Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Last-minute Thanksgiving recipes, including non-turkey and vegetarian options.
Whether you’re scraping for a last-minute vegetarian dish, or simply want to spruce up your annual gathering, Pinterest is a great resource. The majority of the site's images link back to an original source for handy instructionals or online ordering. Find some of my ideas on the Sunset Hills-Crestwood Patch Pinterest page. (Even if you don’t have a Pinterest account, boards are visible.) Do you have an idea you'd like to add, or an image we should re-pin? Email email@example.com or paste the link in the comments below.
Fifty turkey experts will answer questions on meal prep and turkey emergencies this holiday season.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
It's Thanksgiving, the guests are only hours away and your turkey still is frozen. What can you do? Have no fear, the Butterball Turkey talk-line is open and ready to help. For more than 20 years Butterball representatives have talked turkey. The questions run the gamut, from experienced cooks simply looking for tips to make the perfect bird, to panicked hosts trying to avert disaster. "We have many different hats that we wear," said Tara-Rose Groberski, who has worked on the turkey talk line for 10 years. "We're there to alliviate their angst. Will tell them to take a deep breath and walk them through what they have to do." The first turkey talk line had six home economists answer 11,000 phone calls in 1981. This year more than 50 …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Make this year's Thanksgiving a little easier. Consider cooking a little less and doing part of, or the entire, Thanksgiving Day feast as a carry-out.
For Thanksgiving next week, the question for many remains. Are you cooking this holiday or not? Perhaps the better question is: How much of this year’s Thanksgiving dinner do you plan on cook yourself? With over-extended schedules, cooking anything, let alone Thanksgiving dinner has become an overwhelming task. Thankfully there's help. If you can’t or don't have time to cook, or just don't want to cook, hire it done. Chefs, caterers and grocers have taken note and are ready to provide the elements of a Turkey Day dinner for the time-crunched, weary and/or culinary challenged. “People don’t have the time to cook like they used to,” said Joe Weinmann, co-owner of Kenrick’s Meats and Catering who explained how he offers his customers a …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Check out recipes for biscuits, soup and upside down cake.
In anticipation to the holidays, sweet potatoes will remain a seasonal feature at markets across the area. Beyond the marshmallow sweet potato casserole, consider including one of this week's recipes to your Thanksgiving menu, compliments of The North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission. Sweet Potato Cornbread Stuffing Heat oven to 375˚F. In a skillet, sauté sweet potatoes, onions and celery in butter for 7–10 minutes, or until onions and celery are tender. Spoon mixture into large mixing bowl. Stir in parsley and ginger. Add cornbread and pecans and toss to mix. Slowly add chicken broth and toss to moisten. Place stuffing in a lightly oiled casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes, covered. Remove cover and bake for 15 more minutes to thoroughly …
Forget the mini-marshmallows or the streusel topping for those Thanksgiving sweet potatoes. Instead, give that sweet potato side dish or dessert a new look with creative recipes your guests will be thankful for.
Mountains of mini-marshmallows and tons of brown sugar will surface once again this Thanksgiving via the sweet potato. Candied sweet potatoes calls for almost a half-pound of brown sugar, and a full bag of mini-marshmallows blankets the average sweet potato casserole. While many consider either of these two iconic recipes mandatory on the Thanksgiving menu, there are alternatives. For inspiration, check out your favorite farm-to-table restaurants where local chefs are busy creating recipes for fall’s most versatile vegetable. You'll find it in soups, biscuits, cakes and roasted veggie medleys. With such an assortment of recipes, you'll need to stock up. Thankfully, the new sweet potato crop is now on the market. Stuckmeyer's Farm and …