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How to make soft popsicles

Frozen juice or frozen punch freeze up as a solid block of ice. I want them to be more like a sorbet or gelato, though still solid enough to hold the shape. How might I make them softer? Either ...
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Can you steam liquid food in deli, takeaway or microwave containers?

I use an electric steamer with a steaming basket with 1cm diameter holes to reheat frozen dishes such as lasagne, biryani etc. I remove the meal from the container and place it directly on the ...
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Do frozen Lima Beans contain Cyanide?

I often buy frozen vegetables, defrost and eat them. Recently, I came across an article that says Lima Beans contain Cyanide, should be thoroughly cooked and then eaten. Do frozen Lima Beans come ...
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Are frozen berries safe in overnight oats?

As far as I know, frozen berries are safe when eaten while still frozen, when cooked directly from frozen, or when carefully thawed and eaten quickly. When they are left at room temperature for too ...
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Why do frozen foods that are fully cooked still need to be heated to the same temperature raw items require?

Do they put it on the boxes just in case they didn't really cook it through?
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How would you recommend further improving this "the eggs take longer than the pizza" solution?

Based on the incredible answers and discussion here Resolve a "the eggs take longer than the pizza" issue? After a few experiments it does seem to be the case that incredibly eggs for 4 ...
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Will cooking previously-frozen cream make is less grainy?

I bake smoked fish in double cream with a sprinkle of cheese. I have frozen double cream and will use it if the cooking ensures a smooth sauce without a grainy texture. So I am really asking if ...
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Can spareribs be cooked from a frozen state in the oven [duplicate]

At what temperature can I cook frozen spare ribs and how long per lb?
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frozen chips always take longer

Often I cook frozen oven chips and frozen fish (in batter) in the oven at the same time. The cooking instructions for the chips usually say 20 minutes (or less); the fish usually more than this. They ...
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Whipping cream that has been frozen won't whip

I have whipping cream that has been frozen; it is now separated and won't whip. Is there anything I can do to make it whip?
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Is a puffy freezer bag a sign of spoilage?

Recently I had bought some chicken and put it in the freezer to keep it because it wasn't going to be used right away. That was about a week ago maybe two, last night I took some of the chicken out ...
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Can I reheat cooked meat without thawing

I've looked online and have found conflicting opinions. Is it safe to reheat cooked meat in the oven without thawing it first? For instance, can I cook a cottage pie or a chicken curry, for example, ...
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When baking frozen pizza in oven

When baking frozen pizza, why do the edges burn but cheese in center is not fully melted.
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Using up raw chicken with freezer burn - how to cook to make the best of it

I froze a spare chicken breast raw, to save for my daughter (I very rarely eat meat, she has a bit more, but they come in packs of 2). I noticed it's got visible freezer burn. I refuse to waste it, ...
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Should I compensate for lost water when working with frozen rhubarb?

Rhubarb is a naturally stiff plant, but when frozen and thawed again, it becomes very soft and spongey and loses a lot of water. When attempting to make rhubarb dishes, such as pie or jam, should I ...
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Can I leave frozen meals (containing meat) in my bag for the whole day and eat it at 6pm? [duplicate]

I want to bring my prepped frozen meals to work and reheat them at about 6 pm. They will be sitting in my bag at room temp for ~9 hours. Will they still be safe to eat if I reheat them in the ...
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Can fish fingers include head meat?

I was wondering if the difference between cheap fish fingers and high quality ones could also include what parts of the fish get filleted and frozen. In particular, I'd like to know if it's possible ...
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What is the conversion of fresh basil to Frozen blanched basil

I grew a lot of fresh basil. I blanched and then froze it to make pesto at a later date ,but I did not measure it beforehand . So I was wondering what One 1 cup of fresh basil is equivalent to how ...
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How to Use Frozen Bones for Bone Broth?

I've watched lots of videos on how to prepare bone broths. However, I haven't found much information about making it directly from frozen bones. I have understood that I should move frozen bones from ...
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What happened to my frozen yeast?

I had a leftover block of commercially bought frozen yeast. I kept it it the freezer, well below 0 celsius. I'll admit I didn't check on it for years. I opened the container today. It was stinking ...
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Thawing vacuum-packed fish

I purchased vacuum-packed Flounder and the individual wrapped filets bear the following statement: Must remove from packaging before thawing. Do not refreeze. Now, "do not refreeze" is ...
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Frozen dinners extremely dry after reheating

Frozen dinners become extremely dry after reheating them, so much so that I choke on them while eating. Why could this possibly happen, and how can I avoid it? I store them in the freezer (newish ...
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Frozen stew on transit

I am travelling later via plane bringing a frozen stew in a Tupperware inside my luggage. I don't have a cooler with me so I'm just wrapping the container with cloth to hopefully maintain the low ...
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Will dry ice damage kitchen equipment?

I have been reading an article on using dry ice to make ice cream. Aside from the usual safety precautions for dealing with a material that sublimates at -109.3F, I am concerned about what effects it ...
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Should one - moreover can one - defrost a frozen lasagna before cooking?

So I purchased one of these "frozen lasagna" products at the supermarket to see what it's all about. It was in the supermarket freezer and indeed I am keeping it in the freezer of my fridge....
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Had my frozen hot dogs gone rancid?

