Browsing Archive: December, 2014

Slow Cookers Are Great When Hosting a Party - Try These Recipes For Party Mix and Turkey Meatballs

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, In : Cooking 
If you are hosting the next group get-together, game night, movie night, etc, let your crockpots and/or slow cookers give you a hand! The recipes in this article are easy, inexpensive, and work great for feeding a group.  The Turkey Meatballs recipe makes twenty-four meatballs which gives you a good amount.  Double the recipe if more is needed.  You can even make a cereal based party mix in your slow-cooker.  Now how easy is that!

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Yummy Recipes For Your Crockpot

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, In : Cooking 
We are all so busy in today's society it can be hard to find time to prepare healthy meals for our families.  Yet it is so easy to prepare meals by using your crockpot or slow cooker. The recipes in this article are perfect examples.  Feed your family healthy meals without a lot of work on your part!  These poultry recipes are perfect examples of healthy, tasty entrees your family will love.  The first recipe below offers meat and potatoes cooked together.  Add a quick salad and you are ready...

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Cuban Stuffed Turkey - Caja China Cooking Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, In : Cooking 
Having been a connoisseur of outstanding barbecue for some time now, I must say that the Caja China Roasting Box is the most unique, time saving, and delicious method of roasting I have ever come across. The uniqueness of the product, however, causes many new owners to struggle with just how and what to cook in their new Caja China style roasters. Have no fear. Over the years I have accumulated hundreds of great Caja China recipes, and the purpose of this article is to share a personal favori...

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Entree Salad Recipes for Hot Summer Days

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, In : Cooking 
The hot days of summer are definitely here.  It's time for quick, easy, lite, cool foods!  Following are a couple of recipes that are perfect for summertime entree salads.  Whether for a luncheon, dinner by the pool, or simply something quick and easy on a hot summer day, give these recipes a try.

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Vintage Recipes for Turkey With Apple Raisin Herb Stuffing and Paradise Pumpkin Pie

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, In : Cooking 
With our economy in a downward spiral, we are all looking for ways to cut back on our food expenses.  Turkey is one of the best ways to do that.  They are inexpensive and usually provide more than one meal; there are so many ways to use turkey leftovers.  So whether it is holiday time or you just have several to feed or you are looking for economical meal ideas, give this Turkey and Apple Raisin Herb Stuffing a try.  Pumpkin is another good food that is inexpensive.  Pumpkin is a nutritional ...

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Yummy Crockpot or Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Economical For Families On a Budget

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
Your slowcooker/crockpot is the perfect way to make family-friendly economical meals.  Try this Larpin' Good Soup that adds ground beef, tomatoes, and cheese to canned minestrone soup for a tasty, warm-you-from-the-inside-out meal.  The Beef, Carrots, and Cabbage dish provides a tasty dish that uses a less-expensive cut of roast with tasty, healthy veggies for a good family meal.  For a different chili try this recipe for Bean and Salsa Turkey Chili.

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Tasty Poultry Recipes You Make In Your Crockpot

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
The recipes in this article allow you to have some tasty poultry entrees ready when you get home from your job, errands, busy days, or even when you are home all day but like the convenience of your cooker.  Choose from a Turkey Breast with Herbs  or Chicken Cacciatore.

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TURKEY BREAST WITH HERBS

1 (approx. 4 lb) turkey breast

1/8 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup fresh sage, minced

1/4 cup fresh tarragon, minced

1 tsp freshly ground ...

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How to Carve a Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
To someone who is just learning to cook, this topic may seem like one of the hardest meals you will ever have to prepare. Needless to say, if you're having a turkey there's usually company involved which means a number of hungry people are relying on you to prepare a great meal. This can be very intimidating. Luckily we have all the information you need, in order to ensure a great meal for you, your friends and your family.

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Fryer or a Deep Fryer Time to Cook the Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
When you think of cooking a Thanksgiving dinner, you typically picture a turkey slowly browning in a warm oven. Although this still holds true for most, there are other ways to cook a turkey. If you are preparing a large dinner, you might not have the room or the time to let a turkey sit in the oven for three hours. You might not always have the ideal weather for grilling on Thanksgiving either. These problems can be solved with one of two solutions: A turkey fryer or a deep fryer.


