IMPORTANT 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.
Foil-Baked Veggies ●Old Fashioned Bread Pudding ● Cooking Dry Beans from Scratch Can be Quick ● Easy Ground Beef Recipes from Your Freezer ● Making an Olive Oil Salad Dressing ● Toasting Nuts and Seeds using Microwave, Oven or Stove-Top ● How to Substitute Tomato Sauce for Other Forms of Tomatoes ● Cooking Healthy Meals for 1 or 2: A Checklist ● Reducing the Size of Recipes ● Basic Foods for Cupboard, Fridge & Freezer ● Ingredient Substitutions ● Is It Safe to Refreeze Raw Meat and Poultry that Has Thawed?
- February, 2017
Canned food recipes, nutrition and food safety.
- March, 2017 - No newsletter
- April / May, 2017
Includes 6 "no-recipe-required" foods.
- June, 2017
- July 2017
- August 2017
Makeover Your Leftovers (special issue)
- September 2017
Quick & Healthy No-Recipe Meals
● Holiday Food Mixes in a Jar ● California Walnut Granola ● Helpful Winter Holiday Food Preparation, Safety & Healthy Eating ● Holiday Food Preparation with Young Children ● Perfectly Pumpkin Recipe Collection ● Vegetable Snowman ● How to Stick to a Diabetes Meal Plan during the Holidays ● Freezing Prepared Foods ● Sending Food Gifts to the Military ● Traveling with Food to Gatherings of Family and Friends ● Should You Refrigerate Pumpkin Pie?
- 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 ● Have You Tried Kohlrabi? ● 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 ● Our 6 Combined Recipe Collections (Recipe Central) ● Making a Meal with What's on Hand ● Selecting & Serving Seafood Safely ● Interactive "Save Time - Microwave It! Zmag
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
- No newsletter in January
Cook It Quick's Goal
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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