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  • Strawberry Muffins

    Jun 30, 2022

    Servings: 18 muffins Calories: 211 Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened, 1 stick) 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 2 cups flour 1/2 cup milk 2 cups strawberries (chopped) For the Crumb Topping: 1/4 cup butter (melted) 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup white sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 cup flour Instructions For the Strawberry Muffins: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine the butter and sugar for your muffins in a large mixing bowl. Mix for about 1 minute until nice and creamy. Mix i...

  • Strawberry Spinach Salad with Chicken

    Jun 30, 2022

    Servings: 4 - 6 Ingredients Orange-Balsamic Vinaigrette 1 6-ounce package fresh baby spinach or 8 cups fresh baby or torn spinach and/or assorted torn greens 2 cups quartered or sliced strawberries ½ tsp. toasted sesame seeds 8 ounces or 1-1/2 cups grilled or chopped cooked chicken 4 ounces cheese of your choice, cut into bite-size pieces ½ cup loosely packed fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley leaves, chopped (1/4 cup) Freshly ground black pepper Directions Instructions Checklist Step 1 Prepare vinaigrette. Cover and store in refrigerator w...

  • Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Tomato Bake

    Aug 19, 2021

    Servings 4-6people Prep Time 15-20minutes Cook Time 35minutes Passive Time 50-55minutes Ingredients: 1 onion(s)large, finely chopped 2 large zucchini or 2.5 pounds, cut into quarters 2 large tomato(es)diced 5 garlic clove(s)crushed 1 cup olive oil 1 cup Parmesan cheese shredded 1 tsp basil, thyme, and oregano 1tsp salt 1/2tsp black pepper 1/3cup fresh parsley or basil, finely chopped Cooking spray Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray 8 x 8 or 9 x 11 baking dish with...

  • Traditional Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

    Feb 4, 2021

    Ingredients 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon raisins, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2-pound lean ground beef (90% lean) 1/2-pound bulk spicy pork sausage 2 cartons (32 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1-1/2 cups cubed rotisserie chicken 2/3 cup uncooked acini di pepe pasta 1/2 cup fresh baby spinach, cut into thin strips Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional Directions...

  • SLOW-COOKER CHICKEN PARMESAN SOUP

    Jan 14, 2021

    Ingredients: • 3 - garlic cloves, minced • 1 - green bell pepper, chopped • 14 1/2 ounces - crushed tomatoes • 1/2-pound - raw boneless, skinless chicken breasts • 3 cups - chicken broth • 1/2 cup - chopped white onion • 1/3 cup - shredded Parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish • 1 tablespoon - chopped fresh basil • 2 teaspoons - chopped fresh oregano • 1/8 teaspoon - red pepper flakes (or more if you like it spicy!) • 4 ounces - uncooked dry gemelli or penne pasta • Chopped fresh basil or parsley, for garnish Directions • In the slow cooker,...

  • PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE SWIRL CUPCAKES

    Oct 22, 2020

    These Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Cupcakes are a fun combination of pumpkin cake and pumpkin cheesecake all in one easy-to-eat cupcake! Totally addicting! Prep Time: 40 minutes Cook Time: 17 minutes Total Time: 57 minutes Yield: 14-16 Cupcakes INGREDIENTS CHEESECAKE FILLING 6 ounces (170g) Cream Cheese, room temperature 1/4 cup (52g) sugar 3 tbsp (43g) sour cream 3/4 tsp vanilla extract 1 large egg white, room temperature PUMPKIN CUPCAKES 1/4 cup (56g) Unsalted Butter, melted and slightly cooled 1/4 cup (60ml) vegetable oil 5 tbsp (75ml) milk,...

  • CANNING ZESTY SALSA

    Sep 17, 2020

    Ingredients for Zesty Salsa: 10 Cups chopped, seeded, peeled, cored tomatoes (about 6 pounds) 5 Cups chopped and seeded long green peppers (about 2 pounds) 5 Cups chopped onions (1 1/2 pounds) 2 1/2 Cups chopped and seeded hot peppers (about 1 pound) 1 Cup fine chopped fresh cilantro 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 tsp. salt 1 1/4 Cups lime juice Directions for Zesty Salsa: 1. Prep the tomatoes and prep the jars by boiling them for at least 10 minutes and place the lids in simmering water. 2. Combine all your ingredients in a large non-reactive...

  • Eggplant Stir Fry

    Aug 20, 2020

    Submitted by Dan Sweet Eggplants are a wonderful vegetable that are not only tasty, but high in fiber and low in calories! Eggplant is often used to substitute meat in a dish such as lasagna, but today, we’re putting eggplant into a stir fry. This recipe combines a rainbow of vegetables and a brown rice (whole grain) for a delicious and healthy meal! While selecting eggplants at the store or Farmers’ market, choose eggplants that are heavy for their size, without cracks or discolorations. To store eggplants, place them in the refrigerator, in...

