Food Preparation and Cooking

Dad and son cooking together

Use these resources for cooking demostrations, cooking classes, or when simply teaching about cooking. There are plenty of recipes here or you can check out our Recipe Finder Database for more inexpensive and healthy recipes.



Learn the Do's and Don'ts of Freezing Sandwiches

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.


Add a Little Spice (& Herbs) to Your Life!

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Available in handouts, downloadable PowerPoint, and online slide show.


Beans in the shape of a music note. Learn About Cooking with Dry Beans (PDF | 354KB)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.


Get Ingredient Substitutions and Equivalent Measurements (PDF | 62 KB)

Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service.


Create a List of Basic Foods for Cupboard, Fridge & Freezer

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Also available in PDF (172KB).


Find a Series of Quick and Easy Menus, Recipes and Tips for Singles and Couples

North Dakota State University Extension Service.

Designed for young adults but may be useful for many age groups.


Learn About Cooking with Fresh Herbs

University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension.

Includes Fresh Herbs: a Picture of Healthy Eating (PDF 578KB) with information on how to select, store, prepare, freeze and cook with fresh herbs and Flavor that Food (PDF 133KB) with information on herb & food combinations.


foods on a cutting board Make Delicious Heart-Healthy Latino Recipes

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Cookbook is bilingual (Spanish and English).


screen shot of Dinner Tonight video Watch Videos About Preparing Healthy and Thrifty Dinners

Texas A&M System. AgriLIFE Extension. Healthy Living.


Make Recipes with Frozen Ground Beef

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Also available in PDF (614 KB).


Teach Kids That Healthy Food Can be Fun

Extensión en Español.

Also available in Spanish.


Healthy Recipes Find Healthy, Low-Cost Recipes

Oregon State University. Extension Service.

Many of the recipes have Spanish translations.


Ingredient Jars Find Common Ingredient Subsitutions

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Also available in PDF (137 KB).


Learn Cooking Basics (PDF | 556 KB)

University of Hawaii at Manoa Cooperative Extension.


Learn About Making Homemade Freezer Meals (PDF | 57 KB)

Connecticut/Rhode Island Family Nutrition Program. Senior Nutrition Awareness Project.


Get Guidelines for Reducing the Size of Recipes

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.


Simply Good Eating: Spices (PDF | 919 KB)

University of Minnesota Extension.

Curriculum helps low literacy or English learning participants become more comfortable cooking. Includes two activities and four handouts.


Ensalada de Pina (pineapple slaw) Download Spanish/English Pictorial Recipes

Oregon State University. Multnomah County Extension Office.


Cook the Heart Healthy Way

DHHS. NIH. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.


Get Thrifty Main Dish Recipes

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension.


Get Ten Healthy Cooking Tips

American Heart Association.


Make USDA Recipes Using Non-Fat Dry Milk (PDF | 675KB)

USDA. FNS. Food Distribution Division.

Recipes have not been tested or standardized by the USDA.