Author: Kimberly A. Baker

Easter Ham Leftovers Make Great Ham Balls

Looking for a new recipe to help use up your leftover Easter ham? Move over egg salad sandwiches and ham casseroles, and let me introduce you to ham balls! If you have never heard of ham balls you...

The Food Safety of Sprouts

Sprouts are the immature growth that is produced from a germinated seed.  Depending on the seed type, the sprout is generally harvested 1 to 8 days after germination. At harvest the sprout will have...

Gluten Labeling

In recent years gluten has taken a big fall in the food and nutrient world. Some of the reasons for the gluten aversion include: celiac disease, gluten intolerance and weight control. If you are...

Gluten Free Labeling of Foods

Gluten refers to specific proteins (e.g. glutelins and prolamins) that are naturally found in gluten-containing grains. For some, especially those with celiac disease, these proteins can cause...

Cross Contamination

Today is your Great Aunt Gerty’s 75th birthday celebration. And you are elated. You really are. She is your favorite great aunt and perhaps your favorite relative. This is because she’s...

Starting a Food Business

Starting a food business is a formidable task. Expensive research must be done to derive a suitable recipe for commercial production. This is followed by tests that have to consider shelf life as...

Food Selection & Storage

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

Freezing Prepared Foods

Preparing food ahead of time and freezing it can save time, add variety to your menu, offer quick meals for unexpected company and provide nutritious choices for busy days. When you are preparing a...

Measurement Conversions for Recipes

Measuring Equivalents Dry or Liquid Ingredients Equivalent Measurement American Standard 3 teaspoons 1 Tablespoon 4 Tablespoons ¼ cup 5⅓ Tablespoons ⅓ cup 16 Tablespoons 1 cup Weight ½ pound 8 oz. 1...

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