Family & Food

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Tue, 03/21/2023 - 10:00
What About Date Sugar as a Sweetener?
With concerns of the high consumption of sugars or need to eliminate sugar from their diet, consumers are seeking alternatives…

Tue, 03/07/2023 - 10:15
Time for Spring-Dug Parsnips
As the days get warmer and the ground thaws, it is time to dig spring-dug parsnips. Characterized by some as ‘the cream of the…

Thu, 02/23/2023 - 10:00
Let’s Go Maple Syruping!
When you think of Iowa, maple syrup probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind. However, maple syrup is one of the state&…

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Tue, 03/28/2023 - 03:00
Physical Activity at Your Fingertips
Physical activity apps allow people to work out at home while still following guided workouts and being motivated by a trainer…

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 03:00
Put It Away—The Right Way!
We are spending more money on our food lately than we have in past years. Properly storing food at home saves food dollars,…

Tue, 03/14/2023 - 03:00
Mediterranean Tuna-Spinach Salad
Serving Size: 1 cup tuna salad, 2 cups spinach, 1 orange | Serves: 1 Ingredients: 2 1-1/2 tablespoons tahini 1 1/2…