Turkey Recipes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It is a national holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada, and now several other countries also observe similar celebrations.

People celebrate this event as a way of giving thanks for all the blessings they get this year and for the preceding year.

Turkey Recipes

The most common food that we serve our family and friends at Thanksgiving is turkey, so here are three turkey recipes for all of you thanksgivers.


A very easy Thanksgiving recipe from AllRecipes where you put the turkey inside an oven bag, and the turkey is cooked in a moist environment because all the juice of the turkey remains in the bottom of the bag. You can also make gravy out of the turkey’s juice.

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5 Easy No Bake Recipes

No oven? No Problem!

We have collected 5 recipes for you that are easy and quick to make, and that don’t require you to use your oven.

Dessert and cake lovers will definitely enjoy these “no bake” recipes, and they’re ideal for you to make with your kids.

Here are 5 mouth-watering no bake recipes:

Vegan Chocolate Bars

These 3 ingredient chocolate bars are perfect recipe for dark chocolate lovers. With only three ingredients you can create a wonderful dessert by Sally’s Baking Addiction.

No Bake Recipe

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5 Easy Recipe for Halloween

Halloween is now an enjoyable event celebrated in USA and other countries for centuries. The most popular tradition during Halloween is Trick-or-Treat and many people go out for Halloween parties.

Here are 5 easy recipes that we find for you for your party treats:

Halloween Eye of Newt

Halloween Recipe

Image from Debbie in AllRecipes

Recipe by: Angela O. [Read more…]

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Dressing up the Potato

PotatoThe common potato is a commonplace ingredient for meals throughout the year. Food and Wine several amazing potato recipes from its contributing cooks. Here are three of those recipes. Try them and give your old side dish a lift.

Chantilly Potatoes with a Parmesan Crust

Maria Guarnaschelli gives a sinfully rich twist to potatoes with her recipe for Chantilly Potatoes with a Parmesan Crust .  Maria Guarnaschelli likes to joke that when you cook French food on a regular basis, you need a cow in the backyard to provide enough butter and cream. This dairy-rich recipe calls for whipped cream and cheese.”

Her recipe calls for two pounds of potatoes (Yukon Gold), half a cup of cold milk, seven tablespoons of softened butter (unsalted), a cup of heavy cream, half a cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, salt, and freshly ground pepper to taste. [Read more…]

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Mediterranean Chicken Stew – Glamorous yet Filling

Chicken stewChicken stew is frequently perceived as daily fare or as comfort food, but Emerill Lagasse’s version makes this dish truly fit for company. It is flavorful and robust, with just the right exotic Mediterranean touch.

Emerill Lagasse’s Version

You will see that Emerill Lagasse’s version of this stew adheres quite well to the Mediterranean diet. Based on his recipe for Mediterranean Chicken Stew posted in, to prepare this dish you will need two whole chicken breasts, (skinless, bone in, cut in quarters), two medium onions (sliced), two cloves garlic, one yellow or one red bell pepper (seeded and chopped), a teaspoon of turmeric, half a teaspoon each of ground cinnamon and ground ginger, two pounds sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into cubes), one can unsalted diced tomatoes (drained), two tablespoons golden raisins, and two cups low sodium chicken. [Read more…]

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Simple and Sophisticated Compotes: Saving the Day


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The compote is one of the simplest desserts you can ever prepare, and yet it lends itself well to the most sophisticated dinners. Some food historians believe compotes originated from Europe, and the earliest records of their existence hail from the Middle Ages. However, a good many food historians also say that the art of processing whole fruits in syrup may have originated in the Mediterranean.

Made of whole fruits stewed in water, spices, and sugar, this dessert’s cooking syrup can be flavored with nutmeg, vanilla, cloves, candied fruit, raisins, or orange peel. Because it can be served either warm or cold, a compote can be used to crown a meal no matter what the weather or the season is.

Compotes to Save the Day

If you are expecting guests for dinner, or if you just want to be ready for people unexpectedly dropping by, take a look at Ina Garten’s recipes for compotes. Because you can cook this dessert way ahead of time and just store it in the refrigerator, serving something sweet and homemade will be a breeze for you. [Read more…]

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Chocolate Beyond Dessert

Savory Chocolate FoodsChocolate is known all over the world as an ingredient for sweets, and for most people the word chocolate will conjure images of dessert. Believe it or not, however, this product lends itself very well to savory dishes as well. Here are some savory dishes that include chocolate as a flavoring agent.

In 9 Savory Dishes with Chocolate posted in Food-All Women’s Talk, Lyndsie Robinson says: “Because dark-chocolate is such a power food, lots of gourmets, gourmands, and foodies are experimenting and creating more savory recipes with this this dessert. You might think that the traditionally sweet treat wouldn’t taste good in a savory dish, but if you do it right, chocolate adds a richness and texture to many sorts of dishes. If you’re feeling a little adventurous and want to try something new, consider making some savory recipes with this sweet!” Her recipes include a spinach pear salad with a chocolate vinaigrette dressing, and beef chili with chocolate. [Read more…]

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The Challenges in Making a Crown of Roast Lamb

Crown of Roast Lamb

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Crown of roast lamb is one of the most delicious and elegant dishes you can serve as the centerpiece of a celebratory meal. It is a dish that can stymie the ordinary cook, but a second look at how it is created will show that it is not all that difficult to prepare.

In the Foolproof Way to Cook Crown Roast of Lamb posted in Serious Eats, Daniel Gritze says, “Regal. I think that may be the best word for a crown roast of lamb—lamb racks that are tied together end-to-end into the shape of a crown. And just like the crowns that grace the heads of monarchs, crown roast of lamb is all about presentation.”

Creating the Crown: Ask the butcher to do it!

Possibly the first major challenge in creating a crown of roast is getting the ribs into that lovely shape. Daniel Gritze says: “…A lamb crown roast is formed by connecting at least two racks, usually with seven or eight bones each, end-to-end. The racks themselves come from the loins that run on either side of the lamb’s spine, with the rib bones attached (for presentation, those rib bones are frenched, or cleaned of meat and sinew). To get the normally straight racks into a curved shape, the butcher makes slits between each of the rib bones on the back sides of the racks (the sides that form the outer wall of the crown roast), allowing them to be flexed like an accordion…” The good news is, the butcher should be able to do that for you.

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Light Cooking With Wine

Cooking With WineCooking with wine can wonderfully transform a simple fare into a rich and elegant gourmet. If you are not so adept at using wine when cooking, however, you may find the exercise a bit daunting. What rules must you remember to make a decent start? If you want your dish to burst with complex layers of flavors, start with a good wine. Julia Child once said, “If you do not have a good wine to use, it is far better to omit it, for a poor one can spoil a simple dish and utterly debase a noble one.”  

Aside from the flavors it can render your dish, wine is good to use because it is one ingredient that can make it less fattening. Elaine Magee, MPH, RD of WebMD Weight Loss Clinic shares some great insights in her post 6 Secrets of Cooking With Wine. She writes: [Read more…]

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Food Tips to Ponder When Whipping the New Year Feast

New Year's foodNew Year is celebrated with a big bang anywhere in the world. It is an occasion when one reflects on the events of the year past while hoping that the change of calendar will bring good tidings. Though superstitions have almost no place in this millennium, those that have bearings to New Year and good luck have perpetuated to this very day.

Tyler Fox, a chef and blogger shares with the readers some of the symbolisms meant to sway the fortunes of the coming year in this post from The Kansas City Star’s Good Food, Good Fortune: Try these traditional recipes to bring luck in the New Year. He writes: [Read more…]

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