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How to Roast Pinenuts

how to roast pinenuts Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Place pinenuts on a cookie sheet or cake pan. Roast for 5-8 minutes in oven. Pinenuts should be slightly browned and fragrant.

How to use up Leftover Turkey

Make: Turkey Chili Turkey Stock Turkey Gumbo Chopped Turkey Liver Turkey Kasha Varniska Turkey Salad Turkey Enchiladas There are more choices out there than just sandwiches. Although they’re good too, especially with cranberry sauce! Bonus: Make this cake and use up any leftover cranberry sauce!

The Quick Roast Method of Turkey Making

Ingredients: 1 turkey (we used a 18 lb turkey that we brined) Directions: Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Place turkey in a large roasting pan. Place in oven and roast for 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350. Remove the turkey from the oven and cover the breast with […]

How to Brine a Turkey

How to brine a turkeyIngredients: 1 gallon of vegetable stock OR 1 gallon water plus 1 vegetable bullion cube1 quart orange juice1 quart cold water1 cup salt1/2 cup light brown sugar1/4 pickling spices1 teaspoon whole peppercorns 1 turkey (we used an 18 lb turkey) Directions: WARNING: This part should be […]

Madras Curry Powder

Ingredients: 2 1/2 tablespoons whole coriander seeds 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 1/2 tablespoon dry mustard 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon tumeric 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon cayenne powder 1/2 teaspoon allspice Directions: Combine all ingredients and grind into a smooth powder using a food processor, coffee grinder (that […]

Freezing Berries

Freezing is a great way to save fresh berries and have them for future recipes. For most recipes (muffins for example) you don’t even have to defrost the berries, you can use them the exact same way you would fresh. Some tips:· Select the best, freshest berries you can· Pick […]

How to Boil Perfect Eggs

Place eggs in pan. Fill pan with cool water until it is about 1 inch above the eggs. Bring a rapid boil. Immediately cover and remove from heat. Sit covered for 15 minutes. Drain, cool under cold water. This method produces hard boiled eggs with nearly centered yolks with no […]

Turkey Stock

8 quarts cold water 1-2 turkey carcass(es), meat removed, leaving some crisp skin on 3 onions, quartered 1 bunch celery cut up 1/2 lb carrots, chopped 2 heads garlic Spices (place in 4 inch square of cheesecloth or a tea ball) 1 teaspoon peppercorns 1 bay leaf 1/4 tsp. dried […]

Simple Syrup

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water Directions: In a saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and whisk until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture thickens. Cool completely. Pour into a clean jar and cap tightly. Refrigerate and use as needed. or try this variation […]

Popcorn Toppings

I use 2-4 tablespoons of each, depending on the amount of popcorn made Butter and Popcorn Salt (so much better then margarine and regular salt)Cayenne PepperHungarian Hot PaprikaOld BayParmesan CheeseSugarCuminCurry PowderSemisweet Chocolate ChipsNutmegChopped Chives Chili powder and lime zest