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Food Friday: Scrumptious Strawberries

Strawberry picking season is underway and baskets of ripe, red berries are ready and waiting to make delicious spring time goodies. Whether a pie or a salad sounds more appealing, we have a recipe for you. Put your strawberries into a delicious dish to share with your family! Strawberry Sherbet 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1/4 cold water 1/2 cup boiling water ... Read More »

Food Friday: Brighten Up Breakfast

Breakfast — the most important meal of the day! What are you doing to make it delicious? The Auburn Cookbook has lots of breakfast food recipes that will brighten up your workday and weekend mornings, and give your family a healthy start to the day. Blueberry Muffins 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ cup ... Read More »

How to Become a Master Food Preserver

Preserving fruits and vegetables is the best way to enjoy their rich and delicate goodness throughout the year. The Alabama Cooperative Extension Service offers a master food preserver course throughout the state that teaches a variety of preservation methods. Janice Hall, an Alabama Extension regional agent who specializes in and teaches master food preserver courses, explained five preservation methods learned in master ... Read More »

Food Friday: Sensational Salads

Warm weather, fresh ingredients and cool meals go hand-in-hand. Are you wondering how to make your meal pop? Add something cool to the table. Try these salads as a side dish, or showcase them as the main course. What’s not to love about a sensational salad? Macaroni Salad 1 cup uncooked macaroni 1 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons prepared mustard ¼ ... Read More »

Food Friday: Chicken: Breaded or Fried?

Itching for some chicken? Longer days mean more time to play outside—and more time to work up an appetite. Chicken is a good choice for the main dish in your dinner-time meal. Whether you are looking for something with a barbecue feel or something with a more sophisticated twist, “The Auburn Cookbook” has something for you. Try out these two chicken ... Read More »

Fishing for Protein

Everyone knows that protein is a vital part of our dietary needs, but what most people often forget, is that they can substitute popular protein choices such as red meat and poultry for fish and seafood, which is a leaner and healthier option. Fish and seafood offer a great source of lean protein that is low in saturated fat and rich in ... Read More »

Food Friday: Your Easter Dinner Menu

Are you ready for Easter Dinner? If you haven’t already planned out the menu or made a trip to the grocery store, we have just what you need. Choose a meat or main dish, and let us help you with the sides and dessert. Happy Easter! Side dishes: Cabbage Slaw 4 cups finely shredded cabbage 1/4 cup chopped green onion ... Read More »

Tips for Cooking Healthier Faster

If you are a mom who is tired of cooking Mac & Cheese for your family three nights a week, we understand. Cooking meals that are heart healthy is easier said than done. Time is another obstacle. Most of the time moms do not have three hours to prepare a four-course meal that is nutritious and tastes good. Chante Myles, an urban regional ... Read More »

Food Friday: Pound Cake

Spring is in the air! Sunshine, cool breezes and beautiful weather call for open windows. What better for dinner guests to smell drifting down the road or through the neighborhood than a homemade dessert? Since most fruits aren’t ripe for the picking, an old fashioned pound cake just might do the trick. There are so many types of pound cakes ... Read More »

Edible Flowers Add Beauty and Taste to Meals

Flowers are typically given as gifts or used for decoration, but when it comes to preparing a meal, flowers are not high on the list of ingredients. Kerry Smith, home grounds team co-leader for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, suggests various types of edible flowers as well as simple guidelines to keep in mind for anyone interested in adding something ... Read More »