The Freezer Was Left Open, Now What?

Dear Home-Ec 101,

My youngest decided to get a popsicle from my deep freezer and didn’t bother to make sure the door was closed. I know not to eat the meat products since I am not sure if they thawed and refroze, but what about the veggies?

How to Clean Kitchen Laundry in a Public Laundromat

Dear Home-Ec 101,

I love your website, your tips have been extremely helpful to me. I have a question, though, whose answer I couldn’t find in your archives.Maybe you can help me out?

I don’t have a washer at home so I take most of my laundry to a laundromat.

Ground Turkey and Meat / Food Safety

Dear Home Ec 101,

We want to start using ground turkey instead of ground beef. There is a fantastic sale on Jennie-O ground turkey, but I know they had a recall last year due to salmonella poisoning. If we cook the meat to the right temperature, and wash our hands well after handling the raw meat, should we be safe eating it?

Chicken Stock, Bacteria, and Food Safety Guidelines -Oh My

Hi there,

Why can chicken stock only last for 2-3 days in the refrigerator? If it’s refrigerated wouldn’t it be good for 4 or 5 days? I made some homemade chicken stock on Saturday and never got around to using it for soup.

Partially Frozen Turkey?

Dear Home-Ec 101,

I bought a fresh turkey yesterday just so I don’t have to deal with the thawing issue. Well after handing it to my husband once I got home, he then put it in our deep freezer! I realized this 4am in the morning, so ran to the garage and pulled it out.