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Pumpkin smoothie and a pumpkin

Mainely Dish: Pumpkin Smoothie

— By Kayla Parsons, Registered Dietitian and PhD student, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Visit EFNEP’s recipe website for the Pumpkin Smoothie recipe and recipe video. Is pumpkin your go-to fruit during November? (Yes, pumpkin is a fruit because it begins as a flower!) Try EFNEP’s Pumpkin Smoothie recipe for a creamy twist on this […]

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Red and white onions

7 Types of Onions and the Best Ways to Use Them

— By Kayla Parsons, Registered Dietitian and PhD student, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Are you a fan of all things onion? Onions are vegetables in the Allium family and include numerous varieties. Upgrade your cooking knowledge by learning about 7 common types of onions, their uses, and some of the Expanded Food & Nutrition […]

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Frozen power lines with several icicles

Food Safety During a Power Outage

— By Beth Calder, PhD Extension Food Science Specialist, Professor of Food Science, UMaine School of Food and Agriculture In the event of inclement weather, we have to be prepared to face a power outage at any time in Maine. What is recommended when you experience a power outage and how safe is it to […]

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Harvard style beets in a bowl

Mainely Dish: Harvard Style Beets

— By Kayla Parsons, MS, RDN, PhD student, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Visit EFNEP’s recipe website for the Harvard Style Beets recipe and recipe video. Did you know that Harvard style beets gained their name due to their burgundy color being representative of Harvard’s traditional colors? These colors aren’t only aesthetically pleasing, but also […]

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Beef and Potatoes on a plate

Slow Cooker: 8 Steps for Success & Safety

— By Kathy Savoie, Extension Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension As a working mom I’ve come to rely on the slow cooker as my ally in the weeknight frenzy of feeding a hearty and healthy meal to my busy family. The slow cooker is an electric countertop appliance that comes in several sizes and […]

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3 panel image with apples and apple butter in jars.

Apple Butter: Preserved for Versatility

— By Laura Easter, Master Food Preserver Volunteer, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Ahh, fall in Maine… the only thing better than the cool crisp air and the return of pumpkin spice everything is the apple harvest! And, there are so many different delicacies that one can preserve from the local apple harvest. Applesauce, apple […]

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Turkey sausage on a plate.

Mainely Dish: Turkey Apple Sausage Patties

— By Kayla Parsons, PhD student, RDN, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Visit the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program’s recipe website for the Turkey Apple Sausage Patties recipe and recipe video. There’s nothing better than a breakfast that hits multiple flavor profiles. This Mainely Dish Turkey Apple Sausage recipe is sweet and savory, encapsulating […]

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Mother and son cooking together.

5 Tips for Quick and Healthy Back to School Dinners

— By Kate Yerxa, MS, RD, Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension School is back in session and for a lot of families that means after school activities and busy evenings, leaving little time for making dinner. To help make evening meals a little less stressful, here is a list of our top 5 […]

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Three pictures of zoodles. First, in the dehydrator. Second, as cooked zoodles. Third, as dehydrated zoodles.

Dehydrating Zoodles – It’s Worth It!

— By Eva Holmes, Master Food Preserver Volunteer, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Zoodles or zucchini noodles have become a popular pasta substitute for those looking to reduce carbohydrates or calories, but the real benefit is the fun way to increase vegetables in your diet. While it is possible to make fettuccine or sheet-style zoodles […]

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Lobster

The 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Lobster

— By Kayla Parsons, PhD Student, RDN, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Sydney Hauser, BS student, University of Maine Cooperative Extension If you’re from New England, you’ve likely heard of Maine’s famous crustacean, the lobster. Despite its popularity, lobsters are complex and are riddled with unknown fun facts. Use the following five unique lobster […]

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