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A woman stands in a kitchen and holds a jar of red wine vinaigrette.
March 21, 2023 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

If you like vinaigrette on your salad or as a marinade, give this homemade Red Wine Vinaigrette a try.

A woman stands outside
March 14, 2023 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

National Nutrition Month is a time to sharpen your focus on your lifestyle, with an emphasis on your eating and physical activity habits. Learn what this campaign is about and get tips to help you improve your lifestyle from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

A woman stirs a pot of soup.
March 6, 2023 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

Try this hearty soup that is great to add to your menu rotation during the colder months of the year.

February 22, 2023 - Filed Under: Research and Extension Centers, Agriculture, Food, Food Safety

RAYMOND, Miss. -- A Mississippi State University food safety specialist has been named to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection. Byron Williams, an associate Extension professor of food science specializing in muscle foods processing, regulations and safety, was recently appointed by USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack. Williams is also a member of the MSU Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion.

A woman holds up a bowl of Creamy Hamburger Potato Soup
February 20, 2023 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

Creamy Hamburger Potato Soup is full of cheesy goodness. It’s the perfect soup to warm you up with a hearty amount of protein to keep you full and satisfied!

closeup of a smoothie
February 14, 2023 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

Smoothies can be a tasty and healthy on-the-go option. Check out these tips to make sure you build a nutrient-rich mixture that will keep your energy up.

Closeup of Parmesan Cilantro Corn
February 6, 2023 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

Video by Jonathan Parrish

Corn is one of the most versatile vegetables around, and it’s a staple item in my kitchen. Sometimes fresh corn is a must, but I usually use frozen or canned corn for convenience.

This Parmesan Cilantro Corn gets a little kick from the cayenne pepper while the creamy cheese sauce balances the heat.

It’s a good way to get another serving of vegetables for the day, or you can serve this dish as a vegetarian option. 

A bowl of cooked sausage and apples.
January 23, 2023 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

This one-pan Sweet 'n' Savory Skillet recipe is a satifying meal that does not require a lot of cleanup.

Different color of onions.
January 20, 2023 - Filed Under: Food

Have you ever visited the grocery store to buy onions for a recipe, only to realize you don’t know which type of onion to buy? We’ve all been there!

A woman stands in a kitchen.
January 17, 2023 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness

With food prices on the rise, my grocery bill has increased significantly. Healthy eating is a priority for me, but I want to make sure I stay within budget at the store. Check out some of my favorite budget-friendly tips.

A mug with tea in it.
January 10, 2023 - Filed Under: Food, Health

I enjoy warm drinks during the winter months, but coffee just isn’t the ideal afternoon beverage for me. I prefer something without caffeine.

close up of cinnamon spice candied pecans
December 19, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

Candied pecans are one of those quintessential holiday goodies. They are great for parties, visitors, or just to snack on. Try these Cinnamon Spice Candied Pecans if you are looking for a candied nut recipe.

Qula Madkin
December 13, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

Don’t put your health and fitness goals on the backburner this holiday season just because you’re traveling. There are plenty of ways to practice wellness and keep your family and yourself on track. 

Four mini wonton quiche sit on a plate.
December 5, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

Do you need an easy dish for the office get-together or an upcoming party? If you are a fan of eggs, you’re in luck! Mini Wonton Quiches make tasty appetizers and come together in a flash.

Green Bean, Cranberry and Nut Salad in a bowl
November 14, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

For this holiday season, I was looking for a way to mix up the menu a little bit and offer something a little lighter. This Green Bean, Cranberry and Nut Salad is perfect.

Woman on an exercise machine
November 8, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Health

With all the upcoming holiday get-togethers around the corner, it can be easy to move less, sit more, and gain weight. This year, join our Walk with Extension 12 Days of FITMAS Challenge, which emphasizes moving more and eating more vegetables.

collage of cornucopia designs
October 31, 2022 - Filed Under: Food and Health, Food, Lawn and Garden, Cut Flowers and Houseplants, Floral Design, Flower Gardens

The cornucopia, or horn of plenty, is most often associated with Thanksgiving. It is generally depicted with the fruits of harvest overflowing its horn-shaped form and serves as a reminder to be thankful and grateful. If you like do-it-yourself projects, making your own cornucopia is an easy project.

Turban Squash
October 17, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Vegetable Gardens

Pumpkins, gourds, and squash, oh my! With fall in full effect, I’m buying fall décor all the time. Do I already have several pumpkins on my porch? Yes. Will I be buying more? Also, yes. 

Woman tossing salad
October 11, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition and Wellness, Nutrition

Flu season is upon us, and there’s no better time than now to kick your nutrition up a notch! One easy way to strengthen your immune system is by adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Good nutrition plays an important role in fighting off illnesses, including the flu.

spreme grilled sandwich
October 3, 2022 - Filed Under: Food, Nutrition

Every now and then we all could use an upgrade. Well, here’s a great twist on a classic grilled cheese sandwich. The vegetables give the sandwich a little crunch, which kicks it up a notch!