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Food Friday: Delicious Dove

Many across the southeast have jumped excitedly into dove season, enjoying cooler weather and outdoor fun. There is more than one way to cook a dove! Archived Alabama Extension cookbooks house some unique and delectable recipes the wild game lover is sure to enjoy. Southern Roast Dove Breast 12 dove breasts Juice of 2 lemons Salt and pepper, to taste ... Read More »

Food Friday: Honey, Honey

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September is National Honey Month! Many Food Friday followers have seen the honey-based recipes throughout the month as we celebrate pollinators and recognize their delicious contribution to society. In celebration, two of our beekeeping regional Extension agents have shared their favorite honey-filled recipes. Alabama Extension Regional Agent, Dani Carroll said Honey Dip, her favorite, is always a crowd pleaser — ... Read More »

How to Grow a Jack-O-Lantern

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Growing your own Jack-O-Lantern may be a dream come true for kids who love the fall pumpkin-carving tradition. What can you do to ensure ample growth by the time pumpkin picking time rolls around? Extension Horticulturist Joe Kemble said there are many aspects to address in order to have a productive pumpkin plant. Ensuring successful pollination is essential before moving on ... Read More »

Food Friday: Honey

September is National Honey Month. This Food Friday, we would like to share some delicious honey recipes. Although a little different from a honey-butter biscuit, these recipes can help you put the jar of local honey on your counter to good use. Try this sweet treat in your house and let us know how you like it! The honey cake and ... Read More »

Local Honey Yields Sweet Benefits

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AUBURN, Ala. — September is National Honey Month, and Alabama is home to more than 600 registered beekeepers. According to the Department of Agriculture and Industries, this number has fallen but still provides Alabama residents with a variety of options to obtain local honey. A Rise in Popularity Alabama Extension Regional Home Grounds Agent Dani Carroll said the rise in beekeeping ... Read More »

Food Friday: Tailgate Food

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It’s almost here! College football teams are working overtime preparing for football season to begin. Before you head over to check out your favorite team, put in some overtime yourself and prepare some delicious tailgate goodies. Check out these recipes from the Auburn Cookbook, a publication of Alabama Extension. Cocktail Weiners 1 10-ounce jar tart jelly (crabapple or currant) ¾ ... Read More »

The Buzz on Backyard Beekeeping

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AUBURN, Ala. — Backyard beekeeping has caught the attention of homeowners and gardeners across the United States, following in the wake of the Green Revolution and Eat Local movements. With the colony collapse disasters in 2006 leaving honeybee populations at an all-time low, gardeners decided to take matters into their own hands by planting pollinator gardens and becoming backyard beekeepers. ... Read More »

Beating Fire Ants This Fall

Falling into fall sounds like a great idea — unless falling includes a run in with the Imported Fire Ant. Pest-proofing your home is a multi-step process that includes treating outdoor areas as well as indoor areas. The following five tips can help you and your family avoid unwanted visitors this fall. Fall is a great time to treat fire ... Read More »

Food Friday: Brunswick Stew

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This week’s Food Friday features a recipe, shared for more than 30 years by Alabama Extension employees. Brunswick stew is great for supper on a cool fall night. With the cooler mornings and evenings many throughout the state have seen — we say give it a go! Brunswick stew can be served immediately, but it is also an easy meal to ... Read More »

Food Friday: Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

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With school back in full swing, suppertime schedules are just as crazy as school days. If you are looking for something delicious and easy to prepare, try poppy seed chicken! Poppy seed chicken casserole is a southern favorite. Packed with chicken and topped with crushed crackers—there is no going wrong with this recipe! For a quick preparation, boil chicken breasts the night before ... Read More »