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Archive of Cook It Quick Newsletters
Current Newsletter: October/November 2013
Healthy Cooking with Fresh Herbs ♦ Tabbouleh ♦ Super Duper Easy Hummus ♦ Cucumber Salsa ♦ Tomato Basil Bruschetta ♦ Asparatus with Toasted Almonds & Garlic ♦ Frozen Fruit Cups ♦ Brewing Ice Tea with Fresh Mint ♦ Summer Food Safety ♦ Add Color and Nutrition to Potato Salad
Yogurt Fruit Smoothie ♦ Chocolate Granola Apple Wedges ♦ Tangy Mustard Coleslaw ♦ Black Bean Quesadillas ♦ Chicken Caesar Salad ♦ Foil-Wrapped Mexican Pork Chops ♦ Grilled Summer Veggies ♦ Zucchini and Corn Saute ♦ Slow Cooker Chunky Applesauce ♦ Quick-Toss Tuna and Cannellini Bean Salad ♦ Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Garlic, Parsley, and Lemon ♦ Beef and Cabbage Wraps
Super Easy Bean Dip ♦ Amazing Oven Fried Chicken ♦ Slow Cooker Apple Oatmeal ♦ Baked Fish with Savory Bread Crumbs ♦ Roasted Vegetables Pasta with Cauliflower ♦ MyPlate Recipes on Pinterest ♦ Easter Egg Safety Tips ♦ Beans Help Mitigate Effect of Drought on High Food Bills (includes 3 recipes) ♦ Frozen Cheese Sandwich (for grilling) ♦ Feeding Your Family Well when Food Prices Rise ♦ Celery Butterflies
Ripening fruit at Room Temperature ♦ The Spice Is Right ♦ Put Potholders in Their Place ♦ OH, Grill of Mine! ♦ Contain It! ♦ Trail Mix Find Fridge Foods Faster with a Turntable or "Lazy Susan" ♦ Decorative Dishrack? ♦ Sauteed Brussels Sprouts ♦ Short Term Kitchen Storage of Potatoes, Onions, and Garlic ♦ Storage Bins for Hard-to-Reach Refrigerator Items ♦ Is Your Oven Temperature Off?
- No newsletter in January and February
Marinated Three-Bean Salad ♦ Fruit Pizza - Super Bowl Style ♦ Forming a Meal Swap Group ♦ Amazing Oven Fried Chicken ♦ Simple Skillet Pizzas ♦ Crispy Salmon Patties ♦ Golden Apple Oatmeal ♦ Mama's Chicken and Rice ♦ Crazy Caterpillars♦ Slow Cooker Beef Stew ♦ Chicken Waldorf Salad ♦ Peanut Butter Dip ♦ Your Super Bowl Game Plan for Healthy Eating ♦ Chicken Feed ♦ Easy, Healthy Everyday Recipes (on Pinterest)
Healthy Valentine's Day Snack Mix ♦ Valentine's Day "From Scratch" Brownies ♦ Cooking for One or Two ♦ Slow Cooker Beef Stew ♦ Pizza Salad ♦ Winter Black Bean Soup ♦ Chicken Pita Sandwiches ♦ Rinsing Canned Dry Beans Reduces Sodium 41% ♦ Busy Day Tilapia ♦ Peanut Butter Pita Pockets ♦ Fruit Crumble ♦ Easy Roasted Root Vegetables ♦ How to Tell if Your Freezer Was Off when You Were Away ♦ Three Bean Bake ♦ Easy, Healthy Everyday Recipes (on Pinterest)
Going Green with Fruit on St. Patrick's Day ♦ Slow Cooker Hamburger Stew ♦ Cooking for One or Two ♦ Confetti Bean Salsa ♦ Pasta Primavera ♦ Go for the GREEN on St. Patrick's Day ♦ Dirt Pudding ♦ Spaghetti and Savary Meatballs ♦ Animals in the Swamp ♦ Cooking with Kids ♦ Are You Using a Steamer? ♦ Help Kids Learn to Cook through 4-H ♦ Does Your Plate Look like MyPlate?