  • CUCUMBER, TOMATO, AND RED ONION SALAD

    Aug 13, 2020

    Submitted By Dan Sweet During the summertime, I always try to use the kitchen appliances as little as possible. During a hot summer day, starting up the oven or stove creates way too much heat in the household for my liking. This salad is a very easy to prepare dish that doesn’t require cooking anything! When choosing cucumbers, look for firm, well-shaped cucumbers with dark green color. To store them properly, refrigerate them in a plastic bag for up to one week. Ingredients: Salad: • 4 large tomatoes, cubed • 1 large cucumber, chopped • 1 c...

  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes

    Apr 9, 2020

    Ingredients FOR CUPCAKES: 1 box vanilla cake mix, plus ingredients called for on box 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 c. cinnamon sugar 1 c. Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal FOR FROSTING: 1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened 3 c. powdered sugar Pinch of kosher salt 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 3 tbsp. heavy cream Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, for garnish (optional) DIRECTIONS: Make cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350°. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Prepare cake batter according to...

  • Peanut Butter Banana and Pumpkin Sandwich

    Sep 5, 2019

    By: Dan Sweet, CCE Family Health and Well-Being Educator With Summer passing in the blink of an eye, we can now move onto the enchanting season of pumpkins and apples, Fall! This recipe is quick, kid-friendly, delicious and nutritious. Full of healthy fats, fiber, and protein, this is a meal you should not pass up. This recipe was provided by SNAP4CT. Makes: 2 Servings Ingredients: • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin • 1/2 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter • 4 slices whole wheat bread • 1 medium banana, sliced • 1/2 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin spice Ins...

  • Bacon and Avocado Hash Brown Egg Cups

    Aug 22, 2019

    By: Dan Sweet, CCE Franklin County Meal prepping has become increasingly popular in the United States for people looking for healthy food on the go. Meal prepping involves making a large batch of food during one of your free days of the week and refrigerating/freezing them for later usage throughout the week. If you’re looking for a quick, delicious on the go breakfast food, these bacon and avocado hash brown egg cups are worth a try! Ingredients: • 2 ½ cups hash browns, thawed • 3 Tablespoons olive oil • Salt and pepper, to taste • 6 eggs • ...

  • Chocolate and Yogurt Zucchini Bread

    Aug 15, 2019

    Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 1 hour, 5 minutes Ingredients: • 2 eggs • 1 cup sugar • 1/3 cup olive oil • ½ cup yogurt • 1 & ½ cups flour • 1/3 cup cocoa powder • 1 & ½ teaspoon baking powder • ¼ teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 3 cups grated and squeezed zucchini • 1 cup chocolate chips, ¼ of it for topping Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 F, grease 2 loaf pans (8 ½ x 4 ½ inches) 2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Add olive oil, vanilla extract and yogurt and mix well. 3. Add in cocoa and mix with a spatula. 4. Mix flo...

  • Buffalo Chicken-Stuffed Peppers

    Aug 8, 2019

    INGREDIENTS: • 4 bell peppers, halved, seeds and cores removed • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil • Kosher salt • Freshly ground black pepper • 2 tbsp. olive oil • 1/2 large onion, chopped • 2 cloves garlic • 3 c. shredded chicken • 1/2 c. hot sauce (preferably Frank’s Red Hot) • 2 c. reduced fat cheese of choice • Reduced fat ranch dressing, for drizzling • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped chives DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400°. Place bell peppers cut side up on a large baking sheet and drizzle all over with olive oil, then season with salt and peppe...

  • Strawberry Cucumber Salad

    Aug 8, 2019

    Ingredients: • 1 1/3 cup sliced strawberries • 1/4 cup slivered red onion • 1 1/3 cup diced cucumber, about 1/2 large • 1 tsp chopped fresh mint • 1 tsp chopped fresh basil • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice • Pinch kosher salt • Freshly ground black pepper • 1 tbsp balsamic glaze • 2 tbsp sliced almonds toasted Instructions: 1. Combine strawberries, onions, cucumbers, mint, basil, lime juice, salt and pepper. 2. Lightly drizzle with balsamic glaze and finish with slivered almonds. Nutrition Information: Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 47kcal, C...

  • Fruit Scones

    May 23, 2019

    Submitted by: Dan Sweet, Family Health and Wellbeing Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County Ingredients: • 1 cup all-purpose flour • 2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour • 1/4 cup sugar • 1 Tablespoon baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/2 cup dried currants, craisins, or raisins • 3/4 cup non-fat milk • 1/4 cup vegetable oil Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit 2. Mix together dry ingredients, including dried fruit. 3. Whisk oil and milk together in separate bowl, then add to flour mixture and stir just u...

