As the weather warms, many people enjoy cooking outside on a grill or packing a picnic to eat on a nature hike. Problem is, if we don't pay attention to safe food handling, we could put our family and friends at risk of foodborne illness or "food poisoning." Foodborne illness increases during the summer because the temperatures are warmer, and the bacteria present around us can "hop on" food and grow quickly in the warm temperatures. Summer also tends to be humid, and moist environments increase the chances for bacteria to grow.
Many households have a microwave oven. These small appliances are energy-efficient, take up little space in your kitchen and speed up food preparation. However, food safety experts have found that not everyone follows safe food-handling rules when using the microwave.
I'd like to learn how to grill some other foods besides burgers and chicken. Do you have any tips?
I always seem to cook the same meals at home. When I am at the grocery store, I forget what I have at home, and I bring home more of the same foods! Can you help?
What is the difference between white and brown rice besides the color? How do I prepare it?
My kids only eat prepackaged fruits and veggies for snacks. Do these snacks need to be washed before my kids eat them?
Freezing is one of the easiest methods of food preservation.
My family likes grilled steak, but sometimes my food budget doesn't stretch that far. Do you have any tips?
“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.
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.