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Is cheese or pasta a good source of protein?

I am eating "Wheels & Cheese": As you can see, there's literally nothing but cheese and pasta here. The nutrition facts on the back says that there's 11g of protein in it. I've never heard of ...
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Is there a difference between green and spring onions?

I've seen some recipes call for green onions but always use spring onions? Is there a difference between them? Is there a better substitute?
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What is the name for this technique to prepare eggs?

I prefer to make my eggs similar sunny side up, but I flip them and cook them on both sides. I don't use oil, so they're not fried either. I crack them into a pre-heated pan at medium high heat, ...
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My Bunn coffeemaker has started overflowing at the funnel

We recently moved to Indiana from Colorado. Our new house in Indiana has a water softener and I have read that soft water can cause Bunns to overflow. I have not read anything about how this is ...
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How do I bake cakes in a gas oven without a temperature knob?

I want to bake a cake in my gas cooking range, but I can't find any option to set the temperature. I just have the time setting knob and flame adjustable knob. How do I preheat my gas oven and long ...
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How can I grate soft cheeses?

Sometimes I need to shred a block of a soft cheese such as mozzarella, or cheddar. When I use my grater, the cheese starts to get kind of chunky as I'm grating it. I end up wasting a lot of cheese ...
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Is there much of a difference between organic vs. regular olive oil?

I have this idea that if I buy high quality olive oil from non-industrial producers then it doesn't need an "organic" label because olives are pretty resistant and don't require that much pesticide. ...
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How to remove residue from starchy sausage from iron grill pan and iron skillet?

I have an iron skillet and an iron griddle. The seasoning is probably mediocre as I did it myself first time (warm up pan to hot, rub in lard with with paper towel, bake in over upside-down at 400 F ...
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1answer
49 views

Blending pineapples and coconuts whole, safety and experience?

A coconut and a pineapple and blended in their entirety, shell, leaves and all. Resulting in a smoothie like drink. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XbKCA1KUeqQ Is this safe? As for example, it ...
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The difference between beet sugar and cane sugar

My initial guess was that refined sugar has to be the same no matter its provenance, but now I wonder if cane sugar has a different ratio of sucrose/glucose/fructose than beet sugar. Is there any ...
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How to raise the setting and melting point of gelatin

Is there anyway to raise the setting and melting point of gelatin so that it doesn't melt at room temperature. I've heard that adding pectin can raise the setting and melting point, but I'm no sure. ...
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What's the best way to store rice long-term?

I have purchased a rather large bag of long-grain white rice (25 lbs.) and need to know the best way for storing it long-term. This rice will be used as both a food-storage food source and as my ...
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How can you reduce the heat of a chili pepper?

There are many chilis that have amazing flavors but are so hot that it is hard for most of us to appreciate them. Beyond the standard suggestion to discard the seeds and cut away the ribs, are there ...
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Boiling peeled peanuts

Recently I became interested in making some boiled peanuts for myself, as I have gathered that it is a very cheap, tasty (I like peanuts) and healthy food. However, every recipe that I find involves ...
3
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1answer
69 views

Reuse of Food Grade Tins

I am interested in using a food grade tin (such as this) to store small amounts of food, in particular for storing summer sausage or cheese for short periods of time (1-2 days). What are the food ...
3
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2answers
129 views

Cooking issue with cheap plastic forks

I was cooking rice, beans and sausage for my friend and I but since we are living very low budget my only utensils were plastic forks, knives, and spoons (really cheap ones that come in packs of like ...
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6answers
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What is the best way to store carrots?

The carrots that I buy come in a sealed plastic bag. In the store they are not refrigerated. I've tried keeping them in the bag in the place where I keep things like onions, garlic, and potatoes (a ...
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1answer
231 views

Does temperature of water affect carbonation process

For sake of the question: I'm using a Sodastream brand I like max carbonation Normally, I use cold water from my Brita pitcher out of the refrigerator Sodastream's FAQ states: However, we do ...
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0answers
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Microwave Potato Safe? [on hold]

I'm planning to eat potato as my daily diet, with that I'm thinking of the way to cook it, it's either steam or microwave it. I can just steam it but it's way too much work to be honest, so I'm ...
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1answer
230 views

What can I substitute for tomato juice?

I have a daughter who is allergic to tomatoes, but there are so many recipes calling for tomato juice. What can I use to substitute for tomato juice?
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2answers
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How do I make dosas smooth and shiny?

I tried my hand at making dosas for the first time this weekend. I was following this recipe for the dosa batter. I soaked the dal and fenugreek seeds together and the rice by itself. The rice and ...
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0answers
49 views

Why does my coffee late taste different when pouring the milk before I add the coffee?

I always have a home made coffee late in the mornings. I use a moka pot. I usually add the coffee to the glass and then add heated up milk. I add milk until the colour of the coffee looks how I like ...
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5answers
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What does vanilla extract add to a recipe?

I have been cooking for a while and have noticed small amount of Vanilla extract needed in cakes, cookies, muffins, even a smoothie recipe. Often times I forget the Vanilla or don't have any. What ...
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5answers
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Proper way to add marshmallows to brownies?

I've had brownies with gooey marshmallow swirled in and find them delicious. However, when I try to duplicate this by adding miniature marshmallows to my brownie mix, I find that they just turn into ...
5
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1answer
1k views

Is there supposed to be a difference between General Tso's and Sesame Chicken besides the seeds?

There are three very similar dishes I see on Chinese restaurant menus: Orange Chicken Sesame Chicken General Tso's Chicken I know Orange Chicken is at least a little bit different (it's typically ...
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1answer
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In a restaurants' kitchen in SC, is it DHEC approved to store raw meat next to ready to eat food?