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Different Ways to Cooking Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
Some people get really uptight at the thought of cooking a turkey, but their worry is unfounded. Actually roasting a turkey is one of the easiest cooking feats to accomplish successfully. Allow for adequate turkey cooking time, and you can be successful your first time out. By following a few simple cooking tips, anyone can roast a perfect turkey to complement their Thanksgiving feast or any other meal.

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Try These Old Fashion Recipes For a Variety of Sauces - From Hot Dogs to Dessert to Turkey Gravy

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Even though barbecue sauce is probably one of the most popular sauces, we uses sauces and gravies for a lot of things.  This article is an accumulation of some of my old fashion sauce recipes for a wide variety of uses.  This is no method to this article.  It is just a list of some of my favorite sauces including one for Easy Turkey Gravy.  The other two recipes are from many, many years ago when I was a child.  They are definitely vintage recipes since I am well into my sixties!

EASY TURKEY G...

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Old Fashion Fall/holiday Recipes (but not Limited to Fall/holidays)

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Following are a couple of recipes from my vintage collection.  Both of these recipes are often thought of as Fall or Holiday foods.  Both, however, are good for anytime.  Turkey Dressing can also be used with chicken (or turkey) year-round.  During these times of high grocery prices, turkey and chicken are almost always good buys.  A meal can be made around either of these poultry items to feed family very economically.  Squash is a vegetable that we could eat more of.  It is healthy, tasty, ...

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Poulty Recipes Are Healthy For Diabetics and Others Alike

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Poultry, both chicken and turkey, are not only very popular foods, they are healthy for both diabetics and non-diabetics.  When cooking for your family or a group that includes a diabetic or two, you can safely go with chicken or turkey and not worry about how it will affect the diabetics.  These recipes are great for diabetics and tasty for the whole crowd!  The turkey and bean skillet is a great diabetic recipe as beans should be an important part of a diabetics diet.  The Jerk Chicken is a...

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Thanksgiving Turkey Ideas

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
When turkeys go gobbling all the way to your 
Thanksgiving menu, why not pamper your taste-buds with some more cool recipes ? 
So cook up some toothsome Thanksgiving dishes and let your folks gobble up the gastronomical delights with gusto ! Plan a peachy recipe this Thanksgiving and warm up your dear ones for a great
holiday feast. And with Autumn's plentiful yield, you'll never run short of the choicest things to rev up your Thanksgiving menu. Now to help you tickle the appetites of your frien...

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Recipe Potpourri Featuring Vintage Recipes From Grandma's House

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
This is a potpourri of recipes from my late mother's recipe collection.  These recipes are from a variety of places but all are quick, easy, economical, and tasty.  Now what could be better than that?  The first recipe is a simple turkey-rice casserole that is perfect for using up left-over chicken or turkey.  You know we don't want to throw away food since it costs a lot to feed our families today!  The second recipe is for Vinegar Dumplings.  How long has it been since you've had homemade d...

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How to Cook a Boneless Turkey Breast

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Although Turkey is considered as Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, turkey breasts can easily be used in an average week last night dinner. Boneless turkey breast is easier to cook then whole turkey breasts and even more. How to cook boneless turkeybreasts, depending on what flavor you want and the type of coverage you want. In addition to the ingredients you need a meat thermometer and injector, of course, a preheated oven. In this article we will see how the two Turkey breasts marinated and ...

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Delicious Poultry Recipes and They Are Diabetic Friendly, Too! Potpie, Soup, and Chicken Breasts

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
As most cooks know, chicken and turkey are easy replacements for each other in most recipes.  If you happen to have one and not the other, use what you have on hand.  These recipes make great family meals and they are healthy.  While not listed as 'diabetic' recipes, they are very diabetic friendly so you can serve them even when diabetics are at your table.  The Incredibly Moist Chicken Breasts is a 4-ingredient recipe that is ready is less than half an hour.  The Apple and Turkey Potpie is ...

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If You Are Searching For Good Diabetic Recipes, These Poultry Recipes Are For You!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
One thing diabetics often complain about is getting bored with their diets.  The poultry recipes in this article will offer some new ways to prepare turkey and chicken for the diabetic as well as others.  How about an Herb-Crusted Turkey Breast that has 0 carbs leaving room for a tasty side dish? Or Asparagus Chicken on English Muffins for something different?  This open-faced chicken sandwich on a whole-wheat English muffin is like no chicken sandwich you've ever had before! Sound good?  I t...

