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Colorful Corn Snake Native to Alabama

AUBURN, Ala. – Found across Alabama, the non-venomous corn snake is one of the most colorful snakes in the Southeast. Corn snakes range in color from red, dark orange, black and white. In Alabama, corn snakes from the Lower Coastal Plain have vivid orange and red markings, while  other corn snakes tend to be less vividly patterned and darker as you ... Read More »

A Sweet Surprise for Valentines Day

AUBURN, Ala. – With the holiday of hearts right around the corner, try impressing your significant other by making them a sweet surprise in the kitchen. Try these two recipes that will surely sweep them off their feet. Strawberry Cheesecake Butter-flavor vegetable cooking spray 1 10 ounce package frozen slices strawberries 1 3 ounce package strawberry flavored gelatin 1 cup ... Read More »

The “Super Bowl” of Party Food

AUBURN. Ala. – The biggest party of the year is upon us. Try these three recipes for your Super Bowl party. Whether you are cheering on the Panthers or the Broncos, these recipes are sure to make your party a huge hit. Cocktail Weiners 1 10-ounce jar grape jelly 1 cup of your favorite bbq sauce 1 pound cocktail-size beef ... Read More »

Family Night Food and Fun

AUBURN, Ala. – Having a family game night can be a great way to spend quality time with one another. For your next family night, try these two recipes that the whole family can help prepare. You will have a delicious meal and have fun while preparing it. Vegetable Pizza 2 8 ounce packages crescent rolls 2 8 ounce packages ... Read More »

Rose Rosette Disease Widespread in North Alabama

rose rosette disease

AUBURN, Ala.- A devastating rose disease is now widespread in north Alabama. Rose rosette disease,  identified in Alabama in 2010, is most severe in the Tennessee Valley area. First identified in California in the 1940s, it has spread east over the last 70 years. From the first report of rose rosette disease, scientists made little progress in identifying the cause of ... Read More »

Cherokee County 4-H Club Members Win State Skillathon and Quizbowl

AUBURN, Ala.- Senior 4-H Club members from Cherokee County recently took home top honors at the Alabama 4-H Skillathon and Quiz Bowl event held at the 4-H Youth and Development Center in Columbiana. Eason Reece, Wesley Rogers, James Isaac Rogers and Autumn Daniell comprised the Cherokee County Skillathon team. They will represent Alabama at the national contest later this year ... Read More »

Soups Warm You Up on Cold Winter Days

AUBURN, Ala.- During these cold winter days, nothing is more satisfying than a warm bowl of homemade soup. Try these two quick soup recipes that are sure to keep you warm and cozy this winter. Quick Potato Soup 3 cups skim milk 1 cup instant potato flakes 2 tablespoons corn-oil margarine 1 tablespoon instant onion flakes ¼ teaspoon salt 1 ... Read More »

Food Friday: Broccoli Recipes Keep Diet Healthy and Flavorful

AUBURN, Ala. – Trying to eat healthy while still keeping your diet flavorful and delicious? Try these two broccoli recipes. They are sure to bring flavor and help you watch your waistline. Broccoli Casserole 20-ounces frozen or fresh chopped broccoli 1 can of cream of mushroom soup 2 tablespoons grated onion 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind 3 tablespoons lemon juice ... Read More »

Re-purposing Your Christmas Tree this Season

Christmas Tree

AUBURN, Ala. – When the Christmas season is over and you have packed your decorations away for another year, you still have to figure out what to do with your dried up, old Christmas tree. Many people chip their tree into mulch for use in planting beds but this year find a new purpose for your tree. One way to ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Members Win at National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference

AUBURN, Alabama– Alabama 4-H’ers did well in competition at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference recently. Three  members placed in the top 10 in the nation in their respective events. Rebekah Wood, Limestone County, placed third in Egg Preparation Demonstration; Aaron Hollaway, Marshall County, placed sixth in the Turkey Barbeque Contest and Trevor Byrd, Marion County, placed eighth in the Chicken Barbeque ... Read More »