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Can I cook chicken in the over after leaving them sitting in the oven all night? [duplicate]

I put some wings in the oven last night and then forgot about them and my roommate turned the oven off. They weren't fully cooked but is it still okay to fully cook them now and eat them or would it ...
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1answer
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Turkish delight sauce or syrup

I want to make a turkish delight syrup for topping purposes! So i can pour it over my ice cream! Any idea on how to make this?
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Is it still possible to make cast iron skillets as good as the old ones?

You always hear people talk about old cast iron vs. new cast iron: the old stuff is lighter, smoother, and generally better, while the new stuff is heavy, pebbled, and generally a poor imitation of ...
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What can I do with old (7-8 months old) pickles? [closed]

I have a jar of home-made refrigerator pickles that are approaching the end of life and don't taste as good as they used to. What would be a good use for these?
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How do I clean up my utensils after cutting extremely hot chillis?

As a corollary to a previous question: How to dilute the concentration of extrememly hot chillis Are there any precautions or cleaning methods that I have to take when cutting said naga chillis? ...
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2answers
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How to decide how much to dilute extremely hot chillis

I have come into the possession of a couple of naga varieties. We don't know which ones exactly, but google search seems to confirm that I do have some very hot varieties on my hands and they may ...
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1answer
203 views

What is the emulsification power of 1 egg yolk?

How much oil (fat) can one egg yolk hold safely before you risk the sauce breaking?
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Cleaning burnt-on grease with ammonia

(Apologies if this belongs elsewhere as it's only marginally related to cooking but I can't think of any other place that's a better fit.) I recently ran into this (put your pans etc in a closed ...
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Japanese Carbon Steel 11" knife identification?

I found a great knife in a drawer at an estate sale. It has an 11inch chef's style blade, full bolster into the handle and the blade looks like it was forged. On the left side of the blade it has ...
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How to make a burger sauce? [closed]

I'd like to make a simple burger sauce and I've heard so far 3 ingredients: mustard, yogurt and a bit lemon juice. Is that all or anything else should I add? What are the usual ratios?
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1answer
46 views

What sanitary standards do I need to meet for bottling chili pepper water for retail sale? [closed]

I am bottling chili pepper water for retail consumption out of my home. Should the bottles be sanitized before filling with cooked chili water? I'm afraid of some form of bacteria (botulism). What do ...
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1answer
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Corned Beef Brisket left out [duplicate]

I purchased a Corned Beef Brisket from the store and forgot to put it in the refrigerator. It was sealed. The package was cool in the morning. Is it safe to still use?
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Bread and using a proofer

I have a bread proofer machine and would love to make Sourdough bread. I have no idea if I'm supposed to use active yeast or follow a recipe that calls for basic Sourdough Starter, and if so, what ...
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Tea infused with caffeine

I am trying to increase the level of caffeine in everyday tea to 150mg. I am using powder caffeine with L-theane. The powdered caffeine is obviously very bitter how do I mask the taste without adding ...
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1answer
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Will it wreck the dish if I pre-soak beef in brine, and then slow roast with Marsala? [on hold]

I've found that pre-soaking my beef in brine helps to break down the fibres, making the subsequent roast tender. I've found a recipe for slow-roasting beef with Marsala. I'm wondering if I can ...
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0answers
50 views

Does eating kimchi increase your risk of bowel cancer? [closed]

I have heard this is true, and that Korea has the highest rate of bowel cancer, and that kimchi is the cause. Anyone know any more about this?
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1answer
73 views

Can I boil bratwurst in beer to cook them?

I bought Red Hook Bratwurts today, and I'm making them tomorrow. Does anyone know if I could boil them in beer since it already was pre made with beer (Red Hook), or would it not be a good idea? ...
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2answers
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Mackerel brining time before smoking

Having only just bought a charcoal fired barbecue/smoker, I am confused about brining times. Having searched the web I found some sites recommend 20 minutes, for mackerel, others much longer, who is ...
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2answers
54 views

Frozen Corned Beef left out to thaw, [duplicate]

in cold basement approximately 40-45 degrees, it was completely frozen about 3 lb. brisket. Discovered it 24 hours later. It was cold to touch, and completely thawed. Still in original vacuum ...
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0answers
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What spices are good with rice pilaf? [closed]

I am cooking this rice pilaf recipe tonight, I'm going to be using long grain white rice. http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/rice_pilaf.html I am also going to be adding red pepper to it along with ...
2
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1answer
52 views

First slicing, then cooking, or the other way around?

I would like to try out a recipe for a gratin of beets and potatoes. For this I will need sliced potatoes and beets. I always like to cook vegetables for a bit before putting them in the oven to make ...
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1answer
99 views

How do I quickly get okra to stop being goopy?

It's irritating to cook any recipe with okra. I love okra, but it always takes a long time to burn off all the goopy stuff. Is there a way to get rid of it more quickly so my okra will be ready ...
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2answers
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I'm using steel cut oats flour to make bread and muffins but the insides are mushy and wet

I bake them in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes but it seems the insides refuses to harden and dry any advice? PS: The mixture is (oat flour, baking powder, mashed banana, Jam, milk, maple syrup, ...
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1answer
43 views

What can i use as a corn syrup substitute in icing?

I am making an icing for eclairs and normally use icing sugar, melted chocolate, and corn syrup and refrigerate it overnight. I don't want to buy corn syrup for a couple of Tablespoons. What can I use ...
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2answers
135 views

Is pasteurized milk safe to drink?

