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How do I make gummies made with gelatin without adding sugar and still have it survive out of the fridge?

I am on a no-sugar diet due to food insensitivity. I crave gummies and would like to make some without adding sugar (say with coconut water) and have them survive (stay firm and not grow mold) out of ...
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Should I clean all of my cooking utensils after being exposed to mothballs (naphthalene) for over a week?

While I was away on vacation my roommate put mothballs in the kitchen cabinets where the pots and pans and cutlery are stored. I have removed them and thrown them out ( not sure if I was overreacting ...
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Are frozen mussels/clams supposed to be slightly open?

I used to live in a coastal town and never worried about getting fresh mussels, but now I live in inland Ecuador and today bought a bag of frozen clams and a bag of frozen mussels. They all seem to be ...
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What's this orange jelly on pomelo?

I was peeling my pomelo when I noticed this orange gelatinous substance between slices. No other places were found and the fruit looks good from inside. Is it safe to eat?
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Can I still use my oven, even if it has melted aluminum foil stuck to the bottom?

I have melted aluminum foil on the bottom of my oven. Can I still use the oven for baking?
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Which containers to boil dulce de leche for 7 hours?

I want to make dulce de leche by boiling it. As the storebrought cans leach plastics like BPA into the food, I want to avoid using it. What are jars/cans, preferably reusable what you can put inside ...
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Why would eggs have blue in them?

Recently when I scrambled some eggs, I noticed some bright blue patches inside the eggs. Not around the outside, but when I took a bite out of part of one there was a bright blue patch in the uneaten ...
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What percent of the inside lining of the Instant Pot actually stainless steel?

I’ve tried 2 intant pots and both pitted with first use. The 2nd pot I never added salt to the recipe, made the squash soup recipe from the booklet and used vegan liquid buillion and washed pot ...
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Short term storage for fresh soup

I make and sell freshly made, plant based soups. (no dairy, oil or meat in them) I sell them in quart jars. I'm wondering if I hot water can them, will they last longer in the fridge, for my ...
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Canning salsa without a hot water bath [duplicate]

I just started canning hot peppers last year. This year I am canning salsa. I boil the jars, lids, and rings just before I seal the jar. I make 3 pints at at time. I combine all my ingredients and add ...
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Is it safe to use a HydroFlask (vacuum flask) with scratches on the inside?

When I was washing my HydroFlask out before the first use, I put a wet paper towel on the inside of the bottle and used the handle of wooden spoon to push the towel around the very bottom. When I took ...
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Stainless steel pan

It's stainless steel pan. After using it for steaming chicken, fish, the pan has got brown/stains (pls see picture). Cannot be removed with baking soda and stains are smooth. Should I continue to use? ...
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Scratched coating in old ice-cream maker: is it safe?

I got an old ice-cream maker at a thrift store (Vitantonio's Gelato Modo II). The bowl has a Teflon coating. There is a chip in the bottom about half the size of a dime, below which there appears to ...
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Why does my store brand butter break apart

I've been buying my store brand butter for a while now. For the past while, I've noticed that when I open the butter and slice it, it falls apart in a chunky way. Sometimes as if there were a ...
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Freezing Cheese Sticks [duplicate]

If you buy on sale and freeze packages of mozzarella, Colby jack or cheddar individually wrapped cheese sticks how fast do you have to use the package of cheese sticks after it thaws in your ...
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How does this kebab products ensure fat stays inside meat while maintaining a safe temp?

The product in question is this: https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/humza-meat-charcoal-kebab-x8-400g It contains 17g of fat per 100 grams. The fat content suggests it hasn't been cooked ...
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Is it safe to cook in a grill\oven that is rarely cleaned?

I don't grill or oven often and there always seems to be dirt and crumbs left over from long ago. it's a mammoth task to clean so i dont clean it. i just think provided the food sits on foil paper ...
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Is it safe to turn crockpot back on with pork but after turning it off by mistake halfway through cooking? [duplicate]

I put the pork in the crockpot this morning at 10:00am on high. I think around 1:30pm instead of turning low because it was really hot I turned it off. I came home at 4:00 and the outside of the ...
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Safe to switch from warm to high on poultry in crock pot [duplicate]

I put 6 fresh Foster Farms ‘legs’ (drumstick attached to thigh) , with skin removed, into my daughters crockpot , along with onion, celery, fresh herbs and filled with water to make my good chicken ...
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Worried about raw eggs, Salmonella, and pasta maker.

I recently got a pasta maker as a gift. The instructions clearly say to NEVER use water on it. My main concern is the raw egg in the pasta dough. How do I make sure the pasta maker is safe for future ...
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How to dry the wet sugar when it got wet accidentally? [closed]

How to dry sugar when it gets wet accidentally ?
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Can I use meat that thawed when my freezer died but did not go above 45 degrees? [duplicate]

My freezer (and fridge too) died last night. Fridge was 56 when I woke up, freezer 44. I had several lbs of vacuum sealed ground meat in the freezer that were very cold to the touch but no longer ...
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Found a kind of worm in my rice bag, what should I do? [duplicate]

I poured some rice from a bag into a glass and noticed there was a worm(which looked like the rice) moving around in the rice. How did it get there, would it have been packed in or would it have ...