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Can I freeze hot soup? [duplicate]

Can I put hot soup straight in to the freezer or should I let it cool? With my old frig I used to divide it into meal size portions and seal in freezer bags inside tupper ware containers. Now I ...
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Bone broth ruined because I didn’t fully cool down before I put in the fridge? [duplicate]

I made a great bone broth recipe in slow cooker. Well I strained it and put in an air tight container. It wasn’t cooled to much. So is it ruined? Can I reheat to a certain temperature to make sure ...
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How can I know how long home-cooked food will stay good in fridge?

As through the week we too busy to cook we have gotten the idea of cooking a big bunch of food in the weekend, storing it in the fridge and eat it later in the week. I am a bit concerned how long ...
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How effective are modern home refrigerators at keeping other foods cool when hot food is introduced to the space?

In the comments to this answer, there is some discussion as to whether putting significant mass of hot food into a refrigerator will unacceptably warm the other food already inside. Elsewhere on ...
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Safe to wash rice the night before and leave overnight before cooking?

I'm trying to figure out a convenient way to bring fresh rice for lunch. Cooking it the night before and leaving it in the fridge causes it to become dry and hard and unpleasant, and I've read that it'...
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What is the correct procedure for cooling and reheating leftovers?

After a night's meal I have the tendency to always make more than enough food. Most of the time there are 2 – 3 portions of leftovers after everyone’s had enough to eat. I always throw them away, ...
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Leaving the lid open in a soup

I've heard from some that soups should be left with the lid slightly ajar when still left on the stove (heat off) because the soup can spoil when the lid is left completely closed, so you need to 'air'...
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How soon after baking can you refrigerate freshly made fruit pies?

How soon after baking a fresh fruit custard pie can I refrigerate it? Must it be at room temperature before it's put in the fridge?
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How do I keep a hot meal fresh for several hours?

In three days, I will be picking up two fully-prepared chicken dinners - with potatoes, cole slaw, and a pre-packaged dessert - from work to home for my wife and I. I've done this before and it came ...
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How long can chili be cooked in a crockpot

Chili cooked on stove top, had an emergency and moved it to a crockpot, on warm setting. Is it still ok to eat? It's been in the crockpot 7 days. It was covered and hard to get the lid off. Once the ...
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Freezing an apple pie

I took out an unbaked apple pie from the freezer, thawed it out and baked it. I was wondering if I could refreeze it now.