Easy Turkey Gravy

Gravy: condiment of Pilgrims everywhere This recipe was taught to me by my step-mother when I was a teenager. I was surprised how something so easy turned into a thick, bubbly, and delicious gravy--and I helped! … [Read more...]

Giblet Gravy

You'll flip your giblets over this savory gravy. Turkeys are filled with parts that people don't always want to eat on a stick, but wouldn't mind seeing made into a thick and savory gravy. Why toss some of the giblets, when you can add them to … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving: Safe Turkey Preparation

Talking turkey should always include a discussion regarding safety. While turkeys can't lash out (unless they are Ninja turkeys--and then you will only know after they have dispatched you forthwith), working with poultry has propensities towards … [Read more...]

Deep Fried Turkey

Turkeys are fabulous birds. The veritable little black dress of the Thanksgiving scene, turkeys are practically perfect in every way. Frying a turkey will require a special piece of equipment called a turkey fryer (see below for more details), but … [Read more...]

Butterball sponsoring live turkey chat, November 25

From Butterball.com: Ready to talk turkey? Don't miss your chance to talk virtually with the Talk-Line Experts! Join the Butterball Web chat November 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT. Can't make the chat? Safe turkey tips coming soon. … [Read more...]

Low-carb Twice-Baked Yams with Pumpkin

Topped with fresh, whipped cream, pecans and nutmeg for a more dessert approach. While yams are fairly carby, here is a way to enjoy the dish without going whole yam-hog. The addition of cream cheese adds to the savory value, also adding … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving: How to Smoke a Turkey

Smoking a turkey brings out a bird's sultry side. Different than the standard styles of turkey preparations, smoking can be not only easy, but economical. Tips: Don't use a huge bird. Because there's a danger zone in keeping uncooked poultry at a … [Read more...]

Bouillion Gravy

Good gravy, boatman! While this won't be the lowest-carb gravy in the world if adding Kitchen Bouquet for the color, this still produces a nice, quick gravy, even minus the turkey juices on Thanksgiving. … [Read more...]

Low-carb, Twice-Baked Yams

While yams are fairly carby, here is a way to enjoy the dish without going whole yam-hog. The shocker? The addition of a special ingredient to cut the carbs. … [Read more...]

Brined Turkey

Sodium. The stuff that causes ankles to swell twice their size is the same substance that helps turkey tissues absorb more moisture as well. Brining is an outstanding and flavorful way of making the star of Thanksgiving all the more succulent and … [Read more...]

New weight loss surgery option requires no cutting. Meet TOGA

Can a new weight loss surgery be a palpable tool in health? sourceDr. Sayeed Ikramuddin is more than a surgeon: he's part of the University of Michigan team who are ready to begin performing weight loss surgery without a scalpel.The catch? You may … [Read more...]

Mashed Cauliflower

Get loaded! Who needs mashed potatoes when cauliflower can be had in nice, white bundles of floret happiness? Nothing says love like disguising America's favorite Thanksgiving side by just throwing the bag away. … [Read more...]

Lose weight during Thanksgiving? Sure. Don’t get sauced.

The other day I spoke about cooks tending to dabble in the gobbler while griddling. While sampling in the kitchen can be the beginnings of a difficult holiday season, beginning at noonturkey, and ending January 1 of the following year, there's … [Read more...]

Tips for not stuffing yourself at Thanksgiving

Loaded low carb yams are a great option instead of potatoes Thanksgiving, with its celebration of bounty and food is a favorite of Americans, with millions of tables being set across the country with lip-smacking amounts of food.Here are some … [Read more...]

Low-carb Iced Coffee

In an ongoing series devoted to keeping money in wallets during the impending recession while still enabling eyeballs to bulge from caffeinated sockets all over the world, following is a standard low-carb iced coffee recipe. Quick tip: Using ice … [Read more...]