Cooking Q & A

Cooking Q and A: Safe storage and preparation of Christmas dinner
December 20, 2011
Susan discusses the proper way to freeze and reheat mashed potatoes and turkey for easy transport.
Bone up on turkey terms
November 15, 2011
Tips for thawing and defrosting the big bird and definitions of the labels on the package.
Cooking Q&A: Fruits can make sophisticated holiday desserts
December 15, 2010
Here are several fruit dessert recipes that were shared by Communicating Food for Health.
Cooking Q&A: Some additional tips for holiday meal preparation
November 24, 2010
Some questions and answers about Thanksgiving Day meal preparation.
All about the pumpkin: From canned pumpkin shortages to pureeing
November 3, 2010
Is there a canned pumpkin shortage again this year?
Myths about food and weight dispelled
October 27, 2010
There are many myths out there related to food intake and physical activity that make it difficult to know what to believe.
Make the best of your own Family Day
September 8, 2010
In 2001, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse created Family Day: A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children, as a national effort to promote family dinners as an effective way to reduce substance abuse among children and teens.
Dinner with family needed for many reasons
September 2, 2010
Put a star on Sept. 27 on your calendar and make a date for dinner with your family.
Lemon a safe bet when canning salsa
August 25, 2010
Is it really necessary to add lemon juice to home-canned salsa?
Parks & Rec class teaches basics of food preparation
August 18, 2010
I read on the community page of the Lawrence Parks & Recreation 2010 Summer/Fall Activities Guide about the Cooking 101 class. Is it just for beginning cooks?
First Lady and 4-H teach ways to get healthy
August 4, 2010
Stop by the 4-H Foods Exhibit at the fair and see how our 4-H foods superintendents, Twilla Brown and Lori Queen, are highlighting the nationwide Let’s Move! campaign, started by First Lady Michelle Obama.
Way the cookie crumbles depends on the science
July 28, 2010
I want to enter some chocolate chip cookies in the open class division at the Douglas County Fair next week, but my cookies always spread out too much so they’re flat. What’s the problem?
Keeping peaches beyond summer, freezing and jam
July 21, 2010
How do you freeze peaches?
Not all kinds of fibers are created equal in our diets
July 14, 2010
It seems like all kinds of foods today have fiber added. Are all kinds of fiber created equal?
Make a better salad decision
July 7, 2010
Iceberg, the most popular lettuce in the United States, is the least nutritious.