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Water Myths and Facts

How much water should you drink every day? Do other beverages count towards your water goal? These are two of the most popular questions on our forum. The answers are varied, depending on who you ask. We’ve seen suggestions of complex mathematical equations to determine your water goal. Others are certain that everyone needs an […]

Use by? Sell by?

It’s April 19th and you’re grocery shopping. You pick up a container of cottage cheese and it says “Sell by April 20th”. Does this mean you’ll have to eat it all tonight? Expiration dates on food can be very confusing, since they don’t always mean the food expires on that date. Read our quick tips […]

Fat Substitutes for Baking

Reducing the amount of fat in your baked goods can lower the calories, but it can also reduce the quality if you aren’t careful. Not all recipes lend themselves well to using fat substitutes, so sometimes you will have to go through a trial and error process until you get it right. Maybe Grandma used […]

How Long to Cook Whole Grains

According to the new USDA Pyramid, we should get at least half of our daily grains in the form of whole grains instead of refined. Many whole grains are a mystery to us because we’re just not that used to them. Some take a very long time to cook, so if you don’t prepare in […]

Organic Milk: What You Get for the Money

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Demand for organic milk, which can sell for up to double the cost of other milk, is booming. Deciding whether to spend the extra money is not as clear-cut a decision as some suggest. People may turn to organic milk for health benefits, or environmental […]

How Long Should it Cook on the Grill?

Meat Weight or Thickness Cooking Time Indirect Heat Cooking Time Medium Direct Heat Chicken Half 1 1/2 pounds 1 to 1/4 hours or until tender and no pink remains 40 to 50 minutes or until tender and no pink remains Chicken Breast Half skinned and boned 4 ounces each 15 to 18 minutes or until […]