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Vegetable Spotlight: Okra

Today we are putting the spotlight on a classic southern vegetable, the okra! According to NC State Extension, Okra …

Portioning Foods, Saving Foods

Portion Control Know-How!

Portioning your food can make a huge impact on creating a healthy lifestyle and great management of one’s weight. …

Spot Skin Cancer

As we celebrate our Nation’s Independence on July 4th, many folks will be outside at picnics, parades, and other …

BBQ Grill with skewers and sausage

How Green Is Your Grill?

Memorial Day is often considered to be the beginning of summer. And summer means grilling! Grilling is a great …

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Cooking Together as a Family

Nothing brings families closer together through a busy work and school days than gathering in the kitchen to cook …

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Slow Cooker Tips and Tricks!

Slow cookers are great kitchen appliance to help make cooking meals convenient for busy on-the-go families. You can make …

Free Radon Test Kit

FREE Radon Test Kits

Following up on his article from earlier this month, Marcus McFarland, Union County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent has …

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Keep Your Homes Safe From Radon!

January was National Radon Action Month. “But, Why is Radon Action Month important?”, you might ask. According to the North …

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