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Evaporated and sweetened condensed milk
Read article: Understand the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk
Understand the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk
As the holiday baking gets underway, many recipes will call for evaporated or sweetened condensed milk. You won’t find this milk in the refrigerated...
Buy Local
Read article: Take advantage of winter farmers markets
Take advantage of winter farmers markets
Farmers markets are a great place to purchase locally grown food, but what happens when the summer ends and the market packs up for the season? Those...
two cups of hot cocoa
Read article: Make your own convenient hot cocoa mix
Make your own convenient hot cocoa mix
As the weather turns cooler, you may find yourself reaching for a warm mug of hot cocoa. While it’s convenient to grab a packet out of the box,...
Outdoor Dutch Oven with hot coals on the lid
Read article: How to cook outside with a Dutch oven
How to cook outside with a Dutch oven
A recent camping trip allowed me to explore a new way of outdoor cooking: Dutch oven cooking. Different than a home Dutch oven, which has a flat...

News Releases

A mobile teaching kitchen is set up for display.
Mobile teaching kitchen brings healthy recipes to the community
CARBONDALE, Ill. – More than half of Illinois adults have a known chronic health condition, with many facing inequities that make improving their health more challenging. Extension and community partners are meeting community members where they are through the Healthier Choices Made Easy mobile...
Janice Phillips, assistant director for the Illinois Department of Public Health, served as the keynote speaker at the 2023 food summit.
Community partners address food access to build a better future for the region
MARION, Ill. – Food pantries, schools, healthcare providers, farmers, businesses, and religious and community organizations came together to address food access during the 2023 Food Security Summit. The third-annual event allowed agencies to collaborate, learn, and prioritize healthy food access...
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Manage diabetes with Extension’s “I on Diabetes” Series in Pontiac
Pontiac, Ill. – Taking care of our health is important. University of Illinois Extension invites you to their four-part “I on Diabetes” series this spring. The program, designed for anyone interested in preventing or managing diabetes, will take place on Fridays – April 21, April 28, May 5, and...
Salsa and chips
Plentiful Pantries
Join University of Illinois Extension on February 25, 2023, at the East Dubuque Library at 122 Wisconsin Ave, East Dubuque. This program will be from 10:30 am-1 pm. During this hands-on program, teens 12- 18 are invited to learn how to make 3 healthy snacks from items in their cupboards....