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Learn more about the benefits of freezing convenience foods.
When canning tomatoes and tomato products, safe procedures must be used.
Seafood products are high in quality and safe to eat when canned correctly.
Freezing is one of the simplest and least time consuming methods of food preservation.
Home canning is a popular form of food preservation and prevents spoilage.
Learn about the essentials of canning fruits for home use.
My 95-year-old mother wants to give me her aluminum Dutch oven. I would very much like to have it to prepare pot roasts, stews, etc. I would use it on top of the stove to brown meats and vegetables and then put it the oven to continue cooking the meal. The Dutch oven also has an aluminum lid. My mother has used it to prepare our family meals since the 1940s or ‘50s. What is the current thinking on using aluminum cookware? Is it safe, or is there a hazard in using it?