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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

Comfort Food Makeover Class Coming to Taylorville

Who says comfort food has to be unhealthy? Come learn about taking your favorite dishes and shedding some of that excess fat, sugar, and salt. Start preparing for the holidays, by impressing family and friends with delicious meals without the guilt. Receive a recipe packet, do some taste testing, and learn the art of altering recipes. 

This program will be held at the Christian County Extension Office in Taylorville, IL on October 11th from 1:30pm-2:30pm. There is no cost for this program.

Pre-registration is preferred. Registration can be done by calling the Christian County Extension Office or online at For any questions or concerns please call the Christian County Extension office at 217-287-7246 or emailing


Sweet Potato Casserole

Yield: 6 servings


4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled,                             1 teaspoon vanilla

   cooked (about 1 ½ pounds)                                     1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

¾ cup Splenda™ or sugar substitute                          ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

    equal to ¾ cup sugar                                              ¼ cup chopped pecans, toasted

½ to 1 cup reduced fat sour cream


1.     Mash sweet potatoes with potato masher or beat with electric mixer until smooth. Mix in remaining ingredients, except pecans. Spoon sweet potato mixture into ungreased 1 quart casserole or soufflé dish; sprinkle with pecans.

2.     Bake uncovered at 350°F until heated throughout, about 30 minutes.


Nutritional Facts per serving:  150 calories, 3g protein, 23g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 5g fat, 5mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium


     University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo. Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.



Local Contact: Lisa Peterson, Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness,