OSU Cooperative Extension offers ‘Soup Up Your Fall’ class
As we enter into the fall season and the weather begins to cool off many of us turn to those hearty comfort foods we grew up loving to keep us warm and full. One staple meal during the cool season is soup.
“Soups are fairly easy to make and if properly prepared they can be healthy and save you money” said Amanda Horn, a registered dietitian and family and consumer sciences educator for the Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension. “In this class we discuss how homemade soups can be healthier than canned, how to prepare them in advance to save you time, and discover some fun and fresh ingredients you can use to add a little pizzazz to your bowl.”
“Soup Up Your Fall” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Northeast Regional Health & Wellness Campus located at 2600 N.E. 63rd St. Oklahoma City. This will be an interactive cooking class with many demonstrations of soup dishes. The participants will have the opportunity to sample all the foods prepared during the workshop and take home a “Soup Up Your Fall” cookbook with some great soup recipes.
Cost of the workshop is $10 and pre-registration is required before Oct.14. For more information, contact the Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service located at 930 N. Portland at 713-1125 or access the Extension website at http://oces.okstate.edu/oklahoma.
McCormick releases most-searched fall dinner recipes
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The top 10 dinner recipe searches and matching recipes selected from McCormick.com are:
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2. Chili - Try chicken chili with black beans & corn.
3. Meat Loaf – Italian meat loaf is extra savory.
4. Lasagna – Lasagna formaggio is a family favorite.
5. Pork Chops – Tender home style pork chops require just a few ingredients.
6. Salmon – Try baked crusted salmon if you’re in the mood for fish.
7. Meatballs – Herbed turkey meatballs & spaghetti are packed with flavor.
8. Ground Beef – Taco casserole is a southwestern recipe everyone will love.
9. Tilapia – Try these easy-to-make baja fish tacos.
10. Shrimp – You’ll love this lemony garlic butter shrimp scampi.
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