Stacy Fraser http://www.eatingwell.com/taxonomy/term/812/all en How Long Can Picnic Food Stay Unrefrigerated? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_long_can_picnic_food_stay_unrefrigerated <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_long_can_picnic_food_stay_unrefrigerated" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102737130_960.jpg" alt="How Long Can Picnic Food Stay Unrefrigerated? Blog Post" title="How Long Can Picnic Food Stay Unrefrigerated? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>When enjoying meals outdoors, here’s what you need to know to about food safety: </p> <p><strong>Related: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/our_top_50_recipes_for_summer">Our Top 50 Recipes for Summer </a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/how_long_can_picnic_food_stay_unrefrigerated#comments Health Blog Stacy Fraser Diet, Nutrition & Health Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:27:29 +0000 kurtschulitz 288832 at http://www.eatingwell.com Are There Any DIY Cleaning Solutions That Will Sanitize Kitchen Surfaces? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/are_there_any_diy_cleaning_solutions_that_will_sanitize_kitchen_surfaces <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/are_there_any_diy_cleaning_solutions_that_will_sanitize_kitchen_surfaces" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/101231406_960.jpg" alt="Are There Any DIY Cleaning Solutions That Will Sanitize Kitchen Surfaces? Blog Post" title="Are There Any DIY Cleaning Solutions That Will Sanitize Kitchen Surfaces? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Warm, soapy water plus some elbow grease is technically the only DIY cleaning solution you need to prevent the growth of most illness-causing bacteria on kitchen surfaces. Before and after food preparation, simply scrub counters, sinks and cutting boards with hot, sudsy water for at least 20 seconds, then rinse well. Wipe dry with a clean towel or let air-dry. </p> <p><strong>Related: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/organic_natural/15_simple_ways_to_clean_up_your_kitchen">15 Simple Ways To Clean Up Your Kitchen </a></strong></p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/are_there_any_diy_cleaning_solutions_that_will_sanitize_kitchen_surfaces#comments Health Blog Stacy Fraser Diet, Nutrition & Health Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:09:48 +0000 kurtschulitz 288825 at http://www.eatingwell.com What's the Best Way to Store Fresh Berries? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/whats_the_best_way_to_store_fresh_berries <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/whats_the_best_way_to_store_fresh_berries" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102644732_960.jpg" alt="What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Store Fresh Berries? Blog Post" title="What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Store Fresh Berries? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p> Fresh berries are the most delicious during the summer, so haul in the bounty! They're one of the most perishable fruits, so it pays to know how to store them. </p> <p> <strong>Related:</strong> <strong><a target="_blank" href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/easy_summer_berry_desserts">21 Easy Summer Berry Dessert Recipes</a></strong> </p> <p> Remove fresh berries from their container and sort them as soon as you can. Eat any gently bruised ones right away—they're super-ripe and the tastiest. Compost any that show signs of mold. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/whats_the_best_way_to_store_fresh_berries#comments Food Blog Stacy Fraser Diet, Nutrition & Health Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:30:36 +0000 kurtschulitz 288822 at http://www.eatingwell.com What's the Best Way to Get the Odor Out of Dishcloths? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/whats_the_best_way_to_get_the_odor_out_of_dishcloths <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/whats_the_best_way_to_get_the_odor_out_of_dishcloths" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/02112016_dishrag.jpg" alt="What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Get the Odor Out of Dishcloths? Blog Post" title="What&amp;#039;s the Best Way to Get the Odor Out of Dishcloths? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p> The not-too-pleasant smell that can settle into the cloths you use to wash dishes or wipe up counters is from microscopic kitchen gunk that gets trapped in the fibers. Oils, fats and bacteria accumulate in the cloths as you use them. If they aren't washed frequently (using the right method), the oils become rancid and bacteria start to grow and put off a pretty funky smell, especially if you have a good sniffer. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/health_blog/whats_the_best_way_to_get_the_odor_out_of_dishcloths#comments Health Blog Stacy Fraser Diet, Nutrition & Health Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:32:10 +0000 kurtschulitz 287435 at http://www.eatingwell.com Do I Really Need to Preheat My Oven? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/do_i_really_need_to_preheat_my_oven <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/do_i_really_need_to_preheat_my_oven" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/holiday-baking.jpg" alt="Do I Really Need to Preheat My Oven? Blog Post" title="Do I Really Need to Preheat My Oven? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>The moment you turn your oven on, it starts getting hot, but most take a full 20 minutes to be fully preheated—even if the indicator light (or chime) says it’s ready sooner. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/do_i_really_need_to_preheat_my_oven#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Stacy Fraser Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Tue, 10 Nov 2015 20:45:56 +0000 kurtschulitz 286893 at http://www.eatingwell.com 5 Ways to Mix-and-Match Your Stuffing Recipe http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_mix_and_match_your_stuffing_recipe <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_mix_and_match_your_stuffing_recipe" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/11092015_stuffingMain2_310.png" alt="5 Ways to Mix-and-Match Your Stuffing Recipe Blog Post" title="5 Ways to Mix-and-Match Your Stuffing Recipe Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Save room for this! Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, there’s more than one way to make it better. Our master recipe helps you make a lightened-up version of this must-have holiday side. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/5_ways_to_mix_and_match_your_stuffing_recipe#comments Food Blog Holidays Stacy Fraser Food News & Origins - EatingWell Magazine Mon, 09 Nov 2015 20:52:56 +0000 kurtschulitz 286874 at http://www.eatingwell.com How To: Make Gluten-Free Baked Goods http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking/how_to_make_gluten_free_baked_goods <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking/how_to_make_gluten_free_baked_goods" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/SO15_Squash_0.png" alt="How To: Make Gluten-Free Baked Goods Blog Post" title="How To: Make Gluten-Free Baked Goods Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><!--<p><strong>What’s the simplest way to make baked goods gluten-free? </strong><br> —D. Clifton, Durham, NC</p>--> <p>Gluten—a combination of proteins found in wheat, rye and/or barley flour—gives structure and elasticity to baked goods. When you remove gluten, the support needed to lift and lighten the treats during baking is missing. The results can be dense, gummy or crumbly. The best gluten-free (GF) baked goods are made with a blend of GF flours, starches and often natural “gums,” such as xanthan gum, to replicate a traditional texture. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking/how_to_make_gluten_free_baked_goods#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Diet Stacy Fraser Diet, Nutrition & Health - Gluten Free Diet Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:28:38 +0000 kurtschulitz 286386 at http://www.eatingwell.com Soup's On: Making Super-Flavorful Chicken Soup http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/soups_on_making_super_flavorful_chicken_soup <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/soups_on_making_super_flavorful_chicken_soup" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/Soups_310_SO15.png" alt="Soup&amp;#039;s On: Making Super-Flavorful Chicken Soup Blog Post" title="Soup&amp;#039;s On: Making Super-Flavorful Chicken Soup Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>We’ve simmered down our favorite technique for making homemade chicken soup into one easy-to-follow changeable chicken soup recipe. Every great pot starts with garlic, onions, bone-in chicken breast and low-sodium broth. After that, you add your favorite seasonings, vegetables and whole-grains and/or beans. Start with a classic combination of carrots, celery, peas and egg noodles or go for a different blend of vegetables and seasonings to create your new favorite chicken soup.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/soups_on_making_super_flavorful_chicken_soup#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Stacy Fraser Healthy Cooking Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:22:12 +0000 kurtschulitz 286381 at http://www.eatingwell.com Seasoning Cast Iron: Expert Advice http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/seasoning_cast_iron_expert_advice <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/seasoning_cast_iron_expert_advice" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/102059884_cast_iron_310.jpg" alt="Seasoning Cast Iron: Expert Advice Blog Post" title="Seasoning Cast Iron: Expert Advice Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>A well-seasoned cast-iron skillet is virtually nonstick, so it’s worth taking the time to season (or re­season) correctly. If you have a new skillet or an old one you want to rehab, the method is the same: </p> <p><strong>Don't Miss: <a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_recipes_for_cast_iron_skillets">23 Healthy Recipes for Your Cast-Iron Skillet</a></strong></p> <p>&bull; Cover the bottom of the pan with a thick layer of kosher salt. </p> <p>&bull; Add about half an inch of oil and place over high heat. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/seasoning_cast_iron_expert_advice#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Kitchen tools Stacy Fraser Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:43:04 +0000 suzie.qu_559209 283462 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Pick the Best Kitchen Knives http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_pick_the_best_kitchen_knives <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_pick_the_best_kitchen_knives" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_kitchen_knives_102079975_lyons_andy_310_0.jpg" alt="How to Pick the Best Kitchen Knives Blog Post" title="How to Pick the Best Kitchen Knives Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>For most purposes, an 8- to 10-inch chef’s knife is the perfect tool. Because the blade is wider at the base, it’s strong enough to cut through a winter squash and the tapered point makes it just the right shape for the rocking motion used to mince, slice and dice. When shopping for a new knife, there are three things to consider: how it feels, what the blade is made of and the way it’s constructed. Spend some time in a kitchen store and try a few out. The material the handle is made from does not necessarily indicate quality—so find one that fits comfortably in your hand.