Foods need to be stored in different ways to preserve them for long periods of time -- our charts describe the proper handling methods.
Home Cooked-Products Guidelines for refrigerating and freezing home-baked and home-cooked products.
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Purchased Items After you've bought all your favorite foods, learn how to store them effectively and prevent spoilage.
Storing Foods Don't let the effort you put into meals go to waste -- follow this guide to store foods properly.
Storing Meat Guidelines for properly storing your favorite cuts of meat in the refrigerator or freezer.
Sometimes meat or poultry is pounded to make a uniform thickness for even cooking or to make it thin enough to roll. Place meat in a zip lock bag. The meat can be pounded with the smooth side of the mallet or the bottom of a heavy skillet pounding meat also breaks down tough fibers making it more tender.