family picking blueberries


Managing Stress During the Holidays

The holidays can be a joyous time with numerous festivities and the gathering of family and friends. But they can also be stressful. You may feel the pressure of buying gifts, decorating, cooking, and cleaning. Sometimes it may seem that you do not have enough time to get everything done. It’s important to learn how to manage and cope with stressors during the holiday season. Become organized and plan ahead. Make lists of all of the tasks


Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

With the holidays around the corner, food is an important element during the festivities. If you’re preparing for a big holiday meal make sure to take safety precautions in order to avoid foodborne illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 6 Americans get sick from food poisoning each year. Following these 4 steps you can keep your family safe from food related illnesses this holiday


Healthy Cooking for 1 or 2

By Mia Wilchcombe, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Perhaps you’re single, a college student, widowed, or empty-nesters. Cooking for one or two people can be difficult. Most recipes are developed for four or more. Therefore, we tend to waste food, or get bored with eating the same thing. Then add on the healthy component which possesses its own set of challenges. People believe it’s too expensive, disgusting, are scared to try new items,