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Cooking Sweet Potatos in the Microwave

What are the recommended times for cooking sweet potatoes in the microwave? Microwave wattage associated with those times would be appreciated as well.
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How long to stir-fry vegetables to retain most nutrients? [closed]

If I need to stir-fry vegetables, how long is the ideal time? I like stir-frying vegetables (almost my staple food) but I don't want to lose much of the nutrients.
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What temperature and time do I need to bake a 35cm Madeira cake?

I am cooking a very large wedding cake (35 cm or 14 inch) and can't get the cooking time right. Is there a specific temperature I should use?
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How long to bake bread? [closed]

I followed the basic recipe from the Good Housekeeping Cookbook for basic bread. After the first proofing, I baked it in a loaf pan at 400F for 30 mins. The bread turned out flat and burnt at the ...
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Why do I need more time and liquid than my risotto recipe calls for?

Whenever I make a risotto, I always find that I need about 50% more liquid and 50% more cooking time than my recipe suggests. I recently made a Jamie Oliver risotto that called for 1 cup arborio, 2 ...
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How long, optimally, should you marinate chicken or beef?

When cooking meat, marinating is a frequent technique. However, what's the optimal amount of time that one should marinate your meat? Is it different for different kinds of meat? What are some ...
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eggnog doubling the ingredients, what is the new cook time?

I am attempting to make homemade eggnog. My recipe requires you to cook your mixture (which is good, as I am pregnant and can't have raw eggs but would love to taste my end result). I do however need ...
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How long is the cooking time for pork roast?

How long should I cook 2 three pound bipork sirloin roasts for? I tried cooking one before for 3 hours at 400° but it came out real tough.
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How long should a 4-5 pound rib roast take in an infrared cooker?

I'm going to attempt to cook a 4-5 pound rib roast in an infrared cooker. Specifically, a Big Easy Infrared Turkey Fryer. Everything I've read says that it's done when it's done. I understand the ...
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How do I adjust cooking time/temperature for peanut brittle?

When I used a recipe for peanut brittle that worked in a higher altitude in a microwave it burned. Should I use less time or power? How do I know it is the temp. for a nice brittle?
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how long to cook a turkey per pound

I'm cooking a turkey for thanksgiving for the first time. I've got a beautiful 11 lb turkey and according to the websites I found, I should cook it for about three hours. When I asked my girlfriend's ...
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Cook Time vs. Cook Temp trade off

So I've always thought of cooking this way: Higher Temp & Less Cook time = crispier vs. Lower Temp & More Cook time = softer Now obviously this doesn't apply to everything, but generally. ...
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Chili cooking time

I've often heard that the key to a great chili is letting the ingredients soak and/or simmer for a really long time. However, all the recipes that I'm finding suggest about a 30 minute simmer once the ...
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I'm baking an acorn squash. How long should I bake it for?

I'm baking an acorn squash. How long should it bake for and at what temperature? I also noticed on the spaghetti squash question that those are baked sliced face down. Should acorn squash bake face ...
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How can I estimate cooking time for a brined and roasted turkey? [duplicate]

For previous Thanksgivings, we have brined and roasted our turkey. (Here is the detailed process.) After brining for about a day, we roast the bird for 30 minutes at 500°F and then bake it at ...
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Oxtail soup, what is the normal simmer time?

I have recently made two very successful attempts at an oxtail soup. First boil/simmer: 1.2 kgs oxtail Yellow onion about equal in volume, maybe slightly less Carrots about 1/4 the onions, so 2 - 4 ...
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How to get dried split peas to be equivalent to fresh peas

I'm making Fresh Pea Soup, but I don't have fresh green peas. Instead, I have dried peas that I obtained from the bulk section at my local market. The recipe asks for 4 cups of fresh green peas. In ...
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Cooking oranges to put in a cake

I found some recipes like this one for orange cake where the oranges are cooked in whole for 45 minutes up to two hours before they get pureed. What does cooking oranges do to them - does it remove ...
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Water boiling and cooking time

Will there be a difference in the time for which it will take for eggs to be prepared in the cases mentioned below? A. Cooking eggs in a pot on full gas power until the water reach boiling point - ...
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Can you parfry hash browns in advance?

I like making and especially eating hash browns, but they take quite some time to cook. Could I make all of my hash browns in advance by cooking them but not all the way and then finishing them off ...
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New crockpot cook times rule?

Apparently many people really do not like the "newer" and "hotter" crock pots. With the temperature being hotter, many people are reporting their food being burnt. Thing is because most of the ...
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Do you need to cook a casserole with raw eggs before you freeze it?

I made a casserole yesterday that contains cooked pasta, cooked quinoa, dairy products, spinach and raw eggs. It is assembled and the baked at 350 for 30 minutes. I am planning on making it again ...
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How long should I bake a whole sweet potato for?

How long should I bake a whole sweet potato in the oven for versus an 'ordinary' potato of the same size?
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Why has the meat turned out to be hard like rubber?

I was following this recipe for Chinese Stir-Fired Steak with Peppers. I think I messed it up by cooking this for too long. The meat (I used lamb's meat) turned out very hard, like rubber. I suspect ...
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How long should Lamb leg steaks be cooked for?

