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Food Safety Safeguards

The demand for fresh, high quality food products is on the rise, which means producers have a greater responsibility of guaranteeing the food that is available to consumers is safe to eat. Food producers and manufacturers must uphold the safeguards created by governmental agencies so that the food that they place on the market does not risk the health of consumers. If a food product is believed to ... Read More »

Food Friday: Okra

Okra is a mean, green Southern favorite. Whether fried, boiled or pickled, okra is a great accompaniment for a summertime supper. Learning to fry okra can be intimidating, but the Auburn cookbook can help make it a reality in your kitchen.  If  the okra plants in your garden are producing too much to eat right now, try pickling your okra ... Read More »

Peaches: A Great Treat on a Hot Afternoon

Peach Crop Insurance

Peaches are a Southern tradition in the summer. They are a great treat to have on a hot afternoon. Now that peaches are in season, it is important to know how to choose the best peach and the best ways to preserve them.  When choosing the best peach, it is important to take into account how ripe it is. “Make sure ... Read More »

Food Friday: Zucchini

Zucchini from the garden are most often paired with squash cooked on the oven or on the grill. If the zucchini plants are producing a little more than expected, try these recipes from the Auburn Cookbook! Try something new for breakfast or dinner… and share with friends! Zucchini Apple Muffins 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 1/2 cups all-purpose ... Read More »

How to Maintain a Balanced Diet

Put down the weight-loss pills and step away from the brownies. Making it a daily habit to eat healthy is easier said than done. Every day millions of men and women around the country try to find the secret to being healthy. Well folks, we found it. Maintaing a balanced diet on a daily basis is the key to losing weight and ... Read More »

Use By and Sell By Dates: What They Mean to Consumers

AUBURN, Ala. – As you walk the aisles of a grocery store, nearly every food item you pick up will have either a use by or sell by date. These dates let you as a consumer know when to use an item or when it needs to be sold from the store with the hope that you will heed to ... Read More »

Food Friday: Peachy Peach

Even if it leaves a stain on your shirt, a fresh peach is a Southern summer favorite. How about incorporating this delicious fruit in more places than just cut fruit or breakfast. Stop by the fruit stand on your way home and pick up fresh peaches. Your family will enjoy a delicious peach dessert, using a recipe from the Auburn Cookbook by ... Read More »

Food Friday: Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a staple in every southern garden. In addition to tomato sandwiches and chopped (or cherry) tomatoes in a salad, try a stuffed tomato or a tomato salad for a change. Stuffed Tomatoes 6 medium tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped cucumber 1 tablespoon chopped green pepper 1 tablespoon chopped onion 1 hard-cooked egg 3 hard cooked ... Read More »

Senior Adults: Eat Smart for Good Health

Americans are living longer, so good nutrition and regular physical activity are keys to good health. Smart eating means including a variety of foods in your diet each day. Foods provide the energy, protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber and water you need for good health. Nutrition is important through all stages of life — from childhood through late adulthood,” said Carolyn ... Read More »

Food Friday: Summer Squash

Many gardeners in central Alabama are already catching a glimpse of cheery yellow squash ripening in the garden. Right now, squash cooked with butter, bacon and onion sounds like a delicious side dish, but as the summer wears on, your tastebuds might like a little deviation from the norm. Since squash plants produce all summer long, try incorporating these recipes ... Read More »