Thanksgiving Leftover Egg Rolls

Thanksgiving Leftover Egg Rolls

I know we are nowhere near Thanksgiving, but we like to have a nice Thanksgiving meal a couple times throughout the year to test new recipes. This time around we had a bunch of leftovers and thought some Thanksgiving leftover egg rolls sounded delicious! Spoiler Alert! These egg rolls were freaking fantastic! Plus, you get to dip them in gravy!  Easily the best leftover dish that we have ever made. Trust me, we have made a ton.

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Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast

Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast

I love the ease and convenience of a boneless turkey breast. However, I find that they can be quite dry sometimes. So, I decided to wrap one in bacon to see how it would turn out.  The results were fantastic.  This was definitely one of the best turkeys that I have ever eaten.  It was moist, flavorful and best of all, easy to make!  It was so simple that it should almost be illegal. If you are looking for a delicious and easy way to serve Turkey on Thanksgiving or any holiday for that matter, then this is your recipe.

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How to Smoke a Turkey with Rex’s Turkey Rub

Smoked Turkey Rub

One of my favorite methods of cooking a turkey is on the smoker.  I find that the smoke adds some nice little notes that complement the turkey.  Traditionally, I use just salt and pepper.  However, I wanted to come up with a rub that would give me some mouth watering, super tasty turkey.  I think I may have done just that.

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Broth Based Turkey Brine

Broth Turkey Brine

I love to smoke a turkey for the holidays.  I have discovered that the only way to smoke an amazing turkey is to brine the turkey (and to tell you the truth, I even brine my oven-baked turkeys now).  Without brining, the turkey can be dry and tough. However, if you use a standard brine, the turkey is guaranteed to be juicy and tender.  This year, I decided to step up my brining process by using a super flavorful broth. The results were downright amazing.  I know you will enjoy!

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Thanksgiving Leftover Shepherd’s Pie

Thanksgiving Leftover Shepherd's Pie

I don’t know about you, but we always make way more food than we need for Thanksgiving so that we can have leftovers.  I almost think that the leftovers are better than the original meal.  I know it sounds wrong, but Thanksgiving leftovers are the bomb!  Usually we have a pretty well balanced amount of leftovers.  However, this time we had more leftover potatoes than usual.  So, I decided that it was time to come up with a recipe that featured leftover mashed potatoes.  This Thanksgiving Shepherd’s Pie features leftover turkey, gravy, vegetables all topped with a nice layer of potatoes.  It was a hit and I am sure it will be a hit at your house!

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How to Cook a Frozen Turkey

How to cook a turkey from Frozen

There is nothing worse than waking up on Thanksgiving morning to discover that you forgot to defrost your turkey.  You panic!!  There is no safe way to thaw a turkey in time to eat it and you can’t figure out what to do.  Well, I am here to help rescue you.  We are going to cook … Read moreHow to Cook a Frozen Turkey

How to Smoke a Turkey

Smoked Turkey

Ever since I got my first smoker, I have been smoking everything but turkey.  I never had the guts to try to smoke a Turkey for Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving is one of those meals that you cannot screw up.  However, after this year of competitions and gaining more experience with my smoker, I wanted to try it.  I must say, smoking a turkey is simple and fun.  Plus, it tastes amazing.  I have no idea why I have not done this sooner.  Smoking a turkey opens up space in your oven for side dishes and also makes it so that your oven does not have to be on all day.  With a few simple steps, your turkey will come out perfect every time.

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How to Brine a Turkey

Turkey Brine

It is that time of the year.  The time when many people freak out trying to cook a turkey for a large group of people.  When done right, turkey is the most amazing food around.  However, turkey easily dries out and needs to be monitored when cooked.  The easiest way to add flavor and keep … Read moreHow to Brine a Turkey

A Deep Fried Thanksgiving

Last week Tucker and I drove to Michigan to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. It was a great time. Tucker loved the road trip. When we arrived I learned that we were going to deep-fry a Turkey. I have done this a couple of time before, so I helped prepare a marinade and we were off to deep-fry.  Deep Frying is quick, easy and delicious.

Deep Fried Thanksgiving
Deep Fried Thanksgiving

Deep-frying gives you crispy skin and some of the juiciest turkey around.

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Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

Last week, I received a shipment of turkey related items from Foodbuzz.com and Shadybrook Farms.  In the package was a frozen turkey breast.  I wanted to roast it to show the ins and outs of roasting a turkey.  So I picked up a couple of sides and some fresh herbs.  It was a small breast so I called a couple of friends to come over and try my pre-Thanksgiving feast.

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Turkey Meatball Subs

Sometimes I get tired and want to take a shortcut.  Making meatballs from scratch takes a lot of time and effort.  So the other day when I received a shipment of turkey meatballs from my advertisers Shadybrook Farms and Foodbuzz.com I was excited.  Shadybrook Farms is known for Turkey. The turkey meatballs that I received were Italian spiced meatballs. So they were the perfect meatball for making subs.  I am huge meatball sub guy. I love marinara sauce, meat, cheese and bread.  Basically it is the ultimate combination.  With some peppers, onions and homemade marinara these subs kicked butt.

Turkey Meatball Subs
Turkey Meatball Subs

Topped with a couple of slices of mozzarella cheese these subs were a hot awesome mess.

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