Thanksgiving

Butterball Turkey Abuse Video

You’re just about to sit down for a Thanksgiving feast that you spent hours preparing. You’ve worked hard for the past 4 days to make sure everything is right and will taste its best. Then, seconds before you’re about to carve into the Butterball turkey your brother-in-law whips out his iPhone and shows everyone at

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How To Be a Good Thanksgiving Host

You are a one person entertaining and cooking machine… Keep telling yourself that over and over if you are the person that has been called upon to host the family thanksgiving dinner. To everyone who passes through your door, you effortlessly whipped together a meal that is both delicious and beautiful in no time. In

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Is Stuffing a Turkey Safe?

You have the bird, and you have the breadcrumb mixture ready to roll. But you are now stepping back and asking yourself, Is stuffing a turkey safe? If you want the meat to taste good, the answer to that question is no. If you want the stuffing to be edible but the meat over-cooked the answer

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Our Top 3 Thanksgiving Wine Picks

You’ve spent days getting the sides and the dead bird prepared for a feast like none-other. Now what will you wash it all down with? To help answer that question, I give you the Top 3 Thanksgiving wine picks. These are picks from some of the wines that we’ve had the chance to taste and review

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The Perfect Mashed Potato Recipe

Mash, Potato Mash, mashed potatoes, Spud Mash. Which ever way you say it, a good mashed potato recipe conjures up images of comfort food. Smooth creamy mash with; sausages; chops and gravy; peas and gravy; mum’s stew…. The list goes on. But as with most things in life, not all Mashed Potatoes are created equally. If it is

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How To Deep Fry A Turkey (And NOT burn your house down)

So you’ve decided to do the “trendy” thing and deep fry your butter ball this year. The first step in your mission is likely to scour the web searching out advice on exactly how to deep fry a turkey. While you are sure to come across many tales of woe. Homes burning to the ground.

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Recipes For Sugar Free Cranberries

Need sugar free cranberries this year? Are the “canned cranberries” no longer an option? Then these three recipes will be perfect for getting your “cranberry fix” when it times to carve the turkey over the Thanksgiving table. Most commercial cranberry sauce preparations are high in sugar, so don’t assume that a store bought variation on

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Is It Safe To Put Stuffing In A Turkey?

It’s an image that has been reprinted countless times in Americana literature. The bountiful table with a giant turkey bursting with stuffing. It looks wonderful and seems like “the right thing” to do. After all the motion of bread crumbs and meet is called “stuffing” after all. But is it safe to put stuffing in

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How To Thaw A Turkey

It’s a question that has been asked for centuries, or at least as long as advanced refrigeration technology has existed: how to thaw a turkey? When phrased more articulately its: “how long does it take to properly thaw a turkey and prevent a mass poisoning and slow death of my friends and family who have

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Roast Pheasant with Traditional Irish Stuffing

CONTRIBUITOR-CAROLSMITHY
Roast pheasant the way my mother cooked it for my father, and the way my own children enjoy it now.
Pheasant, in my family, is something you never bought from the butchers, or, when you were given them, never asked where they came from! What changed hands would be a rabbit or some eggs or plants  or just a cup of tea and a friendly chat.

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Duck Cornbread Stuffing Recipe Video

I love stuffing. I can’t say that enough. Every year I play around with new recipes for this seasonal addiction and every year I find more great ways to serve it. So much so that there are often 3-4 different kinds of stuffing to choose from on my holiday table. This is one for the “duck” lovers out there.

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Crawfish Stuffing / Crawfish Dressing Recipe

I love stuffing! Or as some call it “Dressing”. The best stuffing, as I call it is made outside the bird and is loaded with creative flavors that keep you coming back for more. That is why this year I decided to toss the sausage in favor of crafish tail meat, and what a wise choice that was! Check out this recipe for my new favorite “Stuffing”… “Crawfish Stuffing”!

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