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Cooking:-what Do You Need to Deep Fry a Turkey?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Deep fried turkey is moist and delicious and not at all oily. The skin sears instantly and seals in the natural turkey juices for the most juicy turkey you'll ever have. It also cooks quickly at about 3 ½ minutes a pound. That’s a 12 pound turkey in under 40 minutes for help visit www.cat-head-biscuit.com. You'll even have time to cook two turkeys if you want. No more waking up at dawn to put the turkey in the oven. Deep frying a turkey will also free up oven space for side dishes. If your...

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How Long to Cook a Turkey Breast

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Restaurants 
There are many methods to cook a turkey. But some are given below.
* Cooking via traditional method (old way)
* Cooking via gravy recipe
* Roasting the turkey breast
* Roasting in oven
* Oven-bag roasts
* Oven braising
Hey! I'll gradually explain these methods. The easiest and comfortable way to cook a turkey breast is roasting. This mouth watering recipe punches the people to ask about "how to cook a turkey breast". The gradients involve cooking a turkey breast is: 
1. what turkey is to buy? 
There i...

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Thanksgiving Recipe - How A Vegetarian Can Enjoy Thanksgiving Without The Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 19, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Can Thanksgiving be good without turkey? Yes. So, if you're a vegetarian, you need not miss a bit of the fun and ravishment. The core of Thanksgiving lies not in the food, but in the belief and the celebration. What matters is you're with family and friends and having a good time. You may not get a chance to be with your close ones during the rest of the year. So, whether vegan or not, this is the time to forget everything in the world - remember to be thankful, and cook a great Thanksgiving ...

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Prepare Meals Safely And Very Easily With Butterball Turkey Fryer Recipes!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
The Indoor Butterball Turkey Fryer is quite easy to make use of! It is an amazing unit that comes having a multitude of features, however in spite of its revolutionary technologies, it is easy to install and to make use of. All you've got to do is plug it in and set the timer. Thanks to the timer and thermostat control, you will not have to worry about the turkey burning.

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Simple and Scrumptious Turkey Meatloaf Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
It sure would be great if you could serve your family a great dish loaded with nutrients and rich flavour. Whether it is only a regular meal or a special luncheon with the family, a savory dish is definitely a treat. If you are a busy homemaker with little time to spend for cooking, you should opt for a simple yet fabulous recipe. This way, you could do your chores while waiting for that superb dish to cook.

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Thanksgiving Recipes and Roasting Tips for the Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
A beautifully browned turkey that is succulent and delicious is the star of the Thanksgiving meal. Browse through different Thanksgiving recipes online to find ones that suit your cooking needs. Have essential holiday cookware like roasting pans at hand before you start on your turkey. Here are some tips and tricks to roast the perfect turkey.

Step One: Choosing the Turkey and Cookware
Choose an organic turkey for a healthful Thanksgiving feast. These turkeys are raised on organic grain so the ...

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3 Non-traditional Ways to Prepare Your Holiday Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
Deep-Fryed Turkey 

3 gallons peanut oil for frying, or as needed 
1 (12 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed 
1/4 cup Creole seasoning

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1 white onion 

In a large stockpot or turkey fryer, heat oil to 400 degrees F. Be sure to leave room for the turkey, or the oil will spill 
over. 

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Make Appealing Recipes From Leftover Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
When you've just had a huge party at your place or a get together, the chances are likely that there would be a great deal of leftover food especially turkey. In case you have no other option but to throw the turkey away, stop for a moment. Here are a few very engaging recipes of the leftover turkey. After all wasting food isn't a good thing.

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How To Make Salmon Recipes Accurately

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
Salmon recipes are basically dishes which are made up of salmon fish which are full of omega-3 and protein. Salmon might be one of the most easiest and quickest to cook fish recipes. These salmon recipes are widely cherished for its flavor. The primary thing while preparing salmon recipes is to use just the right components. Also, it is very imperative that you simply store up the salmon fish in the refrigerator till the time you decide to utilize it for cooking. RELATED ARTICLES
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Bread Basket Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
Bread Basket

Ingredients

8 ounces broccoli
1 medium onion, sliced thin
4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons all−purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground sage
1 cup milk
2 1/2 cups cooked, cut up turkey
4 slices bacon, crisply fried and crumbled

Preparation

Prepare Bread Basket.

