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    How to Cook a Turkey
    Allrecipes
    Learn how to cook a turkey with this simple recipe. The biggest myth in American cookery is that a juicy, perfectly cooked turkey is difficult for the novice cook to achieve. Even if this is your first time, don't play scared; this will work! There is nothing to fear but the fear of dry turkey itself. Be sure to buy a meat thermometer before Thanksgiving; it will be the essential tool in the kitchen that day.
    Play Doh - Play Dough  (No Stove Top Cooking Required)
    Food.com
    My daughter loves to play with play dough and she loves to make it with me, but I'm always worried about a hot stove. This recipe doesn't require cooking on the stove top, however care is still need. If your child is going to help, please note once the boiling water is added, it's HOT. It could easily burn hands even adult hands (I used heat resistant gloves). This makes heaps of play dough, approximately two kilograms. You could use more food colouring for a stronger colour or add glitter for a fun tone. For the bench flour you may need to add more or less depending on the dough
    Can't Be Korean Soon to Be Soup (A Play on Sundubu Soup)
    Food.com
    I love Korean sundubu jjigae or suundubu chigae soup. I love it so much that I can eat it practically everyday with different combination of ingredients I have on hand as long as there is some silken or regular tofu (can't use firm Chinese style tofu for this). It is normally made with sliced pork and clams along with soft tofu, garlic, kimchi, green onion, kochugaru or kochukaru (Korean style crushed red pepper powder). This is not an authentic version - it is a very mild tasting without the added sliced pork or clams. You can certainly make this vegetarian and not add meatballs or egg on top, but I like to add whatever I have available in my refrigerator or freezer, such as meat balls, spinach, zucchini, etc to the soup. This soup really needs the Korean crushed red chili pepper powder known as kochugaru/kochukaru, but if you cannot locate it, you can certainly crush either Korean, Japanese or Thai red chili peppers in a pinch. I have added a picture of the bag of Korean kochugaru/kochukaru I use for making this soup in one of my photos. This is such a mild version of sundubu that almost anyone can eat it and you don't have to be a Korean to enjoy. I normally use some Japanese dashi or dashida (Korean beef version) to this, but to make it more compatible for vegetarians, I omitted. Normally jjigae and Japanese nabe soups are cooked in earthen pots on top of the burner. But, you can certainly use a small pot large enough to hold the ingredients with a lid.
    Chicken Pot Pie VII
    Allrecipes
    You can play with this recipe by changing the meat or soup to anything that goes together and sounds good to you. I freeze this for those last minute meals or for the times my husband has to cook.
    Rosemary-&-Garlic-Basted Sirloin Steak
    EatingWell
    Master the perfectly seared sirloin steak with this easy method, while playing with fresh herbs to enhance the flavor. The key to success: letting the meat come to room temperature before adding it to the pan to ensure it cooks evenly. Rosemary and garlic give it an irresistible herby finish. For the best results, let the steak rest before serving.
    Mediterranean Yogurt Flatbread with Shirazi Salad, Crispy Eggplant, and a Fried Egg
    Yummly
    photo by @saratane This recipe is Sponsored by American Express® Gold Card. Use your American Express® Gold Card to earn 4X points at U.S. supermarkets. Points limit and terms apply. This recipe is featured in our Weekly Meal Planner Email Newsletter. Sign up for it here to have 6 great dinner recipes (along with a full shopping list) delivered to your inbox every Sunday! Trying to jazz up your weeknight cooking game? Hosting a cozy dinner party? In the mood to switch things up? This Mediterranean Flatbread is exactly what you need in your life. It boasts a super fresh shirazi salad, crispy eggplant slices, a frizzled egg, a generous shmear of labne, and a drizzle of tahini to finish it all off. Basically, it’s everything that you could ask for in a meal. If you’ve never made a homemade flatbread before, don’t freak out. This easy yogurt-based bread is as easy as they come. There’s no yeast involved so you don’t need to worry about proofing and you don’t need any special equipment. Feel free to play around with the flour that you use or any spices or aromatics that you want to add. As long as you stick to plain, whole milk yogurt, you’ll be on your way to flatbread greatness! However, if you are in a time crunch, you can totally swap in store-bought flatbread!
