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Winter Workouts

Don’t let the cold prevent you from staying fit. Exercising in the winter can be difficult when it is …

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Turkey Tips

Cooking a turkey can be overwhelming even if you are an experienced cook or if it’s your first turkey. …

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Kids Koffee

Kids like to act like their parents, but what their parents eat or drink might not be good for …

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How to Use a Food Thermometer

Using an instant read thermometer to make sure meats are at the correct temperature is safer than using the …

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Saving Milk

One of my favorite childhood movies was Heidi. There are many versions but I’ve only seen the one made …

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Fungus Gnats

It is annoying to come in from a long day and sit down for a moment and along comes …

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Family Fitness

Do you have trouble getting your kids up and moving? Parents play a vital role in helping children stay …

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Pets or No Pets

Do you have a dog, cat or other pet? If so, you are not alone, millions of Americans have …

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The Value of Family Time

Family time helps to create strong bonds, love, connections, and relationships among the family. Spending quality time together with …

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Family Meals - Fast and Healthful

Here are some tips for making fast and healthy meals: Cook once for everyone. Does your child like plain vegetables, …

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Tasty Tomatoes

The fresh taste of tomatoes, just off the vine and still warm from the sun…what a delicious summer flavor. …

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Zillions of Zucchini

Summer is here and so are the zucchini! We were recently gone for a couple of days and when …

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Homeowner’s Guide to Managing Diseases Using Fungicides, Bactericides, and Alternative Products

This publication provides homeowners with recommended chemical control options to use in combination with an …

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Septic Systems and Their Maintenance

This factsheet tells homeowners how to recognize and prevent problems with home septic systems. How …

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Septic System Owner's Guide

If you use a septic system or if you are buying a home with a …

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Figure 1. Adult fungus gnat.

Fungus Gnats Indoors

This Entomology Insect Note provides information on the identification and control of fungus gnats in …

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Rainwater Harvesting: Guidance for Homeowners

A rainwater harvesting system captures stormwater runoff, often from a rooftop, and stores the water …

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Mosquito Control Around Homes and in Communities

This Entomology Insect Note addresses mosquito biology and how to control mosquitoes around homes and …

Keeping Food Safe to Eat at Home

Foodborne illness is nearly 100 percent preventable if food is handled safely from the time it …

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Pickle and Pickle Product Problems

This guide lists the problems that can arise in making sweet gherkin pickles and describes …

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