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How long can cooked chorizo and eggs be left out?

by mommastallworth 24 days ago

I cooked churizo and egg burritos this morning 630am for my family wrapped them in foil and left them on the counter ...

Midlife commented 24 days ago

I left the potato soup out last night, is it still safe to eat?

by davonne 4 years ago

I made a big pot of potato soup last night and forgot and left it on the counter, probably about 8 hrs. It has cream ...


masha commented 24 days ago

Is there any hope (moldy potatoes)

by lisaleira 1 month 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 ...


lisaleira commented 25 days ago

Left black eyed peas in cooker

by Tanasha 1 month ago

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


MikeG commented 1 month ago


by jibrat 2 months 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...


masha commented 2 months ago

Re-creating clarification needed!

by Porkypig93 2 months 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...


Bigley9 commented 2 months ago

Unopened Hormel's pepperoni

by agalaslam 2 months 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 2 months ago

Is it safe to keep stock at 160F?

by nutellablop 2 months 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...


nutellablop commented 2 months ago

Ak! Left raw chicken in car!

by sallyt 2 months 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...


beevod commented 2 months ago

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

by swedishfishsticks 2 months 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 2 months ago

Ate unrefrigerated kimchi

by kimmyann 3 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 2 months ago

Good meat bad meat

by flavormaster 3 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?


nlgardener commented 3 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...


sedimental commented 3 months ago

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

by Augieang 3 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 ...


Augieang commented 3 months ago

Did celery go bad?

by learntocookchinese 3 months ago

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


treb commented 3 months ago

Garlic & Botulism

by MissDior 3 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 3 months ago

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

by RLJ 4 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 4 months ago 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...


shan1081 commented 4 months ago

Is this foie gras bad? Help!

by hungrylion 5 months ago

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


hungrylion commented 5 months ago