Thanksgiving 101

Perfectly Smoked Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving! I want to give my annual quick tips. I know that cooking in general can be stressful enough, without the added pressure of having a houseful of guests.  So I want to help you all out with a few tips, tricks and time saving ideas. Below I have listed a few tips and shortcuts that can help ease your stress and make your thanksgiving a tad bit more joyous.  I have created a sample menu and timing that you can use to make Thanksgiving as easy as possible.  Also, there are plenty of tips from what turkey to choose all the way to how to cook a frozen turkey.  Yes you can cook a frozen turkey and it will turn out delicious.  Its all in there.  If you have any other questions, click the Ask Rex link in the menu above.  I will be around answering emails all day.

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Turkey Tuesday Roundup 2016

Turkey Sugar Cookie

Well it is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, and I want to give my annual quick tips. I know that cooking in general can be stressful enough, without the added pressure of having a houseful of guests.  So I want to help you all out with a few tips, tricks and time saving ideas. Below I have listed a few tips and shortcuts that can help ease your stress and make your thanksgiving a tad bit more joyous.  I have created a sample menu and timing that you can use to make Thanksgiving as easy as possible.  Also, there are plenty of tips from what turkey to choose all the way to how to cook a frozen turkey.  Yes you can cook a frozen turkey and it will turn out delicious.  Its all in there.  If you have any other questions, click the Ask Rex link in the menu above.  I will be around answering emails all week.

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Time to prepare for Thanksgiving!

Turkey 2014

Thanksgiving is less than a week away.  It is time to get the Turkey and determine when to thaw it.  Frozen Turkeys are just fine.  I know every TV chef in the country says to buy a fresh Turkey, I have prepared one fresh and one thawed Turkey side by side and my guests could not tell the difference.  Here are a few tips for picking out a turkey and getting ready for Thanksgiving.

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Turkey Tuesday Roundup 2013

Smoked Turkey

Well it is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and I want to give my annual quick tips. Thanksgiving can be a stressful time for any cook. Accepting or asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It can the one thing that keeps you sane during this sometimes stressful holiday. Below I have listed a … Read moreTurkey Tuesday Roundup 2013

Competition Chili

Competition Chili

I have always wanted to enter into a chili competition but never had the time.  So I decided I would make a nice competition chili at home to see what the differences are between it and normal chili.  For one, Competition chili does not have beans.  It can not have any fillers such as noodles … Read moreCompetition Chili

Review: 25 Essential Techniques for Smoking

Every wednesday I review a cookbook to help weed out the good the bad and the ugly. This week I am reviewing 25 essential techniques for smoking by Ardie A. Davis. I love barbecuing and this seemed right up my alley. Artie A. Davis Artie is an award winning expert with his own barbecue university. … Read moreReview: 25 Essential Techniques for Smoking