Last month, shipments of standalone freezers shot up as people replaced or purchased a new freezer for their home. With stay-at-home orders in place across the country, trips to the grocery have been reduced, and families are aiming to stock up on essential goods and ingredients. Freezers have long been a cornerstone of food storage, … Continue reading "Get the Most Out of Your Freezer"
Your summer party guests will thank you for the tasty food, your hospitality and the great memories you have given them. They might not thank you for being meticulous about food safety, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. Safety is a real concern with summer cooking, especially if you are doing your cooking, eating … Continue reading "Make food safety part of the plan during July 4th and summer celebrations"
Whether you’re cooking indoors or outdoors this July 4th, there are plenty of principles that apply to both that can help you knock the ball out of the culinary park this summer. To help you up your summer cooking game, we have compiled the best advice professional chefs have given us on holiday cooking, covering … Continue reading "Straight from the Chefs: July 4th and Summer Cooking Advice"
Leftovers are a cherished part of the holiday meal experience. And that’s a relief, since after working so hard to prepare the great holiday feast, the kitchen may be the last place you want to be. Your refrigerator and freezer make it possible for you to enjoy those holiday flavors days, or, if you freeze … Continue reading "Refrigerate and Freeze: Safely storing holiday leftovers"
If you’re preparing for a major storm like Hurricane Irma, stocking up on enough food and water should be part of your plan. And it’s also essential to have a plan to keep your food safe to eat during and in the wake of the storm, especially if you lose power. Eating food that hasn’t … Continue reading "Storm preparation: How to keep frozen and refrigerated food safe"
A number of cooking and lifestyle blogs have reported on the novelty of using a dishwasher to cook food. Recipes might include salmon, eggs, chicken and other foods. It’s a unique concept that most people probably haven’t considered. It’s also a bad idea, and appliance manufacturers don’t recommend it. Many of the articles tout the … Continue reading "Cooking in your dishwasher: A bad idea"
The holidays are fast approaching and many of us will be cooking dinner for family and friends. With all of the stress that comes with preparing large meals, even the most experienced cook can become distracted and within a blink of an eye a fire can spark. That’s what happened recently in Indianapolis when a … Continue reading "Holiday Cooking Safety Tips"
It’s back to school time and that means parents will begin hearing their kids’ cries of “What’s for dinner??? and “When are we eating??? as soon as they arrive home from work. With everyone in the household busy and seemingly running on separate calendars, it’s important for parents to be able to prepare dinner with … Continue reading "Back to School Gives Parents Opportunity to Get Kids Involved in the Kitchen, Teach Cooking Safety"
The devastating thunderstorms over the weekend have left millions of people without electricity, and it could still be at least a week before power is fully restored. If you’ve been without power, you need to know what food you can keep and what food should be thrown away. Here are some food safety tips from … Continue reading "Food Safety Tips During Storm Season"
Thanksgiving dinner is the most anticipated meal of the year for Americans and an ideal opportunity for cooks to show off their culinary expertise. However, Thanksgiving is also considered the peak day for preventable cooking fires, where they are three times more likely to occur than any other day of the year. Safety Tips for … Continue reading "Thanksgiving Tips for Cooks of All Levels to Keep your Holidays Joyous and Safe"