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Live Well Recipe: Potluck Taco Soup

Our Potluck Taco Soup is made with canned veggies and beans. Make sure to drain and rinse canned ingredients before using to reduce salt. Serves 8.
Ingredients
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped…

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Live Well Recipe: Fruit Paradise

Try our Fruit Paradise recipe! This recipe is a great side dish or afternoon snack with the kids. Serves 8.
Ingredients
1 can pineapple chunks in 100% juice, 20 ounces, drained

1 can mandarin oranges in 100% juice, 15 ounces, drained

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Live Well Recipe: Warm Brussels Sprouts and Pear Salad

Our Warm Brussels Sprouts and Pear Salad is filling and packed with vitamin C. Helpful hint: When cooking, stir Brussels sprouts to keep the color bright and avoid burning. Serves 8.
Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon app…

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Live Well Recipe: Overnight Oats

Try our Overnight Oats recipe! Prepare oats overnight for a healthy breakfast the next morning. Serves 2.
Ingredients
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon raisins

1/2 cup skim milk
Directions
Mix oats, …

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Starting A 4-H Club

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – If you are a young person living in Alabama, 4-H has something for you! For more than 100 years, the program has helped youth develop into resourceful citizens and responsible leaders.
What is 4-H?
Alabama 4-H …

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Live Well Recipe: Sweet & Salty Popped Mix

Try our Sweet and Salty Popped Mix for an after-school snack with the kids. Use snack-size plastic bags to control portions between mealtimes.
Ingredients
Light microwavable popcorn, 3.5-ounce bag

1 1/2 cup raisins

1 cup pretzels

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Freeze Vegetables This Summer

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – From tomatoes to squash, summer is filled with a wonderful bounty of garden vegetables. Wouldn’t it be great to have these fresh vegetables all year long? Luckily, people can freeze fresh produce from the local…

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4-H Foundation Awards $35,000 in Scholarships

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama 4-H Foundation recently awarded thirty-five scholarships to 4-H high school seniors. Scholarships for $1000 were presented at a recognition and awards program following 4-H Competitive Events Day at t…

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Live Well Recipe: Just Peachy Chicken

Try our tasty Just Peachy Chicken recipe! Buy canned fruits packed in 100% juice or water to cut down on the added sugar. Serves 4.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut in half

1 can peach slices in 10…

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Live Well Recipe: Roasted Broccoli Salad with Almonds

Try our Roasted Broccoli Salad with Almonds! Dark green veggies like spinach and broccoli are packed with nutrients and low in calories. Serves 10.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

3 tablespoons oil, divided

2 tablespoons vinegar

4 teas…

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Crop Pest Alert: Peanut and Vegetable Insect Pests

Many parts of southeast and central Alabama are facing moderate-to-severe drought conditions. Hot and humid weather conditions favor many major caterpillar species that are being monitored. The excessive heat is slowing down the activity of…

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Growing An Edible Container Garden

From meats to vegetables, savory and aromatic herbs have been used to add flavor to everyday meals for centuries while also rewarding us with aromatic enjoyment. Growing a variety of herbs in a container can make accessing them for use in t…

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Lightning Bugs: Summer’s Night Light

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Many southerners have fond memories of catching lightning bugs on a summer’s night. The fascination surrounding these insects always invoke curious questions. An Alabama Cooperative Extension System professional prov…

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Master Gardener Helpline Provides Valuable Garden Information

Does your garden have you stumped? Did a freeze burn your bulbs? Is there a deformed leaf on your azaleas? The Alabama Master Gardeners (MGs) are standing by, ready to answer questions on the Master Gardener Helpline.
Call 1-877-ALA-GROW

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Lesser Cornstalk Borer Numbers High in Dry Summers

Lesser cornstalk borers (LCB) are soil pests that like dry weather, making them a classic indicator of drought. LCBs prefer various legumes, including peanuts and soybeans. In peanuts, LCB damage can cause crop contamination from webbing an…

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