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?
Check you refrigerator and freezer thermometers regularly so that you know they are doing their job: keeping your food safe!
I know that most frozen meat thaws overnight in the refrigerator, but sometimes I forget to thaw the meat for dinner. What are safe ways to thaw food?
I sometimes make a large pot of chili to use during the week. How should I store and reheat the leftovers?