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Why Do My Cakes Crack in the Middle?

Why Do My Cakes Crack in the Middle?

From our Ask the Chef series: Why do my cakes crack in the middle after baking?

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How Long Can I Keep a Turkey in the Freezer?

How Long Can I Keep a Turkey in the Freezer?

This question in our Ask the Chef series says: We have had a turkey frozen in the freezer since last Thanksgiving. Is it OK to thaw out, roast and cook?

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How Do You Make Puff Pastry?

How Do You Make Puff Pastry?

This question in our Ask the Chef series comes from a site user looking for a recipe for homemade pastry sheets. We offer three options – including one that’s a real timesaver.

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How Do You Make Fortune Cookies?

How Do You Make Fortune Cookies?

Another in our Ask the Chef series: I am doing a school project on fortune cookies. I need to find out where they get all of the raw materials for the fortune cookie, and what ...

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How Long Can I Store Olive Oil?

How Long Can I Store Olive Oil?

Another in our Ask the Chef series: I have moved my home office into my elderly father’s home. I’ve been in his pantry and have come across a bottle of Olive Oil with a date ...

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I Need a Recipe for Deep Fried Dr. Pepper

I Need a Recipe for Deep Fried Dr. Pepper

From our Ask the Chef series: I have been trying to find recipe for deep fried Dr. Pepper. Can you help?

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How to Tell Fresh Eggs From Hard Boiled

How to Tell Fresh Eggs From Hard Boiled

Another in our Ask the Chef series: Help! My husband has mixed my fresh eggs with my hard boiled eggs and now I cannot tell the difference. Is there a test to tell them apart?

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What Can I Substitute For Cheese Soup?

What Can I Substitute For Cheese Soup?

From our Ask the Chef series: Many casserole recipes use Southwestern Pepperjack Cheese soup. I hear Campbell’s has stopped making it, so what can we substitute?

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Should You Wash Meat Before Cooking?

Should You Wash Meat Before Cooking?

Another in our Ask the Chef series: I notice that the chefs never wash the meat from the store. They just open the package and start cutting and cooking it. Why don’t they wash it?

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Why Does My Olive Oil Taste Peppery?

Why Does My Olive Oil Taste Peppery?

This question in our Ask the Chef series says: I have purchased some very expensive olive oil, first pressed, extra virgin, etc . . . and yet sometimes there is a peppery taste to it and it even ...

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