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Food Friday: Blueberry Delight

Berries are popping out all over! The sunshine is out, and blueberries are almost ready to eat off of the bush. Whether your tastebuds prefer something tart or something sweet, berries can do the trick. Try adding a little color to your dinner table this weekend. Make something full of delicious blueberries! Blueberry Crisp Butter flavor cooking spray 4 cups ... Read More »

Cool Weather May Extend Strawberry Season

Relentless bands of rain pounded strawberry crops, threatening to leave them underwater and forcing harvest to begin several weeks late. A cold, cloudy wet spring has had strawberry farmers concerned about this spring’s crop, but now sunny, drier and still cooler temperatures may help extend the season. Chilton Research and Experiment Center Director Jim Pitts said the cooler weather folks ... Read More »

Food Friday: Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo week! While today isn’t exactly Cinco de Mayo, it doesn’t mean yummy Mexican food won’t make this weekend’s menu. Spice it up with some dishes from below the border. Mexican Bean Casserole 3 cups cooked dried pinto beans 1 cup canned tomatoes 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper 3/4 cup chopped onion 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon ... Read More »

Understanding Gluten

Every few years, certain words get thrown around so often it creates what some call a “fad.” Recently, gluten has been added to that list. Unfortunately, many people treat gluten free diets like a fad without fully understanding the health benefits and consequences of consuming gluten in a diet. Dr. Tamara C. Warren, a human nutrition, diet and health specialist with the ... Read More »

Protein: Essential Nutrient Needed Daily

Protein is essential for your health, wellness and overall quality of life. Read More »

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 »