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.
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?
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?