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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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Shelf life of Port and Sherry

Ali G
by Ali G 12 years ago

This might be a stupid question, but how long does Port or Cream Sherry last once it's been opened? We have a bottle of each that we started and never finished and I'm wondering if I should just t...

Storing butter outside of fridge

SIMIHOUND
by SIMIHOUND 6 years ago

My wife has run into two people this week that store their butter on the counter or in the cupboard to keep the butter soft for spreading. I have read a few articles and the ones that say it is saf...

Sour Cream

emglow101
by emglow101 8 years ago

Well I have have some in the fridge wich I used tonight after three weeks after the not for sale date.Tasted and looked just like the day a purchased it. It's sour cream. Should I toss it ? Under r...

Shelf life of a cooked chicken?

TroyTempest
by TroyTempest 10 years ago

My wife and I had an umm disagreement the other day. I had a 6 day old roasted chicken in the fridge that I was going to eat. She said that she thought it too old to be safe. I said, basically i...

Can Lasagna be made 1-2 days ahead?

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by gtrekker2003 11 years ago

I am making lasagna with meat sauce....no bechamel sauce. Can I make it a day or two ahead and keep it in the fridge covered with foil? And then bake on the day of?

Wholesome main meals camping with no cooler, limited washing, no fire or grill, yes small pot over propane.

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by TracyPark 1 year ago

Searching on "camping" brought up lots of great results for foods frozen/chilled in advance, as well as ideas for grilling foods over a fire. I am looking for ideas as described in my title. At ...

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

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by Shayna Madel 12 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 ...

Does vinegar go bad?

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by Nalega 12 years ago

i just made potato salad, and even though i don't normally use vinegar, i know a lot of recipes do, so i threw a splash (less than a tablespoon) in at the last minute. it was a previosly unopened ...

How long does salt cod last after soaking?

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by Caviar 16 years ago

I've rinsed and soaked some salt cod that I was going to cook last weekend (not this past weekend, the weekend before). It's been in the fridge since then, and I haven't had a chance to cook it. Ho...

How long do liquors like Kaluha and Bailey's Last?

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by Rick 13 years ago

We have opened bottles of Kaluha and Bailey's Irish Cream and we're not sure if they're safe to drink. I don't worry about old Vodka, but I just don't know what to make of these types of liquor.

How long can I keep Prime Rib before cooking it?

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by DishyDiva 10 years ago

Some friends from out of town were suppose to come today but may be delayed for another 1 or 2 days. I bought a prime rib standing roast yesterday, expecting to cook it today or tomorrow for their...

Does sauerkraut go bad?

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by jessicheese 12 years ago

If it's kept in a sealed container in the fridge, how long can I keep sauerkraut. I'm thinking that it's pickled, so for quite some time. Any thoughts?

Can Dried Beans Go Bad?

pixelrn
by pixelrn 12 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?

Why Did My Meat Lose its Color (and did it go bad?)

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by Oliverstreet 11 years ago

I bought some lovely-looking flank steak from Whole Foods this Tuesday and threw it in the fridge. Tonight (Thursday). I took it out to use it, and it was no longer a vibrant red, but instead a ra...

Caviar -- is it spoiled?

TorontoJo
by TorontoJo 11 years ago

So I'm not a caviar eater, but received a small jar in a gift basket 2 years (!) ago. I put it in my panty and forgot about it. Just came across it today and am wondering if I can still serve it....

Keeping store bought cookies fresh

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by jwblue 2 years ago

Can using those absorption packets keep store bought cookies like Oreos and Chips Ahoy! from going stale?

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

prima
by prima 7 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...

do different brands of milk taste different to you?

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by zackly 5 years ago

I drink fat free (skim) milk from large dairies and I'm noticing that they are not alike. I generally buy milk when I need it but if I'm in Costco or some other place that sells milk under $3.00 a ...

When buttermilk goes bad (how can you tell?)

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by miss louella 13 years ago

I bought some buttermilk for baking and when I opened it there were lumps. Yes, lumps. The buy by date is tomorrow, but it was in my car (unrefrigerated, but hey, it's winter) here in CA for just a...

Bacon Grease - Shelf life?

WhatsEatingYou
by WhatsEatingYou 6 years ago

I saved the fat when I fried up some bacon a few weeks ago and have been using pats here and there for eggs and sauteing but am using sparingly since I do not make bacon often. How long can the fa...