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In creating each month's Cook It Quick Newsletter, I  offer recipes and tips you can use in your daily cooking.

They have to  be fast, use a few ingredients (preferably no more than 5) and you should already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen. And, I give substitutions for less common ingredients and avoid or help you use extra ingredients. 

Above all, the recipes should offer delicious helpings of healthy foods!

Happy Cooking and Healthy Eating

P.S. Ingredient counts don't include water, salt, pepper and cooking oil

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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ZUCCHINI — Cooking. Freezing. Recipes. [Number of ingredients in recipes varies]

zucchini recipes


How to Make Freezer Jam (Source: University of Georgia) [4 ingredients]

Recipe for freezer jam


Roasting Beets [1 ingredient]


Confetti Beef Tacos (Source of Recipe/Photo: The Beef Checkoff [5 ingredients]

Confetti Beef Tacos Recipe



BBQ Chicken and Cheddar Foil Packet Dinner (Source: Midwest Dairy Association) [6 ingredients] (FYI - you could substitute 2 tablespoons finely chopped sweet onion for the green onion)

BBQ Chicken in Foil recipe


Basic Scrambled Eggs (Source of Recipe/Photo: The American Egg Board) [4 ingredients] Insider info on making the perfect scrambled egg.

Scrambled egg recipe


Have a "Shot" of Dessert

dessert in a shot glass

Food Tip

Cook Pasta in  Half the Time with Angel Hair Pasta

Angel hair pasta cooking tip


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