The word pasteurized is written on the milk packets (like the ones shown here). They have a use before date. Assuming it's been refrigerated the whole time, and it's still before the use before date, ...
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2answers
54 views

What goes with white cap mushrooms? [closed]

I found this recipe: http://www.marthastewart.com/314083/goat-cheese-stuffed-mushrooms but the idea of cheese + bread crumbs didn't really stick with me. I liked the idea of removing a mushroom's stem ...
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1answer
79 views

Boiling Water For Pasta - With Lid On…Do I Have To Wash The Lid?

I hope this is an appropriate question for the site. Today I was cooking pasta. To begin with, I filled a pot of water and placed the lid on top. Then I cranked the heat up until the water was ...
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1answer
86 views

Can pasteurized milk turn into yogurt by itself?

During the winter, I often leave milk on my porch to make room in my refrigerator. During a recent warm spell, I had an unopened gallon of pasteurized milk on the porch for two days around 50 ...
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1answer
108 views

Why is ground beef red on the bottom also?

Recently, I have been buying ground beef in one pound packages that is red throughout. Last evening I bought a 6 pound bulk package (because of the significant savings) from the same store. The meat ...
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2answers
152 views

How long do peanut butter sandwiches last at room temperature?

We're going on a long flight with our family tonight. I prepared peanut butter sandwiches for the kids, and would like to pack it already to avoid the last minute rush (or forgetting them). We're not ...
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2answers
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My small chuck roast was dry

How long should I braise a small beef chuck roast, about 1 pound, on top the stove? Does it need to be totally immersed in liquid?
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1answer
51 views

How to make Fresh Asian Noodle? [closed]

How do I make Fresh Asian Noodle (similar to Egg Noodle)? What are the ingredients and the steps to make them? I am asking about noodles, not a dish.
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1answer
48 views

Placing a ceramic bowl over stainless steel saucepan

I have a few ceramic bowls that are oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe (I normally hand-wash them, though). I was looking at recipes for lemon curd and some of them recommended putting them in a ...
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2answers
46 views

How do I dissolve chunky powder completely in milk?

I am talking about this: http://www.cadburybournvita.in/ That powder has tiny and somewhat hard chunks in it which don't get dissolved easily. How do dissolve it completely in milk?
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3answers
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White wine vinegar in sweet and sour sauce

Can I sub white wine vinegar for white vinegar in sweet and sour sauce? Answer much appreciated!
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1answer
57 views

cake burns on bottom

Why is my cake burning on the bottom and the top is not done. I must not have the oven rack in the right place. If I want the cake to bake less on the bottom, what position should the rack be in.
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112 views

Does one really need to add bicarbonate of soda if one already uses baking powder?

I find the taste of bicarbonate of soda ruins the taste of many cakes and cookies. If I'm using double acting baking powder, do I need to add the soda as well? I have come accross so many recipes that ...
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Why is my sassafrass root bark tea always so bitter?

I've been on a quest for a while now to make my own root beer. I've tried all sorts of recipes using all sorts of ingredients, and I now have this huge collection of spices and roots and leaves... but ...
2
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1answer
849 views

Is cooking a raw steak in the microwave safe?

I only have a microwave in my room and I'm moving away in a month, so I don't want to buy an oven or any kitchen appliances, but I still want a steak, is it safe to cook it in the microwave?
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1answer
337 views

Can I cook duck breast a day before?

I have to serve a 'carpaccio' of roasted duck breast tomorrow, but I'd like to prepare it today. I want to serve the duck breast on room temperature, after cooking it medium rare or medium. Can I ...
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2answers
64 views

Does incorporating whipping cream in a chocolate syrup extend its shelf life?

We bought a box/carton of whipping cream a few months ago and it sat on the freezer for some time and we used it earlier to create a chocolate sauce/syrup for a cake. However, we didn't need ...
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1answer
108 views

Why aren't my potatoes cooked?

I had a 3lb roast on a bed of baby potatoes (smaller than a ping-pong ball but larger than a grape) and onions at 375F for almost 3 hours. The roast came out great (cooked to 150F internally), but the ...
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0answers
57 views

Would a tagine be better for high altitude braising?

I am thinking of getting a 2 quart Le Creuset Tagine for braising. I'm at around 5000 feet, and so am stuck with a lower boiling temperature for water - 9 degrees Fahrenheit less then at sea level. ...
2
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1answer
38 views

How do I tell if a rutabaga is fresh?

I recently bought a rutabaga from the store, having never done so before, and every single one on display had an oily feel to it - not sticky, but slick like it had been coated in a soft wax. Is ...
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1answer
26 views

Refrigerated Beef Brisket [duplicate]

I bought some prime trimmed beef brisket on March 9 with a sell by date of Mar. 12. It was kept in the frig in its foam/plastic wrap container until Mar.16. There was some odor when I opened it up and ...
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1answer
214 views

Is it okay to eat silver

One of my friends recently went to India and brought back some sweets today. These sweets have a silver layer on top. Therefore, I'm quite curious as to whether or not it is safe to eat silver. As ...
2
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1answer
65 views

Bitter bell peppers

Why do sweet Mini bell peppers turn bitter when cooked in a crockpot? I make chicken with tomatoes and put some Mini peppers in and they were horribly bitter
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1answer
47 views

How long should I sear meat after thawing from frozen state?

I generally sous vide more food than I can eat at one time, so I put the extra food in a water bath and then freeze. I'm wondering how long and at what temperature I need to sear meats after thawing ...
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1answer
137 views

Chicken Noodle Soup

I am under the weather, and I am longing for some delicious homemade chicken noodle soup. I have 6 bone-in chicken thighs in my freezer that I can use, as well as boneless chicken breast (But I read ...
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2answers
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Using fresh compressed cake yeast in bread machine

While using compressed cake yeast in bread machine it rises well for the first rise but on the second rise it does not rise well and I get a deep concave surface , I typically add 3x the dry yeast ...

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