5 Ingredient Corn Casserole

5 Ingredient Corn Casserole is in the oven in less than five minutes. It’s the perfect side dish for the holidays with almost no effort at all!

This super easy side dish goes perfectly with almost any dish. Try it with the Best Ever Chili, Perfect Air Fryer Steak or Copycat Chick-fil-A Sandwich.

Creamy, inside, golden crust outside, 5 ingredient Corn Casserole.

Corn Casserole Recipe

This super easy no-fail, comfort food side dish goes with any meal, from your weekday dish to a special holiday. This will become a tradition for sure. The sweetness from the creamed corn and the cakey, creamy texture of the sour cream and Jiffy cornbread mix make the perfect match of flavor, texture and satisfy everyone.

This side dish is so easy you’ll find yourself memorizing the recipe and sharing it with everyone who tries the dish. This Corn Casserole actually uses two different kinds of canned corn including one classic canned … Read more

Hundreds of IAFP posters detail the latest in food safety technology

This year’s IAFP 2020 event, “A Virtual Annual Meeting”, Oct. 26-28 will feature hundreds of poster presentations detailing current information on a variety of topics relating to food safety.

The posters provide quantity and quality of information on the latest methods and technologies available. The posters are available for advanced viewing for registered attendees here

This year’s posters sessions are divided into three groupings:

Session 1, Monday, Oct. 26 – 

  • Beverages and Acid/Acidified Foods
  • Food Chemical Hazards and Food Allergens
  • Food Toxicology
  • Laboratory and Detection Methods
  • Meat, Poultry, and Eggs
  • Packaging 
  • Retail and Food Service Safety
  • Seafood
  • Water

Session 2, Tuesday, Oct. 27 – 

  • Communication Outreach and Education
  • Epidemiology
  •  Food Defense
  • Food Law and Regulation
  • Food Processing Technologies
  • Food Safety Systems
  • General Microbiology
  • Low-water Activity Foods
  • Modeling and Risk Assessment
  • Molecular Analytics
  • Genomics and Microbiome Communication Outreach and Education

Session 3, Wednesday, Oct. 28 – 

  • Antimicrobials
  • Dairy
  • Microbial Food
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From the Strategist: The 8 (Handsome) Knives a Butcher Uses in Her Kitchen

Butcher Cara Nicoletti on the beautiful and functional knives that make home cooking easier

As a fourth-generation butcher, I have been around knives my whole life — probably much sooner than I should have been, honestly. The knives my grandpa and his father and brother used were about utility and utility only: How many beef carcasses could they break down before needing to sharpen them? How many times could they sharpen them before they were too toothpick-thin to be useful? If the handle got bloody, could you still grip it? Did the weight make it easy to change position? I don’t think I ever once heard them talk about the beauty of a knife.

When I moved to New York in 2004, I immediately started working in kitchens to pay my way through school. One of the first things I noticed was how the cooks I worked with … Read more

5 Minute Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta

This Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta is just what you need on a busy weeknight. Barilla® Ready Pastas are perfect for a family meal in no time!

Penne pasta is always a favorite with a special sauce that can make dinnertime even better. For more penne pasta recipes try this Chicken Parmesan Casserole, Instant Pot Pasta with Meatballs or Pesto Alfredo Chicken Casserole.

Sun dried tomato pesto pasta in a skillet with a package of ready pasta.

Quick and Easy Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta

This dinner pasta is going to be a favorite in your family guaranteed! Barilla® Ready Pasta is a delicious, fully cooked pasta that is ready in the microwave in just 60 seconds. With Barilla® Ready Pasta you can customize any of your favorite meals. The possibilities are endless! This easy dish packs big flavor with just a handful of ingredients I picked up from Target.

Ready Pasta is perfect for a quick lunch, dinner or snack! Ready … Read more

Activists successfully defend California law imposed on sale of out-of-state farm products

Sometimes lawyers talk about being able to use a knothole in the law that allows them to pull through much more of their own arguments than one might ordinarily expect. California has managed to rely on just such a “knothole,” with requirements for housing chickens and now pigs that must be adhered to for access to the California market for animals not raised in the state.

That’s because the North American Meat Institute (NAMI)  lost its challenge to the constitutionally of California’s Proposition 12. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a California district court ruling on the matter. Only a legal challenge in another California court by the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation stand in the way of the animal housing restrictions.

“The district court did not abuse its discretion in holding that NAMI was unlikely to succeed on the merits of its dormant … Read more