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Healthy Bites for February:
The family that bakes together ...
Baking is an inexpensive family activity that provides opportunities for families to share baking traditions, recipes and family heritage that can be handed down through each generation. February is Bake for Family Fun Month, and the Home Baking Association (www.homebaking.org/familyfun/) encourages families to spend time together in the kitchen. This month's Healthy Bites has tips on how to get started.
Feel free to use/adapt Healthy Bites material (with credit) for your own articles, blogs, handouts, etc. An example credit line would be: Authored by or Adapted from Lisa Franzen-Castle, PhD, RD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Nutrition Specialist. Healthy Bites Newsletter, http://food.unl.edu/web/fnh/healthy-bites, July 2013.
Cooks Tools for the Kitchen. Having the right kitchen tools can make cooking easier and more fun! However, you don't need every tool in the store. Before you buy that next piece of kitchen equipment, check the following tips and suggestions.
Cook it Quick’s Cooking Tips & Techniques. Covers topics and provides links for using the oven or stovetop, freezing make ahead foods, meat, poultry and egg basics, and techniques for rice, beans, fruit and vegetables.
Ingredient Substitutions. Often for lack of an ingre¬dient, a recipe is ruined or an extra trip to the store is required. Sometimes, you need to buy a large container of an ingredient for just a teaspoon or two needed in a recipe. To the rescue: ingredient substitutions!
UNL Extension Calendar – National Food Days, Weeks, and Months for February.
Reducing the Size of Recipes. Many recipes can be cut in half or thirds. Here are some guidelines to help you adapt a larger recipe to a smaller one.
Bite When the Temperature is Right Participant's Guide, HEF587. Using food thermometers is the only way to ensure that food is fully cooked and safe to eat. This lesson explains how to choose the correct thermometer for your needs.