Char's Fruit Dip ♦ Fruitastic Summer Smoothie Blast ♦ Vegetable Fried Rice ♦ Vegetable Ribbons ♦ Foods Come Alive with Chives! ♦ Roasted Potatoes, Tomatoes & Onions ♦ Planting / Using Fresh Herbs ♦ Roasted Brussels Sprouts ♦ Lemon Velvet Supreme Pudding ♦ Adding Fruit to Favorite Foods ♦ Grill It Tasty and Safe ♦ Storing a Tomato for Best Taste
Baked Kale Chips ♦ Spinach Lasagna ♦ Strawberry Smoothie ♦ Popsicles Made from Smoothies ♦ Fast Way to Freeze Peppers ♦ Couscous Salad ♦ Orange and Fennel Salad, Sicilian Style ♦ Salsa Bean Salad ♦ Fast Way to Freeze Onions ♦ Quick Tricks for Pasta Salad ♦ Do This with Radishes Before Refrigeration ♦ Follow Our Fresh Herb Board on Pinterest
Delight in the Refreshing Taste of Tabbouleh! ♦ Sweet and Simple Sweet Corn ♦ Hear! Hear! for Fresh Herbs! ♦ Peaches - The Slice is Right! ♦ Got Bunches of Basil? ♦ Try This Pesto Pasta Recipe! ♦ The "Scoop" on Melons! ♦ Cucumber Bites ♦ Cucumber Salad with Tomatoes ♦ Foil-Baked Veggies ♦ Wash Produce Even when the Skin Isn't Eaten ♦ Homemade Whole Grain Croutons ♦ French Bread Pizza
BBQ Chicken and Cheddar Foil Packet Dinner ♦ Healthy Halloween Popcorn Treats ♦ The Perfect Hard-cooked Egg ♦ Walnut Trail Mix ♦ Silicone Pastry / Basting Brush for Easy Cleaning ♦ Southwest Beef Wraps ♦ The Tastiest Tomatoes when Tomatoes Aren't in Season ♦ Can You Identify this Frozen Food? ♦ Taking the Temperature of Thin Foods ♦ Egg & Cheddar Quesadilla ♦ Try This & Avoid Lumpy White Sauces ♦ Have You Tried this Whisk?
Helpful Thanksgiving Links ♦ Turkey Caesar Salad ♦ Turkey Mashed Potato Soup ♦ Getting a Headstart on Holiday Food Preparation ♦ Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Mix ♦ Cheesy Broccoli Baked Potatoes ♦ Pleasin' Yogurt Breakfast Parfait ♦ Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup ♦ Mexicali Pork Chops with Black Beans ♦ Universal Lids - Do You Have or Need One? ♦ Are You Brewing Bacteria in Your Slow Cooker? ♦ French Bread Pizza ♦ Can You Answer this Thanksgiving Question Correctly?
Helpful Winter Holiday Links ♦ French Vanilla Coffee Mix ♦ California Walnut Granola ♦ Mint Candy Coffee Mix ♦ Country Chili Mix ♦ Double Chocolate Peppermint Candy Hot Cocoa Mix ♦ Spiced Tea Mix ♦ Use this "Trick": Tell if Your Freezer Goes Off While You're Gone ♦ Serve a "Shot" of Dessert ♦ Homemade Trail Mix ♦ Watch How Tiny Tastes Add Up over Holidays ♦Quick Quiz: Can You Guess the Possible Holiday Pounds Gained?
No-salt Sloppy Joe seasoning mix ♦ Brunswick stew ♦ Peanut butter & jelly popcorn ♦ Filing food appliance and other kitchen gear instruction manuals ♦ Veggie pizza on crackers ♦ Healthy hash browns ♦ Add acidic fruits to salads to keep fruits from turning brown ♦ Keeping foods warm while other foods get "done" ♦ Quick meat sauces ♦ Substituting prepared mustard for powdered mustard ♦ Test Your Salt Savvy ♦ Shrimp and Black Bean Tacos
See Red on Valentine's Day ♦ Old Fashioned Bread Pudding ♦ Better Baking Mix ♦ Rice Crust Quiche ♦ Run-out-the-door breakfast ideas ♦ Easy Bean Dip ♦ Make half of plate fruits & veggies ♦ Crunchy Vegetable Burrito ♦ Try this with measuring spoons ♦ A "Fruit" -ti-ful Dessert ♦ Chocolate candy for dessert? ♦ Keep wrapping paper wrapped
Avoid Green Ring on Hard-Cooked Egg Yolks ♦ Mash Sweet Potatoes Quickly with Potato Ricer ♦ Use Whole Grain Stamp to Find Whole Grain Foods ♦ Rice Bowls: Quick, Easy, 1-2-3! (9 Brown Rice Recipe Ideas) ♦ Make-ahead Mexican Rollups (can be frozen) ♦ Organizing Your Recipe Collection ♦ Kitchen Short Cuts ♦ Easy Ways to Add Seafood to Family Meals ♦ A Simple Solution to Avoid Scratching Nonstick Skillets during Storage ♦ Make the Most of Your Melon Baller ♦ Add Uncooked Pasta to Soups
No newsletter in April or May
