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2018 Rent Smart Workshop Dates Available!

Rent Smart is a free, tenant training program that focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for a successful renting experience. This program strives to guide and inform participants so they may: Learn new skills to build positive relationships with landlords and neighbors. Gain confidence in their ability to find and maintain affordable housing. Understand […]

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Sticking to Your Budget Over the Holidays

The winter holiday season is fast approaching. For many, the coming months mean travel to visit family and friends, gift-giving, and preparation of traditional foods. All of these special occasions can be a challenge on monthly budgets. “Some people set aside a little money out of every paycheck or shop sales all year to get […]

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Fleet Farm Scrip Cards Available

Fleet Farm SCRIP Cards purchased through the UW-Extension office help to support Winnebago County 4-H as we receive a rebate directly from the retailer for 5-10% of the card’s value. Fleet Farm SCRIP cards can be used at any Fleet Farm location and you receive the full dollar value of every card you purchase. SCRIP […]

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Are Electric Multi-Cookers Safe for Canning? No

A simple search of advertising flyers these days reveals any number of electric multi-cookers for sale. And with the winter holidays around the corner, you may be wondering about gifting one of these units to a friend or family member. Are these electric multi-cookers safe for canning? Unfortunately, the answer is ‘No.’ These units have […]

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Canned Breads and Cakes an Unsafe Holiday Gift

Breads and cakes baked in glass jars and then sealed with canning lids are not safe to eat.  Ideas for canned breads and cakes in glass jars can be found on the internet and sometimes are printed in magazines, but the bread or cake is not really home-canned.  The product is baked in an open glass […]

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Keep Black Friday for Shopping by Handling Thanksgiving Leftovers Safely

No one wants to have to have holiday time with family and friends overshadowed by a foodborne illness, especially after the Thanksgiving day feast.  There are some easy steps to keeping the ‘happy’ in holidays: Keep food out of the Danger Zone: Bacteria grow rapidly between the temperatures of 40°F and 140°F.  That is what […]

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Cooking the Thanksgiving Turkey: Oven, Deep-Fryer, Frozen

Family and friends will gather soon for Thanksgiving Day.  While most people will sit down to a roasted turkey, there are also options for deep-frying a turkey and, for those running behind, you can place a still-frozen turkey in the oven and still end up with a meal that your family and friends will enjoy.  […]

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You’ve got the right stuff(ing)! Tips to handle stuffing with care.

Stuffing is a big favorite around the Thanksgiving holiday. Regionally in the U.S., it’s called by various names: stuffing, filling, or dressing.  The ingredients used in stuffing are often regional as well.  Usually based on a bread mixture, other ingredients such as grains, pasta, fruits, vegetables, shellfish, sausage, giblets, and nuts are also used.  Stuffing […]

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