Unusual Food Storage And Cooking Containers Not Always Safe

“Is it OK to use brown paper grocery bags to prepare snacks? I’d like to use one to shake powdered sugar on a cereal snack. I’ve heard you can cook in them, too. Is that right?” “Is it safe to make omelets by boiling the egg mixture in a Ziploc bag? I want to make…
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Spring Inspires Grilling Season

I am waiting to see for the blooming tulips and crocuses on my way home from work. I am waiting to check whether my perennial plants survived the long winter. Will my lilies poke their green sprouts out of the ground victoriously? Not only is spring a feast for our eyes, but our other senses…
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Time To Spring Clean Your Kitchen?

“I’m getting out of the way. Your mother is in the kitchen,” my husband said to our daughter. I glanced at him and my daughter giggled. “She’s going to make a huge mess for me to clean up,” he added. I took out a few extra pans to make sure I lived up to the…
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Why Eat A Colorful Diet?

Spring and gardening season are ahead, and I reminisced about a conversation I had with my daughter several years ago. “Mom, I’m growing corn, strawberries, tomatoes, pumpkin and cabbage in my garden. Farm-fresh fruits and vegetables are good for my pet,” my then-7-year-old daughter said as she showed me her computer game in our home…
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Spring’s Coming Someday – Nutrition Month Has Arrived

Last week someone ran by me in Fargo wearing shorts. I thought I might be hallucinating. No one was chasing this person, so I figured he was running to have fun. The temperature wasn’t exactly “balmy”  but after a long winter, any temperature above freezing is quite warm. Weather changes quickly in North Dakota. As…
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