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Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious

Jenna Smith, Extension Educator brings you helpful tips to make meals easy, healthy and tasty!
Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Spring for Lemons

Not many people can bite into a lemon without emitting a puckered face. And, no, that is not some kind of lemon-challenge! While a lemon's flesh may be too sour to eat on its own, when combined with other ingredients, it can produce a flavor that is simply delightful. Lemons may be available all year round, but spring is the time for lemons to shine! Whether its lemon chicken piccata, s...

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Luck of the Irish Potato

Many will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish-inspired dishes like the classic corned beef and cabbage, but let's not forget the potatoes. Taters are a must on an Irish menu, whether it be in the form of shepherd's pie, colcoannon, champ, boxty, or hash. Not sure what any of those are? Don't worry; I'll get you up to speed! Shepherd's pie is traditionally a ground lamb filling with a...

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Carrot Cake

A Healthy Take on Carrot Cake!

At first mention, carrot cake may not sound all that good. After all, who eats vegetables for dessert? Of course, if you've ever had carrot cake, you know that its added sugars and fat make it far from tasting like a vegetable. But the following recipe uses a mix of sugar substitutes to eliminate added sugars, while not producing an aftertaste. A bit of whole wheat flour for more nutrients and...

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Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles

I'm Nuts about Peanuts!

Peanuts are an essential ballpark snack food, but they may also be an ingredient in mealtime cuisine, including appetizers, entrees, salads and desserts. Peanuts, also referred to as groundnuts, are actually a legume like beans and peas. This unique plant produces its fruit (nut) below ground, unlike tree nuts, such as walnuts or pecans, which produce their fruit above ground. India and China a...

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