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Chart for roasting a turkey. Find out how long to roast a turkey in a conventional oven.
Step-by-step instructions on how to roast a stuffed or unstuffed turkey for Thanksgiving or any occasion.
Sweet potatoes are different than yams. True yams are unrelated. Learn about the difference between sweet potatoes and yams.
The potato variety makes a difference in mashed potatoes. Learn how to select the right potato and whether you should peel or not.
Step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to make turducken, which is a chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey.
Making gravy using a roux or flour mixture is the most common method. Find out the proper ratio of flour, fat, and liquid.
Stuffing Calculation Chart. This chart will help you determine how much stuffing you need for chicken, turkey and poultry.
Herb Substitutions: What to Use for Common Herbs in Recipes
Find out what you can substitute for sour cream when you run out.
This holiday turkey butter, put under the skin before roasting, will give you the most flavorful, juicy bird you have ever had. The technique is very easy and you can use any seasonings you want.
Learn how to debone a turkey for stuffing. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to remove the bones to make a boneless turkey suitable for stuffing.
Thawing your frozen turkey safely can be a tricky business. Try these methods for thawing that turkey without endangering your guests with foodborne illness.
Need a substitute for Cumin, Nutmed, Ginger, or Cloves? This spice substitution chart will help you choose spice substitutions or similar spices for home cooking
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The secret recipe for KFC fried chicken has never been revealed, but this is a good copy. Just like the real thing, it contains 11 herbs and spices.
What is a convection oven? Find out how to use your convection oven and how to convert your recipes.
Learn how to cook spaghetti squash. Step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to cut, bake, and shred the squash.
Recipes and methods for curing and brining olives.
Alcohol substitutions for recipes. How to substitute for alcohol in cooking.
For safety's sake, the eggs in this eggnog version are gently cooked. Alcohol added before serving makes this a holiday favorites for adults.
You'll need just a few basic herbs and spices to make this delicious, moist roast turkey breast. Great for small families and those who only like white meat.
These Rock Cornish Game Hen recipes help you fix quick and tasty cornish hens, with 7 different sauces in under 10 minutes each.
Tips and hints on making stuffings and dressings for meat, poultry, and seafood.
What is the difference between evaporated and sweetened condensed milk? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
How to toast almonds at home for a variety of recipes.
The turkey is fried whole in a fraction of the time it takes to bake, resulting in a brown and crispy skin and tender meat.
A gentle cooking process takes the fear of raw eggs out of this eggnog equation. Since there is no alcohol, the kids can enjoy it as well.
Everything you need to know about capers: how to cook with them, what they taste like, and how they grow.
How to convert conventional oven recipes for crockpot use. Use your slow cooker for your favorite recipes.
Learn how to roast, boil, and grill chestnuts, plus other chestnut cooking tips.
Step by step recipe instructions with photos show how to make turducken, which is a chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey.
Pumpkin-ed out? Apples are ready to take the lead during National Apple Month!
Go traditional with this flavorful classic giblet gravy. It will remind you of Thanksgiving at Grandma's and is easier to make than you might think.
Each slice of turducken contains portions of chicken, duck, and turkey with stuffing in between the layers.
Potato peels contain nutrients and add color and texture. Find out whether to peel or not to peel for mashed potatoes.
Yams and sweet potatoes are food terms sometimes used interchangeably, but they are actually very different. Learn the history, cooking, and differences between yams and sweet potatoes.
Mixers and food processors can make mashed potatoes gummy. Find out why and how to avoid it.
Better than the roasted chestnuts from a street vendor, try roasting your own at home for fresher, more flavorful results.
Quick tips on selection and storage of sweet potatoes, along with botanical name, common names, varieties, forms, availability, miscellaneous facts, and sample sweet potato recipes.
Should I eat the hard pomegranate seeds? Are pomegranate seeds edible? The answers are provided within this FAQ.
Deviled eggs are always a hit at parties, and this version has been deemed the best by everyone who tries them. Easy to make and great for low carb'rs.
Keep the creepy (but none of the crawly!) with this cookie recipe.
How to beat egg whites into fluffy new heights to enhance your recipes.
Celebrate National Georgia Pecan Month with this topsy-turvy treat. Great for the holidays, too!
Cook bacon in the oven. Learn how to make bacon in the oven saving time and clean-up.
Can Sizes and Equivalents: various can sizes to help with home cooking measurements.
How many apples do you need for your recipe and what can you substitute? Find out here.
It's important to select the right thermometer for your cooking application. Here is all you need to know when selecting oven thermometers for home cooking.
Learn how to cook with allspice, including how to measure and substitute for ground allspice and whole allspice berries.
Make these mashed potatoes ahead of time so you can concentrate on the rest of the meal.
Deconstructed meatballs sandwiches are easy to make in casserole form. Use homemade meatballs and tomato sauce or store-bought.
