For me, there’s not much more comforting than a big bowl of white beans with a chunk of cornbread and some diced fresh onion. And it’s a bonus if that bowl of beans is filled with chunks of ham and smoky ham flavor.

This is the time when Americans spend a staggering amount of money on holiday shopping. Inflation, supply chain issues, and higher consumer demands will impact prices and the availability of items this holiday season. The National Retail Federation, however, still estimates that holiday sale…

Call them finger foods, tailgate treats or, if you’re feeling fancy, canapes. Whatever you call them, any food that can be picked up with your hands and enjoyed at a social gathering qualifies as a finger food, and we have enjoyed several types of our reader-submitted recipes. Some of you ma…

I love a warm buttermilk biscuit slathered with apple butter. This thick, rich sauce is like an intensely flavored cinnamon apple sauce. It’s one of those things I hated as a kid but just love now. You can often find apple butter in the grocery store with the jams and jellies or you can make…

Cooler temperatures and soup go together like peas and carrots. Live Well Alabama’s Classic Cabbage Soup is the perfect recipe to keep the family warm as the colder fall nights approach.

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Some folks think of chicken tenders as “kid food.” But not at our house. We love to splurge on the deliciousness of a perfectly crafted fried chicken finger served with the perfect dipping sauce – like my honey mustard, ranch or comeback sauce.

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Some folks think of chicken tenders as “kid food.” But not at our house. We love to splurge on the deliciousness of a perfectly crafted fried chicken finger served with the perfect dipping sauce – like my honey mustard, ranch or comeback sauce.

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Chrysanthemums, also known as mums, are iconic horticulture features of autumn each year. However, these flowers can be difficult to take care of for some consumers. An Alabama Cooperative Extension System county extension coordinator has some useful tips on how to not kill your mums.

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Who doesn’t love a good dip to complement the main dish? Live Well Alabama’s Lemon and Salmon Dip is perfect for dipping bell peppers, carrot sticks or celery. The recipe makes an excellent game day snack or appetizer for a dinner party.

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If you’ve been hanging around these parts for any length of time, you know I’m no stranger to adding the flavors of pimento cheese to all sorts of stuff. From my Tomato and Pimento Cheese Fritters to my Bacon Pimento Cheese Bites to my Pimiento Cheese Scalloped Potatoes to my Tomato Cobbler …

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Step inside the Live Well Kitchen for a simple salad recipe that can be used as a side dish or as a main dish. Live Well Alabama’s Mediterranean Salad is full of vegetables and delicious dressing for a light but satisfying course.

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I just love a pound cake. There’s something magical about the simplicity of a perfectly baked, deliciously flavored pound cake. But I love really simple things like that. My family often jokingly calls me the “Mayor of Vanillatown” because of my love of simple flavors. No offense to the Mayo…

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Adding a little more crunch to broccoli and cauliflower could be the missing ingredient for getting little ones to give these vegetables a try. Live Well Alabama’s Tree Dunkers recipe lets children get involved in the meal-making experience. Also, as the name suggests, this recipe is fun to dip.

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For years, I heard family members rave about the blueberry muffins my grandmother – Nana, as she’s affectionately known – makes. You might remember her Chocolate Pound Cake or Icebox Fruitcake. Somehow though, for all those same years, I was never fortunate enough to be around when she made them.

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For sheer deliciousness, it’s hard to beat the aroma of a juicy steak or hamburger cooking on the grill. Steak and burgers are just a few of the many ways to enjoy beef, which is second only to broilers as a top farm commodity in Alabama.

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I want you to think back to the last chili dog you ate. Not homemade, but the last chili dog you had from a street cart vendor, at the county fair or from your favorite hot dog joint. Chances are, that chili had a different texture and consistency than the chili you’d eat out of a bowl. Well…

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Like most men, I started shaving as a teenager. At that point in time, I had watched my Dad use an old-fashioned safety razor, which seemed a little scary. Besides, there were all these new-fangled disposable razors with two blades. Two! Surely they’d give you a better shave than one blade. …

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No summer is complete without a bowl of homemade ice cream. The hardest part is deciding what to make, but no need to fear. The Auburn Cookbook has five ice cream recipes that you are sure to love. For fruit lovers, these strawberry and peach recipes are the way to go. Those that can't seem …

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If you’ve been hanging around these parts for any length of time, you know that I’m no stranger to a recipe shortcut. I’m a big fan of anything that helps me get food on the table quickly, easily and without a lot of hassle. Many times I’m talking about recipes that help me get supper done f…

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Tomatoes are by far the most popular plant in the vegetable garden, but can also be the most problematic. Eliminate the questions and begin the official summer season with proper tomato care.

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Peaches are ripe for the pickin’ in Alabama. While there isn’t anything quite like a bowl of fresh-cut peaches, there is something to be said for a peach cobbler with a good crust. Look no further than the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s The Auburn Cookbook. The Two-Crust Peach Cobble…

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I often refer to easy, quick meals like this Cream Cheese Bacon Chicken Pasta as the type of recipe that’s perfect for busy weeknights when the kids are in school and we’re all running in a hundred different directions.

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Warmer weather has folks venturing outdoors, and while the risk of running into a snake, bear or other menacing animal exists, much smaller critters are far more likely to be encountered. In fact, a lot of bugs, such as ticks, mosquitos, wasps and other insects, can pack a powerful bite or sting.

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Make the most of the season’s produce with this peach berry pie. Sweet Southern peaches combine with fresh strawberries, blackberries or blueberries in what is sure to be your new favorite summer dessert.

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The sweltering heat of late spring has arrived in Alabama. With it, comes the annual question—what can you have for dinner that is not a hot casserole? Look no further than The Auburn Cookbook’s Chicken Salad and Macaroni and Tomato Salad recipes. These recipes are sure to please the whole f…

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When lemon and lime combine, some pretty magical things happen. When you combine that lemon and lime with a moist, delicious cream cheese pound cake, things get pretty epic.

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I’ll be the first to admit that I love convenience products. Things like cake mix, pudding mix, cream of chicken soup and onion soup mix are all great ways to make getting food on the table a little easier. But there are occasions when I’ve got a little more time to put into making something…

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Carpenter bees have emerged in Alabama, sending property owners into defense mode. These extra-large pollinators may seem intimidating. Unfortunately, they are intimidating because their primary intention is to move into your home.

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Y’all, this Strawberry Cobbler is probably my favorite cobbler recipe. It’s sweet, tart and full of lots of the cakey-cobbler that’s my favorite part of any great cobbler.

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I adore this recipe inspired by my Mom’s homemade bread. The wonderful thing about recipes that are even kinda handed-down is that newer generations get to enjoy them. I love getting to make this bread for my own family, especially know how loaves of it used to feed me in my own mom’s kitchen.

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At the Bibb Medical Center Wellness Center, we say, “Movement is Medicine” because of all the benefits a body in motion enjoys.

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Y’all, this Strawberry Cobbler is probably my favorite cobbler recipe. It’s sweet, tart and full of lots of the cakey-cobbler that’s my favorite part of any great cobbler.

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As a kid, I wasn’t a big fan of green peas. In fact, I pretty much hated them. I had a great aunt who would sometimes keep me and I remember her trying to force-feed me peas. And it seems like we had peas every time I was there.