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Vicki's Voice
Vicki's Voice

Provides research-based up-to-date information on a variety of topics about food safety, nutrition, and wellness for a healthy lifestyle. Programs cover many food aspects, from nutrition and food safety to seasonal tidbits. Most of us can benefit from learning more about food and nutrition so get started by clicking on the links below and then sit back, turn up the volume and listen.

National Baking Soda Day


Baking soda is a white powder with a naturally alkaline (base) chemical composition. When combined with an acidic ingredient the reaction creates carbon dioxide, which causes the baked good to rise.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 7.31MB - Duration: 5:19 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)



The name pfeffernusse means “pepper nuts.” The pepper part refers to the white pepper that is added to the dough, which gives these cookies a very unique and flavorful touch. The nuts part refers to their walnut-like shape.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 7.29MB - Duration: 5:19 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)

Dipped In Chocolate


December 16 is all about chocolate because it is Chocolate Covered Anything Day. The day provides the perfect excuse to eat chocolate, whether dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 7.28MB - Duration: 5:18 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)

Pastry Classics


Pastry is a broad term used to name a specific type of dough, and it also refers to a specific type of baked goods.There are many types of pastry doughs.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 7.37MB - Duration: 5:22 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)

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Vicki Hayman, MS
Nutrition & Food Safety Educator
Northeast Area (Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan, and Weston Counties)
University of Wyoming Extension

204 West Main Street
Newcastle, WY 82701

(307) 746-3531

University of Wyoming Extension