How To Easily Defrost Prepare Cook and Carve A Thanksgiving Holiday Turkey

id-100475624Cooking a Thanksgiving Turkey really comes down to four easy steps.

The preparation of the Turkey starts with whether it is fresh or frozen. No one wants to wake up Thanksgiving morning to a half frozen turkey, so defrosting ahead of time is essential. According to the USDA you will need at least 1 day per 4 -5 pounds of turkey defrost in the refrigerator.

Here is a chart for thawing in the refrigerator:

4 to 12 pounds – 1-3 days
12 to 16 pounds – 3-4 days
16 to 20 pounds – 4-5 days
20 to 24 pounds – 5-6 days

There is another method you can use by submerging the wrapped turkey in cold water and changing the water out every 30 minutes.

4 to 12 pounds – 2 to 6 hours
12 to 16 pounds – 6 to 8 hours
16 to 20 pounds -8 to 10 hours
20 to 24 pounds – 10 to 12 hours

Now that you have a defrosted turkey it’s time to move onto the next steps , preparing, stuffing and flavor.

Easy Roast Turkey for Beginners for the Holidays!

Stuffing with Sausage


How To Carve A Turkey

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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36 Kitchen Tips and Tricks You Need To Know

Make your day easier in the kitchen with these great tips and tricks at Listotic.com

Why you should grate butter

How to Test Your Eggs for freshness

Why you should store your ice cream in a plastic bag

A DIY travel cup

How to slice Watermelon

How to Keep Lettuce Fresh Longer

The Best Way To Chill Wine

and much more

Get your tips and tricks -> 36 Kitchen Tips and Tricks That Nobody Told You About

Thanks Listotic!

 

 

 

 

 

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Barbecue – Desserts -Treats and Party Ideas for the 4th of July

ID-100263247Summer is here and it is time to bring out yummy 4th of July Barbecue, Side Dishes, Salads, Desserts and decorations adorned in red white and blue. 242 years ago America declared independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. Picnics, Party’s and heading to the beach will be on the agenda for many, ending this wonderful day with Fireworks lighting up the sky in celebration of Independence Day.

Check out our 4th of July Pinterest Board. We have delicious recipes for Bar B Ques, Desserts, Side Dishes, Decoration’s and more fun.

Have a great 4th of July and remember to drink responsibly. Don’t drink and drive or let someone you know!

Happy 4th of July!

 

 

 

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How To Make a Quick Easy No Knead Bakery Style Bread Recipe and Step by Step Video

Jenny over at Jenny Can Cook on youtube has a faster method and easy recipe for a no knead bakery style bread with a golden crispy crust. She will take you step by step to cook up this delicious bread made by hand and you will be eating this in not time at all. Jenny uses just four ingredients: Flour, Yeast, Salt and water. It is cooked up in a a 4 or 5-quart Dutch oven. You could dress up this bread with any flavors you want… an idea could be Italian seasoning and roasted garlic cloves for an Italian loaf!. Check out the video below for this amazing easy recipe!

 

 
 

Jenny has included tips and links for this recipe (like aerating the flour) Here.

There is just something so relaxing and cozy when your fill your kitchen with that wonderful aroma of fresh baked bread!

Thanks so much Jenny!

        

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Treat Mom for Mother’s Day With these Recipes

Celebrate Mom this Mother’s day with special recipes just for her made by you. Breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner make sure Mom is getting her favorite treats or a new dish she will love!. Mom has the day off and the kitchen is off limits to her, getting someone else to do the cooking will be a wonderful treat.
Check out some of these idea’s!

Breakfast

Western Baked Omelet

7 Tasty Slow Cooker Breakfast

Chocolate Croissants in 20 minutes

 

Brunch

50 Mothers Day Brunch Recipes

Southern Cheesy Grits Casserole

Spinach Bacon Hash Brown Quiche

Lunch

Monte Cristo Sliders

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Homemade Pizza Pockets

Dinner

Easy Bourbon Chicken

The Best Oven Fried Chicken

Porterhouse Steaks With Mushroom And Garlic Sauce

Crock Pot Pork with Mashed Potatoes

Dessert

Lemon Meringue Cookies

Puff Pastry Nutella Apple Roses
Get more recipes on our Mother’s Day Recipe board over at Pinterest
Enjoy!

 

 

 

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