A classic Mexican dish, menudo is a spicy tripe and hominy soup known as a cure for hangovers.
Cracker Barrel Country Cornbread Dressing Recipe. Now you can make your own Southern-style cornbread at home with this recipe from the popular down-home Cracker Barrel restaurant chain.
Give Thanksgiving something sweet with yams & pineapple.
What is the difference between lamb and mutton? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Let your kids cook with this super-easy dump cake. With only 5 ingredients, it's incredibly easy but yields big flavor. No need to stir!
Deep-Fried Turkey Recipes for home cooking. Try one of these deep fried turkey recipes for a tender and moist turkey.
A list of poisonous flowers that shouldn't be eaten.
How to fix lumpy gravy, improve flavor, and more cooking tips for making perfect gravy.
These little birds come in the perfect single serving size. Get helpful tips and hints for cooking rock cornish game hens.
Ham Preparation - How to cook ham.
How much broccoli do you need and what can be substituted? Learn how to measure and substitute broccoli for recipes.
Learn how to roast peanuts in the oven.
What is calamari? Is it squid? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Thanksgiving recipes for dummies cooking instructions. For novices, learn how to make basic favorite Thanksgiving turkey and side dishes. For experienced cooks, get some new ideas.
Whole pork loin roast is injected with an apple and garlic marinade, then deep-fried to juicy perfection.
Like potatoes, peeled parsnips will turn dark when exposed to air. Get more parsnip cooking tips, measures, and substitutions.
Learn tips and hints on making the best mashed potatoes and how to use the leftovers.
Stuffing Recipes and Dressing Recipes for Thanksgiving and daily cooking. Recipes for stuffing meat, poultry, seafood, game and vegetables.
What is the difference between a liquor and a liqueur? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Cranberries should be cooked only until they pop to avoid mushiness. Learn how to cook with cranberries
Wild turkeys nearly became extinct and Roosevelt tried to change the date of Thanksgiving. Learn more about Thanksgiving and turkey history.
Allspice is a popular spice in Caribbean and Latin savory dishes as well as in desserts. Learn all about allspice and how to cook with allspice.
Learn how to spatchcock a chicken with step-by-step photos and instructions.
This classic banana pudding is fast, easy and will remind you of the good old days. Fresh bananas are layered with vanilla wafer cookies and a rich vanilla pudding for a no-bake dessert that will please all.
Ham varieties, terminology, and information.: smoked hams peasant bread back bacon gelatin mixture raw slices
Cornish hens are as versatile as chicken. Try one of these delicious recipes for cornish hens.
Learn how to blanch almonds for recipes.
Find out basic cooking instructions for acorn squash in the microwave or oven, plus more cooking tips.
Rich cheesecake is swirled into pumpkin pie delivering two traditional favorite flavors packed into one scrumptious pie that is fast and easy.
What are haricot vert? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Mushroom Equivalents, Measures, and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute mushrooms.
Boneless turkey is easier to carve and can hold more stuffing. The stuffing is a mixture of bread and cornbread to please the whole family.
What are shallots? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
What is the difference between white asparagus and green asparagus? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
This is one of the most requested recipes for family dinners and potluck dinners. It's simple, but one taste and you will be hooked.
A salty, sweet crust is filled with a simple cheesecake layer, and then topped with chunky strawberry gelatin. It's a classic favorite from childhood.
What is mace? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Cornstarch and arrowroot are used as thickeners for gravy. Find out how much you will need.
Learn how to make hard-boiled eggs in the shell whether you need hard-cooked or soft-cooked eggs. Remember, hard-boiled eggs is a misnomer as they should not be boiled.
Evaporated and Condensed Milk Cooking Tips. Learn how to cook with canned milk.
Want to learn how to make a Thanksgiving roast stuffed turkey at home? Here, see step-by-step instructions for Thanksgiving roast stuffed turkey.
Key lime pie is famous around the world. It is a very simple custard pie that is easy to make at home.
What is culantro? Is it the same as cilantro? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Crispy wonton cups are the perfect receptacle for sausage loaded with 2 cheeses and ranch dressing. Perfect finger food for parties.
This classic Tandoori Chicken (Tandoori Murghi) Recipe from India is marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, and plenty of spices, then grilled or broiled.
Want to learn how to boil chestnuts at home? Chestnuts are a tasty snack that you and your family will enjoy.
What is paraffin wax? Is it edible? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Nesco® 18-Quart Roaster Oven - Product Review. 18-quart roaster oven countertop slow cooker.
Can gravy be frozen? Find out the answer and the best ways to store your gravy.
How many lentils do you need? Find out lentil measurements, equivalents, and substitutions.
Freezing sage intensifies the flavor. Learn how to store and select sage for your recipes.
If you find yourself out of maple syrup, try this easy substitute made with granulated and brown sugars.
