Monday, November 28, 2011

About Home Cooking: Thanksgiving Recipes and Tips - 11/17/11

From Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, your Guide to Home Cooking
Only a week until Thanksgiving, so it's time to get all your ducks, or turkeys as it were, in a row. You should find all the links you need herein to make a classic Thanksgiving dinner. Read up now before things get too hectic. Planning is important. Drop into theKrazy Kitchen forum message board to ask your questions and share recipes. Have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

How to Make Turducken 

What is turducken? It is a chicken stuffed inside a duck which is then stuffed inside a turkey. It's fast becoming a popular recipe for Thanksgiving. Each slice contains portions of chicken, duck, and turkey with stuffing in between the layers. Plan on adequate preparation time. Turducken is not difficult to make, but it is a little time-consuming. The end result is a worthy show-stopper. Learn how to make turducken with this photo tutorial... Read more
How to Thaw Your Turkey 

Most turkeys are frozen to preserve freshness. This requires careful planning to thaw your turkey in a timely and most importantly, safe manner. The easiest and best way is to slowly thaw your turkey in the refrigerator, but this could take days. Find out how to safely thaw your turkey to avoid any potential food poisoning... Read more
Stuffing and Dressing Recipes and Tips 

Countdown to Thanksgiving continues, and it's time to think about what goes inside the bird and important safety factors. Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, you have many choices to make, including whether to cook it inside or outside the turkey, the ingredients, and how much stuffing you will need. There are plenty of stuffing and dressing recipes to choose from including Cherry Cornbread Stuffing, Fifty-Fifty Cornbread Bread Stuffing, and others that can be used with other main dishes... Read more
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe 

How much stuffing do you need? This chart will help you determine how much stuffing or dressing to use for chicken, turkey, and other poultry. Be sure to read the full informational article on Stuffings and Dressings which includes history, cooking and safety tips, storage information, and recipes... Read more

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