Camden, NJ (November 20, 2000) – As leaves and temperatures fall, thoughts of mulled cider, warm sweaters and pumpkin picking are top of mind. Now is the perfect time to look to the season’s fresh produce to add variety to everyday meals and special occasion menus. Summer’s nectarines, peaches and berries make way for Granny Smith apples, winter squash and potatoes. The produce of fall is a delicious, colorful addition to any table.
“The key to cooking with fresh fall produce – whether it’s squash, pumpkin or potato – is ensuring that it stays moist,” advises Curtis Aikens, chef and host of “Pick of the Day” on the Food Network. “Baking produce in sealed aluminum foil helps. Just sprinkle them with salt and pepper, cinnamon or nutmeg, and then add a touch of sweetness – a bit of brown sugar, honey or maple syrup.”
Cooking with Swanson® Broth is another simple way to add great flavor to everyday dishes.
“Broth provides essential moisture when cooking with meats and vegetables, without adding any fat,” said Aikens.
“Many top chefs and savvy home cooks use broth as a savory liquid base for their recipes in place of water, which provides added seasoning and enhances the natural flavors of a dish,” said Cindy Ayers, vice-president, Campbell Kitchens. “Broth provides a distinct enough flavor that seasoning ingredients like margarine or butter can be omitted in many recipes, making them better tasting and often better for you.”
Celebrate the tastes of the season with the following easy-to-make recipes using Swanson Broth.
Swanson’s Savory Pot Roast and Harvest Vegetables includes in-season produce such as carrots, potatoes and celery. Braising the Roast in Swanson Seasoned Beef Broth with Onion helps keep the meat moist, while adding perfect seasoning to the gravy.
Swanson’s Glazed Chicken with Fruit and Sweet Potatoes is a delicious fall harvest dish that will please the entire family.
Swanson’s Roasted Garlic Potato Soup pairs this season’s bounty with herbs and bacon – a hearty and flavorful combination that will surely drive traffic to the kitchen table.
“Fall’s produce will provide you with a side dish your whole family will love, not to mention make your house smell fabulous,” said Aikens.
To receive a free copy of the Swanson Broth Simply Delicious Recipe Book, or for information about Swanson’s products, cooking tips and great seasonal recipes, visit www.swansonbroth.com.