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NOTE: January 2013 through December 2010 Cook It Quick newsletters have been removed from the archives. You have been re-directed to this page if you were looking for one of these earlier newsletters so you can see what is currently available. 





  • January, 2015 - No Newsletter
  • February, 2015
    Berry Good Pancakes ● 4-Ingredient Guacamole ● Manly Muffin Meat Loaf ● A "Nutritionally Hot" Recipe for Oatmeal ● Some "Red" Hot Ideas for Valentine's Day ● Corn Soup ● Oven-Barbecued Pork Chops ● Avoiding a Green Ring Around Hard-Boiled Egg Yolks ● Choosing the Best Apple for Your Recipe ● Preparing for a Weather Emergency ● $ave Money by Knowing When Food is Safe ● Choosing & Using a Kitchen Food Thermometer
  • March, 2015
    Easy Black Bean & Cheese Quesadillas ● Pineapple Pork ● 4 Green Fruit Snack Recipes for Kids of All Ages on  St. Pat's Day ● 10 Quick & Easy Homemade Popcorn Seasonings ● Parsnips & Carrots with Orange Butter ● Kicking Up the Flavor of an Egg Salad Sandwich with ONE Addition ● How to Go for the GREEN on St. Patrick's Day ● How Long Can You Store Commercially Canned Food? ● How to Prolong the Life of Bananas ● Reducing the Size of Recipes ● Food Storage Chart for Cupboard/Pantry, Refrigerator & Freezer ● Safe Ways to Thaw Meat 
  • April, 2015 
    Chicken Strata a La King ● Contrast Snack Mix ● How to Make a Casserole from What's on Hand ● Orange Banana Frosty ● Fruit Muesli ● Growing and Preparing Loose Leaf Lettuce ● Tray-Freezing Raw Peppers ● Healthy Cooking with Fresh Herbs ● 14 Ways Consumers Can Reduce Food Waste ● Can You Identify These Long-Forgotten Leftovers? ● FoodKeeper App — a Tool for Smart Food Storage ● Kitchen Spring Cleaning 
  • May 2015 - no newsletter 
  • June 2015
    Cheesy Broccoli Baked Potatoes ● Cool Drinks ● Enjoy a Garden Fresh Sandwich for a Light Meal ● Salsa Yogurt Dip ● Strawberry Smoothie and Popsicle ● Touchdown Taco Salad ● Rainbow Fruit & Cheese Kabobs ● How to Freeze Milk and Cheese ● Spinach Lasagna ● Tuna Melt Sandwich ● BBQ Chicken and Cheddar Foil Packet Dinner ● Pleasin' Yogurt Breakfast Parfait
  • July 2015
    Confetti Bean Salsa ● "Pudding Faces" Add More Milk to Kids' Meals ● Easy-Does-It Mango Sauce ● Tomato Basil Bruchetta ● It's a Wrap ● Banana in a Blanket ● Southwestern Bean Salad ● Chocolate Berry Smoothie  ● Canning & Freezing Pinterest Board on Safe and UNSAFE Home Food Preservation Practices ● Is an Egg that Floats Still Safe & Other Egg Safety Tips ● Properly Wash Fresh Produce to Prevent Foodborne Illness
  • August 2015
    Zucchini — Cooking. Freezing. Recipes ● How to Make Freezer Jam ● Roasting Beets ● Confetti Beef Tacos ● BBQ Chicken and Cheddar Foil Packet Dinner ● Basic Scrambled Eggs ● Have a "Shot" of Dessert ● Cook Pasta in  Half the Time with Angel Hair Pasta ● How to Keep Cut Fruit from Turning Brown ● Fruits that Continue to Ripen after They're Picked ● How to Substitute Tomato Sauce for Other Forms of Tomatoes ● Recommended Refrigerator and Freezer Temperatures 
  • September 2015 
  • No newsletter in October
  • November 2015
  • December 2015 


  • No newsletter in January
  • February
    Apple Quinoa Salad ● Quick Granola Bars ● Black Bean & Corn Salsa ● No-Salt Sloppy Joe Seasoning Mix ● Guacmole on the Go! ● Roasted Broccoli and Red Peppers ● Roasting Nuts / Trail Mix ● How to substitute tomato sauce for catsup, soup, etc. ● How to freeze raw onions ● Reducing the size of recipes ● Food storage: fridge, cupboard, pantry
  • March 2014
    Go for the Green on St. Pat's! ● Chocolate Chip Yogurt Cookies ● Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Onions ● Old Fashioned Bread Pudding ● Sweet Potato Casserole ● Salmon with Mustard Sauce ● Prolonging the Life of Bananas ● Making a Meal with What's on Hand ● Selecting & Serving Seafood Safely 
  • April 2014
    Jiffy Oatmeal Crunch ● BBQ Chicken Pizza ● Stuffed Bell Pepper ● Baked Lentils Casserole ● Quick Black Bean Soup ● Apple Coffee Cake ● Bachelor Food ● 20-Minute Chicken Creole ● Measurement Equivalents ● How Does Your Club Stack Up? ● How to Chill Foods Properly ● Safe Grocery Shopping
  • June 2014 (no newsletter in May)
    Sumptuous Smoothies & Shakes ● Santa Fe Stuffed Potatoes ● Handling Food Safely on the Road ● Chicken Enchilda Casserole ● Mini Ham & Egg Quiches ● Barbecue and Food Safety ● Apple Smiles ● Easy Strawberry Shortcake ● Food Safety while Hiking, Camping & Boating ● Tuna Melt Sandwich ● Grilling Fish
  • July 2014
    Simple Delicious Snap Peas ● Tabbouleh ● Freezing Bell, Sweet & Hot Peppers ● Baked Kale Chips ● Summertime Steak Salad ● Keep Your Cool (in the kitchen) this Summer! ● Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing ● Eggplant with Tomatoes ● Become a Produce Pro (food safety) ● Creamy Dip for Veggies ● Chicken Fajitas
  • August 2014
    Dill Cucumber Sauce ● How to Chop an Onion without Crying ● What's the Difference between Sugar Snap, Snow, and Garden Peas? ● What to Do with Zucchini ● How to Store Tomatoes: Refrigerator or Counter? Shoulders Up or Down? ● How to Freeze Onions, Peppers, Zucchini, Beans, Corn & More ● Foil-Baked Veggies ● 13 Fresh Herb Garnish Ideas ● Check Our Pinterest "Canning & Freezing" Board for Safe & Successful Home Food Preservation Tips ● How to "Chiffonade" Herbs & Other Cooking with Herbs Tips ● Short-Term Kitchen Storage of Potatoes, Onions & Garlic
  • September 2014
    Uncooked Refrigerator / Freezer Jam ● Clean Out the Fridge Potato Salad ● Olive Oil Salad Dressing ● Freezer Mashed Potatoes ● Peach Cooler ● Salsa Fresca ● Prairie Potato Wedges ● How to Choose 36 Common Cooking Tools ● How to Use a Chef's Knife ● Wash Produce that Will Be Peeled or Eaten from the Peel 

Cook It Quick's Goal

Cook It Quick Newsletter

Our goal is to make you "hungry for healthy food" by offering tips and delicious, quick-to-prepare, inexpensive recipes.

Preparing these recipes and using the tips will help you increase consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products. At the same time, you will reduce sodium, solid fats, and calories. Food safety tips are included. 

Feel free to use/adapt Cook It Quick  material when an article is written entirely by me for your own articles, blogs, handouts, etc. An example credit line is:  Authored by or Adapted from Alice Henneman, MS, RDN, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Cook It Quick web materials. 


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