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Don't Wash Your Chicken!

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that about a million people get sick from contaminated raw poultry each …

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Slow Cooking Safe Meals

Who can resist coming home after a long day of work to dinner already cooked and only one pot …

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Canning Basics Workshops

Learn the basics of pressure and water bath canning before the canning season …

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