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Week 1: Equipping Your Kitchen

Week 2: Hot Tips About Food Storage

Week 3: Healthy Eating on the Run

Week 4: Grocery Shopping Made Easy

Week 5: Healthy Meals in Less Than 30 Minutes

Week 6: Putting a Healthy Spin on Prepackaged Favorites

Week 7: Cooking in Small Spaces Using a Microwave Oven

Week 8: Explore the World of Snacks

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Stretch Your Milk Budget

Stretch Your Milk Budget

During June, National Dairy Month, enjoy some dairy products, such as low-fat milk, yogurt and cheese. Dairy products are some of our best sources of calcium and many are fortified with vitamin D, which helps build strong bones and teeth.

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Try Container Gardening

Try Container Gardening

Gardening has become very popular, but not everyone has a big backyard to grow a large garden or the time to tend it. If you are short on space, consider container gardening.

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May is National Barbecue Month

May is National Barbecue Month

Try these tips for a safe grilling season.

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Perfect Hard-cooked Eggs

Perfect Hard-cooked Eggs

Follow this three-step method for best results.

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Rinse Cooked Ground Beef to Reduce Fat

Rinse Cooked Ground Beef to Reduce Fat

I use ground beef in lots of my recipes. I have heard that you can reduce fat in cooked ground beef by rinsing it. How do you do that?

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Six Ways to Slim Down Your Holiday Recipes

Six Ways to Slim Down Your Holiday Recipes

You can slim down your recipes and menus in many ways.

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Make Half Your Grains Whole

Make Half Your Grains Whole

During the upcoming holiday season, we often enjoy stuffing, breads and other delicious grain foods. Did you know you can make your holiday dishes healthier by swapping in some whole-grain ingredients?

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Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

I am making the turkey, stuffing and gravy for our Thanksgiving dinner. I bought a very large bird, and I think we'll have a lot of leftovers. Do you have any tips?

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Freezing to Preserve Fruits

Freezing to Preserve Fruits

I have some extra apples and plums that I do not want to go to waste. The last time I froze fruit, it turned brownish. What did I do wrong?

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What's for Dinner? Quick and Healthful Meals!

What's for Dinner? Quick and Healthful Meals!

Sometimes after a busy day, preparing a meal may seem like too much work. However, eating out can put a dent in your budget. These easy tips can help you put a meal on the table in minutes and save you money, too.

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