• Roundup Beans


    1 lb. ground beef
    1 (15.5 oz) can light red kidney beans (drained)
    1 (16 oz.) can butter beans (drained)
    2 (15 oz.) cans of pork and beans
    1/2 cup ketchup
    1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
    1/2 cup brown sugar


    Brown your ground beef and season it with salt and pepper. Then drain off the excess grease. In a casserole dish mix up the ground beef, drained kidney beans, drained butter beans, and 2 cans of pork and beans. Then add in a 1/2 cup of ketchup. Add in a 1/2 teaspoon of ground mustard. Next ...

  • Genetic Modification Is Not An Ingredient

    Let’s get something straight that a lot of people seem to get confused about, especially with all of the debates surrounding labeling of GMOs.
    GMOs are not an ingredient. It is not something we add to a food product. It is not something injected into the plant. In fact, some products derived from genetically modified plants, such as sugar, contain no DNA and and it is impossible to distinguish between a GMO and non-GMO version – even in the lab!
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  • John Deere’s Response to that Sales Tag

    My social media channels were turned upside down Tuesday night when a photo surfaced of a John Deere clothing tag. The tag, which was attached to a John Deere infant outfit, was purchased by Caleigh Elizabeth Wright and her husband during a trip to Germany in December of 2015. The couple took part in a tour of the country’s agriculture sector, which included a stop to the John Deere plant where forage harvesters and combines are made. While in the gift shop, Caleigh decided to purchase the onesie in preparation for the arrival of the couple’s first child. It wasn’t ...

  • Banana Bars


    1/2 cup softened butter
    1 1/2 cup sugar
    2 eggs
    2 ripe bananas mashed
    3/4 cup buttermilk
    1 tsp. vanilla
    2 cups flour
    1 tsp. soda
    1/2 tsp. salt


    First start by mixing your softened butter, sugar, eggs, mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla together in a bowl. Then in a different bowl mix your dry ingredients flour, soda and salt. Then slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until you have it all combined. Next pour it into a greased 10x15 jelly roll pan or a different shallow baking pan. Spread batter in the pan ...

  • Dannon’s Dizzying Dance on Environmental Sustainability

    Big changes are coming to some of your favorite yogurt products, specifically those produced by Dannon.
    The company recently announced a “pledge” to consumers, promising to implement into its yogurt production sustainable agriculture, naturality, and transparency. (Side note: No, naturality is not a word and literally means nothing…) Complete with the hashtag #YogurtThatCares, Dannon has released an entire plan explaining the changes it will make in sourcing ingredients, including changing its relationship with diary farmers and dictating specific practices.
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  • Tin Foil Packet Meals


    1 lb. ground beef
    1/2 onion sliced
    1 small bag of baby carrots
    7-8 potatoes chopped


    First you need to take your pound of ground beef and cut it into 4 equal pieces. Then form the 4 pieces into patties. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on each patty. Now slice up your onion, put your baby carrots in a bowl, and cut up your potatoes. I like to put them in a platter together so everyone can pick out what they would like buffet style. Place what you want in each foil square and ...

  • Chicken Alfredo


    4 tablespoons of butter or margarine
    1 pint 1/2 and 1/2
    2 cups grated parmesan cheese
    1 teaspoon garlic salt
    Cooked chicken cut into bite size pieces
    Garnish with Italian parsley if desired.
    Your favorite cooked pasta


    Start by cooking your chicken. I bake my chicken breasts in the oven. Once they are cooked, I cut them into strips and I set them aside. Next melt your butter in a pan.
    Now add a 1/2 cup of the parmesan cheese to the butter to make a paste. You may want to pull the pan off the burner ...

  • Breakfast of Champions: Coffee, Creamer, and Glyphosate

    You may have spit out your morning coffee recently if you happened across headlines proclaiming that a bunch of breakfast foods contain glyphosate residues.
    According to a press release and corresponding blog posts, a new study published by the Alliance for Natural Health tested several popular breakfast food items and they were positive for residues of the popular herbicide. Most concerning is that the residues are even showing up in organic products. (Interestingly enough, the only products that had higher residue levels than allowed by the EPA were actually organic products.) As the Alliance’s press release regarding the study concluded ...

  • Pico de Gallo


    3 medium tomatoes diced
    1 onion finely chopped
    1/2 fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
    2 sprigs of cilantro finely chopped
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    salt and pepper to taste


    Chop up your three tomatoes, one onion, and two sprigs of cilantro until they are finely chopped. Now you can chop up your half of a jalapeño. To chop the jalapeño you may want to wear gloves and do not touch your face or eyes while chopping. Cut the jalapeño stem off, then cut the pepper in half, and remove the seeds along with the white ...

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