In a cold table, is it dhec approved to hold raw meat up top next to ready to eat food, provided they have lids. There is a 3-4 inch steel spacer in between each top holding area. It would not be ...
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1answer
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Coffee Biscuit doesn't come out in Knock Box

We have a Breville Dual Boiler Coffee Machine, my husband even made a barista course to learn all about it. But when we try to knock the coffee biscuit into a knock box, it doesn't work. It never ...
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7answers
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How do I achieve a light and even 'dusting' of paprika?

I'm trying to perfect my seared and roasted pork loin chops, and I'm hitting a bit of an obstacle. Part of my recipe involves a very light dusting of smoked paprika after being seared, prior to going ...
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2answers
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How can I stop my pie from burning?

My oven heats up by putting on the grill. Yesterday I was making pie and the top burned a little bit. This happens almost every time. It happens at the moment the grill goes on for a short moment ...
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7answers
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Can ghee be used instead of butter in dessert recipes?

Butter is an inevitable ingredient in most of dessert recipes. By definition, ghee is just clarified butter, but to me, the taste is completely different. The taste of butter is more close to heavy ...
3
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2answers
2k views

Is cooking beans or any other food in metal cans safe?

Occasionally, I go camping and cook beans over a fire inside of the [what I am assuming is tin] can it comes packaged in (after opening the lid). Does heating the metal can release any chemicals in ...
4
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1answer
116 views

The three Cs - spices with chicken

I watched a TV programme that was talking about a particular combination of three spices which are often used together, especially with chicken. The TV presenter said that they were used together so ...
2
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2answers
71 views

How to clear your palate between different flavored dishes when cooking?

I found myself making a couple of disparate-tasting dishes. One was a salad dressing with blue cheeses and garlic, and another was meat flavored with thyme and rosemary. I tried to taste both while ...
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10answers
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Should Chorizo Be Peeled Before Cooking?

For years I've been chopping up Chorizo and cooking it, with no other preparation. I've recently been told that I've been doing it wrong and should peel the Chorizo first. It's pain to peel, and I've ...
3
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1answer
37 views

Is great gluten-free extruded pasta possible?

I'm gluten intolerant and tempted to have a go at producing my own pasta. Does it make sense to use an extruder attachment for a kitchen machine to produce e.g. rigatoni or fusilli, or will this never ...
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7answers
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Can I use a Wok ring on a gas range?

I have just purchased a GE Cafe gas range. The user guide indicates: Do not use a wok on the cooking surface if the wok has a round metal ring that is placed over the burner grate to support the ...
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0answers
45 views

ground beef left out for 12 hours [duplicate]

I took some ground raw beef out of the freezer and put it on the counter. I forgot about it. It was out for 12 hours. My husband refuses to throw it away. He said if we refreeze it and the cook it ...
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4answers
2k views

Is there an easy way to trim the ends off green beans quickly?

A staple in our house is green beans. It's not uncommon that I'll buy 5-10 lbs and blanch or cook them all in one session, to reheat or eat cold in lunches all week. I also buy fresh beans in bulk ...
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0answers
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Passive cooker hood vs recirculation one

I live in a studio that has a duct system, but the administrator doesn't allow a cooker hood with fans because it would change the pressure in the duct system. In this case, I have 2 options left: to ...
2
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1answer
28 views

crispy Dilly beans

I tried a new variety of green beans this year due to being powdery mildew resistant. I grew (Provider) beans. They are beautiful long, straight green beans. I made a batch of Dilly Beans, using my ...
2
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3answers
90 views

Rice has water inside after being cooked

I have this Rooster A.A.A. Scented Jasmine Rice that I recently bought and after a few days, water starts forming in the middle for some reason. A little background, I had a bag of Thai rice that ...
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2answers
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How to cleanly slice hard-boiled eggs?

After some furious brainstorming in The Frying Pan, I recently prepared some hors d'oeuvres for a group of friends. These snacks were meant to include a thinly sliced boiled egg element. Unfortunately ...
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1answer
24 views

Brown Coconut water safety issue? [duplicate]

If you like sour and the water is not rancid is there any danger in drinking the water? If so what is the danger? I grew up drinking it and it was delightful. There were never any warnings against ...
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1answer
21 views

What to do with over cooked quince jam

I ended up overcooking my quince jam. It is really overcooked. It's not burned or anything but the quince pieces have harden up due to loss of water. Can I use it for something else? I don't wanna ...
7
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1answer
126 views

Why would gluten-free chicken meatballs involve pre-cooking 1/3 of the chicken before frying the formed meatballs?

I am looking at this recipe for gluten-free chicken meatballs and found this step to be odd. Anyone know what the purpose is? Is it related to the lack of gluten or somehow helping the balls to stay ...
6
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1answer
75 views

Why are all sour cream cultures I've found for sale online labeled as direct set? Why can't I reuse like I do yogurt?

I've realized we go through a lot of sour cream in my household, and I want to start making probably about a pint or two a week during the summer months. I've been researching for a few hours, and ...
7
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3answers
15k views

Will meat cook inside of a rice cooker?

I would like to use my rice cooker to cook one of those pre-packaged jambalaya mixes, and I've had good success with using prepackaged rice packets in my rice cooker. Sometimes there is a bit of ...
3
votes
1answer
81 views

Sour butter from freezer?

Earlier today, I defrosted two different sticks of butter from my freezer. Both tasted sour. Neither had expired. The manufacturers were different, so it wasn't the same batch. Has anybody run into ...
0
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1answer
66 views

Is what I want to make Lardo?

I have this idea of curing fat that comes from my biltong making. I'm wondering if this would be Lardo and whether it is a good idea? I want to take a nice piece of pork backfat (or maybe belly) Salt ...

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