</p> </div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/how_to_pick_the_best_kitchen_knives#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Kitchen tools Stacy Fraser Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:51:15 +0000 Stefan_20 280815 at http://www.eatingwell.com 3 Great Gift Ideas for People Who Love to Cook, Eat and Drink http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/3_great_gift_ideas_for_people_who_love_to_cook_eat_and_drink <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/3_great_gift_ideas_for_people_who_love_to_cook_eat_and_drink" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/" alt="3 Great Gift Ideas for People Who Love to Cook, Eat and Drink Blog Post" title="3 Great Gift Ideas for People Who Love to Cook, Eat and Drink Blog Post" border="0" /></a></div> <div><p>This holiday, skip sugary treats or high-calorie indulgences and give the food lovers on your list one of these stand-out gifts:</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/3_great_gift_ideas_for_people_who_love_to_cook_eat_and_drink#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Health Holidays Stacy Fraser Multimedia & Tools - Blogs Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:57:38 +0000 Stefan_20 279510 at http://www.eatingwell.com How to Make Dried Apples and Apple Chips in the Oven http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/how_to_make_dried_apples_and_apple_chips_in_the_oven <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/how_to_make_dried_apples_and_apple_chips_in_the_oven" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/driedapples.jpg" alt="How to Make Dried Apples and Apple Chips in the Oven Blog Post" title="How to Make Dried Apples and Apple Chips in the Oven Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><h3> It's easy to make dried apples and their crispier cousins, apple chips, at home in your oven without a food dehydrator.</h3> <br /> <p><strong>Here’s how to do it in a home oven: </strong></p> <p><strong>1.</strong> Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 200°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.</p> <p><strong> 2. </strong> Combine 4 cups water and 1/2 cup lemon juice in a medium bowl. <em>(The lemon juice helps prevent browning.)</em> </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/healthy_cooking/healthy_cooking_101_basics_techniques/how_to_make_dried_apples_and_apple_chips_in_the_oven#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Healthy kids Holidays Kitchen tools Snacks Stacy Fraser Healthy Cooking - Healthy Cooking 101: Basics & Techniques Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:41:22 +0000 Stefan_20 278306 at http://www.eatingwell.com DIY easy slice & bake cookies (skip the processed refrigerator tubes) http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/diy_easy_slice_bake_cookies_skip_the_processed_refrigerator_tubes <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/diy_easy_slice_bake_cookies_skip_the_processed_refrigerator_tubes" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/22478_0.jpg" alt="DIY easy slice &amp;amp; bake cookies (skip the processed refrigerator tubes) Blog Post" title="DIY easy slice &amp;amp; bake cookies (skip the processed refrigerator tubes) Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>To me, cookies aren&rsquo;t just for special occasions; I can find a reason for a cookie (or two) anytime. Before I had children, my cookie jar was always stocked with a fresh, homemade batch. Fast-forward 10 years: my time is limited and my cookie jar often bare. Some might resort to packaged cookies or store-bought dough, but being a baker and health-conscious mom, I try to steer clear of processed treats in favor of homemade.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/food_blog/diy_easy_slice_bake_cookies_skip_the_processed_refrigerator_tubes#comments Food Blog Cooking tips Dessert Healthy kids Snacks Stacy Fraser Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:34:11 +0000 Nifer 275600 at http://www.eatingwell.com Cooking spray: should you use it? http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/cooking_spray_should_you_use_it <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/cooking_spray_should_you_use_it" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/MCL_cooking_spray_101558220_Kritsada_Panichgul.jpg" alt="Cooking spray: should you use it? Blog Post" title="Cooking spray: should you use it? Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>In the <em>EatingWell</em> Test Kitchen, we use cooking spray because it’s a fast, no-mess way to make a tiny bit of oil go a long way so we can keep calories in check. Calorie for calorie, cooking spray is similar to other oils: spraying for 1 second (enough to coat a large skillet) is about 9 calories; 1/4 teaspoon canola oil is 10 calories and would be just enough to very thinly coat a skillet.</p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/cooking_spray_should_you_use_it#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Health Nutrition Stacy Fraser Wellness Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:00:45 +0000 Nifer 274849 at http://www.eatingwell.com 10 tricks to make your favorite foods healthier http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/10_tricks_to_make_favorite_foods_healthier <div><a href="http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/10_tricks_to_make_favorite_foods_healthier" target="_blank"><img src="http://assets.eatingwell.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/148_148/stacy_0.jpg" alt="10 tricks to make your favorite foods healthier Blog Post" title="10 tricks to make your favorite foods healthier Blog Post" border="0" width="148" height="148" /></a></div> <div><p>Inside the EatingWell Test Kitchen&mdash;picture four home kitchens in one room&mdash;you&rsquo;ll find us trying to solve problems. What problems? Creating recipes that meet high standards of taste and health, but are easy and quick enough for a weeknight. So how do we do it? We turn to our arsenal of healthy cooking tricks and techniques we&rsquo;ve learned over the past 10 years, some from the chefs and cookbook authors we work with, others developed through lots of trial and error, right here in our kitchen. </p></div> http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/healthy_cooking_blog/10_tricks_to_make_favorite_foods_healthier#comments Healthy Cooking Blog Cooking tips Recipe Makeover Stacy Fraser Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:50:21 +0000 Nifer 109528 at http://www.eatingwell.com