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

Quick Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Quick Breakfast Sausage

I am on a huge breakfast sandwich kick right now.  No idea, but I love the combination of sausage, egg and cheese.  However, this new kick has not been to good to my waistline.  So I decided to find out a way to eat my favorite meal and keep my stomach happy while keep my … Read moreQuick Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Turkey Tuesday Roundup 2012

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 2012

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

Turkey Tuesday Roundup 2011

Smoked Turkey

Well it is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and I wanted to give a few pointers. 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 few … Read moreTurkey Tuesday Roundup 2011

Thanksgiving (Pasty) Hand Pie

Thanksgiving Hand Pies

When I used to live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the Pasty (pronounced “Past – eee”) was king. It is a meat filled hand pie that was usually topped with gravy or ketchup. The pie was all meat and potatoes and lacked the gravy or liquid inside of a pot pie. I though this … Read moreThanksgiving (Pasty) Hand Pie

Turkey 101

Turkey Time

Well it is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and I wanted to give a few pointers.  Let me know if there is anything that I have left out. Choose your turkey wisely… Choose a turkey based on the number of guests.  Average is about 1lb per person.  Sounds like a lot, but remember a turkey contains … Read moreTurkey 101

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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Thanksgiving Pizza

This week I have preparing for Thanksgiving.  It all started when Foodbuzz.com and Shadybrook Farms sent me a Turkey Breast.  From there I made Potatoes, Biscuits and Stuffing.  Traditionally the day after Thanksgiving is filled with shopping deals a lot of leftovers.  I have been thinking about ways to use the leftovers.  I have finally figured out the perfect thing.  Thanksgiving Pizza.  Start with a biscuit pizza crust and layer on the leftovers.  It is the perfect food.  It combines pizza with all of the favorites from Thanksgiving.  The ultimate day after Thanksgiving meal. Thanksgiving Pizza!

Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza
Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza

Topped with a little cheddar cheese, this pizza is awesome!!!

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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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