turkey

Fowl Play: Thanksgiving Turkey Tips From a Poultry Expert

When exactly is the right time to start preparing the Thanksgiving fixings? A local poultry expert says right now. If you can, Dean Frankenfield of Godshall's Poultry in Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market recommends picking up a fresh turkey. “You can tell by the skin if it's nice and moist and...
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Turkey with stuffing

To Stuff or Not To Stuff

Should you cook your stuffing inside the bird or outside? Well first, if it’s done IN the turkey, it is called stuffing, because you do indeed stuff it into the cavity of the turkey. If you do it OUTSIDE the turkey, then you call it dressing. Whether it’s bread stuffing or Wild rice dressing...
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Thawed turkey

The best and worst ways to safely thaw a Thanksgiving turkey

I'm posting this on the morning of the day before Thanksgiving. If you're planning on cooking a turkey and it's not thawed yet, you have to GET IT IN GEAR!!!!!! But thawing a big frozen bird is tricky business. Ideally, you have a few days to get this done, but now you don't, so you have to get...
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Turkey

15 mistakes to avoid so you don't screw up the turkey this Thanksgiving

I'm definitely not an accomplished cook. I can handle burgers or salmon on the grill, or make an epic salad, or whip up mac 'n' cheese for my son with my eyes closed. But a Thanksgiving turkey? I'll gladly eat it, and I can even handle a knife well enough to carve it if necessary, but taking full...
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