Turkey Brine

I am a huge advocate for brining a turkey before cooking it. Not only does the turkey come out nice and moist, but also the extra moisture means that the bird will be more forgiving to the variables … [more]

Thanksgiving Turkey or Chicken

Hi guys! - I’m back from my travels, which means it’s time for some more recipe videos… Here’s one that gives you something different from the regular roast turkey, without … [more]

Chesapeake Boiled Turkey with Chestnut Sauce

Here is a historical alternative for cooking a turkey. I’ve cooked turkeys in the traditional manner and have even deep-fried them with my brother in North Carolina but this one is interesting. … [more]

Turkey Gravy

Here’s a simple gravy to go along with a holiday meal. [more]

Cooking Times (Turkey)

The charts below are approximate cooking times at 350F. Your times will vary because of ovens, altitude, and type of bird. Un-Stuffed Turkey Cooking Time (approximate) Weight Approximate Cooking Time …

Turkey (amount to buy)

Still don’t know how much Turkey is enough? A general guideline is to allow ¾ to 1 pound of uncooked turkey (of course you will cook it before you serve it to your guest) per person (based … [more]

Turkey (thawing frozen)

NEVER THAW AT ROOM TEMPERATURE! Harmful bacteria will grow rapidly creating toxins that may still be present after the turkey is cooked. Frozen turkey that has been thawed should not be frozen again …


Broth is a liquid in which meat, fish, cereal grains, or vegetables have been simmered and strained out. Broth is used as a basis for other edible liquids such as soup, gravy, or sauce. It can be … [more]

Perfect turkey meatloaf

A friend of mine made me this meatloaf one night for dinner. I loved it, so, I asked her for the recipe. When I made this for my kids, I found a couple of kid flaws (jalapenos, etc.) so, I refined … [more]


I am about to brine my turkey and I am not sure how much sugar and salt to add. I remember it being a ½ cup sugar, 1 cup salt to each gallon of water. Is this what other’s do? Or do you even brine [more]

Quick - how to make turkey gravy?!?

I only make turkey gravy when I have non-family guests for Thanksgiving, so I’m not greatly experienced with the recipe. I know the basics - broth and flour - but it rarely turns out like I want. Can anyone give me some great tips on making sure it’s tasty, smooth and thick? [more]

Country Dumplings

These dumplings are our version of gravy and are a standard at my family’s holiday meals. They’re better than plain-old gravy…! They’re NOT like other dumplings - they are not … [more]

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