Washing hands with warm soapy water is an essential practice before and after handling foods.
Keeping raw meats separated from other ingredients, as well as washing all dishes touched by raw meat with warm, soapy water when cooking is a best practice to prevent the risk of cross-contamination.
Thawing frozen foods in the refrigerator is the safest method of thawing. However, for a quicker thawing method, frozen foods can be placed inside a sealable bag and submerge under running cold water. DO NOT use warm or hot water to thaw any meats.
These methods refer to cooking inside of an oven until the food is cooked thoroughly. The difference is that roasting refers to proteins and vegetables, while baking usually relates to bread, casseroles, or pastries.