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Leftover Turkey Tacos with Cranberry Salsa

You know you found a good use for your turkey leftovers when the meal is good enough that you’d make it again some other time of year. Who knew turkey leftovers could be so good? For the cranberry sauce, I used a few spoonfulls of our Vanilla Cardamom cranberry sauce, and then maybe 1/4 cup...

The Post-Event Wrap Up (and recipes!)

Well, now that I’m awake after my turkey-induced coma… The Spread! The turkey finally came out of the oven. And can I say, we did good! The turkey was so unbelievably moist. Taylor had to get a quick lesson in turkey carving from the New York Times while I started to clean the massive mess...

Thanksgiving Day: 5:23 PM

Turkey is not done yet. I hate cooking poultry for this very reason – I can never tell when the darned thing is done! We’ll get a good temperature reading in one place, then move it and it’ll go down 15 degrees. So our 5:00 dinner is now looking more like a 6:30 dinner. Whoops....

Thanksgiving Day: 1:21 PM

And the turkey is in the oven! (and the camera batteries are in the charger!) We’re really hoping we’re doing all of this right. I mean, there isn’t any complete tutorial that I’ve found (with photos!) of how to prepare a turkey for roasting… I’m reading stuff about tucking the wings somehow under somewhere and...

Thanksgiving Day: 12:06 PM

Now it’s late enough in the day that the smell of garlic is no longer repulsive. Which means it’s time to start roasting our garlic for the Ultimate Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes. To roast garlic, slice off the tops, drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper, wrap in aluminum foil and pop in the oven....