Egg and cheese casserole in a white baking dish

Fresh Takes on Favorite Bakes

Let comfort classics and contemporary creations earn a place on your menu.  Bakes, those hearty, singular, multiple-ingredient dishes cooked in an oven, are the epitome of comfort food. Every cuisine…

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Chicken Entrées Come Home to Roost

Every year, there’s another new challenge complicating school meal operations. Waivers expire, orders are delayed, staff recruitment lags, new regulations are proposed. One constant in all this is the need…

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Half of a grilled sandwich made with ham, cheese, tomato and avocado

The Thrill of the Grill

The best sandwiches lean on the craveable magic of warm, toasty, melty goodness. I was a very cautious (i.e., picky) eater as a child, and on the infrequent occasions my…

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Warm Up to Chilis, Soups and Stews

‘Tis the season for hearty entrées that deliver classic comfort. Get your ladles ready! It’s the time of year when most of us seek meals that feature “winter- warmers”: foods…

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¡Vamos a Comer! (Let’s Eat!)

Discover and share origins, trivia and details of several classic Mexican dishes—and then, let’s eat! When it comes to extolling the virtues of traditional Mexican food, how do you pick…

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Video: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Join School Nutrition magazine’s consulting chef, Rebecca Polson, CC, SNS, to learn how to make a favorite beverage for high-schoolers: Pumpkin Spice Lattes! This upgraded version uses real pumpkin and…

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Pumpkin muffins in muffin papers

A Perfect Pumpkin Primer

Fun facts to help you carve out your fall menu specials and engagement activities. What is a pumpkin? It’s many things! Pumpkins are one of many so-called vegetables that are…

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A white tray with penne pastalaya, an orange, breadsticks milk, and a mix of broccoli and carrots

Southern Comfort

IF YOU’RE A LOVER OF FOOD AND OF EXPLORATION, then it’s likely you already know the joys of discovering (and rediscovering) different signature dishes whenever you’re on the road, finding…

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BLT Breakfast Bowl

Be Bold With Bowls

These one-dish meals are versatile solutions to meet K-12 challenges. Over the last decade, bowls have come a long way from conveying soups, stews, chilis and salads. In the restaurant…

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The Enduring A-Peel of Citrus Fruits

Amp up your awareness of the many delicious varieties available to you and your student customers. It’s easy to see the a-peel (pardon the pun) of citrus fruits: They’re sweet,…

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