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Corinne Powell

Corinne Powell has been a Purdue University Extension Educator for 24 years. She is currently the Consumer and Family Sciences Educator in Lake County with …Read More

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Flavorful takes on fish

It’s Lent and grocery stores are featuring fish. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines suggest that we eat more seafood. Many restaurants feature great tasting fish tacos, so they make a great way to introduce your family to fish. This fish tacos recipe is quick and easy. …

Focus on healthier, red foods for Valentine’s Day

See “red” on Valentine’s Day and throughout the year. Red fruits and vegetables contain many health-promoting phytochemicals including lycopene and anthocyanins. This color group may help promote: • A lower risk of some cancers • A healthy heart • Memory health • Urinary tract health …

A healthy heart begins with healthier eating

Preparing healthy meals and eating with others is worth your time on many levels. People who eat “family meals” eat a healthier diet that’s lower in fat and saturated fat and higher in fruits and vegetables. That’s good news for your heart. During February, American …

Have a healthy game plan for your Super Bowl feast

Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest eating days of the year — right up there with Thanksgiving. Enjoy the party without over indulging. Here’s how: Pre-game warm-up: Eat a healthy breakfast and lunch or snack before you head to the party. Skipping meals …

Snacking: Cause or potential cure for childhood obesity?

Consumption of snacks among children has increased markedly over the last 35 years. In the late 1970s, American children consumed an average of only one snack a day. Today, they are consuming nearly three snacks per day. As a result, daily calories from children’s snacks …

Soup makes good use of leftovers

Soups are a great “warmer-upper” that can make good use of leftovers to help stretch food dollars. Soups are great for lunch and supper. Here are a few ideas: Cream of Broccoli Soup Makes 8 1/2-cup servings 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and …

Weighing the evidence in misleading diet ads

Flip through a magazine, scan a newspaper, or channel surf and you see them everywhere: Ads that promise quick and easy weight loss without diet or exercise. Wouldn’t it be nice if — as the ads claim — you could lose weight simply by taking …

Slim down for 2013

The New Year is finally here. During the holidays you probably indulged in turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and many other goodies. Now you’ve gained a few pounds in addition to the extra weight you may have already accumulated throughout the year. How can you make …

Eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for luck

Last year I was visiting family in one of the southern states over New Year’s and was served black-eyed peas. The hostess immediately told everyone that this would bring us all good luck. If you are planning to celebrate the New Year in the Southeast, …

Common favorites for the holidays

The holidays are filled with family traditions when it comes to food. There are certain foods that I only make over the holidays that my family looks forward to having each year. Here are several recipes you may want to try that are commonly prepared …

Creating holiday memories in the kitchen

As the holidays approach, involve children in the kitchen. The skills they learn will carry into adulthood, plus you’ll be creating wonderful memories. Here are a couple of recipes you may want to try. Children and adults alike will enjoy making and decoraing these tree …

Fruitcake for the holidays

Fruitcakes are a holiday treat that people either love or love to hate. For those who enjoy this holiday tradition, there are many recipes out there if you want to make your own. Interestingly, those who make this spiced cake use the same recipe year …

Tips for mailing food packages overseas

Q. I will be sending packages overseas for a group at my church. What are the current restrictions and any guidelines that I need to follow? A. The U.S. Department of Agriculture meat and poultry hot line offers the following recommendations for sending food gifts …

Pumpkin is loaded with beta-carotene

Though they are often used solely as festive fall decorations, pumpkins are also nutritious and nutritious vegetables than can be found in many soups, stews and other hearty dishes. When fresh pumpkins are not available or convenient, canned pumpkin can be a convenient alternative. The …

Cranberries pack powerful health punch

The cranberry is a little, red tart fruit with a big punch. Wisconsin produces more of this power-packed berry than any other state. In fact, the cranberry is Wisconsin’s official state fruit. It is also the state’s No. 1 fruit crop, both in acres planted …

Halloween treats can be healthy

Halloween brings out the kid in all of us. It’s fun to get dressed up in a costume and parade around the neighborhood or go to a party. Treats are a part of the fun. However, treats don’t have to be sticky, gooey candy. When …

Unearth the differences between sweet potatoes, yams

Yams and sweet potatoes are well loved around the world but many people do not know the difference between the two. What many call a yam is actually a sweet potato. Although they may look and taste very similar, the true yam and sweet potato …