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Our FCS Column features weekly articles focused on food safety, tips and tricks, seasonal recipes, and local produce.

Click on the links below to visit previous columns written by Cheryle Syracuse for our Extension FCS Column!




Hurricane Foods

Sweet Spreads Workshop

FoodKeeper App

Keep Those Leftovers Safe


Eat More Veggies

More on Frozen Foods 



Looking Differently at Charcuterie

Blueberry Picking Time

Foods to Celebrate Juneteenth

Evaluating Popular Diets


Food Safety for the Memorial Day Holiday

Strawberries and Basil

Refreezing Foods


Putting Hot Food in the Refrigerator 

Virtual Strength Training

Flours from Nuts, Beans, and Plants

Baking Gluten Free


Flour Options and Alternatives

Grab some Cara Cara Oranges While you Can

Knife Skills Workshop

Healthy Soup Food Drive

Freezing Basics

February 2022

Keeping Leftovers Safe

Interns Offer Valentine’s Idea

Safe Plates Programs

Better Leftovers

January 2022

Less Waste in 2022 

Healthy and Safe Marinades

Winter Cabbages and Soup

Safety of Meal Kits

December 2021

December 3rd is FCS Day 

Heart Association’s New Dietary Guidance

Internet Gift Ideas Not Always Safe

Give the Gift of Health 

Move More

November 2021

Clean Out Your Refrigerator

November Kitchen Connections

Maintain, Don’t Gain This Holiday Season

Stay Well Over the Holiday with Safe Food Handling

October 2021

Apples and Pumpkins

Pumpkins Can Be More Than a Latte

Looking at Radishes Differently 

Cheryle Syracuse wrote these articles and more similar ones for the Family and Consumer Sciences Column in the Brunswick Beacon. Syracuse is an FCS team member and can be reached at N.C. Cooperative Extension, Brunswick County Center, 910-253-2610. or by email at