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Just for Peanut Butter Lovers

What do you like best smooth or crunchy peanut butter? I’m asking this question because I’m thinking about peanut butter. …

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Safety of Leftover Rice

Leftover rice. There are several articles making their way around the internet and some columns in national newspapers on …

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Oatmeal Day

I bet you missed it. Last Monday (February 12) was Oatmeal Day. But don’t fret, you can “celebrate” this any …

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Super Choices for Super Bowl Eating

According to the US Department to Agriculture, “Super Bowl Sunday is American’s second largest food consumption day—right after Thanksgiving.” It’s …

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Food Bank Tour and Lots of Turnips

Our Extension Master Food Volunteers recently toured the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. This food bank is located …

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Vacuum Packing

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Microwave Mythbusters

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NC State Pesticide School

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More on the Med

In last week’s column I wrote about the Med Instead of Meds program developed by our nutrition team at …

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Start Off With a Med Salad

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Something Good to Eat

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