Remove florets from broccoli and reserve. Cut stalks into 1−inch pieces, approximately 2 1/2 cups. Place steamer basket in 1/2−inch water in saucepan or skill...

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Picnic Menu With Recipes Suitable for Diabetics

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
Planning a picnic with a diabetic friend or relative and wondering what foods to prepare?  Want something a little different?  Try this menu for a tasty picnic that defininetly won't be remembered as "the usual picnic".  It is suitable for diabetics and non-diabetics alike.  For the meat, go a different route with the All American Turkey Loaf, add a relish tray, Boston-style baked beans, and refreshing Oreo Cookie Dessert.  Gelatin Punch makes for a cool, refreshing drink that's welcome anyti...

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Baked Turkey Stuffed Tomato Luncheon Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
BAKED TURKEY-STUFFED TOMATOES

6 medium tomatoes

1/2 tsp salt, optional

1 cup low-fat milk

1 tbsp flour

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1 3/4 cups chopped, cooked turkey breast

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/4 cup chopped green onion

1/4 cup shredded low-fat American cheese

1/4 tsp seasoned salt

1/4 tsp pepper

Cut tops from tomatoes and scoop out pulp.  Sprinkle inside of tomato shells with 1/4 tsp salt, if using.  Invert tomatoes on paper tow...

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Turkey the Old-Fashioned Way

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
There are lots of delicious ways to prepare and serve turkey. It may well be deep-fried, brined, poached, grilled...to mention just a few techniques of preparation. This post, nonetheless, will focus strictly on suggestions and tactics for preparing best turkey the old-fashioned way -- oven roasted.

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Old Fashion Comfort Food Casserole Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
In today's society with all the worries about jobs, finanaces, etc most families are trying to cut back on spending everywhere they can.  One of the areas where many families are cutting back is on eating out and the food budget.  Casseroles to the rescue.  Casseroles are inexpensive to make, feed several, and they are comfort foods.  Here is a variety of old-fashion casserole recipes for you to choose from.  Try our Beef and Rice Hot Dish, Turkey Noodle Casserole, or Tamale Pie.  Surely one ...

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How to Made a Delicious Southwest Corn and Turkey Soup

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
Cook up the flavor of the Southwest in one pot!  Delicious Southwest Corn and Turkey Soup is sure to please the soup lover in you and your family.  This is not only a tasty soup but one packed full of nutrients.  In addition to the turkey and the corn, you have zucchini, black beans, garlic, onion, etc.  Serve your family a bowl of this nutritious soup today.


SOUTHWEST CORN AND TURKEY SOUP

3 dried ancho chilies

2 small zucchini

nonstick cooking spray

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

3 cloves garlic, m...

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Diabetic Friendly Quick and Easy Lemon Turkey Burgers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
This quick and easy burger makes a sandwich that diabetics can enjoy.  This sandwich features Lemon Turkey Burgers for those who prefer poultry to beef or have been told by their doctors to eat less red meat.  One thing you do need to remember about buying ground turkey is to be sure you are buying low-fat meat.  Not all ground poultry is low-fat and healthy so check the label before buying.  It is also important that diabetics do use the whole-wheat buns called for in the recipe and not regu...

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Red Potato, Zucchini And Mushroom Recipe Great As A Side Dish For Thanksgiving

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
Thanksgiving is a day for sharing and being thankful for what you have and what better way to be grateful than by sitting a table full of good food. My red potato, zucchini and mushroom recipe is my favorite. I have not been making it that long, it was something I just threw together. I love this recipe not because it's delicious but because it's nutritious and fulfilling. You can eat it by itself or with your favorite meat.

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Quick And Easy Deep Dish Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
It is not difficult, nor does it take a great cook, to get a meal on the table in 30 to 60 minutes. Yes, you can drive right on past the fast-food drive-thru windows and right on to your own kitchen. If you have never really learned how to cook, are a new cook, or are just intimidated by the kitchen, it is easy to overcome with this Deep Dish Turkey Pot Pie recipe. In our current financial situation with so many people losing their jobs, having their hours cut back, etc, it is more important ...

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5 Awesome Coffee Inspired Thanksgiving Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, December 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
Now, we are done with Halloween and are on to the next awesome holiday, Thanksgiving. A day filled with lots of preparation of cleaning, cooking, baking, and having our homes filled to the gills with our extended family. This is perhaps the one day of the year when we can have our sole focus on food.

