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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

Food Preparation

7 Steps to Creating a Casserole

7 Steps to Creating a Casserole

“What’s for dinner?” If you sometimes answer the question, “I have no idea!” then we have some ways you can use ingredients in your cupboard or freezer, or leftovers in your refrigerator. Use your creativity to make a satisfying and economical meal for your family in seven easy steps.

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Try These Strategies to Maintain Your Weight During the Holidays

Try These Strategies to Maintain Your Weight During the Holidays

Holidays usually are not the best time to try to lose weight. Often we are greeted by special treats at every turn. Try these steps to reduce the amount of calories in your diet so you can maintain your weight.

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Turkey Pop-up Thermometers

Turkey Pop-up Thermometers

I bought a turkey with a pop-up thermometer. Do I still need to use a regular thermometer?

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Tips for a Holiday Buffet

Tips for a Holiday Buffet

I'm planning to have guests to my house for a holiday buffet. I know that I need to be careful about safe food handling. Do you have any tips for me?

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Using Spices and Herbs Instead of Salt

Using Spices and Herbs Instead of Salt

I would like to start using more spices and herbs than salt when I cook. Can you help?

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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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