Monthly Archives: November 2011

Foolproof Turkey Tips

Last-Minute Turkey Tips Roast, fried, brined, grilled…how do you cook your turkey?  I have compiled a dozen tips for a perfect bird, regardless of your recipe. Remember that there is a lot of video on this site to provide audio-visual aid.

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Herb-Brined Turkey with Make-Ahead Gravy

Brined turkey first made a splash a few years ago in the pages of Cook’s Illustrated, thanks to a recipe in Jean Anderson ‘s The Food of Portugal (with a few tips from kosher butchers along the way).  The brining concept fooled many cooks into thinking that their turkey was juicier, and a new favorite turkey […]

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Top Ten Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be a minefield of problems (timing the turkey, getting all of those side dishes cooked, decorating the table, and many more), but with a little organization, you can have a stress-free holiday.  I have made Thanksgiving dinner about 300 times (yep!) at my annual cooking classes around the country, based on my book […]

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New Thanksgiving Tips

Looking for sure-fire tips to make the Thanksgiving meal go smoothly?  You came to the right place.  I’ve just added new features to the site that will help you with everything from new videos to a dedicated Thanksgiving page. 1.  In Videos, enjoy the Driscoll’s Berries Sweet Moments virtual cooking class with lots of tips […]

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Thanksgiving Meatless Mincemeat Pie

A simmering pot of mincemeat announces the holiday season with its heady, spicy aroma, but this one is meat-less. The suet and beef from the old recipes are gone, and the fruit flavor has been increased with apple juice concentrate, which also acts as a sweetener. A

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