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Turkey Cooking Tips

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 14, 2014, In : Cooking 
Many concider having turkey only on Thansgiving or on Christmas. You should concider eating turkey on a more regular basis.

First lets give you some turkey nutritional facts. Turkey contains no carbohydrates. In addition, turkey is a good source of selenium, vitamin B6, niacin, and tryptophan. Turkey contains trace amounts of vitamin B12, iron, magnesium, zinc, thiamin, riboflavin, and copper. One three-ounce serving of light turkey meat has 132 calories and three grams of fat. Turkey is a goo...

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Vintage Recipes for Turkey Round-up and Caramel Star Blondies

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 14, 2014, In : Cooking 
Following are a couple of recipes from my mother's old metal recipe box.  I love vintage recipes and received a treasure trove of them at her death.  These older recipes are quick, simple, tasty, and very economical.  Turkey Round-Up is a simple turkey casserole, excellent for using leftover turkey (or chicken).  With the current increases in grocery prices, ways to use leftovers are very important to many families.  Caramel Star Brownies is a recipe from a Brach's candies advertisement that ...

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Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 14, 2014, In : Cooking 
As we all are looking for ways to stretch our food dollar, turkey is a wise choice.  Whether or not you plan to cook one for the holidays, buy one when you find them at a good sale price.  You can always freeze it for later.  You can make a lot of meals from one turkey!  And here are some recipes to help you use up that economical turkey meat.



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Old Fashion Recipe for Turkey With Apricot Cornbread Stuffing

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 14, 2014, In : Cooking 
If you are looking for a new way to do turkey and stuffing, here is a recipe for you.  This old-time recipe has a stuffing that combines cornbread, apricots, and pecans.  Probably no one among your family and friends has served stuffing quite like this one.  Give it a try.  Impress your family and friends.



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Turkey and Country Sausage Corn Bread Stuffing

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 14, 2014, In : Cooking 
Whether or not you are cooking for a holiday, family gathering or just wanting to prepare an economical meal , turkey and dressing or stuffing is a great choice.   Following is an old-fashioned recipe from my vintage recipe collection.  This is a recipe that was clipped from a newspaper and kept in my mother's old metal recipe box.  The stuffing combines cornbread, white bread cubes, and crumbled sausage for a tasty nostalgic meal.  Let the young ones participate by helping to mix the stuffin...

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Learn How To Baste A Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
Having a turkey dinner during the holidays is a tradition that goes back many years. There are many ways to prepare a turkey such as deep frying, roasting, and smoking. Some cooks may say that it is not necessary to baste a roast turkey, but many will say that basting your turkey adds flavor to the skin and gives it a beautiful color. Let's show you how to baste a turkey.

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Guaranteed Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey Barbecue

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
The technique of indirect cooking is essentially a slow roasting process which guarantees a tender result. When you think about it it's pretty logical. The definition of indirect cooking is where the heat is not directly applied to the turkey as opposed to a grill where the turkey is seared directly over the charcoal barbecue grill.

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How to Cook Turkey on Natural Gas Grills

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
Tradition has its fans, but maybe this year you would like to try a twist to your turkey recipe. If you've got a gas griddle and enjoy the hazy flavour of griddled meat, why don't you try barbecuing your turkey this year? It isn't only possible it is rather easy. Ideally, the turkey you choose should sit on the griddle and the lid should close without touching the bird. If this is not possible, do not be disturbed, you can still griddle your turkey. You'll require some industrial quality foil...

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Steps To Cooking A Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
The most important thing to keep in mind is that a turkey takes a long while to cook through to the bone...and keeps on cooking once you remove it from the oven. Make sure to bake, braise or roast the bird at a high enough temperature to keep it safe to eat and don't overcook it. Don't leave your turkey in the oven to keep it warm while you get the rest of the dinner ready to serve. Take it out as soon as it's done, let it cool outside the oven for about 20 minutes and then carve away. You'll...

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How to Brine a Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
Brining is one of the secrets behind a juicy and tender turkey that does not feel like overcooked. One of the most common complaints about turkey dishes is that the meat is dry and flavorless. Whether it be smoking, grilling, frying or roasting, poultry has a tendency to get dry and feel like over cooked. This problem can be overcome with brining, a procedure that is said to be very much effective in making turkey dishes juicy and flavorful.

