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Let’s Get Grilling!

The propane tank is full and it seems like the weather is cooperating for the return to grilling season at my house. Many of us enjoy cookouts and backyard barbecues during the spring and summer months. Unfortunately, barbeque season brings an increase in foodborne illness. Follow these guidelines to avoid foodborne illness when grilling: Whether […]

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Mainely Dish: Brunching Burritos

Preparing burritos has never felt so easy! The Mainely Dish Brunching Burritos recipe will only take about 10 minutes to make, but will keep you full until your next meal. Did you know that there are health benefits to eating in the morning? Not only does your energy increase, but eating breakfast can also improve […]

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National Salad Month!

Did you know that May is National Salad Month? For most of my life I avoided eating salads, because I thought they were boring and unflavorful. The idea of eating tomatoes and lettuce with dressing on top was the last thing I ever considered eating. This all changed when I went to a salad restaurant […]

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Mainely Dish: Banana Oatmeal Bread

One of the wonderful things about banana bread is how timeless it is; a staple quick bread that can bring together all generations. Banana bread was actually popularized in the United States in the 1930’s in response to the Great Depression. This economical recipe still lives on today, now with many banana bread recipes incorporating […]

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Test Your Pressure Canner Dial Gauge This Spring

Pressure canning is the only way to achieve home canned jars of our favorite Maine vegetables like corn, peas, potatoes, and carrots. Due to vegetables’ low acidity, improperly home canned jars of these foods can create the conditions for the hazardous botulinum toxin to grow. Using a pressure canner to can low-acid foods, like vegetables […]

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Mainely Dish: Peanut Butter Balls

Looking for a fun, kid-friendly snack? These peanut butter balls are the perfect way to introduce children to cooking and food safety. With only four ingredients (peanut butter, honey, cereal, and non-fat dry milk powder), this filling snack will be sure to satisfy all ages. Allergic to peanuts? No need to worry, any nut or […]

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Mainely Dish: Carrot Pie

Happy International Carrot Day! Do you know all of the benefits of adding this vegetable to your meals? This root vegetable is an excellent source of potassium, antioxidants, and vitamin A, and contains fiber. There are even different antioxidants based on the color of the carrots you eat, so why not mix it up? Carrots […]

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three different electric pressure cookers are show side-by-side on a kitchen counter

Tips for Cooking With Electric Pressure Cookers

Often known by the brand name (Instant Pot being a popular one), electric pressure cookers are beloved by home cooks for their ability to cook food quickly through a combination of high pressure and heat. I’ve made beef stew, hard boiled eggs, pulled pork, butternut squash, and even yogurt in a fraction of the time […]

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Low Fat Lemon Yogurt Muffins on a baker's cooling rack

Mainely Dish: Low-Fat Lemon Yogurt Muffins

Happy Spring! Nothing goes better with warm weather than the taste of lemon. There is something about that uniquely sour, yet refreshing taste that always brings me back to being a kid living in rural Maine; ready to set foot on an outdoor adventure to celebrate the first warm day of the year. As adults, […]

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6 Tips for Eating Green on St. Patrick’s Day

Whether it’s green drinks, corned beef and cabbage, or festively dyed cookies and treats, there are plenty of delicious traditions to go around on St. Patrick’s Day. While you don’t have to completely remove your favorite higher fat or higher sugar St. Patrick’s Day foods and drinks, there are plenty of ways to add healthy […]

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