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Mystery Recipe - What are staerets?

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by wern0122 36 minutes 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...

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...

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acgold7 commented 2 hours ago

turkey thawing

by nonie56 11 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...

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ricepad commented 6 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...

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Steverings commented 6 hours ago

Carrot cake spices the same as pumpkin spice?

by acookingcamper 19 hours 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 7 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...

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GoldCup45 commented 8 hours ago

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

by TroyTempest 13 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 10 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...

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SallijaneG commented 10 hours ago

Can I eat bacon after use by date?

by alesandra 11 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...

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acgold7 commented 10 hours ago

REAL N.Y. KNISH RECIPE??????

by Joe Fensterblaugh 14 years ago

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

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carol320 commented 10 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 ...

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gardener28 commented 12 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...

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VFish commented 14 hours ago

Cooking at higher temps bad for your health?

by newbiefor1 2 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...

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Dogboa commented 17 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 22 hours 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 22 hours 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...

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sisterfunkhaus 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...

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sisterfunkhaus commented 1 day ago

Need a good fat-free salad dressing

by HomeChef 15 years ago

Notice how I didn't say "great", I doubt that exisits. Can anyone recommend their favorite fat-free dressing, bottl...

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flying commented 1 day ago

McCormick Gourmet Collection - Roasted Saigon Cinnamon

by HillJ 4 years ago

I just saw an ad and recipe for using this new spice under their gourmet collection in BH&G magazine. I really lov...

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ScJonz commented 2 days ago

Used Cookbooks - Where to sell them?

by ioppoi29 10 months ago

What's the best place to sell used cookbooks? I have over 50 I'm trying to unload. BMV, Reread, Circus books etc. are...

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brenda_wallace47 commented 3 days ago