There is a chill in the air and that can mean just one thing- it's soup season! From family favorites like Minestrone to new classics such as butternut squash there is a soup you and your family can enjoy this time of year.
Dairy foods are a great source of beneficial vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. When it comes to fat in these foods, there are a variety of levels to choose. The question is what is the best option for me?
Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world! But how many of us know what goes into making that soothing cup of tea or the antioxidants that are in it! Brew yourself a cup of hot tea as you read more about this popular drink!
Throwing out that leftover meatloaf does more harm than you might think. Learn about ways to save money and the environment, today!
Time for meal preparation is often in short supply. Find inspiration in preparing food simply, in as few steps as possible, to put a well-balanced meal on the table tonight!
September is whole grains month. Grains are important for good health...
Football season is in full swing and so are game day parties...
One of the greatest joys of living in Central Pennsylvania is the opportunity to visit local farms, orchards and farmer's markets and pick your own produce.
Apples are now in season! Pennsylvania apples are available in many varieties; they have a range of health benefits; and can be used in many different ways to add a tasty addition to meals and snacks.
The past few months has seen numerous recalls of food contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. This particular bacteria grows under refrigeration and is particularly harmful to pregnant women, newborns, children, elderly, and immune compromised individuals.
Beets are plentiful this time of year. The most common variety is red beets, but other kinds include yellow beets, orange or golden beets, and Chiogga beets which have a pink and white striped flesh.
It seems many people today have less time to sit down to eat, often grabbing food or snacks to take with them as they hurry onto the next item of business. For some, they may elect not to eat at that moment, waiting for a later time that fits their schedule. Clearly, leading a hectic lifestyle doesn’t mean you need to give up on good nutritional choices of foods that you can take with you.
Is fruit the forgotten food group? Has fruit fallen out of the food groups? Find out why fruit intake in the U.S. has sunk so low, and 15 ways to help you and your family power up with fruit!
What does one do with an abundance of summer squash? With a few common kitchen gadgets and a newcomer to the marketplace, a variety of recipes for any meal is possible with little or no peeling.
Vegetarian ways of eating can have health benefits for children. Learn how to supplement nutrients that may be in short supply for child vegetarians!
During these hot summer days, consider preparing no-cook meals to keep kitchens cool. Healthy meals can be made using cold ingredients or with appliances which do not heat up the house...
When it’s hot and humid, it can be tough to keep cool. If we’re not careful, we can become over heated and suffer a heat related illness such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Many people struggle to find ways to incorporate vegetables into their diets. To help individuals and families add the healthy flavor, texture and color of vegetables to their meals, Penn State Extension has just released the "Totally Veggies Resource Guide."
There is so much to love about a bowl of hot soup on a cold winter day. To breathe in that rising steam, feel the hot liquid take the chill out of your bones as you sip, and getting those hearty meats and/or vegetables into your body to provide the calories and nutrients overflowing in the bowl of goodness. It’s a convenient way to use our canned or frozen vegetables in a winter meal. While cooking, it warms our home and creates an inviting aroma, welcoming us in from the cold outdoors.
Fresh vegetables are widely available in the supermarket and Farmer’s Markets. Vegetables are nutritious.