Category: Featured Recipe

Thanksgiving Planning Made Easy

I know, I know.  Thanksgiving planning is already underway and there are dozens of things to do.  Don’t worry.  Whether this is the first holiday meal you’ve hosted or you’re a seasoned veteran preparing the bird and all the trimmings, with a little planning and preparation your holiday meal will be a success.

Roasted Turkey

The center of any Thanksgiving table has to be a beautifully roasted turkey. The goal is a beautifully crisp golden brown skin with moist and flavorful meat cooked perfectly throughout. I’ve experimented with dozens of methods: brining and not brining, basting, cooking in a bag, cooking covered, cooking upside down, even frying.

This one, which involves brining and then injecting the meat periodically throughout the cook time, is perfection. As my hubby said when he first tasted it: “Winner, winner, turkey dinner!”

Dublin Coddle

Dublin Coddle is everything I want on a cold fall day. It’s warm. It’s hearty. It’s delicious. The smells fill my home and before long the whole family is gathered around the table telling stories and laughing together. I love this meal.

Carnitas

When I think about Mexican food, the first thing I think of is carnitas. Good carnitas. This is always the first thing I try at any Mexican restaurant and, if it isn’t good, I don’t go back. Done right, carnitas ….

Taco Soup

I love this recipe. It is a quick meal in the instant pot or an easy one to throw in the slow cooker in the morning and let cook all day (making the house smell DELICIOUS!) Everyone always loves it.