Defining Poultry Terms

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Have you ever wondered what exactly the terms on your poultry packages mean? Sometimes terms used on poultry labels can be confusing. Here are the most common poultry labels as allowed by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS): Additives Fresh chicken does not contain additives. If chicken is processed, then additives, such as […]

How Long Should You Keep Cooked Leftovers?

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Sometimes it can be tricky deciding if your leftovers are actually good and safe to eat. If you are questionable on your refrigerated leftovers, it is advised to just go ahead and throw it out. Leftover Tips: Within 2 hours of cooking your food, it must be refrigerated, otherwise throw it out. Cover leftovers in […]

Vegetable Cooking Guide

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Follow this cooking guide on how to shop for, prepare, and cook these top 5 fresh vegetables: Asparagus Purchase: Look for sturdy, non-flimsy stems; fresh asparagus should snap when bent. Prep: Trim off the stem ends and use a vegetable peeler to shave off the woody pieces. Microwave: Place asparagus in a glass baking dish […]

5 Kitchen and Cooking Tips and Tricks

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1. Prevent Boiling Water Overflows When boiling pasta or similar foods on the stove, the water has a tendency to boil over and make a mess. Prevent water from boiling over by laying a wooden spoon over the top of the pot. The water-repelling surface of the spoon causes the water to recede back down […]

Prepping For Your Christmas Dinner

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Christmas dinner is one of the most important meals of the year. There is no need to feel stressed out over Christmas dinner. By preparing a little in advance, you can enjoy your day stress-free! 1. Menu Figure out exactly how many guests will be attending a week prior to Christmas. This way, you can […]

Tips on How To Be a Better Cook

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Have The Right Equipment The essential types of pots for one-pot meals are skillets, roasting pans, casserole dishes, crock pots, and salad bowls. Other essential cooking equipment is one or two saucepans and three cutting boards, one for meats, one for fruit, and one for veggies. Also, invest in a good chef’s knife, paring knife, […]

Thanksgiving Serving Size Guide

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning for how much food you’re going to serve. Use our Thanksgiving Serving Size Guide below to determine how much food you will need for this year’s Thanksgiving feast! You can also order your full Thanksgiving spread from Market Basket!

Ways To Reduce Food Waste At Home

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Studies show that, on average, modern Americans throw away nearly half of their annual food supply… that’s right, nearly HALF! That is a lot of food! To help address this issue, we have compiled a list of methods you can use to help cut down on food waste in your home. Simple practices like the […]

America’s Favorite Halloween Candy

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Halloween is the time for people of all ages to indulge in some yummy candy! Though, any candy is good to fill treat bags, here are the top ten favorite Halloween candies as ranked by trick-or-treaters! Market Basket wishes you a happy and safe Halloween!

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The Guide To Your Basic Food’s Shelf-Life

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Do you ever allow your food to waste or spoil without realizing? Perhaps, you are unsure of how long your foods are actually good for? Well, here is a guide to the estimated shelf-life of the basic foods found in your pantry, fridge, and freezer: In The Pantry Canned Goods and Bottled Items: Generally, canned […]