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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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The Date Dilemma

The Date Dilemma

I bought some yogurt and eggs at the grocery store yesterday. I noticed today is the "sell-by" date. Is the food still OK to eat? I have some other foods in my cupboard with "use-by" and "expiration" dates. What is the difference?

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Think Your Drink During March, National Nutrition Month

Think Your Drink During March, National Nutrition Month

Have you checked the Nutrition Facts label on your favorite beverages? Calories from beverages can add up quickly. Unlike food, beverages usually don’t make people feel “full.” Swapping a can of sweetened soda pop with water every day can trim about 150 calories from your daily diet. That simple swap could add up to a 15-pound weight loss during the course of a year.

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The Do's and Don'ts of Thawing Meat

The Do's and Don'ts of Thawing Meat

When I was at my friend’s house, I noticed she was thawing meat in a pan on her counter top. Is that safe?

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February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month

Your food choices can make a positive difference in your heart health as well as your overall health.

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Secrets of Soluble Fiber

Secrets of Soluble Fiber

I have heard that “soluble fiber” helps fight heart disease. What foods contain soluble fiber?

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Have a More Healthful New Year With These 10 Nutrition Tips

Have a More Healthful New Year With These 10 Nutrition Tips

As January begins, many people set goals to improve their health, and often that involves eating a more healthful diet. You can enjoy your meals while making small adjustments to the amounts of food on your plate. Which of these tips will work for you?

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Is Frozen Canned Food Safe?

Is Frozen Canned Food Safe?

After my grocery shopping trip, I accidentally left a can of refried beans and a can of diced chilies in my car and they froze! The cans look swollen now. Is the food safe to eat?

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Don't Let the Holidays Break Your Budget

Don't Let the Holidays Break Your Budget

Holidays often mean special foods and gifts for family and friends. The extra spending can strain your budget.You can gain some budget-stretching ideas by trying this activity. Answer the questions and mark an “X” in the box that applies to you.

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Tips to Save Money at the Grocery Store

Tips to Save Money at the Grocery Store

I’m trying to save money at the grocery store so I have a little extra for gifts for my grandchildren. What do you suggest?

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