Food Prep, Preservation, and Safety

Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service

Holiday Cooking Tips

Food Preservation and Canning

Resources for New Mexico and high elevation canning. Please contact Cindy Davies at or phone 505-243-1386 for specific food preservation questions


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Food Safety

Games for Kids!

  • Ninja Kitchen: teaches principles of food safety. Award winner!
  • Science Pirates: builds better understanding of science processes and food safety.

Quick Links

  • KRQE's "New Mexico Living" Episodes - External Site Video
    NMSU Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension staff share health and nutrition tips on monthly episodes of KRQE's "New Mexico Living." Here are a few favorites:
  • The Mind Diet - Foods to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease - Video
    BernCo CES' Dianne Christensen discusses the The MIND Diet, developed to prevent Alzheimer's disease. It emphasizes plant-based food choices and limiting animal proteins and saturated fats. Click here for a recap and video of KRQE's New Mexico Living episode.
    (Note: External link via The page includes a recipe for the MIND Diet Spring Salad).
    For more information, contact Dianne Christensen via email, call 505-243-1386, or email:

Recipes Booklets

  • New! - Hearty New Mexican Soups and Stews - Recipe Booklet
    Perfect for winter meals, try these favorites recipes that are sure to warm you up. Previously available for Cindy Schlenker-Davies' winter cooking classes; now in PDF format (with clickable links in the table of contents).

Topical Resources

Videos and Webinars

Games for Kids!

Contact Us

NMSU-Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service
1510 Menaul Blvd Ext NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-243-1386 844-409-0562 (Toll Free)
Fax: 505-243-1545

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