What We’re Reading This Weekend, or: Bacons that Changed the World

Posted on November 21, 2014
bacon

We all love bacon. From its irresistible aroma to the familiar symphony of crunch from a crispy strip, bacon is less of a food and more of a universal language to of those who value great flavor. With every nibble, bacon changes your world. But does bacon have the ability to change the world? In short the three Bacons below did—but not in the way you think.

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5 Food Safety Tips for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Posted on November 21, 2014
Food Safety for Thanksgiving Leftovers

After all the chopping, mashing and roasting that went into creating your feast, it's natural to want to take a big fat break before dealing with all of the Thanksgiving leftovers. And why not? You earned it! But unfortunately, food safety waits for nobody. Read on to learn about keeping your food safe this Thanksgiving...

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Treasure Hunting: Individual Casserole Pot

Posted on November 20, 2014
individual casserole dish

In my house, the sides steal the show. My siblings’ and I fight to the death over them, scraping the last bits from every corner. Mom’s brined turkey? Trumped by sweet potato casserole. The glazed Easter Ham? Forgotten when the scalloped potatoes arrive.

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Turkey Brining 101

Posted on November 19, 2014
Turkey Brining

Brining is like marinating, but its main goal is to moisten the turkey, not necessarily to give it more flavor (although that’s a delicious side effect). Essentially, you’re soaking the turkey in heavily salted water anywhere from overnight to several days, depending on your recipe. This causes some of the water to stay put even after the meat has been cooked giving it that juicy texture. However, using brine will cause the bird to weigh more, thus increasing your cook time. If you’re a visual learner like me, perhaps this video will ease your mind. Before you begin this new adventure in cooking, it’s important to make sure your kitchen is ready to rock with the proper cooking tools.

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10 Kitchen Tools that will Totally Own Christmas

Posted on November 19, 2014
Kitchen Tools to Get Through Christmas

Cooking for the holidays has always been a big deal in our family. I remember fighting the crowds with my mom in search of a turkey, or her favorite, honey glazed ham. When friends and family would come over, everyone had a casserole or a dessert and we all ate like the holly jolly hooligans we were. But those delicious dishes didn’t just magically appear on the table. We made them with love, care, probably some tequila, and a bunch of handy kitchen tools. Read on...

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