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The best basic pan gravy on top of mashed potatoes | Thanksgiving.com

How to make the best basic turkey gravy

Classic Thanksgiving turkey gravy is made using the rich, flavorful drippings that remain in the roasting pan after the turkey is done. Here’s how to do it! Tips to make the best turkey gravy, right from the pan 1. Traditional gravy is best made right in…

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Step by Step directions to carve a turkey from Thanksgiving.com

How to carve a Thanksgiving turkey

Don’t stress, here are 5 easy steps to carve a turkey Turkey carving in 5 easy steps Carving a turkey is sometimes a little more nerve-wracking than cooking it. Am I right or am I right? You don’t want any of the meat to go to…

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Video: How to brine a turkey

Brining made easy What is brining? Similar to marinating, brining is the process of soaking the turkey for a period of time in brine, which is a simple mixture of salt and water. While marinade focuses on adding flavor to the meat, brine focuses making…

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Whole raw turkey, dressed with butter, spices and surrounded with veggies - oven ready | Thanksgiving.com

How to stuff a turkey

Technically, if you don’t stuff your bird, it’s not stuffing—it’s dressing. But the terms are used pretty synonymously. If you’re a traditionalist and want to try stuffing the turkey this year, it can be done in a few simple steps. It really does make for…

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How to roast a turkey

Roasting a turkey made easy If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, the wonderful—yet sometimes dreaded—task of preparing and cooking the turkey is in your hands. Roasting is one of the simplest, most popular ways to cook a turkey. Whether it’s your first time or you’re…

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Video: How to defrost a turkey and more Thanksgiving turkey tips

Anyone who’s seen the 1989 movie “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” with Chevy Chase knows the importance of having a juicy, succulent turkey when hosting friends and family. Especially on Thanksgiving Day, when the turkey is the star of the show! But don’t be worried. Preparing your first…

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Video: How to make homemade cranberry sauce

Cranberries are without a doubt a Thanksgiving staple. Yes, turkey is more iconic, but Thanksgiving Day is the only day of the year most of us eat cranberries—and Craisins do not count. Stuffing (we’ve all had Stove Top at some point this year!), dinner rolls, green beans,…

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How to cut an onion

Video: How to cut an onion 3 different ways

Onions add great flavor and texture to many dishes, but can be cumbersome to cut if you don’t know the correct technique. But don’t go crying over chopped onions, we’re going to show you some simple tips for how to cut an onion 3 different…

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How to Easily Remove Corn from the Cob

Video: How to easily remove corn from the cob

There is nothing quite like the taste of fresh from the cob corn. But as every braces wearing teen will tell you, removing the corn from the cob (without using your chompers) can be more trouble than it’s worth. Until now! The simple trick to getting…

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