Thanksgiving: Safe Turkey Preparation

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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

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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...]

Thanksgiving: How to Smoke a Turkey

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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...]

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...]

Italian Nachos

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 Pictured: Woman loves nachos. Nacho loves woman. Legal happiness in at least one state. One of my favorite things in the world is a plate of loaded nachos. Back in my former high-carb lifestyle, when I entered any Chili's or Old Chicago, the order … [Read more...]

Roasted Turkey

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Pictured: Served with this terrific Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake, Roasted Turkey is the birdie belle of the ball. … [Read more...]

Chicken Pot Pie

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Pot pie. Like cute shoes but don't put it on your feet Chicken pot pie is like a cute pair of shoes: it works in a pinch for so many occasions, and is incredibly slimming. This chicken pot pie is easy, sumptuous, and can be put together in a … [Read more...]

Easy Meatballs

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Yet another use for oopsie rolls. Have a meat ball! Have stale oopsie rolls laying around? Grate or process them for this recipe. … [Read more...]

Jerk Chicken

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Pictured: I like cooling the dish with this avocado feta salsa. … [Read more...]

Lamb Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

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Gyro will make you a hero with your taste buds. Opa! Ethnic foods add so much depth to meals, especially ones where meats and vegetables are a mainstay. One example of a dish that is fun to make and delicious as well as beautiful are gyros. … [Read more...]

Beef Burgundy Meatballs

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Whether you need an appetizer for church or something to go with riced cauliflower or low-carb pasta, these meat balls are a wonderful way to enjoy a little bit of flavor quickly and easily. Having breading ready to go in the freezer makes this an … [Read more...]

Boneless Chicken Wings

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These savory skinless, boneless chicken wings, are not only simple; they're savory and incredibly easy to make-- which is good important during these coming months of football, holidays, fun and frolick. A good friend of mine, named Kimberly (and … [Read more...]

Taco Meat

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Like Spicy Beef Candy, minus the guilt. Featured here in the Macho Nacho salad Today I am going to talk to you about seasoned ground beef and a variation of spicy taco meat I came up with on a whim because it was so wonderful that I have GOT to … [Read more...]

Beef Jerky, Three Ways

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Pictured: Hamburger jerky in tray ready for drying. Meat candy. Chewy fun. More deliciousness in a bite than is almost legal. Almost. One of my frustrations as I stalk through stores looking for a snack is eying delicious jerky, knowing it … [Read more...]

Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Pictured: I :heart: eggs. Hard-boiled eggs are a refrigerated staples in many a kitchen, regardless of weight loss or health plan. From Easter until the end of summer, these protein-laden, ovoid beauties lend themselves to many dishes and … [Read more...]