Monthly Archives: February 2014

Award Winning Recipes Showcase Lean Beef

It took just eight ingredients for home cook Abbie Argersinger of Austin, TX to wow the judges and become the winner of the 2013 National® Beef Cook-Off contest, funded by the Beef Checkoff.  Argersinger’s Cali-Avocado Steak Salad – which included … Continue reading

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Isolating Animal (Human) DNA

What do strawberries, cattle, corn and sheep all have in common? These plants and animals, as well as all living things, are made-up of cells. Within each cell is DNA. This DNA contains genetic material that makes strawberry taste sweet … Continue reading

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Grants Help Minnesota Schools Offer Locally Grown Foods

More Minnesota school districts are able to offer locally grown foods to students thanks to Farm to School grants from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA).  More than $250,000 is being awarded across the state to fund Farm to School … Continue reading

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Looking for Comfort?

Groundhog Day came and went and Punxsutawney Phil sentenced us to at least six more weeks of winter, but don’t let that get you down.  Let pork help you get cozy with some comforting classics in the kitchen from soups … Continue reading

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Simple Beef & Potato Skillet Ole’

A winning recipe from the “Real-Worldly, Real Simple Beef & Potato Recipes” category of the 2013 National Beef Cook-Off Contest. Makes: 4 servings Total Recipe Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1 boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick (about 1 pound) 6 … Continue reading

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