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December 2007

Holding Hot Foods

At what temperature can I keep roast chicken or turkey in the oven to keep it warm and safe if we are having a very long dinner party? --Susan Hot food should be held at a temperature above 140°F (60°C) if it is not being served immediately. Unfortunately, most home ovens are not built to operate reliably at that low... Read more →




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Making Gingerbread Cookies Chewy

'Tis the holiday season. I really enjoy gingerbread cookies, but every time I make them, my gingerbread turns out hard and flat. I was wondering what makes a cookie chewy, but not necessarily soft? --Lindsay The first thing you need to check is whether the gingerbread recipe you are using is one intended to be used for making gingerbread houses.... Read more →




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Deveining Shrimp

What does it mean to devein a shrimp? How is this done? --Zack Along the back of a shrimp, on the outside curve, there is a black line running from head to tail. To some people the term deveining may be confusing, as this line is actually the intestinal tract of the shrimp and not a vein at all. On... Read more →




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© Lost Hobbit Enterprises 2004 onward


How Long will Leftover Turkey Keep in the Fridge?

We roasted a fresh turkey un-stuffed on Thanksgiving and the left-over pieces have been stored in the refrigerator in it's own container. How long is too long to safely consume the left-over turkey? Thank you. --Betty In our house, most of the leftover turkey is consumed for late night snacks or lunch the next day as Turkey Buns. In fact,... Read more →




Due to the volume of questions received, not all can be answered, nor can we guarantee we will answer questions immediately
© Lost Hobbit Enterprises 2004 onward