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What Happened To Jell-O Pudding Pops?

During the 1980s, Jello pudding pops were featured freezer treats in millions of American homes. Fudgsicles never really had anything on them. Even in into the 1990s, Jello pudding pops were still going strong. And then, poof, they're gone.

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Food Science

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Is it OK to Eat Expired Canned Foods? How Long Do They Last?

There are countless shelf stable foods in your pantry. Some of them sit there for years. Maybe you have a can of vegetables in your cabinet that has been there for years. On the bottom is an expiration date. It's expired! Does this mean it is unsafe to eat it?

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Food History

old-jello-pop-ad.jpg

What Happened To Jell-O Pudding Pops?

During the 1980s, Jello pudding pops were featured freezer treats in millions of American homes. Fudgsicles never really had anything on them. Even in into the 1990s, Jello pudding pops were still going strong. And then, poof, they're gone.

Read on...

Food Science

canned-food-expiration-date.jpg

Is it OK to Eat Expired Canned Foods? How Long Do They Last?

There are countless shelf stable foods in your pantry. Some of them sit there for years. Maybe you have a can of vegetables in your cabinet that has been there for years. On the bottom is an expiration date. It's expired! Does this mean it is unsafe to eat it?

Read on...

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'Flour, Sifted' Versus 'Sifted Flour'

16 Aug 2012 03:25

You've seen both in baking recipes and no doubt you thought they were the same thing.

Flour, sifted simply seems like a different way of saying sifted flour.

Well, many people, when they use these terms in a recipe, probably do use them interchangeably but technically, they are different….

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How to Break Open a Coconut

13 Aug 2012 03:42

There is, of course, more than one way to open a coconut. But some methods are safer than others. One method involves heating the coconut in the oven for 15 minutes, so that it develops fault lines. This, of course, ruins the juice and you run the risk of getting scalded by the juice or it's steam. However, if you remove the juice in advance, this method does not work well as the shell tends to break into too many pieces. Either way, you're dealing with a hot coconut. You really do not need to heat up a coconut to crack it. You just have to be a bit patient and whack it in the right way….

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What is Scrapple and What Does it Contain?

27 Jul 2012 20:23

Scrapple is a sausage dish enjoyed primarily in the Pennsylvania Dutch region and in parts of the neighboring states of New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware….

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What do Chefs Mean by the Term "Thai Style"?

09 Jul 2012 18:40

So, you know a good Thai dish when you taste one and you've even cooked one yourself on occasion. But sometimes, you hear people speak of Thai style food. If it isn't an actual Thai dish but only a Thai style dish, what gives?…

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What Is A Dram?

27 Jun 2012 01:59

The word dram is a contracted form of the word drachma from Late Latin and Old French. In middle English the word was dragme. It was originally used to describe a minute quantity of something….

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