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Apple-Squash Casserole in a pan and 1 red apple on table

Mainely Dish: Apple-Squash Casserole

— By Alex Gayton, Assistant EFNEP Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator, Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP), University of Maine Cooperative Extension Looking for a new fall side dish? Try this colorful four-ingredient casserole that uses in-season produce. This recipe requires butternut squash which might be intimidating to use if you haven’t cooked with […]

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Baked Apple Crisp in a pan, and 3 red apples in a bowl

Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Baked Apple Crisp

— By Alex Gayton, Assistant EFNEP Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator, Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP), University of Maine Cooperative Extension Fall is almost here and that means apple picking, pumpkin everything, and cozy sweaters are coming back! If you are excited to start the season early go to a local apple orchard […]

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A group of children having lunch in a cafeteria

Psst….Maine School Meals for All! Help Spread the Word!

— By Danielle Breunig, University of Maine Dietetic Intern  Help spread the word to neighbors, family, and friends that Maine is working to end hunger by providing free meals for all school students. Nutrition insecurity is a problem in not only Maine but around the country. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) helps address nutrition insecurity […]

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Corn Chowder

Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Corn Chowder

— By Alex Gayton, Assistant EFNEP Coordinator & Social Media Coordinator, Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP), University of Maine Cooperative Extension Corn is in-season and on sale! I love fresh cooked corn on the cob, but I also love finding other ways to use it. Corn chowder is a simple and delicious meal […]

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Black pan over a camp fire

Healthy Camping & Hiking Tips

— By Alex Bosse, Nutrition Education Professional, Expanded Food Nutrition and Education Program (EFNEP) Youth Curriculum Coordinator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties As a relatively new resident of Maine, I’m always finding ways to get outdoors and enjoy the natural beauty the state has to offer. Whether it is camping, backpacking, […]

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Cheesy Pasta with Summer Veggies

Mainely Dish Recipe Video: Cheesy Pasta with Summer Veggies

This recipe is a great way to use fresh vegetables you may have from your garden or local farmers’ market. It does require a little bit of prep work to cut up the vegetables but it’s worth it, because, who doesn’t enjoy pasta and cheese?  If you want to make sure this includes all the […]

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close up of frozen raspberries and strawberries

How to Freeze Fruits and Vegetables

Freezing is the unsung workhorse of summertime preserving. Freezing fruits and vegetables can take less time than canning and results in a product that is closer to fresh than a canned product. A few tips will help make sure your frozen foods are top-quality when you use them months later. Tips for Freezing Vegetables Many […]

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Confetti Yogurt Pops

Mainely Dish: Confetti Yogurt Pops

Looking for a tasty and refreshing snack, without the excess sugar? Try out our Confetti Yogurt Pops. These frozen treats are sweet, savory, and easy to make – the perfect trifecta for a snack on a hot summer day. This recipe is a great way to use in-season berries during the summer to avoid food […]

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close up of cucumbers and garlic with salt and herbs

Tips for Preserving Pickles

Green beans and cucumbers are starting to appear in Maine gardens and at farmers markets, which means it’s time to kick off pickling season. Our tips will help you create high-quality and delicious pickled vegetables of all kinds, from classics like dill pickles and bread and butter to pickled green beans, beets, or carrots. The […]

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Vegetable display at a farmers market

Mainely Dish: Garden Skillet Sizzle

There’s something so comforting about walking into a kitchen and being greeted with the smell of vegetables sautéing on the stove. This recipe revamps the concept of salad, with the addition of some heat and in-season vegetables, including squash and zucchini. Buying in-season produce has many benefits, including reducing your food costs! This is especially […]

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