Turkey Thawing and Roasting Times Chart
Turkey Thawing and Roasting Times Chart
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/19/2021 | 4 Comments
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In charge of roasting the turkey for your family’s Thanksgiving dinner? Use my turkey thawing and roasting chart to determine how much thaw time and cook time you need to allow.

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Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make Ahead Graphic
Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make Ahead
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/13/2021 | No Comments
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Take the stress out of hosting Thanksgiving dinner by preparing as much of the meal as you can in advance. All of these recipes can be made days (or even weeks) ahead of time.

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Gingersnap Pie Crust
Gingersnap Pie Crust
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/14/2021 | No Comments
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Use this gingersnap pie crust to jazz up your holiday pies, cheesecakes, bars and no-bake desserts. It only takes three ingredients and about 10 minutes to make one, so it’s an easy way to upgrade any recipe that calls for a graham cracker crust.

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How to Carve a Turkey
How to Carve a Turkey
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/21/2018 | No Comments
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Ready to carve your holiday turkey, but afraid you’ll make a mess of it? Just follow these simple step, and you’ll end up with the kind of turkey platter that makes guests oh and ah.

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Printable Thanksgiving Thank You Card
Printable Thanksgiving Thank You Card
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/20/2018 | No Comments
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This Thanksgiving while you’re busy reflecting on all the things that you’re thankful for, why not take a minute to thank some of the people that you’re thankful for?

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Homemade Jellied Cranberry Sauce
Jellied Cranberry Sauce
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/06/2018 | 4 Comments
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Like to cook Thanksgiving dinner from scratch, but have some family members who insist on having that jellied cranberry sauce that comes out looking like the can? Surprise them with this homemade version. It only takes three ingredients and about 15 minutes to make.

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How Much Should I Make Printable on Clipboard
How Much Should I Make for Thanksgiving Dinner?
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/04/2018 | No Comments
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Hosting Thanksgiving dinner, and not at all sure how much food to make? Not to worry, I’ve got a printable for that. It includes all the information you need to determine what size turkey to buy, how many side dishes and desserts to make and even how many dinner rolls you can expect each guest to eat.

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How to Convert Recipes to a Crockpot
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/25/2018 | No Comments
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Free up time and oven space by converting some of your family’s favorite recipes into crockpot recipes. It’s actually a lot easier than you might think. Here’s what you need to know to get it right.

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Pumpkin Seed Toffee
Pumpkin Seed Toffee
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/17/2018 | No Comments
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Get your hands on some pumpkin seeds, so you can make this pumpkin seed toffee. With layers of salty pumpkin seeds, buttery toffee, chocolate and nuts, it’s all the reason you need to carve pumpkins or make a batch of pumpkin puree.

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Pumpkin Seed Brittle
Pumpkin Seed Brittle
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/16/2018 | No Comments
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Planning to carve some jack-o-lanterns, or make some pumpkin puree? Be sure to save your pumpkin seeds, so you can make this pumpkin seed brittle. It’s ridiculously tasty, and really easy to make.

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Pumpkin Seed Bark
Roasted Pumpkin Seed Bark
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/14/2018 | No Comments
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Carving pumpkins is a messy job (especially when kids are involved). Reward yourself for making the effort by roasting the pumpkin seeds, and using them to make this simple, two-ingredient pumpkin seed bark.

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Pink Turkey Meat
Is It Safe To Eat Pink Turkey Meat?
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/09/2018 | No Comments
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You spent all day roasting your turkey. Now, you’ve carved into it, and the meat is pink. Does it need to go back in the oven? Is it safe to serve to your guests? Did you mess up somewhere along the way? Here’s what you need to know to decide.

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No-Fail Yeast Rolls
No-Fail Yeast Rolls
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/02/2018 | 10 Comments
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I brought these yeast rolls to Thanksgiving dinner one year. Now, I’m asked to bring them every time my family gets together for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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Homemade Poultry Seasoning
Poultry Seasoning
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/23/2018 | No Comments
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Use this homemade poultry seasoning to flavor your Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing. It’s made with common spices and herbs that you probably already have in your pantry. Just take a couple minutes to mix them together, and you won’t have any need for the store-bought kind.

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How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice
Pumpkin Pie Spice
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/03/2018 | No Comments
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Obsessed with pumpkin pie spice? Here’s how to make your own, so you can add it to all your fall recipes. Use it to flavor pies, cakes, cookies, breads, pancakes and even your morning coffee.

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Pan Substitutions Chart
Printable Pan Substitutions Chart
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/28/2018 | 3 Comments
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Working on a recipe that calls for a pan size you don’t have? No problem. Just use these pan substitution charts to look up other pans that you can use instead.

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How to Make Turkey Broth
How to Make Turkey Broth
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/26/2017 | 2 Comments
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Turkey broth is easy to make, and loads cheaper than store-bought broth. After you polish off that Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey, use the carcass to make your own broth. Here’s how.

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Turkey Salad Sandwich
Turkey Salad Recipe
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/24/2017 | No Comments
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Have lots of leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Use some of it to make this super-simple, no-cook turkey salad. It comes together in minutes.

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Crockpot Green Bean Casserole Recipe
Crockpot Green Bean Casserole
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/20/2017 | 2 Comments
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Green bean casserole has to be one of the easiest holiday side dishes to make, and it’s a real crowd-pleaser. If you can’t spare the space in your oven to make it, try this crockpot version. It requires less than five minutes of hands-on time.

Not fond of using those store-bought cans of cream of mushroom soup? Then, use my homemade version in their place. You can even use fresh or frozen green beans in this recipe, if you’d like to keep your green bean casserole can-free. That’s definitely my preference.

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Crockpot Broccoli Casserole
Crockpot Broccoli Casserole
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/16/2017 | No Comments
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Broccoli casserole makes its appearance on our table every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s been that way since I was a little kid. But it was only this year that I thought to make it in the crockpot. Can’t believe I didn’t think of it sooner.

Because while there’s nothing hard about making a broccoli casserole in the oven, it hogs one of your oven racks for a full hour. And when you’re cooking a big meal, and trying to time it so that everything is ready at the same time, you can’t always spare the space. This crockpot version solves that problem. Just throw the ingredients in a crockpot in the morning, and your broccoli casserole will be ready by dinnertime. I even have a trick to ensure the cracker topping turns out crispy.

If you’re not keen on using those store-bought cans of cream of mushroom condensed soup, be sure to check out my recipe for a homemade version.

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