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Food Friday: Lighter Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet potato pie

Sweet potatoes are being harvested across the South.  There are many ways to enjoy them–from baked to complex souffles.  But sweet potato pie is a classic. What happens to this old favorite when you take out the butter and use skimmed evaporated milk instead of whole? You get this lower fat, classic pie that your guests are sure to love. Sweet ... Read More »

Food Friday: Banana Loaf

banana loaf

It has happened to everyone. You bought a bunch of beautiful bananas with the plan to snack on them all week. Now, a few days later, they are turning brown and becoming overripe. Don’t toss out overripe bananas. They are perfect for adding to recipes like this banana loaf. This version also has less fat than some traditional recipes. Most ... Read More »

Food Friday: Lemonade Syrup and Lemonade

lemon juice

Fall is football and tailgating season.  Try this recipe for for a great tasting addition to your tailgate. Lemonade Syrup 2 quarts water 3 cups sugar 3 cups lemon juice Boil water and add sugar.  Stir to dissolve sugar. Boil for 5 minutes. Cool.  Add lemon juice and stir.  Store covered in the refrigerator. Makes 11 cups of syrup   ... Read More »

It is Tailgating Time Again: Don’t Forget Food Safety

tailgating grilling

Are you ready for some football? College football season begins this week and that means thousands of Alabamians will be tailgating before and after games. Although tailgating traditions vary among schools and regions, they all include food. The heat in the Southeast sometimes dictates the food selections for tailgating. During the early part of football season, while temperatures are still ... Read More »