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Daedpa's Online Cookbook is a cookbook for cooking foods plainly. He also has an unusual section called "How to cook (insert food here) in oven". What is unusual about is that it tells you how to cook liver, rice, fried-eggs (and eventually more) in the oven.
Ontario Turkey Producers' Marketing Board (OTPMB) website tells you the best way to cook and handle turkeys.
DehydratorBook has food dehydrator reviews and recipes.
TheSeafood List is FDA's Guide to Acceptable Market Names for Seafood sold in Interstate Commerce.
Butter Ball Turkeys website has everything you ever wanted to know about turkeys, stuffing and preparation.
Cold Food Storage Chart is website by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service,
you will find a Cold Storage Chart which suggests how long
something can be refrigerated, as well as frozen (for quality).
Quaker Oats Canada has recipes and other informaton on Quaker.
Epicurious Food Epicurious Food does more than post features from bon appetit and Gourmet magazines. It caters to fledging chefs, culinary artists, and folks who just like to eat. Streaming videos teach cooking techniques, 13,000 recipes help you branch out, a dictionary of 4000 ingredients and a wine section steers you to the best vino.
eHow.com The Food/Entertainment section is loaded with tips that range from vinaigrette to packing lunches without sandwiches.
Television Food Network You've seen the shows; now cook the food. The site's recipe database is very searchable -- even by main ingredient.
Black Diamond Cheese website has recipes, tips and more.
Recipe Source (use to be called Soar)
Breadworld.com is Fleischmann's website.
Recipeland.com has over 25,000 recipes on its website.
Crockpot.com provides recipes and instructions for slow-cooking food while you are busy elsewhere..
International Vegetarian Recipes.org has lots of vegetarian recipes from all over the world.
Veggies Unite! has thousands of vegetarian recipes. Also has recipes for starters. drinks, desserts, and holiday fare.
Holidays On The Net offers recipes, activities, and history on almost all holidays regardless of religion.
Cooking.com has some recipes. This site also sells cooking merchandise.
Cooks.com has tons of recipes (crockpot recipes too) and also has a chat area.
Baking.com has lots of recipes and also sells baking merchandise.
iDrink has over 6000 drink formulas, or plug in the ingredients you have on hand and let the site return your options for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Whirlpool Canada Corporate portfolio of excellent brands includes Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Inglis, Roper, and Estate.
Here is a guide to how long you can freeze foods before you sacrifice quality. Keep in mind that quality does deteriorate the longer food sits in your freezer, so aim todefrost sooner rather than later.
Bacon: 1 to 2 months
Breads: 2 to 3 months
Casseroles: 2 to 3 months
Cookedbeef and pork: 2 to 3 months
Cookedpoultry: 4 months
Cookiedough: 3 months
Fruit: 8 to 12months
Frozendinners: 3 to 4 months
Hot dogs: 1 to 2 months
Lunchmeats: 1 to 2 months
Sausage: 1 to 2 months
Soups andstews: 2 to 3 months
Uncookedchicken (parts): 9 months
Uncookedchicken (whole): 1 year
Uncookedsteaks, chops, or roasts: 4 to 12 months
Uncooked ground meat: 3 to 4 months
Vegetables: 8 to12 months
Basic tips for freezing food:
Freeze foods as close to purchase (or harvest if you have a garden) as possible. The fresher food is when you freeze it, the better the quality when you defrost it.
While most foods can be frozen, there are somefoods you should keep out of the freezer. Don't freeze canned foods or eggs in shells (which can crack and allow bacteria to enter). Technically you can freeze mayonnaise, cream sauce, and lettuce, but the quality takes a big hit.
Cool cooked foods down before freezing so they freeze faster, which helps preserve quality.
Packaging matters and varies depending on what you're freezing. If you choose glass over plastic containers, wrap, or bags, you'll need to make sure it's tempered so it doesn't break.
You can freeze meat in its original packaging, but if you want to store it for long periods of time, add an additional layer of packaging, such as plastic wrap or bags.
It's always a good idea to label items so you know what they are and how long they've been in the freezer.
Resist the temptation to defrost foods on yourcountertop. The three safest ways to thaw foods are in your fridge, in cold water, and in the microwave.
How to freeze fresh produce:
The key to freezing fresh fruit is to spread out the cleaned, dried, and prepared (cut up) pieces of fruit on cookie sheets. Once the individual pieces of fruit are frozen, you can combine and put in freezer bags. Some people prefer to pack fruits in sugar or sugar syrup to help preserve texture and flavor. The National Center for Home Food Preservation has tips on how to freeze specific fruits such as strawberries, tomatoes, peaches, and many more.
Vegetables usually need to be blanched (boiled or steamed for a short time) before freezing to maintain flavor, color, and texture. Blanching times vary depending on the vegetable. The National Center for Home Food Preservation has a chart with blanching times for everything from corn to collard greens and simple instructions for how to freeze a large variety of vegetables.
At the bottom of this page is a list of foodsthat don't freeze well with details on their condition after thawing.
6 Alternate Uses for Your Freezer
Eliminate unpopped popcorn
Don't you just hate the kernels of popcorn that are left at thebottom of the bowl? Eliminate the popcorn duds by keeping your unpopped supply in the freezer.
Remove wax from candlesticks
Grandma's heirloom silver candlesticks will get a new life ifyou place them in the freezer and then pick off the accumulated wax drippings. But don't do this if your candlesticks are made from more than one type of metal. The metals can expand and contract at different rates and damage the candlesticks.
Extend candle life
Place candles in the freezer for at least two hours before burning.They will last longer.
Picture this: Water spills on a batch of photographs, causing themto stick together. If you pull them apart, your pictures will beruined. Don't be so hasty. Stick them in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Then use a butter knife to gingerly separate thephotos. If they don't come free, place them back in the freezer. This works for envelopes and stamps too.
Clean a pot
Your favorite pot has been left on the stove too long, and now you've got a burned-on mess to clean up. Place the pot in the freezer for a couple of hours. When the burned food becomes frozen, it will be easier to remove.
Got a musty-smelling book or a plastic container with a fish odor? Place them in the freezer overnight. By morning they'll be fresh again. This works with almost any other small item that has abad smell you want to get rid of.
This is somewhat wrong about Fried Foods because you can get fried foods to stay crispy by reheating them in an oven or toaster oven for 15 minutes at 400F (25 minutes if you reheat from frozen).