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Add Some Pumpkin and Squash to Your Menu

Add Some Pumpkin and Squash to Your Menu

What recipes do you think of when you hear the words pumpkin or squash? Are you thinking of pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread? Pumpkin and squash can be used in many ways on our menu.

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Lighten Up Your Thanksgiving Menu

Lighten Up Your Thanksgiving Menu

I am serving Thanksgiving dinner, and several people in my family are trying to cut down on calories. Do you have any tips?

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All Eyes on Potatoes

All Eyes on Potatoes

Most people like potatoes because they are fairly inexpensive and can be used in many ways on your menu. Have you made potato soup, garlic mashed potatoes, oven-roasted potatoes or baked fries?

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Where Should Potatoes Be Stored?

Where Should Potatoes Be Stored?

My potatoes always seem to spoil or sprout before I use them. I had them in a cabinet under my kitchen sink. Where should I store them?

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Let's Harvest Apples for Good Health

Let's Harvest Apples for Good Health

Apples often are used as the symbol for health for good reason. Eating more apples as part of an overall healthful diet may help lower our risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and even asthma, according to some studies.

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How Much Should My Kids Get for an After School Snack?

How Much Should My Kids Get for an After School Snack?

My kids are always ready for a snack after school. How big of a snack do they need?

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It's Zucchini Season!

It's Zucchini Season!

Many people have bumper crops of summer squash, such as zucchini, crookneck and straight-neck types. One-half cup of summer squash has just 10 calories. Summer squash has vitamins C and A, potassium and other vitamins and minerals. These are some ways to use zucchini on your menu.

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Encourage Kids to Become Good Veggie Eaters

Encourage Kids to Become Good Veggie Eaters

We have lots of great fresh vegetables available, but my kids usually avoid them. Do you have any tips?

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Enjoy Some Garden Fresh Veggies!

Enjoy Some Garden Fresh Veggies!

Have you tried any vegetables from a garden or farmers market this month? Invite kids or grandkids to help you select, harvest and/or prepare them. Try these interesting ways to enjoy early season lettuce, radishes and green beans.

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