  • Christmas Cookies: Santa's Whiskers

    Dec 20, 2018

    Bake time 10-12 minutes Yields 60 cookies Ingredients 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) margarine 2 cups flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup finely chopped candied red or green cherries 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans 3/4 cup coconut Directions 1. Beat margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. 2. Add about half the flour, also add sugar, milk, and vanilla. 3. Beat till thoroughly combined. 4. Stir in remaining flour, cherries and pecans. 5. Shape into 8-inch long rolls. 6. Roll in coconut. 7. Wrap...

  • Yummy Yummy Peanut Butter Blossoms

    Dec 13, 2018

    From the kitchen of Linda Ancona Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar, packed 1 cup butter or margarine 1 cup creamy peanut butter 2 eggs 1/4 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 1/2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 (6 1/2 ounce) packages chocolate kisses, unwrapped additional sugar, for rolling Directions 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 2. Cream sugar, brown sugar, butter and peanut butter. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. 3. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Stir into egg mixture. 4. Shape into...

  • CHOCOLATE AND YOGURT ZUCCHINI BREAD

    Aug 23, 2018

    Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 1 hour, 5 minutes Ingredients: • 2 eggs • 1 cup sugar • 1/3 cup olive oil • ½ cup yogurt • 1 & ½ cups flour • 1/3 cup cocoa powder • 1 & ½ teaspoon baking powder • ¼ teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 3 cups grated and squeezed zucchini • 1 cup chocolate chips, ¼ of it for topping Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 F, grease 2 loaf pans (8 ½ x 4 ½ inches) 2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Add olive oil, vanilla extract and yogurt and mix well. 3. Add in cocoa and mix with a spatula. 4. Mix flo...

  • Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Tomato Bake

    Aug 16, 2018

    Ingredients • 2 large or 2.5 lbs. zucchini, cut into quarters • 10 oz. grape tomatoes, cut in halves or 2 large tomatoes, diced • 7 garlic cloves, crushed • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded • 1 tsp basil/thyme/oregano, dried • 3/4 tsp salt • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper • 1/3 cup parsley or basil, finely chopped • Cooking spray Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray 8 x 8 or 9 x 11 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside. 2. In a large mixing bowl, add all ingredients, except parsley/basil, and stir to combine. Transfer...

  • Oven Baked Zucchini Sticks

    Aug 16, 2018

    Makes: 4 servings, about 1 cup each Ingredients 2 pounds zucchini, (about 4 medium), trimmed and cut into 1-inch chunks 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons prepared pesto Salt to taste Freshly ground pepper to taste Preparation: Place a baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven. Preheat oven to 500°F. Toss zucchini with oil in a large bowl. Spread the zucchini on the preheated baking sheet in a single layer. Roast until beginning to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Turn the zucchini and continue roasting until just tender, 7 to 9...

  • Drowsy Driving: Don't Be Asleep at the Wheel

    Feb 15, 2018

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 8, 2018) – The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight times higher than federal estimates indicate, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The difficulty in detecting drowsiness following a crash makes drowsy driving one of the most underreported traffic safety issues. The new research provides an unprecedented analysis of in-vehicle dashcam video from more than 700 crashes, co...

  • A Message from the Seven Dancers Coalition

    Jan 11, 2018

    Traditionally our Haudenosaunee communities similar to other tribes and nations were harmonious and balanced based on the equal respect between the men and women. The roles of the women were seen as being of equal importance to the roles of the men, and the women were held in high regard as the life-bringers and care takers of the earth, plants, and families. The Haudenosaunee similar to many other indigenous tribes and nations were matriarchal, which means the clans and kinship was handed down...

  • Eight Simple Habits to Change for a Healthier 2018

    Jan 4, 2018

    As sure as the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, each year millions will make big, lofty New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. But without specific, attainable goals in mind, those ambitious resolutions tend to quickly fall by the wayside. Experts say that focusing on smaller changes instead can make a bigger difference in the long run. Instead of resolutions, make accessible, realistic goals that lead to long term lifestyle changes. To get started, try implementing these simple changes in your daily life to mak...

  • 8 Healthy-Sounding Foods That Aren't

    Nov 9, 2017

    Fat-Free Salad Dressing It sounds virtuous, but fat-free salad dressing is a health-food don’t. If you check the ingredient list you’ll see that this product is essentially sugar water, with flavor added. Do yourself a favor and whip up a quick vinaigrette. The oil will help it taste better, be more satisfying, and help you absorb the fat-soluble vitamins in salad greens and other vegetables. Cream of Wheat You could do worse, when it comes to cereal. Straight-up Cream of Wheat is fortified with vitamins and minerals and has no added sug...

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