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Thanksgiving turkey

by tgtgtggreen 1 day 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...


tgtgtggreen commented 3 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...


HabaneroLady commented 5 hours ago

Hosting an American Thanksgiving Dinner in Ireland

by gris_caceres 22 days ago

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

PhilD commented 12 hours ago

I did everything wrong... a little worried.

by Bobbyisstrange 1 year ago

The other day I picked up some NY Strip steaks...tossed them in the freezer and decided to cook them yesterday. i to...


fryerlover commented 16 hours ago


by DPeppers 17 hours ago

What temp. Should you bake two 15 lb turkeys side by side. Need answer ASAP please, thank you

Can I use a vanilla buttercream in conjunction with a whipped topping?

by AMSparkles 19 hours ago

Hi! I made a coconut cake (with coconut cream) and for the topping, I made a homemade whipped topping (that will be t...

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...

hill food commented 19 hours ago

Help design my wedding menu?

by katesalter 9 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 1 day ago

Mystery Recipe - What are staerets?

by wern0122 2 days 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 1 day ago

Is it safe to eat these oysters?

by Brillig 1 day ago

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


MikeG commented 1 day ago

Freezing homemade egg rolls? (Troubleshooting)

by NiceySpicy 28 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 1 day 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 1 day ago

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

by TroyTempest 3 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 1 day 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 1 day ago

Frozen turkey left out for 6 hours

by Dondeestaluigi 2 days 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day ago


by valscutr 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day ago