Here are some ideas for holiday presents (large and small) for busy cooks and perhaps yourself! Consider bundling several smaller items together for one present.
If your plastic food container can't hold its shape in hot water or the microwave, then you may need to toss (or recycle) it. This is true of most containers that are meant to transport food such as takeout containers, and those that you purchase food products in, such as yogurt containers. These types of containers are designed for a one-time use only.
The holidays are just around the corner and many people are concerned about food safety in regards to the turkey they are planning to serve. By following a few easy steps you can ensure that you will have a turkey dinner that is safe to eat and free from bacteria that can cause food borne illnesses.
THAWING: Thaw your frozen turkey in the refrigerator or in cold water. In the refrigerator, leave the turkey in the package and place on a tray to contain any moisture from the defrosting turkey.
Oh my - where has the time gone? It seems impossible that the holidays are just around the corner. In our "oh-so-busy" world, holiday entertaining is often a communal affair, with friends and relatives contributing to the feast.
But bringing a dish to share can be an unintentional invitation to unwanted guest - bacteria that can cause food borne illnesses. To be sure these party crashers don't make it through the door, here are some tips for traveling safely with prepared foods.
With the start of fall, it's a great time to enjoy your warm, freshly baked goods! Baking si fun to do once chilly weather hits, however, many of those warm comfort foods can be detrimental to your healthy diet. Most baked goods are full of added sugars and trans fats and should be consumed sparingly. But there are ways to increase the healthiness of your baked goods so you can feel good about your choice of dessert!
Many substitutes can be made in baked goods to cut down on the calorie, sug
About 90 billion pounds of edible food goes uneaten each year in the United States, an amount equal to 123 times the weight of the Empire State Building. This cost consumers $370 per person each year:
Protein foods: $140
Added fat and sugar: $60
A snack is defined as a small amount of food eaten between meals (Merriam-Webster.com). Snacking can be an important part of a healthy diet. The key is to plan and choose snacks full of nutrients our bodies need, instead of snacks full of extra calories, sugar and fat.
Snacks can prevent you from overeating at meals. Incorporating snacks into your daily diet can provide nutrients that otherwise would be missing from your day. An example would be having carrot sticks and cottage cheese