Unexpectedly, this Northerner will spend Thanksgiving in Flat Rock. Where can I buy a turkey that is not Butterball. I am willing to order one. It can be a heritage-breed but doesn't have to be, just not supermarket turkey.
How to Quickly Fix an Undercooked Thanksgiving Turkey
You carve into your Thanksgiving turkey and discover that the meat is still raw. You could put the whole bird back in the oven, but it still needs a lot of time to cook and your hungry guests want to eat now. Christine Yue Gallary, associate food editor at CHOW.com, shows you how to speed up the cooking process on an undercooked turkey. For more Thanksgiving video tips from CHOW, see If You Break It, Fake It: How to Avoid Thanksgiving Cooking Disasters.
How to Make a Moist Thanksgiving Turkey with Roxanne Webber
CHOW Associate Editor Roxanne Webber demonstrates the wrongs and rights of Thanksgiving turkey. She suggests that you give yourself plenty of time for the bird to defrost (at least three days for a 15-pound turkey), and that, while roasting, you check the temperature regularly with a meat thermometer.
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Basic Chocolate Mousse
Simultaneously rich and light, chocolate mousse just requires a little bit of finesse, and the freshest, best-quality ingredients (eggs, chocolate, and cream) you can procure. Be sure to chill your cream very well and get every speck of water out of the bowl and whisk you'll use for the egg whites, then use a light hand when folding in the whipped cream, and you'll have a perfectly fluffy and decadent dessert.