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Thawed Chicken Safety

by valia 4 days ago

I put frozen chicken tenderloins (that were unfrozen from grocery store) in my fridge this morning to thaw, and then ...

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acgold7 commented 2 days ago

HELP! Pork Butt Roast Smells

by muimi07 4 days ago

I bought a 5+ pound cryovac'ed pork roast on Friday (June 16) with a best buy date of June 30. I took it out of the p...

hotoynoodle commented 3 days ago

Dinnerware safety--brand suggestions?

by liveforfood 9 years ago

I am in the market for some new every day dishes and I don't want to spend a fortune. But I am struck that everythin...

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s_j commented 9 days ago

Tamales still safe to eat?

by onrushpam 8 years ago

My sister brought some tamales from TX (a friend of hers made them). We forgot they were in the fridge! I know they...

C. Hamster commented 10 days ago

Cooked hamburgers left out - can they be eaten?

by cackalackie 10 years ago

We grilled out burgers yesterday and set up the buffet inside the house. When I was putting things away a few hours l...

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fivebyfive commented 16 days ago

Bugs in Rice-Is it still edible?

by iLoveFood 11 years ago

I have a giant bag of jasmine reice I bought a few months ago and it now has these tiny little gray bugs in it. Some...

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ppanwar commented 18 days ago

How long can I leave eggs out of the fridge?

by foodsmith 8 years ago

I left a handful of eggs out today for 2 hours to make another Genoise cake. But I realized my oven won't be free for...

hotoynoodle commented 19 days ago

Slightly stinky chicken... Am I crazy or is it okay?

by SocksManly 8 years ago

I have to admit, I'm a procrastinator of the highest degree. I end up letting stuff sit in the refrigerator for a few...

coll commented 23 days ago

I'm confused about temperatures and 'doneness' with chicken breasts

by J_Tay81 4 years ago

I've been getting back into cooking, this time more seriously since I now live on my own. Tonight, I cooked some bone...

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citytennis commented 23 days ago

Does anyone know what chemical added to food this is?

by ausguerila 30 days ago

It does not have any smell to it but is similar to the taste of rosewater but much more subtle.

paulj commented 26 days ago

Please Help! Raw meat left on counter overnight

by mg 11 years ago

Last night (around 10 pm) I vacuum packed some raw pork tenderloins and some sausages that were meant for the freezer...

MonsieurGhislain commented 28 days ago

Question about canning safety

by NonnieMuss 2 months ago

I'm in about my third year of canning - mostly jams, pickles, and salsa so far, but I have a soup recipe I'd love to ...

NonnieMuss commented 29 days ago

Re-canning commercial dill pickles

by caiatransplant 1 month ago

Hi All. I needed a 1 gallon jar for a limoncello project and couldn't find one that was a full gallon, so bought a g...

jen kalb commented 1 month ago

Smucker's Fudge Topping - still good after long time in fridge?

by blueartemis4 1 month ago

I have a jar of Smucker's Simple Delight Hot Fudge Topping in my fridge. I have no idea how long it's been open, but ...

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blueartemis4 commented 1 month ago

Using expired coconut milk

by Clarissa 12 years ago

I don't know how strict those expiration dates are. I have several cans of coconut milk (Trader Joe's) that expired ...

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ricepad commented 1 month ago

Brie with brown discoloration - safe?

by blueartemis4 2 months ago

I just opened this Brie. The sell-by date is not until some time in late May. It has some brown discoloration over mu...

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blueartemis4 commented 1 month ago

Costco Ahi tuna...sushi grade?

by cleopatra999 4 years ago

I am assuming the ahi tuna at Costco is not sushi grade. I am wanting to make ahi poke, and most of the recipes call ...

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ScottZee commented 1 month ago

How Come "Rare" Duck is Okay, but "Rare" Chicken is Deadly?

by Bacardi1 5 years ago

While I've enjoyed well-roasted duck for my entire life, I've never eaten or served it "rare", which has been the rag...

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Madrid commented 2 months ago

How long should shredded chicken and chicken noodle soup last in the fridge?

by Crankyrobot 3 years ago

I ALWAYS do this. UGH. I froze about half of it, the rest, I had planned on eating, but didn't. We made it late on We...

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monksteelers22 commented 2 months ago

Frozen roast left out way too long

by CLEeats 2 months ago

I know I screwed up. I pulled a frozen roast out to thaw on the counter yesterday morning, intending to put it in the...

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ricepad commented 2 months ago