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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...

PhilD commented 3 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 7 hours ago


by DPeppers 8 hours ago

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

Thanksgiving turkey

by tgtgtggreen 20 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...


Steve commented 10 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...

hill food commented 10 hours ago

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

by AMSparkles 10 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 10 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 19 hours 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 19 hours 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 21 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 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 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 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 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 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