Where I live is currently in Covid lockdown, so when I was cooking dinner tonight, I decided to pull some old hot dogs out of my freezer and boil them. However, rather than sinking to the bottom of ...
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Clams frozen before purging

I got excited to find out my friends family vacation home is on a river where a ton of delicious clams live. TI caught a bunch of live clams, then hastily put the whole lot in a bag of water and threw ...
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Vacuum packed halibut fillets [duplicate]

I just found a lg box of vacuum packed halibut fillets in my freezer. Been there at least 8 yrs. safe to eat? Worth a lot of money!
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Store bought frozen coconut milk

For how long can you keep store bought packaged frozen coconut milk in the refrigerator after it's been thawed?
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Does freezing raw milk kills harmful bacteria present in the milk?

I have been drinking shakes made from frozen raw milk; just wondering that could it lead to any illness. Does freezing raw milk kills harmful bacteria present in the milk?
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What is the purpose of using ice cubes in smoothies over frozen fruit?

I usually make smoothies with frozen fruit berries and a banana with a liquid like orange juice or home made kefir. I notice lots of smoothie recipes online call for ice cubes and fresh fruit. Is ...
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What's the best way to cook JD biscuit rollups?

What's the best way to cook these Jimmy Dean's biscuit roll-ups? The microwave directions aren't bad, but, as often happens with things cooked in the microwave, the biscuit is a little on the mushy ...
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Is it healthy for no frost fridge to have water in ice cube forms?

It's said that we should close liquids when we put them into fridge that has no frost system (no ice formation in the freezer).Or ice will appear and the fridge will not serve that long. At the same ...
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Ok to sear beef short ribs from frozen?

I have some frozen rib-eye steaks which I am confident about searing while frozen and then bringing up to temperature in the oven. They turn out great. But I also have short ribs which I intend to ...
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Can I refreeze raspberries in cooking?

I have frozen raspberries in the freezer. Can I defrost them and use them in muffins...and then freeze some of the muffins?
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Can you store frozen dinners in the refrigerator for up to a week before eating them?

Given that this is "Seasoned Advice", my question may be considered blasphemy, but I'm going to take a chance anyways as the good people here are likely best suited to know the answer. ;) Is ...
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Can putting frozen food in a hot ceramic pan cause a thermal shock?

Can putting frozen food in a preheated ceramic coated non-stick pan cause a thermal shock and ruin the pan?
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Making pie or crisp out of thawed fruit that is mostly juice

Can I make pie or crisp out of thawed berries that the juice has come out? Should I use more corn starch? Phil, Thank you for your reply. I don’t have a recipe. Should I drain off some of the liquid,...
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Why do most precooked frozen fries smell bad and what to do about it?

Something like 4/5 of frozen fries brands in the store essentially smell like synthetic piss to me when you start cooking them and it doesn't go away. They taste fine but the smell is just vile. This ...
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What's the best way to reheat frozen boiled potatoes?

We got some imported Papa Amarilla frozen precooked (boiled) potatoes. Probably not many people know about this specific kind of potato, but I was wondering if someone knows how to best reheat any ...
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how to season a frozen steak

I have some frozen steaks I want to cook rather quickly. I want to follow this method: this question but I am not sure how to season it. How do I apply seasoning to a steak without defrosting it?
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Frozen yogurt with inverted sugar

I wanna make frozen yogurt from homemade yogurt. I heard that inverted sugar can help prevent crystallization so I want to add it to my yogurt, because I don't want rock-hard frozen yogurt and I just ...
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Cooking lean pockets in toaster oven?

I've been revisiting frozen food due to COVID, including one of my old favorites, hot/lean pockets. Years ago, I used to always make these in the toaster oven; they are much, much better that way ...
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Cooking thawed fish when it says cook from frozen?

I have a pack of fish in the fridge that says cook from frozen, is it safe to cook now it has defrosted. I have had it for one day in the fridge
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How can I bake this "filled pretzel"?

(This is a follow-up of this question.) I'm trying to bake a "frozen, stuffed pretzel". (Why? See previous question.) My first attempt (350°F for 35 minutes), however, was less than satisfactory; the ...
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What's wrong with keeping frozen vegetables in refrigerator?

The bags of frozen mushrooms and okra that I just bought got mistakenly put into the refrigerator for a few days instead of frozen. I want to eat them now. What's the problem with letting bagged ...
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Freezing boiled octopus

I've bought a frozen fresh octopus. As most recipes suggest I'm planning to boil it, and then char it on the grill. The problem is that it's pretty huge and we are only 2 people. Would it be ok if I ...
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When heating up a pizza, edges burn while middle still liquid

(Please excuse the fact that I don't make my own pizza...) I have a thawed (originally frozen-bought) pizza of about 25.5cm diameter, a microwave, and a convection toaster-oven, whose internal space' ...
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Can I thaw frozen spinach that´s meant to be boiled frozen?

The frozen spinach package says to boil while frozen, but I never seem to manage to get it cooked the way I like it. Either the center stays frozen (the package says 3-5min with boiling water and I ...
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Reheating Frozen Brocolli Fritters

Bought some frozen brocolli fritters from a restaurant. But as it was closing time and the cooks had left, I couldn't get any proper instructions on how to reheat them. I have a very basic baking ...