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Is there any hope (moldy potatoes)

by lisaleira 7 days ago

Is there hope. One has a lot of mold, one has a little, one seems to have none. They lived in a bag together for two ...

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medlar commented 6 days ago

Left black eyed peas in cooker

by Tanasha 12 days ago

I cooked black eyed peas in the slow cocker yesterday and turned them on warm around 8 pm. I forgot about them until ...

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MikeG commented 11 days ago

Dumplings

by jibrat 17 days ago

I bought these dumplings (CJ Meat & Vegetable) on a cool day and they were sitting in my car for a bit...maybe like a...

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masha commented 17 days ago

Re-creating clarification needed!

by Porkypig93 22 days ago

I've been trying to look up my answer for a while and have found some sources contradict others. My feeling is that t...

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Bigley9 commented 21 days ago

Unopened Hormel's pepperoni

by agalaslam 1 month ago

I just found this in the back of my fridge, unopened. It says to use or freeze by the date. The date was March 15 2...

TastyReuben commented 1 month ago

Is it safe to keep stock at 160F?

by nutellablop 1 month ago

Hey all, I made chicken stock by simmering it on a stove for a few hours, and then moving it into an oven at 180F ov...

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nutellablop commented 1 month ago

Ak! Left raw chicken in car!

by sallyt 1 month ago

It's 32 (chilly) degrees in Boston. I left raw chicken in the car (back seat) for about 5 hours. Safe to eat or not...

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beevod commented 1 month ago

Still safe to eat short ribs after I forgot to turn on slow cooker?

by swedishfishsticks 1 month ago

So I seared some short ribs and placed them in the slow cooker - but forgot to turn it on low - sigh. They sat in the...

TastyReuben commented 1 month ago

Ate unrefrigerated kimchi

by kimmyann 2 months ago

I ate a jar of kimchi that I've had in my cupboard for weeks. It had not been opened prior to eating it. It said on t...

coll commented 1 month ago

Good meat bad meat

by flavormaster 2 months ago

Have some ribs that are four days past sell by date. Slightly off smell and a "little" bit slimy. Safe to eat or not?

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nlgardener commented 2 months ago

Store bought roasted chicken - how long ok in the fridge?

by harrison 6 years ago

Anyone have a general rule of thumb on this? Ours are usually gone pretty quickly, but we have one that's been hangi...

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sedimental commented 2 months ago

Chicken stock didn't cool down over night! Help!

by Augieang 2 months ago

I made 7 quarts of chicken stock yesterday and put it outside to cool down last night. ( I live in Minnesota). I put ...

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Augieang commented 2 months ago

Did celery go bad?

by learntocookchinese 2 months ago

Celery was crisp and not soggy. However, when I bent it backwards to peel strips, it broke apart (see picture). There...

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treb commented 2 months ago

Garlic & Botulism

by MissDior 2 months ago

We haven't had one of those conversations in a while. I've read them all and I'm still confused. A couple of weeks...

outRIAAge commented 2 months ago

Keep or throw out home made chicken soup...?

by RLJ 3 months ago

Ok, so here is the situation: I bought a picnic pack of raw uncooked skin-on chicken in late December and immediatel...

hill food commented 3 months ago

SOS...is eating roe of more than 3 pound lobster safe??

by hae young 9 years ago

i'm very concerned that single lobster much hevyier than 2 pounds such as 3 pound lobster may not have roe of proper...

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shan1081 commented 3 months ago

Is this foie gras bad? Help!

by hungrylion 4 months ago

Just bought some foie gras, expiry 2019, sealed. Opened it, saw this gray raised area that I'm not familiar with. No ...

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hungrylion commented 4 months ago

Help!! I forgot to turn my slow cooker on... will it still be safe to cook?

by Daisyhaley 4 months ago

Hello! This morning I prepped a beautiful vegetarian chilli. I sauteed some mushrooms, onions and peppers and added t...

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Semigourmet commented 4 months ago

Opened jar of Char Siu Sauce go bad?

by BabyDollCook 4 months ago

Hi-- I have an opened jar of lee kum kee char siu sauce that has been tightly sealed and stored in back of frige. It...

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MikeG commented 4 months ago