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Week 1: Equipping Your Kitchen

Week 2: Hot Tips About Food Storage

Week 3: Healthy Eating on the Run

Week 4: Grocery Shopping Made Easy

Week 5: Healthy Meals in Less Than 30 Minutes

Week 6: Putting a Healthy Spin on Prepackaged Favorites

Week 7: Cooking in Small Spaces Using a Microwave Oven

Week 8: Explore the World of Snacks

Food Preparation

Let's Eat Outside (Safely)!

Let's Eat Outside (Safely)!

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.

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Cook it Fast in a Microwave Oven

Cook it Fast in a Microwave Oven

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.

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Grill Some Fruits and Veggies This Summer

Grill Some Fruits and Veggies This Summer

I'd like to learn how to grill some other foods besides burgers and chicken. Do you have any tips?

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Grocery Lists and Cooking with Food on Hand

Grocery Lists and Cooking with Food on Hand

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?

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White and Brown Rice

White and Brown Rice

What is the difference between white and brown rice besides the color? How do I prepare it?

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Prepackaged Fruits and Veggies

Prepackaged Fruits and Veggies

My kids only eat prepackaged fruits and veggies for snacks. Do these snacks need to be washed before my kids eat them?

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Freeze Some Vegetables This Summer

Freeze Some Vegetables This Summer

Freezing is one of the easiest methods of food preservation.

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Stretching Your Meat Budget

Stretching Your Meat Budget

My family likes grilled steak, but sometimes my food budget doesn't stretch that far. Do you have any tips?

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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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Try These Strategies to Maintain Your Weight During the Holidays

Try These Strategies to Maintain Your Weight During the Holidays

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.

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