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Basics of Jelly Making

Jellied Products Jellies are usually made by cooking fruit juice with sugar. Jelly should be clear or translucent and firm enough to hold its shape when turned out of the container. Jams are thick,...

Mashed Butternut Squash

So Easy and Perfect for Fall. 1 butternut squash 2 tablespoons of butter 2 teaspoons brown sugar Dash of salt Heat oven to 350 °F. Cut butternut squash in half (lengthwise) and scoop out the seeds....

Home Freezing Equipment

The type of freezer to purchase will depend on family size, whether fresh produce or large quantities of meat will be frozen, available floor space, and efficiency and defrosting features preferred....

Pumpkin Muenster Grits

People in the south don’t like changes to traditional grits, and I’m one of them. I love grits in their most basic form: cook in water and then add a good helping of butter, salt, and pepper....

Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

A recipe with 3-ingredients that is super easy and full of fall flavors. 12 slices of raw bacon, cut in half 24 Brussels sprouts Maple syrup Honey mustard or barbecue sauce Heat oven to 400 °F Wash...

Snacks With 100 Calories or Less

Can’t resist those mid-morning or late-night munchies? Then satisfy your hunger with a snack that contains 100 calories or less. Snacking can be part of healthy eating if your choice of foods and...

Salsa, Pico de Gallo Style

Fresh South Carolina tomatoes harvested in the summer months are true delicacies. They really are at their best with bare minimum preparation. A Pico de Gallo style salsa combines ingredients that...

Berry Topped Cheesecake Bites

Fresh berries taste great straight off the bush; however, sometimes we just need variety. The following recipe for cheesecake bites makes an exciting base for berries of all sorts. They are no-bake,...

Foodborne Illnesses: Bacteria

What is Foodborne Illness? Foodborne illness often shows itself as flu-like symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or fever. Often people may not recognize that the illness is caused by...

Salad

When you hear the word salad, what comes to mind? Leafy greens? Chicken? Potatoes? I recently had someone tell me that a salad wasn’t “really” a salad unless it had lettuce in it. From the Merriam...

30 MyPlate Steps to a Healthier You

We can benefit from taking small daily steps to improve our diet and lifestyle. Follow these 30 steps from http://myplate.gov  to get started. On the internet, go to...

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