little help. In fact, starting with frozen prepared foods as the foundation of your dinner plate and adding side dishes with fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains and/or low-fat dairy can make it possible to serve a balanced meal that is quick and tasty. And that works for pizza night, too!
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Whether you have a backyard or just a few containers on the patio, sunny days are your cue it's time to garden. Growing your own flowers, herbs and vegetables is a lot of fun, and with some simple tips, it can be pretty easy to make sure your outdoor space is a showstopper.
 
 
The experts at Ball Horticultural Company offer insight into the year's top gardening trends so you can plant with confidence and creativity:
 
Lobster Eggs BenedictInspiration from award-winning recipes adds pizzazz to everyday dishes
Are you stuck in a cooking rut? It's common to cycle the same dishes over and over, but at some point your taste buds will crave something new. Maybe it's time to shake things up.
 
Whether it's trying new recipes or simply adding fresh flavors to your standard go-to meals, it's easy to add pizzazz to your cooking. Simply look to top food trends used by chefs and recipe winners across the country.
29817766What food is tasty, filling and fun? Peanut butter, and according to research, Americans are in love with the nutty spread.
ss dinnerWithFriendsHoliday busyness can occupy your weekends, making it difficult to find time to prepare and share a special meal. Instead, why not commit to making Thursday evenings special throughout the season? Instead of trying to do one more thing on the weekend, organically fit together-time into Thursdays, and fill the evening with your closest friends, TV shows, board games or other favorite entertainment — and don’t forget your favorite foods!
29922437The holiday season is packed with social events big and small. What makes some more memorable than others? The extra thought and special touches from the host or hostess.
 
29933108Holiday gatherings and backyard barbecues have a lot in common as they are occasions for gathering and for eating. And for both, successful execution of a shared meal means preparing what everyone likes and preparing it perfectly.
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Spice up your brunch with these egg dishes inspired by Mexican cuisine
 
Eggs, they're the superstars of your fridge.
 
Delicious on their own, or the perfect addition to a salad, skillet or even breakfast tacos, their versatility makes the possibilities truly endless.
 
And as families today are choosing fresher, unique ingredients to inspire their own ethnic dishes at home, eggs are a perfect choice. They are especially prevalent in Hispanic cuisine - and are a celebrated ingredient in a variety of Latin dishes from around the world, such as traditional Spanish flan, to Brazilian feijão tropeiro to Mexican huevos rancheros. It's no surprise that eggs pair beautifully with the brightly-colored, bold ingredients often found in Latino cuisine.
Nutrient rich ingredients simple prep are keys to easy healthy family meal timesWith summer in the rearview mirror, many Americans will now be pressed for time: Fall (when kids go back to school) and winter (dominated by the holidays) are jam-packed seasons. It may be difficult to find time for everything you need to do, including eating regular meals together as a family.
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