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Enjoy Strawberries with a Breakfast Parfait

Seeing pints of strawberries is a welcome sight at farmers' markets! When they are in season, strawberries tend to be easier to find, taste sweeter, and cost less than what we pay during the winter. Eating strawberries fresh as a snack is a great way to enjoy this sweet fruit. They also work great in easy recipes, like our Breakfast Parfait. Strawberries Nutrition : Stra...

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What s In Season for May in Illinois

What's In Season for May?

We love the month of May! Not only are the temperatures getting warmer, but you're in for a treat at the local markets! Many local farmers' markets in Illinois are opening up this month if they take a winter break. There will be more and more variety for you to choose from as the month goes on. What's in Season for May? Asparagus Cabbage Cherries...

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5 Ingredients or Less: Black-Eyed Peas Salad

May's five ingredients or less recipe is a super versatile side dish that you will love! Enjoy it with your favorite sandwich, serve it at a BBQ, and bring it from home as part of your lunch. We love how the different flavors mix together for a savory dish that is perfect for Spring. Black-Eyed Peas Salad Servings per recipe: 8 Ingredients:...

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Celebrate National Garden Month in April!

Did you know? April is National Garden Month!  Here are our top four ways to celebrate: 1. Get started on your own garden! Whether you are new to growing your own foods or have several years under your belt, a great place to start is by visiting Extension's A Taste of G...

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Five Ingredients or Less: Animal Crackers on a Log

I recall getting small boxes of animal crackers as a treat as a child. I would be so excited to find some of my favorite animals inside - lions, giraffes, and horses! It sure helped that they were delicious, too. We all have fun memories of food as a child. This recipe, Animal Crackers on a Log, takes two popular kid-friendly snacks (animal crackers and ants on a log) and puts them toge...

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