• BBQ Meatloaf


    2 pounds of ground beef
    20 saltine crackers (about 1/2 of a sleeve of crackers)
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1/2 cup ketchup
    2 eggs that you have beaten in a bowl
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    1/2 cup of BBQ sauce for the top of the meatloaf


    Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Then put 20 saltines crackers (about 1/2 of a sleeve) in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling-pin.
    Now chop 1/2 cup of onions into fine pieces.
    Now in a bowl mix the 2 pounds of ground beef with ...

  • Sep EPA: Glyphosate Not Likely A Carcinogen

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency has (finally) announced its conclusion that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Round-Up, is likely not a carcinogen. The proposed position will be reviewed next month by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel. A final opinion will be released next year.
    For those trying to keep up, let’s do a quick recap.
    In early 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an agency nestled under the World Health Organization, made a puzzling conclusion when it announced that it was classifying glyphosate as a probable carcinogen. But since that time, ...

  • Is There GMO Canola Oil?

    What if I told you that there was absolutely no difference between canola oil made from genetically modified canola and canola oil made from conventional canola?
    In the 1960’s, Canadian scientists used traditional breeding methods to develop a variation of rapeseed without some of the more undesirable characteristics. The result was canola. A canola crop, which can be quickly identified by its pretty yellow flowers, produces pods containing seeds. These seeds are about 44% oil and are used to create canola oil. It is primarily grown in the United States, Canada, and Australia, although there is a worldwide demand for ...

  • Creamed Corn Cornbread


    1 (4 oz.) stick of margarine
    1 can whole kernel corn
    1 can creamed corn
    1 (8 oz.) tub sour cream
    1 egg
    1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix


    Start by melting your 4 oz. stick of margarine in a bowl. Now mix in your 1 can of whole kernel corn, 1 can of creamed corn, 1 (8 oz.) tub of sour cream, 1 egg, and 1 box of Jiffy corn muffin mix. Mix all of the ingredients until its combined. Pour ingredients into a greased casserole pan. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and then bake ...

  • Chat with Leah McGrath, RD, LDN

    Agriculture has to deal with a lot of myths, misinformation, and misleading marketing. But imagine being a registered dietitian – hands down it would be so much worse! I chatted with Leah McGrath, a Registered Dietitian and founder of Buildup Dietitians, about her work, food, and social media.
    You’re considered a Registered Dietitian, but I’ve also heard of Nutritionists. What’s the difference? 
    You will often see “A dietitian can call themselves a nutritionist, but not every nutritionist is a dietitian”  Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) – though we can also just say Registered Dietitian (RD) is a credentialed title.  We have to have  ...

  • Old-Fashioned Chili


    1 lb. hamburger
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
    2 (14.5 oz.) cans stewed tomatoes
    1 can dark red kidney beans
    1 can chili beans in chili sauce
    1 cup water
    1 tsp. molasses
    1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar


    First brown your hamburger and onion in a pan. When the meat is brown, stir in 1 and a 1/2 tsp. of chili powder. Then blend your 2 cans of stewed tomatoes in a blender until it's smooth.
    Now in a large pot combine your browned hamburger/onion, blended tomatoes, 1 can of dark red kidney ...

  • Baked Ziti with Meatballs


    1 pound of ground beef
    2 slices of white bread that have been chopped into small pieces
    1/4 cup of milk
    1/4 cup of finely chopped onion
    1 egg
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 1/2 cups of ziti pasta (about 1/2 of a 16 oz. package)
    1 large jar of Prego Traditional pasta sauce (2lb. 13 oz. jar that is the bigger jar)
    1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
    15 oz. container of Ricotta cheese
    4 cups of mozzarella cheese (2 cups for the middle layer and 2 cups for the top)


    We will start by mixing ...

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