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Tips for Healthier Holiday Cooking

The holidays are often filled with time-honored traditions that include some of our favorite meals and foods. As you celebrate, think of little changes you can make this holiday season to create healthier meals and active days. An added bonus, these small changes may help you to avoid those extra holiday pounds we all fear …

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A “Green” Holiday

Green Gift Giving The holiday season will soon be upon us. A “Green“ Holiday focuses on finding ways to reduce consumption by using renewable resources and reusing or repurposing objects. Practicing these principles can fit in line with holiday celebrations, making it a time of sustaining traditions as well as helping the environment. Here are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/30/a-green-holiday/

Holiday Food Prep FAQs

Have questions about safely preparing your holiday meal? Refer to this quick reference for answers to common questions this time of year: Q. Approximately how long should you allow for thawing a frozen turkey in the refrigerator? A. 24 hours per each 4 – 5 pounds of turkey. In it’s original wrapper, place the frozen bird in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/27/holiday-food-prep-faqs/

Give Yourself the Gift of Time This Holiday Season

It’s the season to be jolly, but for many of us it’s the season to be overstressed as well. If getting ready for the Holidays is beginning to feel like a full-time job, start rethinking your holiday plans and consider streamlining, or even scaling back, some of your activities. Following are some holiday survival tips that …

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Evergreens for Holiday Decorating

Now that we’ve all been stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey, it’s time to transition into the final and, arguably, most ornate holidays of the year. Right now you can hear your mantles and door frames crying out to be adorned. Your windows are begging for wreaths and giant red bows. And there may be a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/16/evergreens-for-holiday-decorating/

Healthy Holiday Eating for Diabetics

Eat, drink, be happy and be healthy this holiday season. My favorite holidays are just around the corner. It is an exciting time to be with family and friends. There is usually lots of food that may come with lots of calories and carbohydrates. Are you wondering how to survive this holiday season without adding …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/22/healthy-holiday-eating-for-diabetics/

Lighten Up Your Holiday Feast

Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis The countdown is upon us.  The last-minute food preparation is soon to begin.  Don’t regret the holidays by overdoing in the food consumption aspect of meals.  Avoid having to include a strict eating regimen as a new year’s resolution by making some changes in the way you prepare your food.  There …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/19/lighten-up-your-holiday-feast/

SPICE Up Your Holiday Meals

The holiday season is upon us and that means many of us will be spending more time in the kitchen. Add that extra-special touch…experiment with a variety of seasonal spices for your holiday meals. And, enjoy the flavors as the aromatic scents fill your home. If you would like to make an impression with a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/18/spice-up-your-holiday-meals/

Holiday Cactus

Photo credit: Julie McConnell, UF/IFAS   If you are looking for an easy to grow, colorful indoor flowering plant, look no further than Holiday Cactus. The two main types are Thanksgiving Cactus and Christmas Cactus which have similar care requirements but as the name indicates, bloom at different times. When purchasing a new plant, don’t …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/12/10/holiday-cactus/

Keep Pumpkin Pies Safe This Holiday Season!

Store homemade pumpkin pies in the refrigerator. To refrigerate pumpkin pies or not to refrigerate? That is the question. You have seen pumpkin pies in the bakery section of supermarkets not refrigerated and you wonder if you can do the same at home. Unfortunately, homemade pumpkin pies need special care to prevent foodborne illness.  Pumpkin …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/05/keep-pumpkin-pies-safe-this-holiday-season/

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