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Thanksgiving

Your definitive guide to Thanksgiving: Chowhounds ask and answer all the burning questions, from turkey temperatures to what makes the perfect pumpkin pie.

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving

The best way to cook a stress-free dinner is to think ahead, which is why we've created this comprehensive Thanksgiving guide with tips, techniques, and game plans that will help you host your best...
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Thanksgiving 2021

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by dkennedy 12 days ago

I'd like to start the ball rolling early this year. What are you thinking in terms of Thanksgiving? Do you have a set menu? Are you eyeing new recipes? We will be hosting somewhere in the range of ...

Holiday Cooking Fails, 2020 edition!

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by truman 11 months ago

We’re heading into the annual year-end cookathon, which is probably going to look a little different this year thanks to COVID. Despite that, food must be made! And... mistakes will be made along t...

Chocolate Pecan Pie by Black Jet Baking Company | Bernal Heights - San Francisco

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by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

On Thanksgiving Day I gave thanks for bakers like this who make extra pies for walk-ins like me who were too indecisive to pre-order. Black Jet had posted on IG that it had a few extra pies and wou...

Turkey Jook Hints

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by Steve 11 months ago

Now that we have come full circle on this thread, do you have a turkey jook recipe/hints I can follow? I am so ready for this.

Thanksgiving leftovers: what's your favorite?

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by gutreactions 2 years ago

Haven't had the main meal yet, but I am already thinking about the leftovers. How about a fresh turkey sandwich with Russian dressing, along with a side of stuffing? What's your favorite leftov...

Low and Slow Thanksgiving Turkey

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by walker 11 months ago

I've never tried the low and slow method, have you? Any advice? I love the Petrini roasted turkey recipe I've posted here before. (At the beginning, you make a paste of butter, white pepper,...

Salt turkey after wet brine?

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by IamLaura 11 months ago

I got a turkey breast for Thanksgiving. It turned out to be frozen, though I called the butcher, who assured me that it is not frozen all the way through. I had intended to do a dry brine, but that...

Roasting a bone-in turkey breast

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by sophia519 11 months ago

I have a 7 lb bone-in turkey breast I am planning to roast in the oven on Thanksgiving. However, I don’t have a roasting pan and am confused about what to cook it in. Should I use a disposable foil...

Thanksgiving plan 2020

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by sandramrma 12 months ago

Has Covid effected your plans for this year? Traveling, getting together with family? Going out to dinner-ordering in-or just staying home???

Can I substitute currants for prunes?

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by Bigley9 11 months ago

Do you think it would work to substitute currants for the prunes in this recipe? Trying to avoid a trip to the store. Thanks for your thoughts! https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/brussels-sprouts...

Butterball Turkey Talk Line is up and running...

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by gutreactions 3 years ago

Any questions concerning your Thanksgiving repast? The annual Turkey Talk Line is up and running with experts ready to help. (800-288-8372) They now offer contact thru social media, texting and ema...

Help! I think I put too much salt on the turkey

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by Bradley2815 11 months ago

I'm dry brining my turkey for the first time and misread my notes...I ended up putting 8 Tablespoons of salt on the 12lb turkey. Should I take some of it off? For next time...How much should I ha...

First Time Thanksgiving Turkey

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by mmdt 11 months ago

Hello Friends, I am cooking a deboned skin on turkey breast for our very small Thanksgiving. I picked it up from the butcher and when I cut off the string to marinate as instructed, the whole thin...

Turkey scum at bottom of pan, how to prevent this?

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by mushroomaffairs 11 months ago

Was chatting with my mother and aunt last night and this never occurred as far as any of us can remember until maybe 10 years ago? When roasting a turkey instead of getting the brown fond at the b...

Cooking Sticky Rice in the Microwave

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by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

If you follow the Chinese-American tradition of serving sticky rice studded with lop cheong, Chinese bacon, ham, black mushrooms and other goodies as a side (or stuffed into) the holiday turkey, th...

Where to get free Thanksgiving meals in the East Bay

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by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

"Food pantries, restaurants, churches and community groups giving out Thanksgiving meals, and ways to volunteer or donate to these efforts. . . "' This list includes venues in Oakland, Berkeley ...

Patti LaBelle's sweet potato pie @ Walmart?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Anyone recommend Patti LaBelle's sweet potato pie?

Poaching a whole turkey

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by Amandarama 11 months ago

I am only cooking for two and the turkey I ordered is still probably too large for us to reasonably deal will, so I was thinking about cooking it this weekend, portioning it for the freezer, and th...

Ideas for a "weather dependent" Thanksgiving 2020?

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by lsnmcg 11 months ago

Hi hounders! 2020 has thrown a curveball to everything, even my normal Thanksgiving routine. I was hoping to pick your genius brains about a dilemma that social gathering during coronavirus has pre...