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Turkey Crisp

Leftovers are rarely an issue in this house, not because we eat gobble everything down, we have no problems eating leftovers.  However on big meal days, like Thanksgiving (or when I seem to have no sense of “there’s only two of us”) leftovers can eventually become a put off.  You just loose your taste for […]

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Basic Bread Stuffing www.thekitchenwitchblog.com ©Rhonda Adkins Photography 2013

Basic Bread Stuffing

Every year I teach a Turkey 101 class, we cover all you need to know about preparing the star of the show for Thanksgiving. For class we deep fry a turkey, usually McGyver is out in the freezing cold (this year it was 4°F) while I jabber on about turkeys and the attributes of boxed […]

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Company Mashed Potatoes www.thekitchenwitchblog.com ©Rhonda Adkins Photography 2013

Company Mashed Potatoes

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is but a week away? I’m so very excited for this Thanksgiving! My dearest friend Jen and her boy Jake are driving from Spokane, WA to spend Thanksgiving with us. It is monumental to me; she’s as much family as any of my own. Let’s see, the last time that […]

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Turkey Cranberry Cream Cheese Sandwich

This sandwich recipe is not my own.  In the early part of 1997, I was a single, unwed, unemployed mother.  I was trying to get work, even though I loved being home with my daughter Leah, I wanted to get off public assistance as soon as possible. I was brought up that people need to […]

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Venison Sausage and Chestnut Stuffing

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose”  Jack Frost has certainly been nipping at our noses here Montana, actually, I think he’s been biting our noses off.  Our grounds are snow covered and in the last week we’ve had temperatures as low as 7°F. “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”  […]

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Orange Essence Brined Turkey

Holy cannoli!  Thanksgiving is less than a week away!  Have you bought your turkey yet?  If you are purchasing a frozen turkey (the most economical kind) then you better get on it.   Turkeys take several days in the refrigerator to defrost.  If you are planning on brining the bird then you need to move up […]

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I Told You So

Ever get that feeling, you know that niggling little feeling that something is not good? The feeling you get when you watch, lets say a horror movie, and the person is about to open the door…don’t do it, don’t do it, there’s something baaad behind the door.  You know they know it, but they do […]

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