Tips & Techniques

Our Favorite Flavors

Review of Rubs and Marinades

Have you ever gone to a restaurant and wondered how the meat had such a wonderful balance of flavors? Maybe you’ve encountered a familiar flavor that you never imagined would work well combined with roast or pork. It all comes down to the spice combinations and applications.

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Turkey Stock from Scratch

How to make Turkey Stock

Contrary to popular belief, turkey stock can add the perfect punch of savory flavor to your stuffing, rice dishes, gumbo, even turkey salad sandwiches. Make this stock in advance and freeze it for when you need it. Use an ice cube tray and freezer bags to make “flavor bombs” to drop in any dish needing a boost. The possibilities are plenty for this hearty stock recipe.

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Perfect Pie Crust

Perfect Pie Crust Recipe

The Thanksgiving meal isn’t complete without a sweet treat, and the dessert that always gets the holiday nod is pie. Whether your pie flavor of choice is the fall favorite pumpkin or the traditional apple, you’ll want a pie crust with just the right amount of flake. And the best base comes from crusts made from scratch. Don’t fret – we take the guesswork out of crafting pie crusts with this hearty dough recipe.

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Wine Fun for Thanksgiving

Wine Fun for Thanksgiving

The holidays are upon us and that means home entertaining and those long-anticipated dinner extravaganzas with family and friends. I’m always looking for the great wines at a great price that go well with the array of holiday cuisine.  Wines that will leave your guests impressed with your thoughtfulness and send them to the wine store.

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Better Turkey with Brine

How to Brine a Turkey

Brining is the process of submerging meat in a salt solution, often in combination with other flavoring agents (herbs, chili, aromatics), to give your meat its best shot at staying moist while cooking. With brines, you’ll want to marinate the whole bird/spatchcocked bird at least a couple of hours, but for more flavor leave it in the brine solution overnight.

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