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Fragrant Chicken and Mushrooms

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A superb dish with a great wine flavour.  If you prefer white wine, substitute your favorite dry white for the red. Ingredients: One 3 pound chicken, cut in 8 pieces 3 tablespoons flour, seasoned with salt and pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 8 cloves garlic, peeled 1 onion chopped 1/2 cup carrots, chopped 1/2 teaspoon…
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Bread Stuffing for Turkey

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I found that dried bread cubes are essential when making stuffing because they do a better job of absorbing seasonings and other flavors than fresh cubes.  To dry bread, cut a fresh loaf of French or other white bread into half-inch slices, place the slices in a single layer on baking sheets or cooling racks,…
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Cranberry Sauces

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The distinctive, tart flavor of cranberries has long made them a favorite accompaniment for game and fowl, particularly the holiday turkey.  You can always follow the directions on the bag of cranberries and boil the fruit with some sugar and water.  But why make the same old sauce, which is generally too sweet and one-dimensional in…
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Giblet Pan Gravy

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For detailed tips and techniques for making a richly flavored gravy, please click HERE Makes about 6 cups The gravy is best made over several hours.  Complete step 1 while the turkey is brining,  Continue with step 2 once the bird is in the oven.  Start step 3 once the bird has been removed from…
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Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

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Fore more detailed information on the techniques used to make Cornbread Tuffing, click HERE Makes About 12 Cups In this recipe, the stuffing is not baked in the turkey, but in a baking dish.  To make the stuffing a day in advance, increase both the chicken stock and half-and-half by 1/4 cup each and refrigerate…
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Roasted Turkey For A Crowd

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SERVES 20 TO 24 For detailed tips and techniques on roasting a “big” bird, please click HERE You can use any roasting pan to roast the turkey, even a disposable one, but make sure to use a V-rack to elevate it.  Be careful to dry the skin thoroughly before brushing the bird with butter; otherwise,…
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Chicken Pot Pie

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For tips and techniques on how to prepare a truly satisfying chicken pot pie, please click HERE Serves:  6 Hands-on time: 1 hour Total time:  1 hour, 30 minutes Ingredients: Olive oil cooking spray 1 1/4 cups white-whole flour plus one tablespoon for kneading, divided 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon sea salt plus…
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