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?
Have you done an inventory of the foods you have on hand? The new year is a good time to check your refrigerator, freezer, and cupboards. To avoid wasting valuable food, plan menus that make use of the food you have.
I use the "go green" reusable cloth grocery bags. Do I have to take any safety precautions?
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?