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Do You Know The 12 Holiday Cooking Mistakes Everyone Makes?

Do you think that you can discern the 12 holiday cooking mistakes that everyone makes? It's time to put your cooking knowledge to the ultimate test! Ready to find out just how good you really are? To the quiz!
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What's the rule of thumb when it comes to thawing a turkey?
12 hours for every four to five pounds
48 hours for every four to five pounds
24 hours for every four to five pounds

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True or false: One should brine the turkey the morning of the holiday meal.
True
False

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Which of these things should you never stuff a turkey with?
Stuffing
Celery, onions, and herbs
Butter and shallots

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Prime rib can be served when it reaches an internal temperature of....
130 F
120 F
170 F

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If your stuffing always comes out soggy, what should you do?
Add gravy to the stuffing mixture
Add the broth a little at a time
Use softer bread to absorb more liquid

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What should you not do if trying to make fluffy mashed potatoes?
Use two different types of potatoes
Add cold butter and cream to the potatoes
Simmer the potatoes instead of boiling them

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If your gravy is too thin, how can you fix it?
Add equal parts softened butter and flour
Add more broth until it thickens
Keep adding cream until it thickens

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How far ahead should you start making parts of your holiday meal?
One week ahead
Two weeks ahead
Three days ahead

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To make caramelized onions, how long do they need to cook?
One hour on low heat
30 minutes on medium heat
10 minutes on high heat

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If you want your pie crust to be flaky, what should you do?
Bake the pie at 375 F
Put all of the ingredients in the freezer before making the crust
Use oil instead of butter when making the crust

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If you're adding fruit to a cake, how can you keep it from sinking to the bottom?
Coat the fruit in flour
Coat the fruit in oil
Coat the fruit in oats

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What kind of knife should you use to chop vegetables?
A serrated knife
A chefs knife
A paring knife

C+, Holiday Cooking Novice

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Unfortunately, this quiz revealed that you're a holiday cooking novice! Like so many of us, you just can't avoid the cooking mistakes we all make. Hey, don't be too hard on yourself, the holidays are a busy time. Sometimes making the perfect meal just isn't in the cards!

B+, Holiday Cooking Ace

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a holiday cooking ace! While you might make a few of these mistakes from time to time, you know how to avoid massive meal meltdowns like a true cooking pro. We'd happily dine with you anytime!

A+, Holiday Cooking Expert

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true holiday cooking expert! You know how to whip up a meal with the skill and ease of a pro chef. Not only would you never commit a common cooking mistake, but you'd never serve up a meal that was less than the best!
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1
What's the rule of thumb when it comes to thawing a turkey?
12 hours for every four to five pounds
48 hours for every four to five pounds
24 hours for every four to five pounds
2
True or false: One should brine the turkey the morning of the holiday meal.
True
False
3
Which of these things should you never stuff a turkey with?
Stuffing
Celery, onions, and herbs
Butter and shallots
4
Prime rib can be served when it reaches an internal temperature of....
130 F
120 F
170 F
5
If your stuffing always comes out soggy, what should you do?
Add gravy to the stuffing mixture
Add the broth a little at a time
Use softer bread to absorb more liquid
6
What should you not do if trying to make fluffy mashed potatoes?
Use two different types of potatoes
Add cold butter and cream to the potatoes
Simmer the potatoes instead of boiling them
7
If your gravy is too thin, how can you fix it?
Add equal parts softened butter and flour
Add more broth until it thickens
Keep adding cream until it thickens
8
How far ahead should you start making parts of your holiday meal?
One week ahead
Two weeks ahead
Three days ahead
9
To make caramelized onions, how long do they need to cook?
One hour on low heat
30 minutes on medium heat
10 minutes on high heat
10
If you want your pie crust to be flaky, what should you do?
Bake the pie at 375 F
Put all of the ingredients in the freezer before making the crust
Use oil instead of butter when making the crust
11
If you're adding fruit to a cake, how can you keep it from sinking to the bottom?
Coat the fruit in flour
Coat the fruit in oil
Coat the fruit in oats
12
What kind of knife should you use to chop vegetables?
A serrated knife
A chefs knife
A paring knife

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