Simple Wonton Noodles

You will not believe how I made these Wonton Noodles! This idea came to me and I had to try it. I have never seen where anyone has done this before but I’m sure somebody has. It’s like having fresh pasta in your soup only they are simple to make. Have you ever made them this way before? I’m sure […]

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Turkey Pasta Salad

What a great way to use your leftover Thanksgiving turkey. This is a Turkey Pasta Salad unlike any I have made before. It has a hint of lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and herbs. My husband and I both loved this salad a lot! Adapted from: Favorite Brand Name Country Christmas   Ingredients   In a large bowl toss together […]

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Turkey Vegetable Soup

What will you do with your turkey carcass on Thanksgiving? Don’t throw it out. Refrigerate it like you do with any food and you can make soup the next day. If you won’t have time, freeze the carcass along with about 1-2 cups of turkey meat to make soup another day. Break the carcass in half so it will fit […]

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Napa Valley Turkey Salad

This was the best turkey salad I have ever had! I would never have dreamed of putting this dressing on my turkey salad and it was amazing. Add some chopped pecans, green onions and it is the perfect salad. I didn’t have pecans or green onions so I left them out and it was still delicious! It is definitely a […]

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Salted Roast Turkey

How many times do you want to make a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner and try a different way than usual? Well I finally got that chance. I am not hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year and we bought this 13 pound turkey for only 47 cents a pound! I have always wanted to make a liquid salt brine and brine the […]

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Tortilla Bites

Kid friendly Tortilla Bites are made with your favorite meat and cheese. They are wonderful to make up and store in the refrigerator for the kids and adults to snack on. Making them with a color contrast makes them very appealing. Great as an appetizer, snack or even a meal. Tortilla Bites are nice to serve for a party or […]

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Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini

Whether you have Chicken or Turkey for Thanksgiving, here is an excellent way to use up all those leftovers! Chicken or Turkey Tetrazzini is filled with a freshly grated Parmesan Cheese sauce, mushrooms, pasta and more! If you do not have leftover Chicken or Turkey, I like to buy the rotisserie chickens at Sam’s Club. They are delicious, large, fully […]

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Turkey Cooking Facts & Safety

Are you in charge of cooking the Thanksgiving Turkey this year? What size turkey should you buy to have enough to feed everyone? What temperature should the oven be? What temperature should the turkey be when it is done? What if it is stuffed? When determining what size turkey to cook, figure one pound per person if you have light eaters and you don’t want any leftovers. Otherwise, figure 1-1/2 pounds of  turkey per person. This weight includes the weight of the carcass. If you are right on the edge of buying another turkey, buy a turkey breast instead. That way you will definitely have enough. Below is information off the USDA Food and Safety Inspection website. If you don’t see your question answered here, give them a call! There are so many different ways to fix a turkey. You can brine, marinate, bake it in the oven, put it on a rotisserie, deep fry, cook in a paper bag, smoked it and so on. Whatever way you cook yours, as long as you don’t undercook it or over cook it, it will taste great. Each year, try a new way of cooking your turkey until you find the one that is perfect for you! Everyone have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving dinner!

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Defrosting a Turkey

*****DO NOT THAW YOUR TURKEY ON THE COUNTER***** Did you buy a great turkey for Thanksgiving this year? Was it frozen when you purchased it and you will need to thaw it before that special day? Use these guidelines for thawing your turkey to help keep your family and friends safe from food poisoning. When thawing your turkey in the […]

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