Keeping it Safe
Cutting boneless skinless chicken breasts into pieces can be a slippery task. Make it safer and prevent the knife from slipping by cutting the chicken while it is partially frozen. The firmer chicken is much easier to cut and handle.
Pasta is available in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and forms. Most purchased pasta is dry, but refrigerated (fresh) and frozen pasta are increasingly more available. For dry pasta, look for few broken pieces and even coloring. For fresh and frozen pasta, look for even coloring, no dry spots and properly formed shapes (no spillage of filled pastas). Fresh and frozen pasta will carry a "best buy" date on the package.