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Mexican Hot Chocolate

Mexican hot chocolate was always a special treat when we were growing up. When the holidays would roll around and the weather would turn cold, this was something that dad would make as a treat for us. I still love to cozy up with a cup by the fire. It takes me back to childhood.

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!”