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Perfect Holiday Cookie Recipes

AUBURN, Ala. – With Christmas right around the corner, some people are looking for easy recipes to finish up their last minute cooking and baking. A simple item that is always a crowd favorite is cookies. Not only will your friends and family love these recipes, Santa Claus will appreciate homemade cookies when he visits you on Christmas Eve. Chocolate ... Read More »

Make Healthy Substitutes in Your Diet

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Auburn, Ala.- When it comes to finding healthy substitutes for your cooking and baking, there are many options you probably have never thought about. Trading out some of your typical ingredients for healthier ones does not mean you have to stop eating your favorite foods all together. In fact, you may already have these substitute ingredients in your pantry. Dr. ... Read More »

Alabama Bee Workshop Dec. 12-14 in Auburn

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Auburn, Alabama — Bees are fundamental to ensuring that Alabama’s farms can produce a diversity of food. The Bee Biodiversity Initiative at Auburn University will host an Alabama Bee Workshop Dec. 12-14 on the Auburn campus. Attendees will brainstorm about how to harness the state’s native bees, flies and butterflies to help Alabama farmers produce high quality food along with ... Read More »

Holiday Beverages Perfect for Parties

AUBURN, Ala. – December seems to be the month for a lot of parties and gatherings. Everyone breaks out their best recipes to serve to their guests. No party is complete without the perfect selection of beverages. These recipes are sure to elevate your party this holiday season. Hot Cocoa Ingredients ¼ cup powdered cocoa ¼ cup sugar 1 cup ... Read More »

Eat healthy Brussels sprouts

AUBURN, Ala.—As winter approaches, it’s easy to get excited about seasonal foods such as turkey, pumpkin pie, and holiday cookies. But, along with these winter treats, there is another in-season food to get excited about—Brussels sprouts! Okay, so Brussels sprouts may not seem quite as exciting as cookies. When prepared correctly, however, these little green vegetables can pack a real nutritious ... Read More »

Carbohydrates: good or bad for you?

AUBURN, Ala.- Sad that you can never eat bread, pasta or sugar again? If so, you are like most Americans who have read the recent warnings that carbohydrates cause weight gain and contribute to diabetes and heart disease. Low carb diets and cutting out carbs completely are widely thought of as ways to lose weight. But are carbs really all bad? Contrary ... Read More »

Venison Recipes Perfect for Deer Season

AUBURN, Ala. – It is officially that time of year where many of your friends and loved ones go missing for several hours at a time. There is nothing wrong; they are just sitting in the woods waiting to bring home the best buck of the year. People are going to be looking for unique and different ways to cook ... Read More »

Stuffing or dressing for Thanksgiving

AUBURN, Alabama — Thanksgiving is a time where friends and family gather together to give thanks, enjoy one another’s company and share a good meal. It takes a village to bring these great holiday meals together, and the thought of overwhelming amounts of leftovers keeps everyone motivated to prepare. Two main dishes found at most Thanksgiving meals are stuffing or dressing. Here is the ... Read More »

How to Safely Fry Your Turkey for the Holidays

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Auburn, Alabama — Ready to fry your turkey for Thanksgiving? It is a holiday tradition that carries a bit of danger. In recent years, more holiday chefs have stepped away from traditional methods of preparing a turkey and embraced deep frying the popular Thanksgiving dish. Southerners love their wild game meals, but more importantly, they love their fried foods. So, ... Read More »

Get Advice and Recipes from Food Hotlines

 Auburn, Alabama—Many food companies have hotlines that offer help with holiday cooking and baking. “If you’re stumped on the best way to thaw, prepare or cook a turkey, have a baking-related question or are concerned about food safety, give the folks below a call,” said Dr. Jean Weese, an Extension food safety scientist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Many of ... Read More »