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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...

Njchicaa commented 2 hours ago

Ackee

by Caralien 8 years ago

I just had an amazing breakfast this morning at De Island Breeze: ackee and saltfish. While looking it up, I found...

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Dafquez commented 2 hours ago

Help! Difference in taste between Parsnips & Turnips

by rachel12 10 years ago

For Thanksgiving I want to make a gratin with shaved truffles. I know I need to use a mild vegetable and cheese so as...

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Anniebird commented 4 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...

sunshine842 commented 13 hours ago

Best Pecans in the World!

by Pssst 13 years ago

I grew up in a small town in Texas and moved to San Francisco in 1986 and have been here ever since. But I go back ev...

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stringrrl1 commented 17 hours ago

Question about KimChee

by Saluti 5 years ago

Today I tried KimChee for the first time. When I opened the jar it pretty much exploded and the liquid it was in see...

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fpunky commented 23 hours ago

Powdered Chocolate Frosting Mix?

by vvvindaloo 7 years ago

My mother, a chocolate frosting fanatic, tells me that there was once a superior alternative to frosting in a tub (as...

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shazzz commented 1 day ago

When buttermilk goes bad (how can you tell?)

by miss louella 11 years ago

I bought some buttermilk for baking and when I opened it there were lumps. Yes, lumps. The buy by date is tomorrow, b...

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chelseas commented 1 day ago

How long thawed meat stays good?

by camille 12 years ago

I tend to buy a bunch of meat in one shopping trip (mostly chicken and turkey cutlets, and ground lean beef and turk...

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acgold7 commented 1 day ago

What makes ramen ramen?

by Edokko 5 days ago

(This post began as a rant on Ruckus "ramen" but was morphing into a broader question about ramenness, hence the exis...

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Edokko commented 1 day ago

How do I know I'm buying a "good olive oil?"

by MarleneDietrich 6 months ago

I frequently see recommendations of having a cheaper olive oil for cooking and a "good" one for salad dressing and fi...

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wanker commented 1 day ago

Why does cooked chicken smell bad after being refrigerated?

by Bidnezz 10 years ago

I cook chicken breast at home and then take the leftovers to work. I usually put it on a salad, and often when I open...

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Cgee commented 1 day ago

Difference between icing sugar and powder sugar

by Musicbox_1818 6 years ago

Hello friends! I just came across something in a recipe that I never knew there was any difference in. This recipe ca...

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venezuela1999 commented 1 day ago

Balsamic Vinegar/Spaghetti Sauce Questions

by boltnut55 13 years ago

In case people are making faces, it's two separate questions :-) We got yummy bread from Il Fornaio to go this afte...

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Sullir commented 1 day ago

Pasteurized vs Ultra-Pasteurized

by cookingschool 10 years ago

From time to time I notice that a recipe will call for pasteurized heavy cream rather than the readily-available ult...

Caitlin McGrath commented 1 day ago

Baker's sugar?

by DKS1 10 years ago

Quick question - what is this?! Sorry for my naiveté, but I'm making a scone recipe tonight or tomorrow (thanks, C...

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bouncerdjwife commented 1 day ago

Did Your Mom Repeatedly Cook a Dish You Despised?

by Perilagu Khan 6 years ago

My mom--God rest her soul--was a marvelous cook, and I still prepare several of her greatest dishes. However, she als...

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Querencia commented 2 days ago

Honeybells...are they worth it?

by jpmcd 9 years ago

$20 for the citrus, $10 for shipping...I love clementines, mineolas, pink grapefruit and navel oranges...will I like ...

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BillysuesRebel commented 2 days ago

any mushroom hunters out there?

by mchan02 11 years ago

i want to go pick some wild mushrooms this fall. has anyone been mushrooming in the area? any tips or particularly go...

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myallegro31 commented 3 days ago

What is the proper way to defrost meat?

by newbiefor1 11 days ago

I am a complete newbie and was wondering how to defrost meat? I dont need to do it quickly but what is the way you y...

babette feasts commented 3 days ago