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Enjoy healthy cooking from your own kitchen. Use recipes from the following Recipe Central collections to get started!

More helpful information at:  Basic Foods for Cupboard, Fridge and Freezer.

Recipe Central

  • Cook It Quick
  • Food Fun for Young Children
  • Cooking with Kids (4-H / youth recipes)
  • Nutrition Education Program
  • Discover Seasonal Cooking
  • Gluten-Free Baking with Sorghum
  • Canning, Freezing and Drying Food
  • Meat Preparation & Safety
Food Fun for Young Children Recipes

Food Fun serves up quick, healthy meal and snack ideas for younger children.

The recipes are easy to make. Children will enjoy "cooking" them with you!

4-H Cooking with Kids Recipes

Cooking with Kids provides a collections of healthy recipes from our 4-H / Youth Section. Here you'll find:

  1. The Cookie Jar
  2. Microwave Magic
  3. Simple Snacks
  4. Cook Drinks
  5. Fun Bites

Nutrition Education Program Recipes

Nutrition Education Program helps families on a limited budget make healthier food choices by acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behavior changes necessary to improve their health.


Cook It Quick Recipes label

Cook It Quick aims to make you "hungry for healthy food" with tips & delicious, quick-to-prepare, inexpensive recipes to help you:

  1. Eat more  fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products
  2. Reduce sodium, solid fats, and calories
  3. Keep food safe

Gluten-free Recipes Made with Sorghum label

The following are a small collection of recipe sheets developed with funding from the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board. For questions or comments about these recipe handouts (printer-friendly PDF copy), email Jenny Rees.

Whole grain sorghum flour is a wholesome, hearty grain that provides important fiber and has a mild flavor that won't compete with the delicate flavors of other food ingredients. 

  1. How to Bake Gluten-Free with Sorghum (includes recipes)
  2. Gluten-Free PowerBars
  3. Gluten-Free Grab 'n Go
  4. Gluten-Free: A Special Treat: Cupcakes and Baking Tips
  5. Gluten-Free Baking Gets Better with Sorghum


Discover Seasonal Cooking Recipes

Discover Seasonal Cooking gives you recipes, tips, and inspiration for cooking locally by the season. The recipes also work great as handouts at Farmers Markets, with CSA boxes and at stores that sell local foods.

Canning, Freezing and Drying Food label

Canning, Freezing and Drying Food provides you with general directions, as well as sections dedicated to just fruits, vegetables, tomatoes and tomato products; meats, poultry and seafood; pickles and fermented products; jellies, jams and preserves.

Meat Preparation & Safety

Meat Preparation & Food Safety provides useful tips and techniques, cookery methods, and more for your at-home eating experiences.