Loose Leaf Green Lettuce Salad with Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing ♦ Grilled Vegetables - Not Like Your Mom Made! ♦ Grilling Salmon: Easy, Healthy & Delicious ♦ 9 Bites for Better-Tasting Fruits & Veggies ♦ Freezing Peppers Is So Easy ♦ Freezing Onions for Quick Additions to Cooked Foods ♦ Canning, Freezing, & Drying Summer Fruits & Veggies ♦ Don’t Get Bugged by a Foodborne Illness this Summer! ♦ Choose MyPlate Update
No newsletter in July
Fall Apple Crisp ♦ Roasted Cauliflower with Paprika ♦ Black Bean and Corn Salad ♦ Chicken Enchiladas ♦ Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie ♦ Easy Fruit Salad ♦ Chicken and Broccoli Quiche ♦ Glazed Sweet Potatoes ♦ Golden Apple Oatmeal ♦ Yogurt Breakfast Cup ♦ Banana Bread ♦ BBQ Lentils
Cabbage Fruit Salad ♦ Fresh Fruit Crunch ♦ Light Pumpkin Pie ♦ Easy Lasagna ♦ Potato Saute ♦ A+ Party Mix ♦ Chicken and Tropical Fruit Salad ♦ Fresh Fruit Crisp ♦ Garden Vegetable Soup ♦ Apple Crisp ♦ Bean Salad ♦ Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Dried Cranberries
Turkey Mashed Potato Soup ♦ Turkey Salsa Soup ♦ Turkey Tortellini Soup ♦ Turkey Mediterranean Soup ♦ Turkey and Blue cheese Salad ♦ Food Safety During Power Outages ♦ How to Cook a Turkey the Day before Serving it ♦ Thanksgiving Food Preparation Tips ♦ Thawing a Turkey ♦ Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day ♦ Can You Pass Our Holiday Food Safety Quiz? ♦ A Turkey's thoughts on Thanksgiving
Food Mixes in a Jar Slide Show, Tips, and Recipes ♦ Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Mix ♦ Easy-As-a-Mix Pizza ♦ Country Chili Mix ♦ Homemade Cornbread Mix ♦ Master Mix Pancakes ♦ Master Mix Muffins ♦ Friendship Soup Mix ♦ Pasta with Meat Sauce ♦ Bean and Rice Soup Mix ♦ Hot Cocoa Mix ♦ Helpful Winter Holiday Food Preparation, Food Safety & Healthy Eating Links ♦ Have a Healthy Red & Green Holiday ♦ Here Comes Santa Claus
Preparing foods ahead ♦ Have a healthy red & green holiday! ♦ Gift someone with a food mix in a jar plus more ideas! ♦ Crispy granola ♦ How about a "spoonula" stocking stuffer? ♦ Hot Cocoa Mix Baked Pork Chops ♦ Organizing your pantry ♦ Cook pasta in half the time ♦ Use a mortar & pestle on small amounts of hardened sugar ♦ Helpful winter holiday food preparation, food safety & healthy eating links ♦ Helpful holiday weight management trips from Brian Wansink, PhD
How to Prepare a Turkey ♦ Tips for Traveling Safely with Food ♦ How to Cook a Turkey the Day before Serving It ♦ How to Carve a Turkey ♦ How to Make Turkey Gravy ♦ Gluten-Free Grab 'n Go ♦ Keep Track of Frozen Foods ♦ Easy Ways to Toast Nuts ♦ Recipes & Tips for Leftover Turkey ♦ Benefits of a coffee carafe ♦ Pumpkin pie cartoon
Healthy Halloween Party Foods with Popcorn ♦ Beef Stew with Vegetable "Gravy" ♦ Easy Freezer Mashed Potatoes ♦ Use a Turntable to Organize Your Refrigerator ♦ Freezing Sandwiches ♦ Gluten-free Cookies ♦ Prolonging the Life of Bananas ♦ Reducing the Size of Recipes ♦ Peeling and Pitting an Avocado ♦ Take a Can of Tomato Sauce and ... (Substitutions)
How to make a casserole from what's on hand ♦ Ingredient substitutions ♦ Cooking with dry beans ♦ Is it safe to refreeze meat that has thawed? ♦ Making a meal with what's on hand ♦ What can I pack my kids for lunch? ♦ 5 apple recipes & apple usage chart ♦ Tray-freezing apple slices for later use ♦ Plan, Shop, Fix, Eat Video
Tomato Basil Bruchetta ♦ Greek Rice Salad ♦ Cooking with Fresh Herbs ♦ Pinto Bean Salad Dip Chicken Strata a la King (& variations) ♦ Secrets to making great-tasting green tea ♦ Summertime Steak Salad ♦ Freezing Onions (no blanching needed!) ♦ Peach Raspberry Smoothie (& 8 other smoothies!) ♦ Freezing Raw Tomatoes (with or without their skins) ♦ Freezing Peppers (no blanching needed!) ♦ Interactive Beverage Guide to Sugars
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(Updated November 26, 2013)
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