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Discuss chow in general, including personal preferences (ketchup or mayo on fries?), national cuisines, discontinued products, and other sundries.

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 36 minutes 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 hour ago

Mystery Recipe - What are staerets?

by wern0122 7 hours 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...

eclecticsynergy commented 1 hour 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 3 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...


bbqchitown commented 5 hours ago

Turkey Left Out Overnight or Longer - Would YOU Eat It?

by DarkRose 7 years ago

We spent Thanksgiving at my in-law's, with the usual spread prepared in the usual ways, and ate at about 3pm. Later t...


redcallie commented 6 hours ago

turkey thawing

by nonie56 18 hours ago

I am defrosting a turkey 20lbs. today Tuesday 11/21/17 and it has been 4 days and just realized at 7:30 am Tuesday th...


ricepad commented 12 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...


Steverings commented 12 hours ago

Carrot cake spices the same as pumpkin spice?

by acookingcamper 1 day ago

I know there's no such thing as carrot cake spice but I wanted to make my own. Is it pretty much identical to pumpkin...

dave_c commented 13 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...


GoldCup45 commented 15 hours ago

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

by TroyTempest 20 hours ago

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

TroyTempest commented 16 hours ago

Brussel sprout stalks -- edible?

by Marc Wallace 14 years ago

I keep seeing brussel sprouts sold on their stalk for what seems a reasonable price -- if the stalk is actually edibl...


SallijaneG commented 16 hours ago

Can I eat bacon after use by date?

by alesandra 17 hours ago

I have some bacon in the fridge and the use by date on the packet was 4 days ago. Is it still ok to eat? (Wanted to a...


acgold7 commented 16 hours ago


by Joe Fensterblaugh 14 years ago

Anyone out there got a recipe for a moist potato knish with a semi-crisp, yet pliable crust???


carol320 commented 17 hours ago

Vegetarian chili left out overnight- would you eat it?

by shellbell17 29 days ago

Hi! I made a crock pot chili (beans, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, quinoa) last night. I transferred it to Tupperware at ...


gardener28 commented 18 hours ago

Cooking beef in skillet spatual contamination worries?

by newbiefor1 14 days ago

When I cook ground beef in a skillet I always worry about using the same spatula or utensil. I put the ground beef...


VFish commented 20 hours ago

Cooking at higher temps bad for your health?

by newbiefor1 3 days ago

What Temperatures are we talking about here? I never burn my food but I like to bake chicken at 400 and up and I lik...


Dogboa commented 23 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...

KathyfromAustin 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...

KathyfromAustin commented 1 day ago

My cantaloupe tastes like nail polish remover. Anyone?

by Jeda 11 years ago

I cut open an organic cantaloupe last night, and while it wasn't as soft and ripe as I'd hoped, it was sweet and flav...


sisterfunkhaus commented 1 day ago