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2017-02-25 Bread & Pastries - yeast:

Hi Swan:    I never understood the reasoning behind "waking up the yeast"!    If you use INSTANT YEAST, you add it directly to the mix! Rapid Rise is just a bit "slower".    Instant yeast is called that

2017-02-20 Food Safety Issues - Bone disc on ham:

Hi Janet, are not the only person to miss removing the piece of plastic which protects the bone from breaking the packaging.  I've been asked this question many times.    According to the Food

2017-02-19 Food Safety Issues - Opened can of sliced mangos:

Hi Bev,    Fruits don't have to be refrigerated to stay safe to consume as their pH doesn't support the growth of harmful bacteria. This is why fruit pies can safely be stored at room temperature.    It

2017-02-16 Food Safety Issues - refreezing:

Hi Mary,    Ham salad doesn't freeze well as mayonnase separates causing an unappetizing mixture.  It's not harmful...just not very appetizing when thawed.    You don't find mayonnaise-based salads frozen

2017-02-06 Mass Production Cooking - Granddaughters graduation:

Hi Penny!  If you review some of my previous answers, you'll find portioning advice I've given to others throwing a similar event.    The key to planning is starting with a calculator and arriving at your


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