Cooking Tips and Trends

Start a Container Garden with Your Family

If you want to eat local, know where your food is coming from, save money and reap healthy rewards, start a home garden! There's a harvest of benefits when you involve kids in the process, too.

You don't have to be a chef to be savvy - and healthy - in the kitchen. See tips and trends on ingredients, tools, techniques, meal ideas, food prep and more from food and nutrition experts.

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    Learn the Language: Cooking Vocabulary

    "Sauté" and "simmer" describe different techniques, and "diced" and "minced" are not one and the same. Following healthful recipes is easier if you understand cooking vocabulary. Read More

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    Baby Food: Make It Yourself?

    Roberta Duyff, MS, RD, FAND

    In spite of the added work, some parents get satisfaction from preparing baby food themselves. However, that requires extra care to keep baby's food safe and to retain the nutrients from fresh foods. Read More

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    Where to Store Foods in the Kitchen

    If you're confused by all the conflicting rules about what foods go where, don't fret: We got the inside scoop from registered dietitian nutritionists who are experts in food storage. Read More

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    Do the Salsa

    Salsa is a healthy and delicious way to add the right amount of spiciness or sweetness to your dish. Read More

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    Turkey Talk

    Roberta Duyff, MS, RD, FAND

    It's nearly Thanksgiving and time to talk turkey — turkey safety, that is! For your meal to bring only compliments, keep turkey flavorful and safe. Read More