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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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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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52 Ingredients: Pine Nuts

Posted on November 18, 2014
Pine Nuts

We park in driveways, drive on parkways, and fat chance and slim chance have the same meaning. So it makes sense that a pine nut, is a seed, right? We looked into the details of this sneaky little seed and learned...

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Tips for Hosting a Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Non Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Setting

The best part about celebrating Thanksgiving is that you can do it any way you like. Although the standard turkey, stuffing, pie and football are on most household agendas, it doesn't mean it's the only way to do Thanksgiving right. Read on for some great Thanksgiving dinner ideas...

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Pecan Pie for Everybody: A How-To for Mini Pies

Posted on November 10, 2014
Mini Pecan Pies

The best part about Thanksgiving is the pie. And the best thing about pie is pecans. Lots of pecans. If the thought of stealing the pie and making a break for it has ever crossed your mind, then I have news for you. There is a way that you can have an entire pie to yourself while saving some for everyone else this Thanksgiving. Read on...

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