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Back Bacon & Cajun Deep Fried Turkeys

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
There are many unique meats available for sale apart from your basic hamburger and chicken, including English back bacon, Cajun deep fried turkeys, and pork bacon.  This article will take focus on back bacon, and the differences between the American version, "rashers," and English back bacon. 
    Back Bacon is part of the loin of the pig, and it usually leaner than other cuts of the animal—often a desirable feature for a meat. It contains a larger amount of meat for the weight of the cut. E...

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Christmas Recipe Ideas

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
For all those who have an appetite for fun and get an irresistible festive tickle for yummy fruitcakes, gingerbread cookies, chestnut soups, apple ciders, sizzling turkey on the table, hot chocolate fudge and more, here are some easy-to-do and great-to-taste Christmas recipes for you to lay hands on ! These recipe ideas for Christmas would surely juice up the your Christmas dinner table and have your guests—friends, family or beloved—craving for more ! Remember, Christmas recipes have to ...

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Smoked Turkey With Spiced Fruit Glaze

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
For this mouthwatering smoked Turkey recipe you will need 2 large turkey breasts with the skin and bone removed (approx. 2kg)

Preparation:

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1. Wash and pat the turkey breast dry using a paper towel.

2. In a bowl add cinnamon, brown sugar, fresh nutmeg, pep...

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Fried Turkey - a Southern Take on Thanksgiving

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
One of the best things about living in the south is fried food.  These days you can pretty much fry anything from Twinkies, to onions, to seafood, to cheesecake.  The possibilities are endless! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, there's a new take on preparing your feast. Two words, fried turkey.


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5 Delicious Recipes for Beer Can Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, December 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
Beer can turkey, or beer in the rear turkey is wonderfully delicious way to roast or grill your turkey this holiday season. The moisture from the beer will help to ensure that the breast of the bird stays moist and delicious. You can roast your turkey in the oven on a baking sheet to catch the juices, or on the grill. To make your turkey even more special, you can add herbs to the can of beer, and add a complimentary rub for the bird. Here are 5 great ideas for your favorite beers, and compli...

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Delicious and healthy food recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, December 11, 2014, In : Cooking 
 The exact historical origin of the Thanksgiving Day is still uncertain. Moreover, Thanksgiving Day is also observed in United states and Canada. Later the Thanksgiving traditions in America varied from region to region. A traditional Thanksgiving consisted of a raffle held on Thanksgiving eve, a shooting match on Thanksgiving morning, church services, Thanksgiving breakfast, Thanksgiving dinner recipes and then the traditional feast which consisted of some familiar Thanksgiving staples such ...

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How To Cook That Succulent And Juicy Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, December 11, 2014, In : Cooking 
The centerpiece of your Thanksgiving meal would be the roasted turkey & it has been the king of your dinner table ever since Thanksgiving traditions began in the US. There really are lots of great recipes out there on how to roast turkey right but take note that the simpler the roast turkey recipe is, the better. It's best to just have the basic ingredients so that your turkey really will still taste like that of turkey & not like the other ingredients that you're using.

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Try This - Beer-in-the-Rear Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, December 11, 2014, In : Cooking 
If you want to have a delicious tasting turkey for the holidays, then why not try cooking a beer-in-the-rear turkey? Also known as beer-can turkey, this is a great way to roast or grill turkey. The result will be a succulent, moist bird, oozing with delightful juices. RELATED ARTICLES
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In case you're not too sure what beer-in-the-rear turkey is all about, below are the answers to some commonly-asked questions.
What's the best recipe? The key here is just to...

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What to do with lefover turkey - leftover turkey recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, December 11, 2014, In : Cooking 
It's been a week already since Thanksgiving was celebrated but there's still turkey left in your fridge. What do you do with it? You cannot just reheat everyday to serve for dinner. That would be truly boring. You cannot also bring it to the office to share with your officemates because surely they have their own. But throwing it away is also not good. Remember, you had it to celebrate Thanksgiving. Throwing it away would defeat the whole purpose of the celebration. So again, what do you do w...

