Foolproof Oven Roasted Turkey Recipe for Thanksgiving or Any Occasion

No brines, no oven bags, and no basting while cooking. This recipe maximizes on the fact that a turkey is wonderfully self-basting while cooking and utilizes simple techniques to produce a delicious bird on the table every time. It took me years of trying various approaches before I realized that short of deep frying a... Continue Reading →

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Sweet, Savory, and Simple Cranberry Chutney Recipe

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays for the obvious reasons such as family, food, and compressing all of the year's gratitude into one waist-expanding day. I especially enjoy all of the wonderful, traditional foods that accompany the meal such as turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, but I've never really been a huge fan of... Continue Reading →

Dry Brined and Smoked Whole Turkey Recipe

Traditional oven roasted whole turkey is the fail safe for most American homes when it comes to Thanksgiving (or any celebratory event that warrants roasting an entire turkey to feed a lot of people). There's a reason for that and it's because for the most part, oven roasting a turkey is a safe as well as... Continue Reading →

The Perfect Pecan Pie Recipe

Pie is a quintessential dessert during the holiday season. When I was a kid, I didn't understand how to make one because my family only purchased them from bakeries. One Thanksgiving, my aunt made a pecan pie from scratch and in response to my utter amazement, she brushed off my praise by telling me it... Continue Reading →

Mushroom Stuffed Pork Chops Baked in Stuffing

This year some friends and I had an early Thanksgiving in Connecticut because my friends weren't able to make it home this year. Our hostess called it, "Friendsgiving," in an appropriate attempt at distinguishing the event from its usual late-month predecessor. While trying to come up with what dish to bring, my friend, Flex (of... Continue Reading →

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Thanksgiving is one of those great American holidays that no matter what religion or non-religion you are, we can all celebrate it. It's a time to give thanks for all we have and for those we have in our lives to share it with. Every year since I was about 6 years old, my immediate... Continue Reading →

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