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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

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Fungus Gnats

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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 …

Don't Let Your Wallet Overheat!

As temperatures rise, so can utility bills. To avoid heat emergencies, it’s important to keep your home at a …

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Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands

Hand washing is the single most important thing we can do to keep from getting sick and spreading illness …

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Summer Time Laundry Hints

Summer time often means an increase in laundry. We may wear multiple outfits a day depending on our job …

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Active Living for Families

Active living helps your family enjoy life! Moving more boosts energy, promotes sound sleep, and it’s a lifelong way …

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Benefits of Eating More Fish

Have you included fish in your grocery list this week? If not, consider some of the benefits of adding fish to your …

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Family Healthy Living Program

We are excited to offering our virtual “Family Healthy Living Program” this summer! Our first meeting is scheduled for …

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Don't Forget Breakfast

Have you ever been riding down the road and your car ran out of gas? How far can a …

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Herbs & Spices Day

Herbs and spices add flavor to foods without adding calories, fat, or salt. Use these tips and add a …

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Grilling Safety Tips

Many of us enjoy cooking outdoors on the grill when the weather gets a little warmer. Although grilling can …

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