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WOW! Best Grilling Turkey Recipes for Beginners

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, December 11, 2014, In : Cooking 
Turkey Breast with Grilled Lemon and Sage Sauce

Ingredients:

Turkey breast cutlets 2 (6 oz each)

Juice and zest of half a lemon

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Quarter teaspoon salt

Freshly ground pepper to taste

Dry white wine 1 / 3 cup (or)

Chicken broth, low sodium 1 / 3 cup

Chopped fresh sage 1 tablespoon...

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Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe, Juicy Edition

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
INGREDIENTS


1 whole turkey (12 to 16 lb), fresh or frozen, thawed 
1 Tbsp stick butter, melted 
½ tsp each salt and pepper 
2 Cans of chicken broth 
1-2 Packages of each, fresh Sage, fresh Thyme, and fresh Rosemary 
1 Package of Parsley 
Garnish: fresh herbs


PREPARATION:


Day 1


First you will need to thaw the Turkey. Follow the instructions on the package your bird came in. remove any and all giblets, neck etc. Save it if you want to make the giblet gravy, I throw it away. I brine my Turkey to give it ...

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Thanksgiving Deep Fried Turkey Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
Most people do not realize the terrible mess it makes, and the dangerous consequences that ensue by working in an enclosed space. I know the old pros like to take it outdoors and have a friendly game of horse shoes or washers while enjoying a cold one talking about the football games that are to be played later that day.


How to Deep Fry a Turkey:


You will need a completely thawed turkey, a couple gallons of oil, and a very large cooking pot. You can use canola, vegetable oil, but it is better i...

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Holiday Turkey Recipe With Fixins

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
That Turkey dinner is one of the most celebrated meals in the United States, and also one of the most times consuming. People work hour after hour just to get the turkey dinner done just right. We have tips to get you the perfect cooked turkey that you and your family will be proud to feast.


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Best Turkey Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
Turkey at a holiday meal is always a favorite amongst family members.The smell of a turkey roasting in the oven is a memory many have of the holidays. When you are the cook however, it can give you some anxiety!

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Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
What you will need:

1 turkey
olive oil or vegetable spread
dry herbs and spices of your choice (thyme, sage, chili powder, basil, parsley, garlic powder)
2 onions
2 long carrots
2 celery sticks
stuffing (homemade or store bought)
meat thermometer
turkey baster
shallow pan
aluminum foil
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Instructions:

Start by properly thawing ...

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Christmas Turkey Recipes - How To Cook A Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, In : Cooking 
Until recently, the turkey was only considered the main dish for celebrations such as Christmas or Thanksgiving Day, but at this point in that fashion requires a body without excess fat, turkey is a perfect food because it contains very little fat, no cholesterol and is very nutritious and tasty.

The turkey meat, besides being very tasty, can be prepared in the same way as ordinary chicken meat has much less fat, no fat and provides a lot of protein.

The turkey is one of the white meat, which i...

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Yummy Turkey Recipes For Your Crockpot or Slow Cooker

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, In : Cooking 
Spiral Pasta With Turkey Meatballs or Turkey Tacos both use ground turkey. The crockpot or slow cooker is a great way to cook ground turkey as it stays moist when slow cooked.  Both of these recipes make great meals for busy families.  Everyone from Grandpa to the little ones will enjoy these dishes.

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Leftover Turkey Recipes Gluten Free –Turkey Soup

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, In : Cooking 
Well Thanksgiving is over and there is another holiday coming up. There is one dilemma. What do you do with the  leftover turkey. In the winter months turkey soup is always a favorite recipe.  Try the Spicey Turkey. The dilemma is solved

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Spicey Turkey Soup

.Serves 8

This soup has the perfect balance b...

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3 Delicious Left-Over Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, In : Cooking 
For the majority of Americans, it is a tradition to serve a roasted turkey dinner for the Thanksgiving holiday...however, once the dinner is over, we are faced with a lot of turkey left-overs. 

I like to freeze my left over turkey in freezer-safe 2-3 cup plastic containers. During the next few weeks, I can defrost my turkey in the microwave and make some delicious dinner recipes for my family.

Tip: You will want to remove the skin and bones from your turkey before placing it into the freezer.

Th...

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10 the Most Delicious Turkey Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, In : Cooking 
It always seemed to me somehow that turkeys shouldn't love the beginning of winter. At first we celebrate Thanksgiving Day at the end of November, then comes Christmas – and millions of turkeys in the whole world live they last days.

