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Keep Your Child's Lunch Safe

Keep Your Child's Lunch Safe

I pack lunches for my children, but I sometimes worry that the food won't stay at a safe temperature until lunchtime. What can I do?

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Rinse Cooked Ground Beef to Reduce Fat

Rinse Cooked Ground Beef to Reduce Fat

I use ground beef in lots of my recipes. I have heard that you can reduce fat in cooked ground beef by rinsing it. How do you do that?

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Freezer Tips

Freezer Tips

I just bought a freezer. Do you have any tips?

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Check Food Thermometers for Accuracy

Check Food Thermometers for Accuracy

I have a food thermometer, but I accidentally dropped it last week. How do I know it still works?

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Package Dates

Package Dates

I am doing some spring cleaning in my food pantry and refrigerator. I found some baby food in the back of my cupboard. What is the difference between a "sell-by" date, "best-if-used by", and "use by" date?

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Spring Cleaning Your Kitchen Surfaces

Spring Cleaning Your Kitchen Surfaces

The grass is growing and flower bulbs are beginning to bloom. Everything looks refreshed outdoors. When spring rolls around, many people freshen their homes with some spring cleaning. Kitchens are a good place to begin.

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Tips On Serving A Large Crowd

Tips On Serving A Large Crowd

I'm having a graduation party for my daughter, and I'm planning to serve tacos, fresh fruits and veggies with creamy dips, and cupcakes. I will have a buffet line from 4 to 9 p.m. I'm not used to serving a large crowd. Do you have any tips?

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Keeping Food Safe At A Potluck

Keeping Food Safe At A Potluck

We are having a potluck dinner for New Year's Day, and I'm in charge of setting if up. What can I do to be sure all the food stays safe?

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Storing Leftovers In The Refrigerator

Storing Leftovers In The Refrigerator

I don't like to waste food. How long can I store leftovers in the refrigerator? What's the best way to clean your refrigerator?

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