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How to Cook Hickory Smoked Ham Shank
Dec30

How to Cook Hickory Smoked Ham Shank

It’s the Holiday season & we’re still celebrating with this gorgeous Hickory Smoked Ham Shank! Don’t be afraid of these large cuts of meat. They may take a while to cook to your liking, but hams are easy to cook. Now, don’t just think it has to be a Holiday to cook ham…this is a great dish to make on a weekend, and then use the leftover ham during the week! A really tasty time saver for breakfast,...

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How to Cook Southern Greens
Dec26

How to Cook Southern Greens

If you want to cook a great Southern meal, you want to be sure you perfect How to Cook Southern Greens! In the American South, two or more kinds of greens are frequently cooked together & serve as side dishes, especially with Holiday dinners. Oh, my…the way they are prepared is ever so delicious, and of course, with rich Holiday meals, greens are typical of what we tend to crave. It’s almost a contest to find who...

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How to Make Pomegranate Granita
Dec23

How to Make Pomegranate Granita

Pomegranates are a part of the cold, Northern Hemispherical Winters, and this Pomegranate Granita recipe is an icy surprise. Aside from the relationship between Pluto & Persephone, where she was committed to leave the Earth to dwell in the confines of the unpleasant, infernal regions during Earth’s Winter. This was a result of eating just one seed of pomegranate. Goodness, just from one seed? I would have at least demanded...

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How to Make Lemon Meringue Pie
Dec22

How to Make Lemon Meringue Pie

A lemony, tangy Lemon Meringue Pie is just the perfect dessert after a hearty turkey or roast beef dinner. Oh, how we do enjoy that pie at Thanksgiving, Christmas, even Easter in our household. Although purchased pie filling preparation is quicker, and quite tasty as well, nothing surpasses the flavor of “prepared from scratch” pie filling where we use freshly squeezed lemon juice & fresh lemon zest. It takes a bit...

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How to Cook Instant Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Dec09

How to Cook Instant Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes are on the menu today using instant mashed potato flakes, and a great garlic option you’ll love. Typically, I use fresh potatoes for mashed potatoes. However, when you’re in a pinch without potatoes, you’re a newbie to cooking & mashed potatoes from scratch is a stretch for you, or you happen to have a box of this in your pantry, you need to know what to do with them. Instant mashed...

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What’s to Love About National Leftover Day?
Nov29

What’s to Love About National Leftover Day?

The 4th Friday of November is National Leftover Day! Hallelujah! It’s the day after, the guests are gone, and the leftovers are delectable! Of course, you have refrigerated everything you can. I don’t enjoy reheated meat – it just tastes odd to me. So, the meat goes into the oven to be warmed just above room temperature. There’s lots of stuffing & cranberry sauce leftover. Mashed potatoes – no...

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How to BBQ Turkey Legs
Nov28

How to BBQ Turkey Legs

There’s nothing like BBQ Turkey Legs! They are large & in charge, smoky, a bit charred, and fun to hang onto and devour! My favorite place to eat these are at the Texas State Fair in Dallas, or even at Trader’s Village in Grand Prairie, Texas. They have some great treats to eat there! Alas, I live in Canada, and there are times when I just want that same flavor… When I BBQ turkey legs or other large pieces of...

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How to Cook Turkey Stuffing: National Stuffing Day
Nov28

How to Cook Turkey Stuffing: National Stuffing Day

The 4th Thursday of November is National Stuffing Day! A day to itself for stuffing? Well, it’s so mouth-watering that I don’t begrudge giving it a day of its own. We enjoy stuffing so much at our house, that not only do we stuff our poultry, but we even make extra in a casserole to enjoy it for a couple days. My Mother-in-law made wonderful dressing, albeit different from mine, but she would bring us the most delicious...

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Tips for Roasting Turkey: National Turkey Day
Nov28

Tips for Roasting Turkey: National Turkey Day

The 4th Thursday of November is National Turkey Day! How appropriate to have Turkey Day at this time of year? What would a Thanksgiving or Christmas celebration be without the proverbial turkey, one of my very favorite meals? Apparently, every nation has its own distinctive way to cook this International favorite. In recent years, I have been introduced to a couple of new ways to cook this wonderful bird. Turkey Tips: I’ve...

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How to Stuff a Turkey for Roasting
Nov27

How to Stuff a Turkey for Roasting

How to stuff a turkey for roasting may sound simple enough, but there could be some confusion in the details. There seem to be quite a few steps when preparing large poultry for roasting, like a Holiday turkey. These in between steps take time, and are important, so that everything gets cooked properly & runs smoothly, especially on Thanksgiving or Christmas. In this particular cooking show, I’m showing you how to stuff a...

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How to Cook Mincemeat for the Holidays
Nov18

How to Cook Mincemeat for the Holidays

Not exactly sure what Mincemeat is? Not many people do, but it is a traditional dish made in those regions where the World was colonized British, in general. There are variations in Australia, Canada, USA, northern Europe, Ireland & South Africa. How to Cook Mincemeat: The recipe I’m sharing for my mincemeat is one which yields enough for 6 pies. Tip: If you’re going to go through all of this effort to make mincemeat,...

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How to Prepare a Turkey for Roasting
Nov15

How to Prepare a Turkey for Roasting

You’ve got a turkey & an oven, but what happens in between? Here’s how to prepare a turkey for roasting. You are going to want to season the turkey inside & out, stuff it (if desired), and get things organized to put this bird in your oven. How to Prepare a Turkey for Roasting: When roasting a turkey, you may opt to use a brined turkey or a non-brined turkey. Making sure the turkey skin is dry before preparing it...

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How to Prepare a Brined Turkey for Roasting
Nov15

How to Prepare a Brined Turkey for Roasting

If you have never Brined a Turkey before cooking it, you are missing out on flavor & some really moist meat. A bird that has been brined acts differently when cooking it than a bird that didn’t take that salty, spicy dip. Advantages of Brining a Turkey: Flavor: The spices & salt in the brine really are imparted into the meat, giving you a more savory experience. Texture:  The turkey will be kicked up in moisture content...

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