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Shelf Life

How long does that milk really last? Get the skinny on shelf life for food and ingredients here.

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Long Term Cheese Storage

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by melamartin42 8 years ago

Is there a way to store cheese so it will last for a year or two? I've read that red wax will keep it longer, but how long? Can I buy a 1 lb block of cheddar or colby or jack cheese at the store,...

Should yogurt taste carbonated?

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by wino22 13 years ago

Help, I am eating some right now and it smells fine, tastes like peach yogurt, but seems carbonated. I also noticed that the lid was popped up, like air was trapped inside... should I throw it out...

Can Dried Beans Go Bad?

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by pixelrn 13 years ago

I found a couple of bags of dried beans in my kitchen and they are past the expiration date. I always thought that dried beans last a very long time if kept dry. Do you think it's safe to use them?

Loose tea in tins- how long does it keep? Does loose tea in never-opened sealed tins expire?

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by prima 8 years ago

I've got several tins of loose tea that have been in the pantry for at least a couple years, and some tins that have been in the pantry for more than 5 years. Does the tea expire or go stale, if th...

How long do unopened bottles of hard liquor/liquers stay drinkable for? And opened?

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by Shayna Madel 13 years ago

I don't drink much hard liquor at all, for no particular reason. But, years ago, I did establish a little bar in my wall unit. I have bottles of scotch, rye and a few other things, unopened, for ...

How long can chicken liver pate will last in the fridge? And can it be frozen?

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by KMeev 7 years ago

I read a lot of conflicting information across the boards, and most posts are years old, so hopefully by reintroducing the subject there will be some more recent information on whether or not anyon...

How long does heavy cream stay fresh?

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by mctoft 10 years ago

Hi, I have some heavy whipping cream in my fridge, two cartons. Both have been opened. Both are expired (one a month ago, the other 2.5 months ago). But they smell fine! And I tasted the oldest one...

How long will (unsliced) salami/cured meat last?

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by yerbamate170 1 year ago

So I bought around 1kg of Salami (unsliced, still in casing) from Spain - one is a chorizo type, one looks like a cured loin and the other a standard salami type. These were not being refrigerated ...

How long can pancake batter keep?

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by pixellle 13 years ago

I used to always make a big batch of pancakes on the weekend then freeze the leftovers. They froze very well, with wax or parchment paper in between each one, then I could cook them as needed in t...

What should I save? Putting my stuff in storage...

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by violin 1 year ago

I am moving in with my father next month, who is aging and disabled and now needs around the clock care. His house is packed full of stuff (ugh..) so I am only bringing essential items with me. I...

Actual Shelf Life of Tortillas?

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by zackly 1 year ago

I frequently buy commercially prepared tortillas (corn and flour), use a few, then store the remaining in the refrigerator. Yesterday, I used flour tortillas with an expiration date of 2/22/19 with...

how long does stock keep in the frig?

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by mschow 12 years ago

I made some homemade chicken stock 2 weeks ago and have not used it all up. It's been refrigerated and kept in a ceramic container in the frig. How long will this stay good, or is it already spoi...

Question: When do Pillsbury Crescent Rolls expire?

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by jpmcd 12 years ago

I just found a package of them in my fridge...the only expiration date I saw on it was for a upc code promotion that expired in June '06 (whoops) Since they are processed, canned and refrigerate...

How long will Sangria last in the fridge?

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by pancake 12 years ago

I cut up a bunch of fruit (mango's, apples, and peaches) and left it to soak in red wine for a Sangria base. That was 2 days ago........how long will this last?

Lemons gotten covered with mold

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by Tonto 9 years ago

Every time I buy lemons at the market and bring them home they are covered with mold in a matter of days. Inside or outside the frig. The lemons from my meyer lemon tree never get moldy. Anyone kn...

Keeping Feta Fresh

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by jasmine 13 years ago

Help! I just bought some fresh feta and am not sure how to keep it fresh. Currently, it's in water - do I keep it in water? Change the water daily? Thanks.

Sesame seeds shelf life

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by sbbodcderf 2 years ago

I just purchased a couple pounds of bulk white sesame seeds which will be mostly use for tahini. Can I just toast them like I do in preparation for the tahini, to increase their shelf life, and th...

How long does fresh guacamole keep?

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by elyhtak 17 years ago

I love to make fresh guacamole but it doesn't seem to last more than a day in the fridge...the avocado soon turns brown. When this happens is it still ok to eat? I have been leary and just thrown...

Need Help with Expiration of WestSoy Organic Soymilk in Carton please!

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by OliveYou2 2 years ago

Not sure where to post this, but have a question regarding WestSoy Organic Unsweetened Plain Soymilk in the carton. I purchased way too many of these for a project (never got around to) and just re...

Does Saffron go bad?

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by marietinn 12 years ago

My mum has had some saffron in the pantry for...ten years...she thinks. She only uses it once or twice a year, but she's hesitant to throw it away considering how expensive it is. So, does anyon...