Friday, November 15, 2019

Perfectly Juicy - Brined Roasted Turkey with Giblet Pan Gravy

Brining and then roasting a turkey upside down is the perfect recipe for a juicy, flavorful, fool proof Thanksgiving Bird every time! 
If you've never cooked a Thanksgiving turkey, the whole process can be a bit intimidating, especially for a first timer. No worries though, because cooking a Thanksgiving turkey is not as stressful as you think. Today I'm sharing a step-by-step process that yields the most juicy and flavorful turkey every time.    

If you want a juicy bird that's big on flavor, try brining your turkey with your favorite turkey brine, seasoning with a dry rub and roasting it upside down. Cooking a turkey upside down ensures that the breast doesn't dry out. 

Also make sure to use a meat thermometer, especially if this is your first time cooking a turkey. Test the turkey by inserting the meat thermometer in the thickest part of thigh (without hitting the bone). When the temperature reads a minimum of 165 F, the turkey is ready to come out of the oven. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

November Menu - Menu Plan Monthly

Hi everyone!!!! 🍁🍂 Fall is finally here in North Texas and the temperature is continuing to drop each week. I'm so glad summer is finally behind us. Today I have my November Menu Plan for you and it's filled with some of my favorite cold weather comfort food recipes. I have also included my Thanksgiving Menu and listed a few meals that I will be making using holiday leftovers, so all in all November looks like a delicious month. Any recipe with {New} noted next to the title are recipes that I plan to make and will post in the near future. I hope y'all find something you like.  

Monday, October 28, 2019

How to Home Can Pears (Pears in Light Syrup)

Pears can be preserved at their peak by packing the fruit in a light syrup to help them retain their texture and flavor.   

Do you know how to can pears? Canning pears are the perfect way to preserve pears at their peak to enjoy year round. Especially if you find yourself with an abundance of pears. Today I am going to show you an easy step-by-step tutorial on how to can pears in a light syrup. 

The first thing to remember when canning pears is to use firm pears and not pears that are soft or over ripe. You can use the ripe pears to snack on, make pearsauce or to make this wonderful Pear Honey

Thursday, October 10, 2019

My Texas Table - Our Favorite Fall Recipes

Last weekend we received our first official cold front here in North Texas and a second one is on its way tonight!  I definitely think Summer is behind us and fall is on the horizon and I'm so excited! I can't wait for cooler days, chilly nights, changing of the leaves, football season, bonfires, hoodies, comfort food and the beginning of fall baking!!!

When I think of fall, apples, pumpkins, soups, comforting stews and chili come to mind, so to kick off  the fall season, today's newsletter is filled with recipes that will have you excited to celebrate the season.  The following recipes are a collection of some of mine (and yours) favorite fall recipes. I hope y'all find something you like! 

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Cheeseburger Macaroni (Homemade Hamburger Helper)

This homemade cheeseburger macaroni is made in under 30 minutes and taste sooooooooo much better than the boxed stuff.

If  you're looking for an quick and easy weeknight meal, this Cheeseburger Macaroni fits the bill. Seasoned ground beef, tender pasta, and spices all blended together with melted cheddar cheese. This simple one pot pasta meal uses homemade ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. 

Trust me, you can't go wrong with an easy, homemade skillet supper. From start to finish you can have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes, and you will be so surprised at how much better this recipe taste versus the boxed stuff.