Turkey Wellington

Not everyone feels like handling an entire 20 lb. bird for Thanksgiving – if you’re just cooking for yourself or a few other special someones, that’s a lot of leftovers!  Or maybe it’s mid August and you want all the deliciousness of Thanksgiving without the 5 day pumpkin spice latte infused extravaganza.  Whatever the case, this holiday spin on a rustic dish is sure to please and wow even the pickiest of turkey gobblers.  The classic technique is a bit tricky, but the reward is SO worth it!

DSCN0566Turkey Wellington!
serves 10

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Thanksgiving Turkey – Spatchcock It To Me!

While Thanksgiving has come and gone, and my birth month has finally arrived, this recipe was just too good to deny front page status.  While perusing Bon Appétit for some Thanksgiving menu ideas, my mom and I came across this technically wonderful cooking method.  We did a test run on a couple of chickens, and when those turned out amazingly, we decided to take a risk and make our Thanksgiving turkey the same way.  My oh my, did it pay off.  Not only is the skin to die for (my favorite part!) but the meat was moist and oh-so-flavorful.  If that wasn’t enough, the cooking time was about half of what it normally would have been.  This is the first year that every scrap of leftover 15 lb. turkey was eaten – by two people and a dog.  Try this out with your next big bird, or with a delicious chicken. You can’t go wrong.

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Spatchcocked Thanksgiving Turkey!

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Perfect Sugar Cookies

oh the weather outside is frightful
but the fire is so delightful…

Actually, its a beautiful 82 here in sunny Fort Lauderdale and we don’t even have a fireplace… but you get the drift.  It’s that time of year again – christmas songs are blasting through store speakers and the smell of pine wafts through the house.  I’m not a big dessert fan, but nothing says holidays like a delicious cookie – and that’s exactly what this simple yet so delicious recipe is all about!

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Perfect Sugar Cookies!
makes 24 (roughly)

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