Stuffing

Turkey Basics

November 19, 2018

Choosing A Bird How big should you buy? If you don’t want leftovers then estimate 1 pound of turkey per person. If you do want leftovers then estimate 1 1/2 pounds per person. Fresh Or Frozen Should you buy fresh or frozen? Fresh will keep for 4 days in the...

Planning Your Thanksgiving

November 6, 2018

Whether you’re hosting your first Thanksgiving or you’ve been making the family feast for decades, refer to our Thanksgiving timeline checklist to keep your prepping, shopping, and cooking on track for the big day. 1 TO 2 WEEKS BEFORE THANKSGIVING Confirm the number of guests and plan your menu Order...

Holiday Moderation

November 17, 2017

The holiday season is in full swing and soon you’ll be living on Thanksgiving leftovers. Ever had pumpkin pie for breakfast followed by a full turkey meal for lunch and another for dinner? It’s easy to get in the habit of holiday indulging. The average American gains more than a...

Turkey

November 22, 2016

The turkey came originally from America and was first domesticated by the Aztecs in Mexico. The Spanish introduced turkeys into Europe and they soon became a popular choice in France, Italy and Britain. When early settlers from Britain, France and Holland crossed the Atlantic to North America, the vast flocks...

Dressing & Stuffing

November 16, 2015

Dressing & Stuffing I get asked this question every year about this time, “what’s the difference between dressing and stuffing?” The answer is that if you live north of the Mason-Dixon line, you probably call this side dish, baked inside a turkey, stuffing. If you’re a Southerner, you probably call...

Thanksgiving Cooking Tips

November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving is nearly here. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner don’t panic. Here are some important tips that will help you get organized and ensure that your meal goes smoothly and tastes delicious. What’s important is enjoying being with family and friends. Plan your menu according to the number of guests...

Turkey Roasting Guide

November 26, 2013

  Turkey Roasting Guide Every year I tell everyone not to overcook his or her turkey and to purchase a meat thermometer AND USE IT! The objective, of course, is to have moist and juicy breast meat with succulent thighs!  The turkey is the main attraction after all. Start with...

Thanksgiving Emergency Strategies

November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Emergency Strategies Help, help, I have extra guests coming!  My gravy doesn’t look right!  What to do?  These are some holiday entertaining questions that I have been asked over the years. Whether this is the first time you’ve hosted Thanksgiving dinner or your 20th time there are always things...

Thanksgiving Menu Guide

November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving Menu Guide In the spirit of getting organized here is a Thanksgiving Menu guide that can help you plan according.  Print this list out and add your own notes.  Remember that the key to a successful Thanksgiving dinner is organization.  Soups & Starters Italian Wedding Soup (Tiny Meatballs, Tortellini...

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