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Turkey Roasting Instructions

Turkey Roasting Instructions

Turkey Roasting Instructions Remove turkey from refrigerator at least 1 hour prior to roasting. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place turkey in sink and remove neck and giblets. Place in roasting pan and brush with melted sage butter and season with kosher salt and pepper.  Place turkey in lower third of oven and roast for […]

Thanksgiving Cooking Tips

Thanksgiving Cooking Tips

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 you’ll have. Order your turkey! […]

Substitution Guide

Substitution Guide

Substitution Guide Ingredient Substitution Allspice (1 tsp.) 1/2 tsp. cinnamon + 1/4 tsp. nutmeg + 1/4 tsp. ground clove Baking Powder (1 tsp.) 1/4 tsp. baking soda + 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar Baking Soda (1 tsp.) 2 tsp double-acting baking powder + replace acidic liquid ingredient in recipe with non-acidic liquid Balsamic Vinegar Equal amount of sherry […]

How To Thaw A Turkey

How To Thaw A Turkey

Yes, this is an ENTIRE piece on how to thaw a turkey because it’s THE most important part of planning your Thanksgiving menu (if you purchased a frozen turkey that is). Food safety is important so please take a few minutes to review these thawing directions. 1.    Make sure to thaw your frozen turkey in […]

How To Purchase A Turkey

How To Purchase A Turkey

I just ordered my Thanksgiving turkey, which I like to get done early, as it truly is the star of Thanksgiving dinner. When planning your holiday menu purchasing a turkey is the first thing to consider. Should you buy fresh or frozen?  Below is a breakdown of turkey buying options.  Fresh Turkey Purchasing a fresh […]

Don't Forget The Seeds

Don’t Forget The Seeds

Don’t Forget The Seeds! Just like pumpkins, the seeds of butternut and other hard winter squashes can be tossed with a splash of olive oil and a pinch of kosher salt, then toasted for a crunchy every occasion snack. 

Keep Squash Fresh

Keep Squash Fresh

Keep Squash Fresh A whole squash can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to a month. Once peeled and cubed, it will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to one week in an airtight container. Once peeled and cubed, don’t keep it any longer than a week in an airtight container […]

Be Careful Prepping That Squash!

Be Careful Prepping That Squash!

Be Careful Prepping! Squash can be pretty darned slippery when sliced raw, so if you’re apprehensive about removing the skin, prick the skin and roast whole. Otherwise, you can slice the squash in half and scoop out the seeds before cooking. To cube raw squash, cut a slice off the bottom so that it rests flat […]

Fall & Winter Squash

Fall & Winter Squash

As zucchini and summer squash take a seasonal retreat, hardy winter squash take the spotlight for the cooler months. Fresh and flavorful squash stand out with their firm and dull (not glossy) skin without mushy patches. The squash should feel heavy and full, indicating the moisture in the crop’s flesh. “Warty” varieties like hubbard and […]

Pierre Franey's Cooking In Europe: Paul Bocuse Leader Of The Pack

Pierre Franey’s Cooking In Europe: Paul Bocuse Leader Of The Pack

Pierre Franey's Cooking In Europe: Paul Bocuse Leader Of The Pack