Tag: Family and Consumer Sciences

Grade Your Kitchen’s Cleanliness

close-up of fresh carrots

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences If you are anything like me, kitchen cleanliness is very important. Everything is tidy and in its place, there is no expired food in the pantry or… Read More

Sunscreen Made Simple

sun protection items

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences The sun is already scorching here in Wakulla County and it is not even officially summer yet. It is a constant and relentless companion when we are… Read More

Borrowing for College? Read This First!

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Interest Rates Have Dropped Interest rates in federal student loans are decreasing an average of 0.5 percent for the 2019-2020 academic year. This may not sound like… Read More

Six Common Falling Hazards in the Home

edge of a round area rug

As we get older, our risk of falling increases. In fact, falling once doubles the chances of falling again. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of five falls causes serious injury such… Read More

Keeping Cast Iron as Good as New

cast iron skillets

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences One of my absolute favorite kitchen tools is my cast iron skillet. Actually, I have three cast iron skillets of different sizes, one to fit every need…. Read More

Make Grocery Shopping Sustainable

reusable grocery bags

Written by: Heidi Copeland, UF/IFAS Extension Leon County Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County Sustainability should not just be a buzzword during Earth Month.  The fact that everybody either shops for or eats groceries means the whole grocery shopping… Read More

Demystifying Pressure Cooking

Pressure valve on pressure cooker

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Pressure cooking is a terrific way to cook delicious meals in half the time (or less!). Increasing the pressure inside the cooker increases the temperature faster, so… Read More

Checking Your Annual Credit Report

credit cards

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences One of the best resources available for checking credit history is the credit report.  A credit report is a summary of a consumer’s financial history composed of… Read More