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Gifts to Make and Take

Food Gifts to Make and Take The Holidays are a terrific time to say a big thanks and of course …

Holiday Breakfast

Healthier Holiday Breakfasts During leisurely Holiday mornings, breakfast often has a chance to take center stage. Most of these recipes …

What to Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers

Tired of Thanksgiving Leftovers? Did your turkey outlast your Thanksgiving lunch? Are you on dressing and mashed potato overload? No …

Holiday Pies!

Plan Your Holiday Pies! With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it is time to start making out menus and deciding …

Dining Out

Take Control When Dining Out The Holidays are looming on the horizon, which means celebrating and enjoying time with friends, …

Thirty Minute Meals

Healthy 30-Minute Meals to Keep Your Family on Track Through the Holidays! During the Holiday rush between Halloween and New …

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Coping With Drought

Quick Tips: Plants response to short-term drought: wilting, marginal leaf scorch (browning along edges), and loss of some foliage. Plants …

Cook Your Fall Decorations

Don’t Toss Your Fall Decorations – Cook Them!!! I love Fall decorating, the colors, the use of fresh materials, …

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The Teal Pumpkin Project

Have a Safe Halloween and enjoy some Allergen-Friendly Treats! Celebrating Happy Halloween next week means a week full of sweet …

Spaghetti Squash

The Very Surprising Spaghetti Squash! If you’re a big pasta fan, it might be time to try a different type …

Fall Casserole Round-Up

Fall Casserole Round-Up Casseroles, in America, represent the efficient, inexpensive, one-dish meal, made to stretch ingredients and feed a lot …

Pears

Enjoy the Fresh Pears? Fresh pears are abundant this time of year and you certainly do not want this nutritional …

Fall Apples

Fall is the Season for Apples Honey Crisp, Pink Lady, or Granny Smith; no matter which variety is your favorite, …

Fresh Flounder

Fresh Flounder – Catch and Cook Them While You Can The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries has adjusted the …

Honey Bees

Celebrate the Honey Bee!!! Each year we celebrate National Honey Bee Day, on the third Saturday in August. The celebration …

Muscadines are Ripe and Ready!

Muscadine’s are Ripe and Ready! Muscadine grapes originated in the Southeastern region of the United States and as you know …

Eggplant!

The Healthy and Versatile Eggplant It’s that wonderful time in summer when eggplants, in their many shapes and colors have …

Banana Peppers

Abundance of Banana Peppers!! Do you have more banana peppers than you think you possibly could ever eat? I …

Fresh Figs

Summer Figs – Get Them Fast Sweet, juicy, and crunchy, it’s hard to think of a fruit that provides the …

Okra

Okra, Love it? Or Love to Hate it? Okra is either one of those vegetables that you love or you …

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