Before you make gravy, figure out what kind of gravy you will need or want.
Quick tips on selection and storage of yams, along with botanical name, common names, varieties, forms, availability, miscellaneous facts, and sample yam recipes.
These scrumptious little cookies are like bite-sized pecan pies. The method is simple and easy. Do plan ahead for chilling time.
Raw sweet potatoes should not be refrigerated. Learn how to select and store sweet potatoes.
Oxtail Recipes. Oxtails are actually the tail of the cow and make wonderful soups and stews.
What is buttermilk? Does buttermilk contain butter? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Oxtails are beef, and they make the most delicious soup. Here it is made with onions, carrots, celery, thyme, and wine.
Oxtails require long and slow braising to release their fabulous rich flavor. Get cooking tips for oxtaials.
How to substitute for buttermilk, along with equivalent measures, and how to add buttermilk to recipes.
Find out how many pecans you need for your recipes along with cooking tips such as how to toast pecans and more.
Whiskey makes mashed sweet potatoes a bit tipsy. They are sweetened with brown sugar and topped with pecans.
Imitation Crab Seafood Salad Recipe can be served as a sandwich spread, chunky dip, or appetizer cracker topper.
Learn how much pumpkin is in a can and how to substitute pumpkin in your recipes.
This heirloom recipe takes stuffing back to the basics by using stale bread and savory vegetables. This recipe will make enough to fill a 10-pound bird.
Thanksgiving recipes, favorite foods, and everything you need to know about cooking that perfect Thanksgiving meal are right here at your fingertips.
Whether you rice or mash depends on the potatoes and your preferred texture. Find out which method to use.
Peach Equivalents and Substitutions Information. How to measure and substitute peaches.
What is the proper term? Is it dressing, stuffing, farce, or forcemeat? Learn more about dressings and stuffings.
Figgy pudding is the British version of fruitcake. It is lighter in texture, more like a souffle, and is filled with figs and nuts.
Rock Cornish Game Hen Recipes. Rock cornish game hens make perfect single servings. These cornish game hen recipes are sure to delight family and guests.
Hot dogs or frankfurters are nothing more than ground meat with seasonings. They are easy to make at home.
What are scallions? The answer is provided within this FAQ.
Green potatoes can be poisonous. Find out why and how to select and store gold potatoes.
Sage helps digest fatty foods. Learn how to cook with sage, plus sage substitutions and measures.
Save your oven-space when you make this unbelievabe stuffing on the stove-top. It is flavored with bacon and roasted garlic. Fast and easy to make.
Prime Rib Recipes. How to cook prime rib. Prime rib roast makes an impressive dish for any occasion, and it is especially popular for Christmas and other major holidays.
Chef's special recipe for cornish hens includes flavorful herbs and spices. This recipe is easy, yet elegant.
This friendship bread starter begins with potato flakes. Once it gets going, you'll never need yeast for bread again. Don't forget to share with friends.
Baked Pumpkin Puree Recipe. Instead of buying canned pumpkin puree, it's easy to make your own while fresh pumpkins are in season. Baked pumpkin makes a fabulous side dish with the simple addition of butter, salt, and pepper.
Chestnut Recipes. Use chestnuts in both savory and sweet recipes.
Bacon Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook bacon on the stove, in the oven, and microwave.
Cooking with alcohol substitutions, tips and hints. Find out how much alcohol remains in the recipe after cooking.
This is a very simple fudge recipe using evaporated milk, marshmallows, and chocolate chips that brings raves.
Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cooking Tips and Hints. Learn how to cook with sun-dried tomatoes.
Pepperoni sausage is made with pork and beef. It needs to hang to cure at least six weeks, so plan ahead.
Get tips on cooking with rum, along with substitutions and equivalents.
Rosemary and sage compound butter under the skin keeps roast turkey moist. The wine bath adds a wealth of flavor to the drippings.
Want to learn how to successfully stuff a turkey? Here, see tips and tricks for stuffing a turkey on your own.
A frozen turkey needs to thaw fully before it is ready to roast. Check out how to properly thaw a frozen turkey so your bird is ready for the oven on Thanksgiving Day.
Find out who should not eat raw chestnuts and how chestnuts grow on trees.
Dessert just got a little…saltier? Celebrate National Caramel Month with this recipe!
Creole Seasoning (Emeril) Recipe. It's easy to make your own Creole spice mix at home. This is Emeril's version.
If you love Buffalo wings, you will love this dip. All the flavors from one of America's favorite appetizers come together in a no-muss hot dip.
How to fix an oversalted recipe and more tips on using salt in recipes.
You can make your own baking powder. Learn about baking powder and what to substitute.
Evaporated and Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipes. Canned milk is handy to have in your cabinet and lends a richness to both sweet and savory recipes.
Guests will ask for seconds when it comes to brined turkey with a sausage stuffing twist.