Food Prep, Preservation, and Safety

Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service

Food Preservation and Canning

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

Holiday Cooking Tips


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Food Safety

Games for Kids!

  • Ninja Kitchen: teaches principles of food safety. Award winner!
  • Science Pirates: (no longer available) 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:

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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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