It’s time to indulge in those delicious carmelized onions you find as key ingredients on the menu at restaurants everywhere.
Carmelized onions are simple; using 4 tbs butter, 2 1/2 lbs. sliced onion and thyme! Viola! Simmer in a covered pot for 10 minutes and continue to cook on low for 30 minutes stirring vigorously every 3 minutes. Voila! Super delicious carmelized onions to make restaurant quality burgers or gourmet pizzas. The onions will keep nicely in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. I prefer to use a glass mason jar for storage.
Keep the chaos in kitchen to a minimum after Thanksgiving with this simple and delicious go to, pick at all weekend long, best meal to keep on hand for the holiday weekend. Traditionally known as Breakfast Bread, this holiday staple has been turned into breakfast, lunch and dinner. This Sausage Bread, as we call it, is simple to make, reheat and take a long. It is a hearty breakfast for running out the door on Black Friday morning or the perfect mid-day meal after shopping. You can adapt this recipe from mild to spicy or make one of each. We make one of each to satisfy the different palates in our household. Enjoy this recipe; I am confident it will be a go-to in your household as well.
The perfect, most simple go to breakfast, lunch or dinner to keep around and eat off of all weekend long.
- 16 oz Jimmy Dean Sausage (mild or spicy)
- 16 oz Pizza Dough (1 bag from grocer)
- 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella
- 2 Large Egg (One for egg wash)
Pre heat oven to 350 F. Brown break up sausage in a skillet. Remove from heat to let cool for 5 minutes. While sausage is cooling, roll out dough so it is the length of a half-sheet cookie sheet lined with parchment. Place sausage in bowl with cracked egg and the cheese. Stir well. Place dough on cookie sheet. Spoon dough length wise evenly onto the dough. Roll over and seal edges with a pastry cutter. Brush the exterior with the 2nd egg. Place in the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove let rest for five minutes and serve. Cut slices and wrap individually to reheat.
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Forget about having a dry turkey. A fail proof way to ensure a moist turkey is to soak the bird in the buttermilk.
Yep, soak that baby for 24 hours prior to brining and or roasting. Once roasting, baste every 40 minutes with melted butter. I use 3 – 4 pounds of butter! It’s all worth it. I haven’t made a dry turkey yet!
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Photo: Buttermilk with brine in the refrigerator 24 hours prior to roasting.
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With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away it’s time to start planning your menu and picking up a few tips and tricks along the way. We have the secret to a picture perfect turkey; definitely Insta-worthy.
When you look at all of the culinary magazines and web pages the featured turkey is always a beautiful golden brown. Have you ever wondered how that look was achieved? In most instances it is airbrushed or photoshopped. Therefore, not “real”. To serve a golden, insta-worthy, moist turkey we use cheese cloth and a lot of butter; yes, four pounds of UNSALTED butter. That’s right, four pounds of delicious, melted butter.
To get started, slather on the butter to a towel dried bird. Sprinkle on your seasoning, soak a double layer of cheesecloth in melted butter and drape over the turkey. Set oven to 425 F for the FIRST 30 MINUTES; turn down to 325 F and roast until internal temperature at its deepest point is 165 F to 170 F (typically takes 20 minutes per pound at 325 F to reach internal temp). Continually baste every 35-40 minutes with melted butter. You can go straight up melted butter or melted butter with a dry white wine. Remove the cheesecloth with 30 minutes of bake time left. Remove cheesecloth slowly. It might feel like it sticks but it’s ok, just peel it slowly.
Now that the turkey is done and a golden brown, garnish your platter with herbs, citrus and fruit; cover with foil to let the turkey rest for 30 minutes before serving.
Your guests will be drooling at the site of your beautiful turkey. Surely, everyone will want to snap a pic of this perfect turkey for their instagram.
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