Food Preparation and Cooking

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Use these resources for cooking demostrations, cooking classes, or when teaching about cooking.

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Meal Making


Get Information on Preparing Foods in Advance

University of Nebraska, Lincoln Extension.


Ten Healthy Cooking Tips

American Heart Association.


Substitutions and Equivalent Measurements


Cooking with Herbs & Spices

University of Nebraska, Lincoln Extension.


Learn Cooking Terms and Methods (PDF | 556 KB)

University of Hawaii at Manoa Cooperative Extension.


Microwave Cooking


Basic Foods for Cupboard, Fridge and Freezer: Create Your Own List!

University of Nebraska, Lincoln Extension.

Also available in PDF (172KB).


Making Meals for Singles and Couples


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

University of Nebraska, Lincoln Extension.


Browse a List of Food Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Links are related to food ingredients, food processing, cooking and baking.


Freezing Sandwiches

University of Nebraska, Lincoln Extension.

Learn the Do's and Dont's of frreezing sandwiches to save time and money.


Quick and Easy Meals Using the Freezer (PDF | 57 KB)

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


Healthy Recipes Food Hero: Healthy Recipes

Oregon State University. Extension Service.

Many of the recipes have Spanish translations.


Heart Healthy Cooking for African Americans


Heart Healthy Cooking for Hispanic and Latino Audiences


Thrifty Recipes: Main Dishes

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension.


Cook it Quick! Recipes

University of Nebraska, Lincoln Extension.


screen shot of Dinner Tonight video Watch 'Dinner Tonight' Videos About Preparing Quick & Healthy Dinners

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


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

Oregon State University. Multnomah County Extension Office.


Easy Ground Beef Recipes From Your Freezer

University of Nebraska, Lincoln Extension.

Also available in PDF (614 KB).