Turkey is the focal point and A-list star of your Thanksgiving table, so it only makes sense to make the bird as delicious as possible, right? Eschew the tired method of roasting and basting your turkey in the oven for hours on end and try out a new method of cooking it this year: deep frying.
Okay, first things first: Turducken, as you may be able to guess by the name, is a delicious (and usually carnivorous) dish made of turkey stuffed with duck that's been stuffed with chicken.
What the hell is turducken? Well, as the amalgam of a name will tell you, it's a delicious dish made from turkey stuffed with duck that's stuffed with a chicken.
Start planning your Thanksgiving feast before it's too late! And if you're looking for something besides the usual turkey fare, but can't stand the idea of a turkey-less Thanksgiving, then we've got the perfect solution for you…
Turkey cookies— what dessert would be better for Thanksgiving? And no, this isn't another ingenious idea on how to use turkey meat for leftovers, but it is an ingenious way to make cookies—cookie turkeys—which can easily be "gobbled" up by the whole family during your Thanksgiving celebration.
Turn a basket into a holiday decoration that you can use to hold goodies, napkins or other holiday items. This tutorial shows you how to take a plain wicker basket and attach fall-themed artificial plants and other embellishments to create a fall or Thanksgiving themed basket.
You probably decorate your dining room table for Christmas, but what about Thanksgiving? We realize that the big turkey, mashed potatoes, and various other sides take up most of the room on the table, but that doesn't mean you can't add some non-edible flavor.
Still baking your turkey all traditional-like in the oven? Why not try a new way of serving turkey this year for Thanksgiving that doesn't even involve the oven? It may sound odd and even a bit difficult, but deep frying a turkey is one of the best ways to eat a turkey.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a cute Thanksgiving card using stamps. First, cut an oval shape with an oval template. After this, you will stamp the image from the harvest home stamp set on watercolor paper. After this, outline the image with SU markers and color the image in with an aqua painter brush. From here, scallop the edges of the design to make it look more unique. Then, glue the stamp to the card stock and use it as the front of a card for the holidays! Experiment with diffe...
The holiday season is soon going to be upon us, which means there will soon be 30 pound turkeys on tables everywhere. Turkey is the centerpiece of a satisfying Thanksgiving table, so it's important to make sure yours is juicy, tender, and roasted just right.
Interested in making candy apples this holiday season? With the right ingredients and technique, it's easy! And this video guide presents a complete, step-by-step walkthrough of the process. For all of the details, and to get started making perfect candy apples yourself, take a look.
When making Turkey, just like chicken or any other sort of poultry, you have to make sure that you clean it well. On top of that you have to make sure that the area that you clean it in as well as all the utensils and dishes that were used in the preparation. In this video you will get tips for cleaning and prepping your Turkey for consumption!
Here's a fun alternative to using bread crumbs in your Thanksgiving stuffing - make it with rice in a rice cooker! Use rice, almonds, butter, a tart red apple, onion, celery, poultry seasoning, thyme and chicken stock. Then mix them all up and cook them in a rice cooker!
Salt seems to sneak in everywhere, especially for big meals like Thanksgiving, when it seems every dish calls for salt. Some ideas for cutting down on salt is to cook with unsalted butter, low-sodium broths or use salt substitutes when cooking.
Cooks and pastry chefs like to use a lot of jargon in the naming of their cooking ingredients and finished foodstuffs to make their work sound fancier. Tuna tartare, for example, is really nothing more than finely choppsed tuna flavored with seasonings and sauces.
The turkey has been eaten, the mashed potatoes with chives inhaled, and the glasses clinked. After all the hullabaloo of Thanksgiving, the task of cleaning up and taking care of leftovers daunts every host.
Make a healthy food enjoyable this Thanksgiving or Christmas by mixing yourself a POMtini. Made of POM juice and several different liqueurs, the POMtini is the brainchild of POM founder Lynda Resnick.
We've all come to expect turkey as the main dish on Thanksgiving, maybe even Christmas, but did you know you can serve turkey as a dessert, too? In this episode of "The Martha Stewart Show," you'll learn how to make turkey cupcakes (which are not made with actual turkey meat—they just look like turkeys).
This video shows you how to clean a Thanksgiving Turkey. For this, you will need a turkey. Place the turkey in a clean sink. Remove the plastic bag. Carefully remove the contents from the belly of the turkey. Reach into the belly of the turkey, with your hand and remove the packets. It will likely contain the turkey’s heart, liver, giblets, and neck. When you remove these items, set them aside to be used later. They can be incorporated into the other Thanksgiving recipes, including dressing/s...
This video demonstrates the proper way to deep frying a turkey. Before you start frying the turkey, you should make sure the turkey is fully on normal temperature and that your pot of oil is at 350 degrees. Turn off the flame of the pot and then slowly lower your turkey and submerge it in oil, making sure to avoid spilling any oil. Once the turkey is fully submerged in the oil, you can turn the flame back on again. The turkey should be cooked for 3.5 minutes per pound. If the instructions in ...
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Part of the fun of Thanksgiving is getting to eat the turkey. Before you do that, though, you need to get some prep done first. Chef Eric shows you the best way to debone a turkey. It's similar to deboning a chicken, but with some significant changes.
Thanksgiving is all about the turkey. So much can go wrong with a turkey, though. The turkey could come out tough and dry, and totally unappetizing. Learn how to combat gross turkey, and turn out a moist, flavorful turkey for an awesome Thanksgiving.
Pie crust can be one of the most infuriating and disappointing part of the pie-making experience. If you must insist on making your own pie crust for Thanksgiving, you should at least get some expert advice. CHOW shows us how to make a delicious, flaky, pie crust that's perfect for any Thanksgiving pie, whether it's pumpkin pie or pecan pie.
Take the stress out of your Thanksgiving dinner showpiece when you roast up a moist, golden bird. Learn how to cook the perfect Thanksgiving turkey.
You can save calories without sacrificing flavor just by tweaking your Thanksgiving dishes. Learn how to make low calorie Thanksgiving dishes this year.
Tradition says slice the turkey at the table, but we think your guests will just as happy with a pretty, plated presentation. Watch this video to learn how to properly carve a turkey this Thanksgiving!
What's better than melted marshmallow goodness on top of sweet potatoes? This great Thanksgiving dinner side is delicious and easy to make! Follow along with this cooking how-to video to learn how-to bake sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows.
Once you've got your turkey nicely roasted all that is left for you to do is cut it up and eat it. In this how to video Chef Paul shows you how to properly carve a turkey. Watch and learn how simple it is to cut the breast, legs, and thighs.
A Turducken is a partially de-boned turkey stuffed with a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed with a small de-boned chicken. Each layer is surrounded with a bread type stuffing. We used a cornbread, jalapeÃ±o, smoked oyster stuffing and a sage, onion, celery stuffing. The turducken was roasted in the oven and served with mashed potatoes and green beens with cracklin Cracklin is the rendered duck fat cooked to a crunchy bacon like state. This video will show the tools you will need to debon...
In this video series, watch as Matt Cail teaches how to decorate for the Thanksgiving holidays. Learn how to use paper, balloons, pumpkins, plates, knick knacks, streamers, candles, and art to make your Thanksgiving a festive and beautiful gathering that will be remembered even after the world comes to an end and life as we know it has ceased to exist and cannot be found even in the collective memories of the fading atoms and molecules that use to comprise this cold, dark world.
In this video series, Emory Davis shares his method for deep frying a Thanksgiving turkey. Many of us have probably wondered how you deep fry a turkey as large as those served in traditional Thanksgiving dinners.