Safe to Eat?

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I have chicken in the freezer that is a year old. Is it usable?

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by L nrs 11 years ago

The title pretty much says it all. I've been going through my freezer and realized I have 3 lbs. of chicken thighs that have been in the freezer for a year. Are they usable? If not, do you think...

I left it out - safe to eat?

by drucie 11 years ago

I made marmalade (kumquat.) This is a fast-jam recipe that you store in a regular container in the fridge - not canning/preserving where you boil the containers etc. The recipe says to let it coo...

green crab stock safe to eat?

by inibble 11 years ago

I went all-out yesterday and made a crab quiche with fresh, live rock crabs. I threw the top hulls and most of the legs away, but saved the inner bodies and some of the meatier legs and used them t...

Does maple syrup ever spoil?

by alc 11 years ago

I've had a can of maple syrup in my refrigerator for several years. I used it today to make cranberry sauce, and am now wondering if it is safe to eat.

Tamales still safe to eat?

by onrushpam 11 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 were made more than a week ago... probably on the 20th or 21st. They've been ...

Is my lobster safe to eat??

by thunderbug84 11 years ago

I just bought some fresh lobsters. When I put them in my crisper drawer (I'm not going to be cooking them for another 2 hours or so), I noticed that one had foam all around its head. This same one ...

Help! power outage: is my food still safe?

by mschow 12 years ago

We were out of power here yesterday for 12 hours. During that time I only opened the freezer for a few seconds and did not open the frig at all. The power came back on around 3 AM; I had some mil...

Is my shrimp-gazpacho safe to eat?

by astoriajb 12 years ago

Hi all, So I made shrimp-gazpacho on sunday night (it was delish). I want to have it again tonight but I don't have much experience with shrimp, and I'm worried that they might have gone bad i...

Are they safe to eat?

by charlacampbell 12 years ago

Hi I cooked a huge batch of turnip greens last night. They finished cooking about 9:30 and I left them out to cool and then fell asleep. I saw them first thing this morning (about 6:30am) and im...

Are these beans safe to eat?

by sljones 13 years ago

In a fit of productivity, my husband and I cooked up a bunch of summer produce yesterday. I made a batch of white beans for a veggie soup, but due to miscommunication, we both thought the other ha...

can i keep take-out sushi overnight and eat it the next day...

by shirlotta 13 years ago

without ill effects? i'm a little paranoid, but i feel like it should probably be okay to eat sushi that i ordered tonight for dinner tomorrow for lunch. what do people think? i simply got too m...


by PotatoPuff 13 years ago

In October I froze mango juice mixed with vodka... I know vodka keeps forever, but mango juice does not. It is now slushy, and it had a slightly funny taste. Safe to eat???

Safe to eat?

by gray 13 years ago

So a package from D'artgans went sat out the night of delivery and was not refrigerated (don't ask). So they put in the fridge this morning and now just opened to inspect. One of the ice packs mel...

Is Hoary Salami Safe to Eat?

by pilinut 13 years ago

I just excavated a Fra Mani Salametti from the bottom drawer of my fridge. Forgot to serve it over the holidays. It's whole, still in it's original paper and cellophane packaging. I know salam...

Safe to eat rare ground beef assuming I grind and cook immediately myself?

by Roberto7 13 years ago

Hello, I'm looking to make some home-made beef burgers tonight with some fresh steaks (top sirloin and flank). If I grind the meat at home myself, and immediately cook, is it safe to eat it ...

Please help me convince my GF its safe to eat in NOLA!

by docdekay 14 years ago

We have gone down to JF the past couple of years and have enjoyed ourselves immensely. Our primary reason for going was not the music, however, but rather the food. I'm from NYC and consider m...

Safe to eat?

by Renee 14 years ago

Help! I made some roasted eggplant, put it in a tupperware container to cool before putting it in the fridge and then forgot about it and left it on the counter overnight! When I found it, I put ...

Chicken Soup, Safe to Eat?

by Hmmm 14 years ago

I had some of mom's homemade chicken soup given to me and it was frozen. Then it was transported and completly thawed out in the car. Someone then placed it into my freezer where it has once again...

fish - safe to eat right now?

by gachimai 15 years ago

My sister told me today that it might not be safe to eat fish because of some toxins that shellfish are releasing this time of year? I did hear about fish dying recently because of increased toxin...

How long is it safe to marinate meat?

by phastphil 15 years ago

I bought some lamb for stewing on Sunday. Immediately put it in a marinade (90% wine). It's been in the fridge ever since (about 96 hours). Is it safe to cook tonight? I would be hesitant to c...

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