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NonnieMuss
by NonnieMuss 4 years ago

I'm cooking chicken salad for over 100 people this weekend for a wedding. We've estimated that, with the other food being served, we'll need somewhere around 40 lbs. of chicken (bone-in) to suit o...

How the heck to thaw this and heat it?

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by JasFoodie 4 years ago

I was offered two pans of frozen cheese ravioli while picking up my food from the Gleaners today. Never one to turn down actual meal type food (a lot of the stuff I get from there is rather random ...

Best ways to defrost a cake?

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by momnivore 8 years ago

For an upcoming desserts and cocktails party, I have baked several desserts in the past two weeks and frozen them (a red velvet cake, a chocolate chip cookie pie, cheese cake, mini pumpkin muffins,...

Thawing a Turkey in the Fridge

jcmods
by jcmods 12 years ago

I noticed that almost every "official" how-to Turkey site tells you that a 12 lb bird thaws in roughly three days in the fridge. I have done this for a few years now and it takes a week to get tha...

How long can I keep defrosted chicken breasts in the fridge?

sasserwazr
by sasserwazr 10 years ago

I often buy those big trays of boneless, skinless, chicken breasts from Sam's Club and stick them right in the freezer. Then on a Sunday night I defrost them in the sink. When they are sufficient...

how to prepare frozen veggies to stir-fry?

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by fadista 8 years ago

_Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge_ emphasizes that vegetables must be "dry" before adding to the wok. The book does not recommend using packaged pre-mixed frozen "stir-fry vegetables," but as a pra...

Frozen Bread?

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by OrganicLife 12 years ago

This is probably a very stupid question... I have a weird thing abotu frozen foods so I never buy them. However a type of bread that I want to try (Ezekiel Sprouted Grains) is only available fr...

Refreezing already cooked meat

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by abbarubin 7 years ago

So, I thawed out some meat and cooked it. It was a lot and I froze half of it. A week later I thawed out the previously cooked meat, but something came up and I had to run out, so I refroze the coo...

How do I prepare frozen fish?

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by jessicheese 8 years ago

I love fish, but my husband doesn't eat it so I don't prepare it often. The extent of my fish capabilites would consist of sauteed shrimp, crab cakes, and salmon in the toaster oven. We recently ...

Question about defrosting a whole chicken

gmm
by gmm 9 years ago

When chickens go on sale, I always like to buy at least a couple and throw the extras in the freezer. How long should it take to defrost one the "safe" way in the fridge? I'm talking about whole ...

How to heat a frozen pie?

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by Eujeanie 10 years ago

I bought a fully baked cherry pie. We did not have time to eat it so I froze it intact. How do I heat it up without overcooking it or having the crust be soggy? Do I thaw it out first, or co...

Can I defrost my turkey in brining liquid?

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by JCap 10 years ago

I'm going to need to soak my turkey to get it defrosted for tomorrow. I figured I could kill 2 birds with one stone by also brining, but there's alot of chemistry going on here (frozen meat, the b...

How can I tell if my turkey is defrosted completely?

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by spkspk 10 years ago

This is my first year using a frozen turkey... poor planning on my part, didn't order one in advance and got stuck. So I have it in the fridge defrosting as I type, and by all estimates it should...

Defrosting in the Oven

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by hanguolaohu 10 years ago

I'm a bachelor and end up freezing meats because I cannot get eat them fast enough on my own. The problem I keep encountering is I get hungry but don't plan my weekly menu accurately, so I don't h...

Question - How many times can you freeze and thaw ground meat?

tigerd
by tigerd 11 years ago

I have some frozen turkey breast, and I've frozen it, thawed it, frozen and thawed it again yesterday. Do you think it's still good? How many times can I freeze-thaw-freeze-thaw-freeze? Help!?!

frozen crab legs

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by Val G 17 years ago

A quick crabby query... I bought some frozen snow crab legs. Should I thaw before steaming them? Is there a trick to cooking them so that the meat slides easily out of the shell?

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