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No Time to Cook? Keep It Simple

Most families find it hard to get a healthy, home-cooked dinner on the table at a reasonable hour. Planning ahead for simple and easy meals can save the day! It takes less time and money to fix a simple meal at home than to drive out to your favorite restaurant.  When you are planning your[…] Read More

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New Year….New Healthier Meals

The New Year can be a challenging time. Many folks resolve to eat healthier, maybe lose some weight and get more physical activity. Notice how crowded the gyms are after the holidays? It doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, the simpler you keep it, the more likely you will be to stick with new[…] Read More

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Food Safety During a Power Outage

None of us like wasting food. It’s like throwing money down the drain. Have you ever faced a power outage and wondered if the food in your refrigerator is safe to eat? You don’t want to throw away the week’s worth of groceries you just purchased, but you certainly don’t want to risk getting sick. Luckily there great food safety resources that can help us make good decisions when faced with a power outage.

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Use your freezer to preserve summer’s harvest

Did you use your FNS/SNAP benefits to grow a garden of fresh herbs and vegetables this summer? Or did you use your benefits to stock up on summer staples at the farmers’ market?

Summer has come to an end, but your kitchen may still be overflowing with your summer harvest of basil, tomatoes, okra, peaches, and squash! This certainly is a good dilemma to have, but you’ll want to use or preserve these items soon, so they don’t go to waste.

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