Is there a rule of thumb for the weight or cut? I'd prefer to err on the side of well-done, as I want to serve it to my toddler.
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How to adjust time for pineapple casserole and pork roast

I am cooking a pork roast for3 hrs at 325. I am also cooking scalloped pineapple at 350 for 1 hr. I need to know how long I should cook the pineapple at 325
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How to cook baby octopus?

I bought some marinated baby octopus that I am cooking for dinner in about 2 hours. This is the first time that I ever bought it and have no idea how to cook it. The instructions on the packet, just ...
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How long to cook seafood in paella?

This recipe for seafood paella says to add mussels, prawns, squid and monkfish to the paella pan 5 minutes before finishing, stir and then cover with a lid. I made this twice and I have never been ...
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When is is necessary to par bake a pie crust?

I am making small pies (in muffin tins!) for a party. I plan on pre-cooking the filling (ground beef and veggies), then finishing the pies at the location. Would it be helpful (either for transport ...
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How long should I steam Artichokes?

I know that it should steam until the leaves pull off easily. But how long does that take?
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Can I bake bread in pieces?

Because bread is basically brick sized and shaped, it'll take a long time to get cooked properly. Assuming I don't care about the shape, does it make sense to cut the bread dough into small pieces ...
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If the recipe says simmer beans for 3 hours, can I just turn up the heat and cook faster?

I just got home from work, and tonight is my night to cook. Unfortunately, I just realized this recipe for Mexican beans says I should simmer the beans for 3 hours. I'm too hungry for that, but I ...
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How do I adjust oven time to cook 2 dishes at the same time [duplicate]

I have seen a chart for cooking two dishes that list different temperatures at the same temperature, just changing the length of time for one dish. Can anyone provide a chart like this, or at least ...
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Barbecue sauce with 12% vinegar [closed]

I have an exact recipe for industrial batches of barbecue sauce, with ingredients measured in kilograms. I tried to make a small batch at home, using the same proportions of ingredients. The vinegar ...
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Proper cook times for mushrooms, onions, and peppers

One of my favorite meals is poached chicken cut into strips and stir fried with mushrooms, onions, and peppers and a bit of oil-based salad dressing for flavor. However, most of the time I get the ...
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How can I thicken this cranberry-pepper jelly?

In my first attempt at making jelly, I seem to have veered off course. I'm following this recipe for Cranberry-Pepper Jelly: Ingredients 3 red bell peppers, finely chopped 2 Fresno or ...
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Cooking times and temperatures for whole fish on the grill?

I recently cooked some whole 7lbs salmon on the grill, wrapped in fig leaves, and left them on a bit too long; they were a little dried out. So, based on the idea that I'm cooking "thick" whole fish ...
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How does double-bagging sous vide food affect cook time?

Does double vacuum bagging food for sous vide cooking measurably increase the cook times? Or is the extra bag not thick enough to make an impact?
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Adjusting the baking time for large cakes?

How long should I bake a 13" (330 mm) sponge cake? Which gas mark should I use?
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Whole chicken roasting time

I have a 1.2kg whole chicken that I wish to roast, on the packet it says it'll take 1h 28m at 200°C. The New Best Recipe book recommends cooking a 1.8kg chicken for just 60m, with temperature of 190°...
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How To Tell When Corn is Done With Boiling

When boiling corn, how can I tell when it's done? I usually remove the husk and silk. Would there be any advantage to leaving them on when boiling?
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How long should I let a tea with lemongrass steep?

Every time I have a tea with lemongrass in it the tea ends up with a really strong and rather terrible aftertaste. I drink several different types of tea, and am pretty sure that I am letting the ...
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Vertical Smoker Cooking Times

I have a gas vertical water smoker that I got from Cabela's earlier this year. I've had some success smoking a few different things: whole chickens, baby-back ribs, salmon, pork shoulder and a pork ...
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How to know when to stop churning ice cream?

I've got a simple Cuisinart home churn, the kind that uses a frozen bowl rather than a compressor. On a couple of occasions, I'm pretty sure I've overchurned the mix, because it seems to leave a ...
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How do I know when fish cooked in parchment or salt is done?

I want to try fish (either fillets or whole) baked in parchment or salt. I have found several recipes but they specify a certain weight fish. How do I adjust the cooking time for the size fish that ...
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Can you estimate how long it takes to reduce a liquid?

In a lot of recipes, there is a step that includes reducing your liquid. In most sauces, this isn't a problem, since you just need to thicken it and that's something you can see and doesn't take a ...
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why do my pancakes (crêpes) take such a long time to cook?

I am making crêpes and I wonder why they take such a ridiculously long amount of time to cook, about 5 or 6 minutes per pancake. I remember once upon a time I was making crêpes cooking them about 90 ...
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Reheating boiled eggs for scotch eggs

I recently boiled a duck egg for 7 mins and then immediately placed into iced water, where I let it sit for 10 mins. I then proceeded to place the cold egg into a water bath set at a temperature of ...
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New potatoes in pressure cooker with salt: how to optimize water amount and cooking time?

I am trying to replicate a recipe that my father-in-law performed once at home… well, not much of a recipe, rather a cooking style, as you'll see. The idea is to cook new potatoes (specifically, new ...
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How can you know that your bread is done?

Most bread recipes give an estimate to how long that bread must bake. However, I find it hard to check whether it's done or not. I don't have a thermometer, and I don't think the toothpick trick works ...