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Slow cooker with kidney beans
Read article: Kidney Beans and Slow Cookers
Kidney Beans and Slow Cookers
Slow cookers, commonly known by one of the brand names Crock-pot®, are a popular kitchen appliance used to make a variety of soups, stews, desserts,...
vegetables at a farmers market
Read article: Everything Local conference strengthens Illinois food supply chain
Everything Local conference strengthens Illinois food supply chain
Illinois producers and agribusiness leaders are increasingly seeking new opportunities to boost local food systems. Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB),...
Pour jam into jar
Read article: Why is open kettle canning unsafe?
Why is open kettle canning unsafe?
Canning food at home has been around since the early 1800s, with the first mason jar designed for canning distributed in 1884. Canning, freezing, and...
Bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough
Read article: Indulge in safe edible cookie dough
Indulge in safe edible cookie dough
Some may say that raw cookie dough is better than the baked cookie itself. However, raw cookie dough eaters are taking a risk with foodborne illness...

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Become a Certified Food Protection Manager
Do you currently have a position handling food, or are you looking for a job in the food industry? If so, consider becoming a Certified Food Protection Manager. The Illinois Department of Public Health requires retail food establishment managers to obtain an American National...
A wooden spoon being dipped into a sourdough starter jar.
Learn the art of sourdough with Illinois Extension
OAKWOOD, Ill. – Are you tired of the same old store-bought bread? Craving the tangy taste and fluffy texture of homemade sourdough? Illinois Extension and the Oakwood Public Library are partnering to offer an introductory...
Food Management
Certified Food Protection Manager course coming to Eureka
EUREKA, Ill. – Illinois regulations require food establishments to have at least one Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) on staff. University of Illinois Extension offers the Food Protection Manager Certification course and examination, which is required every 5 years. University of...
Youth in 4-H program dip candy in chocolate as part of workshop.
Sweet Success: 4-H Candy Making Workshop Delights at Hamilton County
On November 17th, 2023, the Hamilton County 4-H office transformed into a confectionery wonderland as eager 4-Hers gathered for a festive candy making workshop. The event not only stirred up the holiday spirit but also served as a hands-on learning experience for the young participants, who dove...