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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

Dinner's in the Freezer!

Dinner's in the Freezer!

Preparing freezer meals can help you stretch your budget and your time. You can make your own convenience foods with your favorite ingredients that are on sale at the grocery store. If you are on a special diet, you can adjust the recipes to fit your needs. Later, all you do is thaw and cook.

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Time-saving Steps in the Kitchen

Time-saving Steps in the Kitchen

Cooking takes a lot of time for me, even when I make simple meals. I admit I'm kind of a messy cook! Do you have any tips?

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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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