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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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What can I do with the meat and fat trimmed from the top of lamb ribs?

I always save all my scraps to make stock. I'm not sure what you would do with lamb stock, but it would probably make a good sauce to use on lamb. The fat that renders out is also useful for future ...
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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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Are the leftovers from making stock good for anything?

I recently made vegetable broth and used the leftovers as the base for a creamy potato soup: I threw out onion skins and bay leaves, but kept the rest and added an equal weight of potatoes, water to ...
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How can I incorporate brown lettuce into something appetizing?

Brown lettuce may or may not be harmful to you, it depends on how far gone it is. We get a lot of questions on this forum asking about how to use ingredients which may be past their prime, and the ...
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Can you substitute blood for the eggs in an ice cream base?

The Nordic Food Lab, founded by René Redzepi, has experimented with blood as egg substitute, full blog entry including recipes here. Apparently texture-wise the substitution can be possible, but the ...
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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 do with the meat and fat trimmed from the top of lamb ribs?

Why are you taking it off. This is the most delicious part of the rack of lamb. It is a complete ruination of a beautiful cut. Whoever invented frenching of lamb racks and cutlets should go back ...
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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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Using beet stock

Beet Lemonade. No need for sugar. Just squeeze some fresh lemon, chill and sip. :P
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Using beet stock

I just took my cool beet juice, threw it in the vitamix with some ice and a blood orange and a dash of stevia..... Yuuuuuuuuummmmmmmm! Wowie!
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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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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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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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Using beet stock

You must make borscht. See for example here; you don't have to have meat in the recipe.
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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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unused drink packets

You could use these as an aid to shop bought cake mixes, I sometimes use a commercial pound / sponge cake mix. And then make a homemade icing, you could add the powdered sachet to the icing sugar ...
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What can I do with leftover wine?

Freeze the wine using an ice cube tray. Transfer to a bag when frozen. Then use them the next time you have a recipe that requires wine.
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Can you eat the seeds of Tamarind if you roast them or boil them?

Yep, they are edible and I am eating them right now. They are roasted untill they turn black charcoal colored and then peeled. The kernel smells a bit like coffee bean. They are very hard to bite, so ...
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What to do with grapefruit seeds?

My first reaction was to think that grapefruit seeds have cyanide, don't they? Nope, that's apples, apricots and peaches. I did find an application you might find interesting: Grapefruit Seed Extract ...
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What can I do with the meat and fat trimmed from the top of lamb ribs?

We used to raise sheep. I never liked lamb, but mutton was good. You mentioned your skills with separating meat from fat. Render the fat down and use it to make pie crust. Cut, sear and brown the meat,...
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Can you substitute blood for the eggs in an ice cream base?

Apparently the claims aren't fake (see Stephie's answer) but the photo sure is. The photo is of blood orange sorbet, from this blog: (I'm assuming the blog is the original source; I can't find any ...
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