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Thanksgiving turkey

by tgtgtggreen 9 hours ago

I bought a frozen 24lb turkey on the 13th. I put it in my very cold refrigerator, took it out last night, brined it i...


treb commented 5 hours ago

Help design my wedding menu?

by katesalter 8 days ago

Hi, So I'd love some input. Here is the scenario. We picked a venue that has an on-site restaurant. On the tour ...


MikeG commented 8 hours ago

Mystery Recipe - What are staerets?

by wern0122 1 day ago

Google has been no help on this - anyone know what staerets are? This is the title of an old recipe I found in the fa...

paulj commented 8 hours ago

Is it safe to eat these oysters?

by Brillig 21 hours ago

Two weeks ago, my mother bought two pints of oysters at Costco. They look just like this:


MikeG commented 9 hours ago

Freezing homemade egg rolls? (Troubleshooting)

by NiceySpicy 27 days ago

I made up a few egg rolls to freeze and decided to freeze them uncooked. I guess my philosophy was that they won't ge...


sisterfunkhaus commented 16 hours ago

in the chicken cavity - kidney? liver?

by sloped 11 years ago

I made Marcella's roast chicken with lemon for the 4th or 5th time this weekend. I noticed that one of the other tim...


sisterfunkhaus commented 16 hours ago

Can I reheat soup in the container that i cooked it in?

by TroyTempest 2 days ago

Somewhere I heard that i am not supposed to do this. I made some butternut squash soup on friday (today is Tuesday)....


sisterfunkhaus commented 17 hours ago

Hosting an American Thanksgiving Dinner in Ireland

by gris_caceres 21 days ago

I've heard that some food items common for preparing a traditional American Thanksgiving meal are not available in Ir...


medlar commented 17 hours ago

Canola Oil -- do you detect any "fishiness" or funky smell/taste? YEA OR NAY?

by alkapal 4 years ago

Here is your chance to weigh in on this very important topic! I'm asking purely about the aesthetics, not the pol...


sisterfunkhaus commented 17 hours ago

Frozen turkey left out for 6 hours

by Dondeestaluigi 1 day ago

So I picked up my frozen 13 lb turkey and let it sit in the car at about 45 degrees for about 3.5 hours. Then I took ...


Dondeestaluigi commented 17 hours ago

How long can a thawed turkey sit in the fridge?

by jnk 5 years ago

The title says it all. I ended up with a turkey that couldn't be donated. It went into the fridge frozen on Wednesday...


acgold7 commented 17 hours ago

dangerous turkey

by AnneM 11 years ago

I was just reading through Martha Stewart's "Thanksgiving Made Easy" suggestions. She says to take out the turkey and...


sisterfunkhaus commented 17 hours ago


by valscutr 19 hours ago

I got a frozen turkey this past sunday. I decided to put it in my fridge to defrost. Its a 10 pound turkey. Im cookin...


valscutr commented 17 hours ago

Once and for all. Does Alcohol cook out or not?

by Chef Jimmy J 7 years ago

Most celeb' Chefs make statements like,"flambe to burn off most of the alcohol." Alton Brown makes reference to never...


bettyspinks commented 17 hours ago

Rinsing oysters ???

by thadj 4 years ago

Why in the world would you ever rinse an oyster. I've seen it done many times in TX and rarely anywhere else. You rin...


ehrose commented 19 hours ago

Lasagna Q: Does it work if you don't boil the noodles?

by kotatsu 14 years ago

I searched the lasagna threads, but didn't see anything specifically addressing this. I've heard from various source...


acgold7 commented 20 hours ago

Thanksgiving Day in Boston, 2017

by BostonBestEats 21 hours ago

What are you cooking/eating/doing in the Boston area for Thanksgiving Day 2017? Since we had a thread on this last y...

Amandarama commented 20 hours ago

Orange and Pink Cheese Molds -- Really (Really!) Bad or ..."Not So Much"?

by alkapal 7 years ago

Help me sort out whether I should absolutely not scrape or cut pink or orange molds on the cheese in the fridge. I g...

eclecticsynergy commented 1 day ago

Foods with a laxative effect

by Ella Vader 14 years ago

I'd like to get and stay more 'regular' and would like to know what foods I can have that will have a strong laxative...

eclecticsynergy commented 1 day ago

Help me find these mints!!!

by rizzo0904 10 years ago

My neighbor and I both grew up in New England....Mass for me and NH for her. We remember these mints that came in pa...


OggieDoggie commented 1 day ago