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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Breakfast on the Go

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Enchiladas for breakfast? Why not? Mornings are about as chaotic and potentially painful as two wombats stuck in a pair of nylons. One can't simply grab for a box of cereal or slap two slices of bread in the toaster either. Where does that … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween, Lindt chocolate style

1. Stay out of the candy2. Stay out of the candy.3. Stay out of the candy.Can't follow tips 1-3? Try substituting with something you can have. Trick or Treat everyday for adults, Lindt 85% chocolate is not only a low-carb confection, you can do more … [Read more...]

Ten tricks for a healthy treat of a Halloween

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Halloween and low-carb sound like two phrases that seemingly won't go great together; nonetheless, you'll see the nougatty chewy section that is my reasoning, and you won't toss mental candy apples in my direction. One slip-up now could well … [Read more...]

Five Low-Carb Breakfast Ideas

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This donut is actually low carb. Recipe Breakfast is typically the first meal of the day, meant to stabilize blood sugar and provide fuel for the body. Popular with J.R.R. Tolkein's Hobbits (who are said to eat two of these per day), there is a … [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...]

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

Yesterday 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 Trouble Free Oopsie Rolls

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You want to try them, but they seem too difficult or fussy. Working with egg whites brings visual delight and mental torment. You are trapped ...in the oopsie roll zone. … [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...]

Stuffed Crust Pizza Tips

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Top: Pictured is the string cheese spread around the edge of the crust after the first baking at 450 degrees for about 12-15 minutes. Make sure to let the crust cool on the stove for about 10 minutes prior to adding cheese and rolling edges over. … [Read more...]