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Advice for cooking two pumpkin pies at once

Tonight my wife will attempt the feat of cooking two of her pumpkin pies at once. Given the firing schedule for one pie (the Libby's recipe for one pie- 15 mins @ 425, reduce to 350 for 40-50 mins), ...
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Time of cooking: induction stove vs gas stove

If I get a 2000W, portable, table-top, induction burner (one hob), how would cooking time change as compared to a gas stove (pre-heat time and overall time that would take to cook something)? On a gas ...
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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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Microwave cooking time with porcelain/stoneware container rather than plastic

Would the cooking time change if I microwave some food in a porcelain or stoneware container rather than plastic? More details (if you have time to waste) I generally do not like to put plastic in ...
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Does an electric grill make it faster than a pan?

My teflon pan heats up for several seconds (to roasting temperature). When I tried 1500W teflon electric grill (in a shop) it took much longer. But electric grill is two sided, so parallel roasting of ...
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Can I safely roast a chicken for 4 to 5 hours on a low heat?

Hard pressed office worker and cook here. If I go home at lunchtime and put in a medium sized chicken to roast in the oven can I ensure it's ready to eat when the family get in in the evening? I've ...
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Salmon cooking time

What is the best method for determining when salmon is cooked? I usually just eyeball it and look at the color and texture but some of my friends use a cooking thermometer? I was wondering if there ...
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Pasta cooking time

Do different types pasta cook at different times (brand, shape, whole wheat)? I know there is no exact science to cooking in general but I was wondering if there is a statistical difference in the ...
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Sources or name of study concentrated on basic ingridient combinations for basic recepies [closed]

I am new to cooking and I was always wondering if there is a study for the amount of time to cook different type of styles: What are the most basic ingredients to make a batter for deep frying? What ...
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heating ham at 200 degrees versus 325 degrees

If I am heating a fully cooked ham that directs me to cook at 325 degrees F for 20 minutes per pound (ham is 3.38#) and I want to heat it through at a 200 degree F temp. How long should I put the ham ...
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When cooking 2 Honey Baked Ham frozen sides, how do I need to change temp or time?

I have two frozen sides from the Honey Baked Ham store that I want to cook simultaneously - they are the Au Gratin Potatoes and the Sweet Potato Souffle. The first should cook at 375 Degrees ...
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How can I ensure that scrambled eggs will be fully cooked?

I have some sort of digestive intolerance towards eggs that are not fully cooked, although I can handle some softness in egg yolks. In the case of fried or boiled eggs, this means that the whites are ...
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Meaning of do not thaw for frozen food

Today I bought frozen food for the first time and the brand is Mc Coin. I read the instructions, which have the following instructions; Do Not Thaw and cook from frozen I am unsure how to parse ...
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How long to sous vide shoulder lamb chop?

How to Sous Vide Lamb says: Blade Chop: Medium-Rare: 131°F for 18 to 24 Hours (55.0ºC) Shoulder: Medium-Rare: 131°F for 1 to 2 Days (55.0ºC) Sous Vide Lamb Chops with Chimichurri Compound ...
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Gritty White Globules in Precooked Grocery Store Sausage?

I've been buying some various types of precooked brand-name sausages from the grocery store over the last few months, and while they've been pretty good I have consistently found these little white ...
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Is it normal that cooking time of my pizza is 1 hour in oven with 230 degrees?

I know its wired but i need to keep my pizza for one hour in oven with 230 Celsius degrees to properly cook it but everyone says 20 minutes or less is enough i don't know why it takes so long for me ...
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Cooking time for vegetables in plain water versus in a soup

I have consistently observed that a given vegetable simmering in a soup (that is, with multiple other vegetables and herbs, and usually salted) takes five to ten times longer to get soft than when the ...
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Does cooking in a nonstick pan affect the finished food?

Whenever I cook in a nonstick pan, the food doesn't seem as crispy as compared to when I use simple aluminum pans. Is this due to the pan material or is there another factor behind it?
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How much to cook fennel?

I would like to prepare a dish with fennel (foeniculum vulgare) as it has blossomed recently. Should I cultivate the leaves, fruits and afterwards the bulb or should I leave the bulb since it is a ...
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How long does it take to smoke a chicken?

I have tried to smoke chicken twice now and both times have taken at least 6 hours. I put the chicken (about 6 lbs) in my smoker with about 40 coals and add some wood. I also periodically add coals ...
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How can I cook dried noodles with just hot water?

I'm looking for any tips for making a meal with dried noodles without needing to actively cook them. My problem is that the kitchen in my office has nothing, not even a microwave. It just has a hot ...
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How should I adjust oven temperature/time to have two dishes ready at the same time?

I want to cook two vegetable dishes at one time for a dinner party. The first, a vegetable loaf, has to be cooked at 325° F for 1 hour The other, a casserole, requires 350° F for 30 min. How can I ...
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On what temperature should I leave my sauce to cook?

