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Cook It Quick Newsletter - December 2010
Questions or Comments? Email Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Extension Educator
No time to cook? Prepare foods ahead!
Have some fun with red and green fruits and veggies. AND ... make some quick & festive meals.
|Gift someone with a food mix in a jar plus more ideas!|
Quick ideas plus 4 recipes for homemade food gifts from Julie Garden-Robinson, Ph.D., Food & Nutrition Specialist, North Dakota State Extension.
Here's an easy & inexpensive recipe (costs less than $2.00 for the whole recipe!) from Iowa State University Extension. Would also make a great holiday gift!
This spoon spatula takes on many of the tasks of both a mixing spoon and a spatula and is a great time saver. Learn more about it ...
Hot Cocoa Mix
Just 3 ingredients go into this recipe from Texas Agrilife Research & Extension Center. Download the recipe AND watch a short video that shows how to make these chops.
Shuffling cans looking for the one you need? Try stacking them on stairstep-type expanding shelves.
Measure the width, depth and height of your cupboard. In determining the height, determine how far from the top "step" the tallest item would extend. Place similar cans together.
Learn some other less common uses here.
Ingredient substitutions, how to prepare foods safely for company, more...
Some helpful holiday weight management tips from Brian Wansink, PhD -- his tip on "seconds" and "thirds" is especially creative!
Explore food-related academic majors!
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) offers several food-related undergraduate programs in a variety of academic disciplines. Many of these programs are interdisciplinary. More ...