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Cost-Share Program: Assistance for Food Safety Certifications

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –With recent reports of outbreaks of foodborne illnesses, it is even more important that producers complete food safety certification. The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) recently announced a program that will help producers with the cost of these certifications. The cost-share program for specialty crop growers will alleviate the cost associated with GAP/GHP and hGAP ... Read More »

Protect Your Holiday Treats Against Bacteria

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –  It’s the holidays! This season of goodwill and giving thanks is also a festive celebration of food. With so many delightful foods to choose from, it’s important to keep holiday treats safe from bacteria. Janice Hall, an Alabama Extension regional agent of food safety and quality, offers the following food safety tips to ensure a safe ... Read More »

Deep Frying a Turkey: Know The Safety Protocols

Deep frying a turkey.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – It seems that more and more people are throwing out the traditional roasting method and instead deep frying their Thanksgiving turkey. While this method offers a new and delicious taste, deep frying a turkey can be dangerous. It is important that people who attempt this know all the proper safety protocols. Location This kind of frying ... Read More »

Get Advice and Recipes from Holiday Food Hotlines

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Cooking for the holidays can be stressful. Sometimes, people may need a little help cooking a big holiday meal. Luckily, there are many food company hotlines that offer help with holiday cooking and baking. Janet Johnson, an Alabama Extension regional agent of food safety and quality, said these hotlines can be a great tool during the ... Read More »

Stuffing or Dressing for Thanksgiving?

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With every Thanksgiving meal comes the age old question, “Do you eat stuffing or dressing?”.  Depending on where you live, one of these dishes may be more popular than the other. Do you know what the difference is between these dishes? Difference Between Stuffing and Dressing Some might be confuse as to what the difference is ... Read More »

Properly Thaw Your Holiday Turkey

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – If you are planning to purchase a frozen turkey for your holiday meal, you must thaw it properly before cooking. Depending on the size of the bird, it could take anywhere from several hours to several days to completely thaw. Alabama Extension professionals offers advice on thawing your turkey this holiday season. Plan Ahead Dr. Jean ... 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 »

Fall Pumpkin Recipes

AUBURN, Ala. – When the leaves starts to change and the weather gets cooler, we know that it is time to get our fall recipes ready. A favorite ingredient to use in fall recipes is pumpkin. Whether it is pumpkin pie or a nontraditional recipe, everyone has a series of pumpkin recipes in their arsenal. Pumpkin Bread Ingredients 2/3 cup corn-oil ... Read More »

Chili Recipes for Cool Fall Nights

AUBURN, Ala. – When fall weather puts that little nip in the air, there is nothing better than a hot bowl of chili. There are many recipes you can use to make chili and trying them all is the fun part. These recipes are sure to warm you up on a cool day or night. Chili Ingredients Vegetable cooking spray 2 ... Read More »

Keeping Calories Low in Salads

AUBURN, Ala. – What is the first food you think about eating when you go on a diet? Many people think about eating a salad because it is a low-calorie meal. Salads are usually a great high-nutrient, low-calorie meal to eat but adding some foods can make it a high-calorie meal. Keep Your Salads Healthy Tera Glenn, an Alabama Extension ... Read More »