EFNEP’s Twenty Dollar Thanksgiving Guide

We are watching our wallets more than ever this year. However, a leaner budget doesn’t mean that the holiday season should be any less festive. In these trimmed-down recipes, we’ve outlined simple ways to have a memorable meal that hits on all the right traditional notes, without breaking the bank. Serves 4 Herbed Baked Turkey … Read More


Have Yourself a Food Safe Holiday

Happy Holidays! Whether you’re the head chef at your holiday gatherings or bringing a casserole to share, food safety is always the most important job in creating a holiday meal. Eating food that’s not cooked or refrigerated correctly could make you and your guests sick. Nobody wants to miss out on the fun because of … Read More


Taking Control with Portion Sizes This Holiday Season

The holiday season is quickly approaching! Gatherings with family and friends are often filled with laughter, games, happy memories…and casseroles and desserts served with a side of guilt.  Portion Control and Overeating We all overeat from time to time, and during the holidays it can feel more difficult to break the habit. Another piece of … Read More


Check your list twice!

As we approach the holiday season, you might be concerned about how to feed holiday guests and add festive foods to your budget without going overboard.  Before you make your grocery list, check twice to make sure you can pay the bill. Fortunately, many grocers offer festive foods at lower prices during this time of … Read More


Preparing a Safe Turkey Dinner

If you are preparing for Thanksgiving, or just making a turkey, it is always good to follow food safety procedures and to make sure you know exactly what you’re doing. It is important to always use a food thermometer to make sure that the temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit so that bacteria that can cause … Read More


Cranapple Crisp

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1 16-ounce can whole cranberry sauce 4 apples, chopped 2 teaspoons margarine, melted 1 cup quick-cooking oats 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray an 8- by 8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the cranberry sauce and apples. … Read More


Handle Leftovers Safely

After your Thanksgiving meal is over, the countdown to repurpose leftovers into soups, hash, sandwiches, and other uses begins. But how long can you safely keep leftovers to enjoy after Thanksgiving day? First, within two hours after dinner has been served, make sure to pack up leftovers right away and store them in the refrigerator. … Read More


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