Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service Holiday Food Resources
Resources for Food Safety, Recipes, Healthy Eating Tips.
Food Safety Tips
- Remember Two-hour Rule to Keep Holiday Food Safe (NMSU - Online Article)
Partnership for Food Safety Education
(External links to The Story of Your Dinner, StoryOfYourDinner.org pages)
- Turkey Time Tips (4-Page Handout, by Cindy Davis, NMSU BernCO CES)
To Wash or Not To Wash - Don't
Handy page explains why you should NOT wash your Chicken (or Turkey) under running water. So what is the best method to get rid of bacteria?: Cook your bird to the proper temperature. See Turkey Time Tips, also listed below.
- Video: Don't Wash Your Chicken
- Let's Talk Turkey - (USDA External Links)
- Guide E-215 - High-Altitude Cooking
At high altitudes most foods take longer to cook. Leavened bread products rise more rapidly and often collapse. Even vegetables and stews cooked with moist heat take much longer to cook. Download these guidelines for those living at high altitudes with low humidity.
- Native New Mexican Holiday Foods - Recipe Booklet
A collection for your holiday enjoyment. Cook these favorite Native New Mexican treats with family and friends ]() often included in workshops taught by Cindy Davies. Call or write if you have any questions: 505-243-1386 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!
- Happy Holidays Baking - Recipe Booklet
Traditionally, BernCo CES has offered Fall cooking classes in preparation for holiday celebrations and gift giving. This year, we instead offer this collection of favorite dishes often included in such workshops taught by Cindy Davies. Call or write if you have any questions: 505-243-1386 or email@example.com. Enjoy!
- Candy Making - Recipe Booklet
Ten sweet favorites. Good any time, but especially to treat holiday visitors and to make as gifts. Try these confections this holiday season. Recipes from candy-making classes regularly offered by Cindy Davies.
- Bread Baking 101 - Recipe Booklet
Basics of bread making includes tips for high-altitude adjustments for quick breads. See the Table of Contents for more information. A favorite during holiday baking season, by Cindy Davies.
Recipes from the Nov. 6 Healthy Holiday Dishes Cooking Class :
Click the name of each item to visit each recipe's page (external site).
Healthy Holiday Tips
Tips for Holiday Organization
Avoid the stress often associated with the holiday season by incorporating some of these helpful suggestions.
MyPlate suggestions. See also: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/ for tips, ideas, and a personalized plan to meet your food group targets. Find what works for you and your family within your food preferences, health goals, and budget.
MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Prep for Potlucks and Parties
Prep for Potlucks and Parties with these colorful suggestions to enjoy time with family, friends, and colleagues this holiday season.
10 Tips: Make Celebrations Fun, Healthy, and Active
Set yourself up to make healthy choices with these tips for parties and potlucks.
10 Tips: Make Healthier Holiday Choices
As you celebrate, think of little changes tp some of our favorite meals and foods you can make to create healthier meals and active days.