I decided to cook a pizza sauce. I know that the longer you leave it on your stove, the better it might taste. I want to leave my sauce on the stove for an hour or so. At what temperature should I ...
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Bread Cooktime Calculator

A similarly-titled question here does not answer mine. Is there any way to calculate bread cooktimes by taking approximate dimensions, cook time, and perhaps other factors, such as thermal mass of ...
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Fast meringue technique

I use the slow method of baking a meringue, as described here. I'm aware that there is a fast method, but can't find it online. (Besides, I'd really prefer the human input garnered here!) Currently, ...
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What is the lowest temperature possible (of water) to cook meat in?

Say I want to cook a piece of meat by putting it in water and bringing the water to a certain temperature. (In celsius please) how low can the temperature be for it to be still able to cook the meat? ...
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Pork didn't get done in time

I recently made this recipe: https://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2016/08/paper-pork-shoulder-its-wrap.html 7 lb pork shoulder, apply rub, wrap tightly in parchment and foil, roast at 225 F for 12 hours. ...
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How long do vine leaves need to be cooked for?

I have a grape vine with a lot of fresh leaves so I thought I'd make stuffed vine leaves. I'm going to precook the filling, so the final cook only needs to be enough to cook the leaves. Most recipes ...
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Corned beef scaling

Say I have a recipe for a 4.4 pound flat cut corned beef for 300F for two hours in a roaster pan. I want to add another very similar but SLIGHTLY thicker 4.7 pounder which fits into the same pan with ...
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Is reusing bones for stock better than once cooking longer with more water?

I've heard about reusing bones for stock (eg. blog post even if the second time is a bit weaker flavor. My question is, if there is some advantage to this. Consider the following to scenarios: Fill ...
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How long to cook 500g of boneless pork leg?

I cut a 1.8kg boneless pork leg into three pieces and now am unsure how long is enough to cook it. How long will a 500g piece take to cook?
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How can I tell if the food inside a pressure cooker is done cooking?

I've been looking into getting a pressure cooker since it works on the premise of increasing the boiling temp of water thereby cooking things more quickly. Operating on the premise that a pressure ...
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Rough guidelines for oven temperatures

How can I master the oven temperatures at which to cook things and corresponding cooking times without having to remember them specifically for each dish? Are there some charts anywhere on the ...
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How to cook dried red beans faster?

I bought some dried red beans from the supermarket. I learned that in order to cook them well, I need more time. I have to soak them in cold water for one night, then cook for another two or three ...
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How can I melt cheese for dipping?

I love dipping things like pretzels in melted cheese. I've done this lots of times at fairs and other places with 'pretzel carts', but I've never been able to replicate it myself at home. Whenever I ...
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How can I roast/heat all these foods for one meal?

I'm a microwave cook wanting to get fancy for a Christmas dinner tomorrow. I'm having trouble putting together a schedule for what to put in a regular gas oven at what temp, when, for a 4pm dinner. ...
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Making a 2 ramekin recipe into an 8 ramekin recipe: Do I change the cooking time?

I've read answers about doubling a casserole recipe in a larger container, or putting two cake pans in the oven instead of one. But what about a recipe that asks you to put your ramekins into a ...
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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 can you tell when a roast is done?

How can you tell when a roast is done? How long should they roast for?
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how long to boil rice for Biryani?

Whenever I boil rice to cook biryani, I end up over-cooking it and rice break into pieces after the steaming stage 1. So I want to know how long to boil rice for biryani? 1 Biryani is a rice dish, ...
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How much alcohol is left in this sauce?

I make Rachael Ray's beef teriyaki with green beans, although I double the amount of sauce. I usually use dry sherry (rather than mirin), 15-20% alcohol. Given that the sauce is only cooked for a ...
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Is it necessary to peel aubergine?

Do we really have to peel aubergine before cooking? Or can we cook it without peeling?
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Poppy seeds tough after a long simmer

I was trying to boil some poppy seeds in some milk, along with some sugar and some lemon juice. After more than 1.5 hours of simmering this mixture, the seeds were still tough and crunchy, when some ...
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how to figure out cooking time

I seared by prime rib at 450 degrees for 30 minutes and then I was supposed to reduce the temp to 325 for an additional 3 hours. I forgot to turn down the temperature and caught my mistake 25 minutes ...
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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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Is there a simple rule of thumb for time when pressure cooking?

Pressure cooking reduces the time of cooking, but I want to know if there is a simple rule to follow. Let's say that I find a recipe that says that something should boil for one hour when boiling it ...
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Should I reheat my eggs before using in recipe?

I premade scrambled eggs tonight for this recipe (very early tailgate party tomorrow, don’t judge): https://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/entertaining/ham-egg-and-cheese-croissant-wrap My ...
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Original baking time based on ingredients already being warm to hot

How do I convert cooking time when original recipe assumes prep to oven ingredients already warm? I've put the casserole together and refrigerated overnight. Thank you!!
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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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What makes overcooked fish smell?

The best I have found is the following: "The house-permeating “fishy” aroma of cooked fish appears to involve a group of volatile molecules formed by fatty-acid fragments reacting with TMAO (...