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Mailing Perishable Foods

Everyone loves receiving packages in the mail. Sometimes they are gifts of food, either homemade or from mail order. When your package contains baked goods or shelf-stable canned items, the lucky...

Planning Meals for a Family

Eating Meals at Home Has Benefits Many of today’s children and adults are part of a generation that has grown up in restaurants and fast-food eateries. Preparing and eating meals at home is a better choice for many reasons. It is usually healthier and tastes better because the cook has control over the ingredients in meals cooked at home. It helps to control the amounts of food served, or the...

Safety of Stored Foods

The most frequently asked questions on food safety are about food storage. How long is it safe to store leftovers in the refrigerator? Is it safe to eat that meat found in the back of the freezer?...

Keeping Foods Safe at Home

Of the millions of cases of foodborne illness that occur each year, most can be prevented. The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) advises using these strategies to keep foods safe at home: Buy...

Stretch Your Food Dollars Part 3: At Home

During challenging economic times, Americans try to stretch their dollars. Food is a flexible budget expense that can be reduced when money is tight. You can serve satisfying meals within your food...

Planning to Eat Out

Why Do You Eat Out? Most American consumers desire quick, easy, and flavorful food. Eating out has become part of our busy everyday lifestyle. The typical American eats more than five meals per week...

Food Storage: Pantry

Maintain Quality & Safety Storage does not improve the quality of any food. The quality of a food item will also not decrease significantly during storage as long as the food is stored properly...

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