It’s that time of year again, here are the links to all the Thanksgiving recipes and my still favorite way to roast a turkey. I prepped one last night, the hour-plus cooking time takes much of the stress out of turkey roasting. My Thanksgiving is going to be a bit different this year, so I … Continue reading Thanksgiving Files: Turkey and All the Sides
I’m not cooking this year, so it gives me some time to put together a list of recipes links for Thanksgiving. Starting with the turkey here are some of my favorites: Spatchcock Turkey is the only way I make it anymore and you can find the recipe here.
Stuffed Mushrooms ready to go into the oven just before company arrives Want something different for Thanksgiving? Stuffed mushrooms might fit the bill. I searched around for recipes, but I had an idea that I wanted to use wild rice, so I just went from there. Who needs a recipe? I used large button mushrooms … Continue reading Thanksgiving Files: Stuffed Mushrooms
This is the only way I’ve been preparing turkey since my first attempt. The only thing I changed up from that first time I prepared it, I skip the metal rack and instead place the bird on a bed of carrots, celery and onion. With the shorter cooking time, the flavor needs the boost the roasting … Continue reading Thanksgiving Files: Spatchcock Turkey Is the Way To Go
This was my very first (!) pie attempt. Blueberry pie is a must at my house for Thanksgiving. This recipe is my go-to. The key is to add fresh blueberries to the cooked blueberries for the most blueberry flavor. From 2012: Blueberry Pie Filling: 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar (depending on your sweetness preference, I … Continue reading Thanksgiving Files: Blueberry Pie A Must
I love whole berry cranberry sauce and adding apple takes it up a notch. Always best prepped the day before so the flavors can meld. Yummy. It couldn’t be simpler and fun to make (mostly because the cranberries pop as they cook). Here’s a basic recipe to get you started: Cranberry Sauce 1/4 cup orange … Continue reading Thanksgiving Files: Cranberry-Apple Sauce
Is this thing on? I know it’s been forever – the house, work and puppies have taken most of my time. Cooking lately is mostly just for sustanance, nothing terribly creative. But Thanksgiving is almost here! Time to get cookin’. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, next to 4th of July. Food, family, friends…and leftovers. I’m … Continue reading Friday Recipe Exchange: Thanksgiving Files
Sometimes the scariest part of the Thanksgiving Dinner is the worry that the turkey will not turn out properly – undercooked, overcooked, dry, flavorless – and ruin the whole meal. I’ve cooked in bags, roasted, braised, fried, deboned – about everything but brine. I’m not a fan of brining. And still every year I worry. … Continue reading Thanksgiving Files: Spatchcock Turkey