I have a food thermometer, but I accidentally dropped it last week. How do I know it still works?
I am doing some spring cleaning in my food pantry and refrigerator. I found some baby food in the back of my cupboard. What is the difference between a "sell-by" date, "best-if-used by", and "use by" date?
The grass is growing and flower bulbs are beginning to bloom. Everything looks refreshed outdoors. When spring rolls around, many people freshen their homes with some spring cleaning. Kitchens are a good place to begin.
I'm having a graduation party for my daughter, and I'm planning to serve tacos, fresh fruits and veggies with creamy dips, and cupcakes. I will have a buffet line from 4 to 9 p.m. I'm not used to serving a large crowd. Do you have any tips?
We are having a potluck dinner for New Year's Day, and I'm in charge of setting if up. What can I do to be sure all the food stays safe?
I don't like to waste food. How long can I store leftovers in the refrigerator? What's the best way to clean your refrigerator?
What do the dates on food products mean, anyways?
I usually bring my lunch to work. I see some people heating food in plastic margarine containers and Styrofoam boxes. Is that safe?
I just noticed that a carton of eggs in my refrigerator has a "sell-by" date that passed a week ago. How long can I use them?
My vegetables seem to go "bad" before I have a chance to use them. My potatoes get sprouts, my lettuce gets limp and my frozen vegetables get frosty. What do you suggest?