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Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce: shelf life question - will adding alcohol help it last longer?

The Oracle
by The Oracle 8 years ago

How long would you say homemade salted caramel sauce will last (refrigerated). I keep seeing blogs w/ recipes saying only 2 weeks - that seems short to me (but I have no idea!). The recipe I us...

Cooked White Rice.....how long does it keep?

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by cb1 8 years ago

I have a container of white rice from a take-out place that's a week old. Would you still use it? Was getting ready to throw it out for trash day tomorrow and then I thought some fried rice using...

How to know if sweet potato is too old

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by bythebay 8 years ago

We've had some sweet potatoes siting around on the counter for a while. I started to cut them up to roast but not sure if they're too old. The flesh has some yellow parts on in in addition to the u...

How long can I hold defrosted shrimp?

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by shark37 9 years ago

We had a frig/freezer die during the night. Two bags of very large shrimp were concerned. They are on ice now, but they were probably 70% defrosted when we rescued them. Will it be safe to eat them...

How long does soup last?

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by Rheta 9 years ago

I made a soup on Friday. Veggies, Ital. Sausage, tortellini, tomatoes and broth were the main ingredients. How long will it last in the fridge? Thanks.

How long to keep smoked salmon

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by mocro 9 years ago

This relates to my smoked salmon appetizer recipe question below. Ha! For Christmas I received a generous gift of a whole smoked salmon from Scotland. It's beautifully packaged w/plastic betwe...

Spiral ham (heated/glazed on Xmas) - how long does it last?

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by lazylghtng 9 years ago

Hi - Bought a pre-cooked spiral cut ham from Burger's Smokehouse for Xmas. Arrived frozen. Thawed a couple of days in fridge, then cooked low and slow to heat up and glaze. Now it's one week...

How do I store pecan pie and how long will it keep?

hungryinmanhattan
by hungryinmanhattan 10 years ago

Hello. You all have saved me many a time and I thank you CHs! I need advice. I have 12 people coming on Christmas Day, 7 days from now. I would love to do some of the dishes ahead of time. I was...

How long before I throw out the SHRIMP?

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by waterisgood 15 years ago

I ordered a 1/2 pound of shrimp from the seafood guy at Whole Foods on Saturday. It's now Tuesday - do I throw it out?

How long will lobster live out of the tank?

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by mothrpoet 15 years ago

I would like to buy some live lobsters on Friday to prepare on Saturday evening. Is there a way to keep them alive for 24 hours or so? I'm used to doing tails, so steaming a live one is a new adven...

French Macaroons/Macarons - How long will they stay fresh?

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by skaboy 10 years ago

Hi, I'm really pressed for time this week and I want to grab my Mother's day gifts early. I was thinking of getting Macarons at the local patisserie and wondered if I bought them Thursday or Frida...

How long will egg whites keep in the fridge?

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by TerriL 10 years ago

Apologies if this as been discussed - my search didn't turn up anything. In any case, we made a pastry cream on Friday night, leaving us with 4 egg whites which were promptly refrigerated. The egg ...

Thanksgiving Dinner - what Can Be Made In Advance?

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by lattelover 11 years ago

I'm already thinking about the big day and getting night sweats. What can be prepared in advance without sacrificing taste/ texture etc. I'm sure I can make cranberry sauce and gravy a couple of ...

Can Homemade Pie Crust Dough Be Left In The Fridge For 2-3 Days?

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by icecone 11 years ago

I'm referring to pie crusts with and without baking powder. Can I make them ahead, wrap them, and leave them in the fridge? I'm worried that the crust with baking powder will suffer from extended s...

Storing Half a Watermelon

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by jcattles 11 years ago

I have a watermelon that I've only used half of. Usually I cut the whole thing into small pieces but don't have time to do that right now. Can I cover the other half & leave on the counter or shoul...

Gingerbread cookie dough - maximum fridge storage time?

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by susan_e_webb 11 years ago

Hello, Toronto Chowhounds, Can anyone tell me how long homemade gingerbread cookie dough (wrapped in plastic and then aluminium foil) can be stored in the fridge? I made some on a Wednesday nigh...

does clarified butter require refrigeration?

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by buzzy715 12 years ago

title pretty much says it all. will clarified butter keep in a jar in the pantry? if so, for how long?

How long is opened vodka good for?

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by foodsmith 12 years ago

I have a barely used bottle of Smirnoff, triple filtered vodka that I swear must be nearly 2 years old. Is it still good for making penne al vodka? And by good is there anything dangerous about eat...

Does unrefrigerated, unopened wine go bad?

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by Fomeomega 12 years ago

My dad has a bottle of white wine that he kept refrigerated for a year, then left at room temperature for a year. He has not yet opened it, but he wants to know if it could be bad from being left ...

Storing chopped onion in Freezer and in fridge

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by sepandee 13 years ago

I was wondering whether one can store chopped onion in the fridge and freezer. Well, I know i can store in the fridge, but for how long? Also, I make a lot of persian recipes, which call for ste...

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