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The Perfect Roast Turkey Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 7, 2014, In : Cooking 
is one of the most popular meals to serve during all the holidays, but the major problem with Roast Turkey is making sure that it is moist and tender. You will find that there are many ways to prepare a delicious roast turkey recipe after you learn the basics.

When you are looking for a turkey to roast it is always best to find a fresh turkey if you can. Fresh turkeys do have a better taste but frozen will also work. You will need to completely defrost the turkey in the refrigerator before the...

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Leftover Turkey Recipe- Dairy Free Diet

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 7, 2014, In : Cooking 
Well Thanksgiving is over and there is another holiday coming up. There is one dilemma. What do you do with the  leftover turkey. In the winter months turkey chili is always a favorite recipe.  Try the Turkey Chili. The dilemma is over.

 Colorful Turkey Chili

Dairy Free Leftover Turkey Recipe

Serves 8 Ingredients

1 tablespoon expeller pressed canola oil 
1 pound lean ground all-natural turkey breast or thigh 
1 medium red onion, chopped 
1 medium green pepper, chopped 
1 (28-ounce)can diced tomatoes ...

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Garlic Butter Juicy Turkey Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 7, 2014, In : Cooking 
Thanksgiving is a family celebration of giving thanks for what you have. And one of those thanks is food. The smell of sweet potato pie lingering throughout the house and the sounds of family chatter and laughter is a very satisfying and joyful moment. It reminds you that there's no place like home. It will always be a memory that no one will ever forget.

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Turkey Delicacies - A few remarkable Turkey Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 7, 2014, In : Cooking 
The Turkey can be described as a bird that's utilized in many dishes. Its a North American bird which is thickly connected to Thanksgiving dinners. But, it is also eaten at other times. Turkey is by and large chosen since it is high in protein and scarce in fat, as compared to other dark meat. Some common breeds of Turkey include: Narragansett, Bronze, White Holland and Bourbon Red. RELATED ARTICLES
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Christmas Turkey Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, December 7, 2014, In : Cooking 
Christmas Turkey Recipe 

Christmas is a time when one is seen experimenting with various recipes. Old recipes are personalized and made more delicious. However, one is mostly seen trying out new recipes. It is fun to try out new dishes during the holidays. And there can be no better season to experiment with new recipes, than the holiday season of Christmas. As far as the preparation of turkey is concerned, it is being cloaked in various ingredients for a contemporary look. The Christmas Turke...

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Choosing a Healthy Ground Turkey Recipe out of Multiple Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 6, 2014, In : Cooking 
People usually think of turkey burgers as being a healthier option to the traditional all-beef hamburger. Yes, they taste pretty yummy - piled high with lettuce, tomato, ketchup, mustard, onion and relish – but is it really the best choice? Are turkey burgers healthy?

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I Can't Believe It's Not Mexican: 3 Tasty But Non-Authentic Mexican Food Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 6, 2014, In : Cooking 
Mexican food is almost as popular in the United States as it is in Mexico. With restaurants spread out across the country (as well as various Mexican meals in bars and clubs), it is not hard to find yourself eating some variation of Mexican food several times a week, especially if you are out often and not picky about your meal style.

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Soul Food Recipes News: Soul Food Recipes Expanding Influence

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 6, 2014, In : Cooking 
Soul food recipes have a long history and tradition dating back to the Civil War era. It's one of the most popular original American foods left. The food eaten by some of Americas most influential police, sports and entertainment figures continues to grow in popularity and influence.

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Three Traditional American Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 6, 2014, In : Cooking 
There is no denying that American-style food has had a very large impact on cuisine all over the world! No, I don't just mean fast-food, either! Traditional American foods such as the Coney Island-style hot dog, potato chips, fried chicken, and hamburgers with fries are just a few things that, while not all being essentially American, have reached the world through popularity in America. While it is hard to narrow them down, I have included in this article three of my favorite American recipe...

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The Taco: A Brief History of a Tex-Mex Food Favorite

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, December 6, 2014, In : Cooking 
If the taco was never invented and you asked a chef if a small, fried corn or flour tortilla stuffed with filling could become an American culinary mainstay, he or she would probably say no. But it did. The taco evolved from a food invention introduced by Mexican miners to a crunchy American favorite.

According to the Real Academia Espanola, taco describes a traditional Mexican dish of one or two corn tortillas wrapped around food. The origin of the word taco could be literally translated to m...

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