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Turkey sandwiches!  One of America's great contributions to world cuisine...

I had homemade bread that I'd made for the dressing... I had arugula... I had mayonnaise... and white meat from the Thanksgiving turkey...

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Take The Spatchcock Express!

Posted on November 18, 2018 with 0 comments

I know it looks like road kill but...

It's happened...  I've drunk the Kool-Aid...

I will quite probably never cook a turkey any other way.

On Thursday morning, I will once again spatchcock the Thanksgiving turkey!

All that actually means is...

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Dressing...  Yes, I'm from Michigan and we called it "dressing" whether on the inside or the outside of the bird!

I went a little crazy this year, but after 8 months away from my kitchen, I think I was due.  Instead of buying some baguettes and drying them out, I made a few loaves of my hearty white bread...



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Stock Up on Turkey Stock!

Posted on November 16, 2018 with 0 comments

I cannot believe it's already Thanksgiving!

My elderly parents warned me about time speeding up but, like every child, I didn't believe them.


Guess what.


They win.



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Thanksgiving Lessons Learned

Posted on November 16, 2018 with 0 comments

Over the years, I've been blessed to work alongside and learn from some of America's foremost chefs.  Whenever I do, I try to take some time afterwards to think... what did I learn?

So it should be with celebrating Thanksgiving.  Of course, no two chefs (or families, for that matter) will approach the particulars of the feast in the same way...


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