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Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that help people make healthier, better-informed decisions and grow our economy. Programs cover a variety of areas from local foods and food safety to gardening and environmental efforts.

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Savory Oatmeal with Egg Breakfast will never be the same. January is Oatmeal Month! Oats are such a great ingredient to …

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Whip It Up Wednesday...

Quiche with a Self-Forming Crust A quick, nourishing, and satisfying meal that can be eaten warm, room temperature, or even …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Graham Cracker crumbs are rich in B vitamins and dietary fiber. They are a much better way …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs Skewers of tender juicy chicken and fresh colorful vegetables are all-time favorable because they are delicious, …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Slow-Cooker Saucy Chicken Honey contains countless medicinal properties which can boost your immune system if used in the long run. …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Fish Tacos Fish is a high-protein, low-fat food that provides a range of health benefits. White-fleshed fish is lower in …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Skillet Spaghetti SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound. Make the decision to improve your health through nutrition and exercise. The Expanded …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Tortilla Cups with Eggs Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. The phrase, “you are what you eat” …

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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

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Whip It Up Wednesday

Cucumber Strawberry Salsa A refreshing summertime salsa made with fresh cucumbers, strawberries, onion, and jalapeno pepper and a hint of …

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Whip It Up Wednesday...

Strawberries with Cinnamon Sauce Try this light and simply delicious snack made with strawberries and cinnamon. Cinnamon may improve some key …

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Whip It Up Wednesday...

Chocolate Beet Snack Cake For today’s edition of Whip It Up Wednesday, Nitasha is sharing her recipe for Chocolate Beet …

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Whip It Up Wednesday Recipe

For today’s edition of Whip It Up Wednesday, I’m sharing my recipe for Banana Berry Smooth Serve. Banana Berry Soft …

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