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What can you do with leftover corn husks?

Options: Traditional: line the bottom of the tamale steamer basket with them. Modern: Steam something else in them, like halibut. Marie Kondo: Compost them.
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Reheating Hamburger Helper

I called General Mills, the makers of Hamburger Helper, and asked if there had been any changes to their recipes in the past 3 years. The representative (Thanks Kathy!) told me that the only recent ...
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What to do with leftover almond peel?

I made bacon😃 Mixed together 2 tablespoons oil, 3 tbs soy sauce or tamari, 2 tbs nutritional yeast, 1 tbs woostershire, 1/2 tbs maple syrup, 3/4 tbs hot paprika in a bowl. Mix in 3 cups loose ...
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Burnt milk uses

I'm sorry, but there are no good news here. First, you cannot remove the flavor. Whatever you do, the flavor stays there. (This question goes into more detail about why you can't remove flavors). ...
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Is there a use for bean juice - the cooking liquid of beans?

It can be used as an egg substitute in various baking applications; search with the keyword "aquafaba" to learn more about this. Also, it is used as a thickener in some bean-based dishes (eg common ...
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How to make extremely dry pork more palatable?

I'd use it as barbecue. It should shred fairly easily; if not, I'd gently steam it until it does. If it's so dry that it can't be shredded, it probably can't be saved, though you might be able to get ...
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How to make extremely dry pork more palatable?

If the citrus marinade doesn't interfere too much, You could mince it and roast it even further (to brown the mince), mix it with similarly browned beef mince and use it, on top of a soffrito, as the ...
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What to do with soft chicken bones after making bone broth?

No. Bone is not typically considered fit for human consumption. Cooked, they become dangerous. They are brittle and sharp and can puncture the intestines(source). Uncooked they become a pathogen risk, ...
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What to do with soft chicken bones after making bone broth?

Paitan broth Depending on how long you cooked your bone broth, your chicken carcass still might have some flavor. After straining your first broth, add fresh water and more aromatics to the pot. Boil ...
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Burnt milk uses

There are certainly culinary uses for burnt milk. You could make burnt milk ice cream, or burnt milk pudding. The second link is from the NYTimes, in case it is paywall protected, here is another ...
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What can I make with corn flake that is no longer crispy?

You can crisp them up again in a hot oven for a few minutes (exact temperature not too important, spread them out thinly on a baking sheet and take them out before they burn). I'd then go on to make ...
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Pizza dough didn't rise, maybe yeast cells were killed off

Very possible your yeast was killed or was dead to begin with. The recipe you linked has no sugar, and sugar usually is used to speed up fermentation. The recipe does call for salt, which tends to ...
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What is the purpose of raita?

Raita is a side dish or condiment meant to go along with a variety of Indian dishes. It's purpose is to complement the other offerings in the meal. It is not specifically designed to give relief ...
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How do you reheat rice in a takeout box after you've already made the mistake of refrigerating it straight up?

Assuming it's been kept cold & is therefore 'safe', then just drop it into a larger microwave-safe dish with a not-quite-sealed lid & maybe a tablespoon of cold water. Once it's halfway ...
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How can buttermilk marinade for raw chicken be used afterwards?

I don't know about buttermilk marinade. You can reuse marinade used for meat if you cook/boil it enough to kill bacterias. https://www.thespruceeats.com/making-marinades-safe-331649 "The most ...
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Using beet stock

Beet Lemonade. No need for sugar. Just squeeze some fresh lemon, chill and sip. :P
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Can dry roasted squash be used effectively for gnocchi?

Some ideas: I like to do do pumpkin gnocchi. The dryer the pumpkin, the better, since you will need to add less flour and get a lighter result. It has a lovely sweet taste compared to potato gnocchi ...
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What can be done with left over mussel shells?

The leftover shells of many different shellfish are excellent to use as cooking vessels. They clean up nicely and can be reused over and over if cared for properly. Bonus, they make a great ...
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What is leftover in the pulp after making oat milk and how can you use it?

Yes, most of the fat, starch and flavour of the oats ends up in the milk, so what you have left is mostly fibre. Dough or batter made from it won't gelatinize much if at all, so will not hold together ...
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What can I make with corn flake that is no longer crispy?

A nice thing might be cereal milk (made famous by Momofuku Milk Bar). The cornflakes are toasted and steeped in milk with some brown sugar. Theres also cornflake crunch (both recipes are in the Milk ...
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What can I make with corn flake that is no longer crispy?

Maybe see how it does in the food processor for corn flake crumbs. Possible uses could be meatballs or meat pies or anywhere else you would want a filler.
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Should I keep the meat boiled off of bones when making beef broth?

I don't use meaty bones for my bone broth, but divvy up the pot this way: I get the broth, the dog gets any meat shreads, and the compost pile gets the veggies. Reminder - don't give your dog ...
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Are the leftovers from making stock good for anything?

So when I make beef stock I use the pressure cooker technique 3 hours and then everything is mush. After everything is sieved I go through the mush carefully removing anything which could be bone and ...
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Are the leftovers from making stock good for anything?

While I agree with all the comments about the lack of flavor and palatable texture in the boiled vegetables, they do have value. If you’re trying to increase insoluble fiber in your diet, anything ...
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Are the leftovers from making stock good for anything?

I pureed all the left over vegetables, added garlic powder, Adobe seasoning, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Oh, and a little powdered chicken bullion. Put in bowl and topped with dollop of sour ...
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Is there a use for bean juice - the cooking liquid of beans?

Let me start by clarifying any water (from can or your boil) from any bean / legume (garbanzo, white bean, soy, etc) is called aquafaba. Currently the most popular way to use it is in baking. Here is ...
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Pizza dough didn't rise, maybe yeast cells were killed off

Assume you are using bread flour. You could Refrigerate your dough, buy some new yeast. When you could source yeast powder again, add them back to make your pizza. Make no-yeast flatbread. This link ...
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Pizza dough didn't rise, maybe yeast cells were killed off

From https://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/bread/yeast_temp.html: 130° F–140° F (55° C–60° C) Yeast cells die (thermal death point). 120° F–130° F (49° C–55° C) Water temperature for ...
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Uses for meat that has been in the freezer for 2 years?

It's perfectly safe, even if not a perfect texture, so I'd cook it and eat it. The only question is how. I suggest that you first mince or finely chop it (even in a food processor) then brown it and ...
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