Sweet potato casserole is a staple of the Thanksgiving feast. Now, I love any excuse to eat a dessert and call it a “vegetable,” but sometimes you want something a little different. I decided to create a dish that has a place with turkey and green bean casserole but your family is unlikely to have had before. When I was trying to figure out what … Continue reading Sweet Potato Risotto
While Christmas is my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving has, arguably, the best food. The centerpiece of the Thanksgiving table is undoubtedly the turkey. A perfectly roasted bird sets the tone of the whole meal. Some people say they don’t care for turkey, but most of those people have suffered through bland and/or dry Thanksgiving meals. I feel sorry for those people, a properly prepared turkey is … Continue reading Roasted Turkey
One of the best ways to get the most from your turkey, and other cuts of meat, is to soak it in a brine, or a salty liquid with herbs and spices. As Samin Nosrat noted in her book Salt Fat Acid Heat,the liquid and salt mixture trigger osmosis in the cells of the meat. This essentially allows you to season the meat from the inside. … Continue reading To Brine or Not to Brine?