Recipes

Potatoes next to mashed potatoes in a bowl.

Mainely Dish: Mashed Potatoes

— By Alex Gayton, Assistant EFNEP Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator, Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP), University of Maine Cooperative Extension This classic Mashed Potato side dish is a must try! What makes this recipe stand out to me from others I’ve tried is the addition of garlic powder and rosemary, this combination […]

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Bowl of Braised Cabbage

Mainely Dish: Braised Cabbage

— By Alex Gayton, Assistant EFNEP Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator, Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP), University of Maine Cooperative Extension Cabbage is a vegetable I haven’t used much because I didn’t know how to cook it. I originally thought cabbage was similar to the lettuce family but I found out it is […]

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Black Bean and Squash Chili

Mainely Dish: Black Bean and Squash Chili

— By Alex Gayton, Assistant EFNEP Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator, Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP), University of Maine Cooperative Extension Need a quick weeknight meal? Try this chili recipe that the whole family can enjoy. This is a recipe that a child could help with too, whether it’s reading the recipe, using […]

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Person stirring hot chocolate with mini marshmallows in a mug

Mainely Dish: Hot Cocoa Convenience Mix

— By Alex Gayton, Assistant EFNEP Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator, Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP), University of Maine Cooperative Extension I love this simple Hot Cocoa Convenience Mix, once you make it, all you have to do is measure out a serving and add hot water or milk. Using milk or a […]

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Chicken Noodle Soup with rosemary around bowl

Mainely Dish: Chicken Noodle Soup (and Thanksgiving Leftovers)

— By Alex Gayton, Assistant EFNEP Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator, Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP), University of Maine Cooperative Extension Chicken noodle soup is a classic choice for many people, especially if you are sick or trying to warm up. Consider using leftover turkey from Thanksgiving instead of chicken, this is a […]

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Slices of turkey breast

Mainely Dish: Roasted Turkey

— By Alex Gayton, Assistant EFNEP Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator, Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP), University of Maine Cooperative Extension If you are in charge of the turkey for Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving this year look no further for a recipe, as this only requires four ingredients and 2.5 to 4 hours to […]

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Thanksgiving Planning Tips

— By Debbie Barnett, EFNEP CEA in Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, and Waldo counties – University of Maine Cooperative Extension If you are like me, the thought of having guests over for Thanksgiving, or any big occasion, can be stressful and time consuming. Questions like, How many people will be coming? How will I decorate? And […]

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Pumpkin muffins on a black cooling rack

Mainely Dish: Pumpkin Muffins

— By Alex Gayton, Assistant EFNEP Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator, Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP), University of Maine Cooperative Extension Happy Halloween! Kick off the festivities with this simple and delicious pumpkin muffin recipe. This recipe does call for pumpkin pie spice but don’t worry if you don’t have this ingredient. Pumpkin […]

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Roasted garlic brussels sprouts in glass dish

Mainely Dish: Roasted Garlic Brussels Sprouts

— By Alex Gayton, Assistant EFNEP Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator, Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP), University of Maine Cooperative Extension Brussels sprouts are not one of my usual go-to vegetables and I think this is because the few times I’ve tried them they had a bitter taste. Many people say that if […]

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four red apples in a glass bowl, viewed from above

Apple Season and Baking

— By Danielle Breunig, University of Maine Dietetic Intern  Apple picking is now in season. Everyone that goes apple picking eats the apples they pick. Have you ever wondered what type of apple you’re eating or what apple is best for baking a pie? If so, this post will cover everything about apples, from apple varieties […]

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