    Tagliatelle with Crab, Pea Shoots, and Herbs
    Food and Wine
    With the first sign of pea shoots at the market, I grant myself permission to act like a gleeful schoolgirl. Pea shoots, sometimes called pea greens or pea tips (and not to be confused with pea sprouts) are the tender young tendrils of pea plants like sugar snap peas or snow peas. Their appearance feels momentous to me, as they are the first shots of green I’ve seen in months. They even look coy for taking so long to show up. With their wispy, bouncy tendrils and delicate demeanor they seem to say: “Apologies for the late arrival, but we’re so happy to be here.” I start cooking them with abandon: pea shoots tossed with lemon juice on top of a frittata; with grassy olive oil and shaved Parmesan; sautéed with lots of ginger and garlic to accompany shrimp. Sometimes I even just crunch on pea shoots raw like a grazing rabbit. I’m just very happy they finally made it to the party.Given their highly anticipated entrance, I suppose they deserve a recipe worthy of a celebration meal, so I’ve gone ahead and planned them one. I hope they’ll be pleased. I toss the pea shoots with pasta and tender crabmeat in a bright, lemony butter and white wine sauce, and finish the dish with mint and other tender herbs. The resulting crab and pea shoot pasta makes a simple but very special supper that has everything to do with the quality of the ingredients. If you can find fresh tagliatelle, use it. The delicate texture is a fine match for the crab to get tangled up in. But if another long, dried, ribbon-like shape (such as linguine or fettucine) is in closer reach, use it—it will also work well. An easy salad composed of endive or fennel and radishes would be a nice addition to this meal.To drink, white is always a safe bet with crab; Saumur Blanc,Manoir de la Tête Rouge, “Tete d’Ange” 2017 (Chenin) retails for around $22 and is perfectly delicious. But for this dish, I think pink and preferably bubbly, such as this Free Mousse Pet Nat from Manoir de la Tête Rouge. It’s a blend of Cab Franc and Chenin Blanc grown in Le Puy-Notre-Dame in western France and truly coincidentally imported by my friends at Goatboy Selections—a small but mighty natural wine import company that has an impressive roster of producers. Sometimes it’s a good idea to pick a wine based on the back of the bottle, not the label on the front. If it’s stamped with a seal of approval from a distributor you like, you’ll more often than not be pleased with your selection. This wine is plainly just darn delicious. It smells subtly of tart, red fruit, has good acidity to cut through the richness of the butter, and plays nicely with the sweet salinity of the crab, but above all is playful and easy to sip on—we can all drink to that.
    Aztec Bittersweet Chocolate Tart
    Food52
    This divine recipe came to mind one night just before falling asleep while in that place between wakefulness and slumber. And it all started..... ....when I was in Portland for the 2010 IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) conference. I had one of the most incredible food experiences of my life....a true hot chocolate, or drinking chocolate at Cacao, a tiny chocolate shop on SW 13th Avenue near Burnside Street. Hot chocolate is bittersweet chocolate melted in warm cream. Imagine drinking your chocolate bar warmed into rich cream....liquid chocolate in a cup! I was traveling with my friend and colleague, Orsola, who grew up in Italy and now lives in Moscow (long story....I'll have to tell you at another time). I had never had a true hot chocolate, which is definitely a very heady, sexy, purely adult beverage. (Bye bye hot cocoa! That's kids' stuff compared to this!) When we entered I was intoxicated by the deep rich chocolate notes in the air and I literally swooned as I made my way to the counter. Orsola ordered a demitasse and I ordered a full cup. I thought I'd go for the full monty since this was my first experience with this exciting brew. "Are you sure you want a whole cup?" my companion asked. "Sure, why not?" I chimed. She raised an eyebrow, "It's very, very rich." I figured what-the-hell, this was my first experience with drinking chocolate and I wanted it to be memorable. OMG! My first sip far surpassed any bliss I had ever experienced in my 56 years on this planet.....luscious, complex, mind blowing, extreme, exotic, sensual, ambrosial, thick, creamy, liquid chocolate. I ordered mine with hot spice. I'm not exactly sure what spices they used, but they pleasantly bit the back of the throat after my mouth was saturated with creamy bittersweetness. I now understand why the Aztec Emperor Montezuma (1485-1520) drank his spiced chocolate, "chocolatl", from a golden goblet. The beverage is truly worthy of such a vessel. History has it that he imbibed this divine beverage before entering his harem. Hmmm....that's something to think about....If his beverage was anything like the one I had, he was probably so blissed out that he lived in a chocolate-induced stupor. And Orsola was right, it would have been impossible for me to drink the entire cup in one sitting, not for lack of its godly delights, but because it was so warm, rich, creamy, and exciting that I wanted the experience to last all day. I took over half of it with me so I could take tiny sips all afternoon, never wanting the pleasure to end. I know what you're thinking, "God, what a hedonist!" My response is, "Wait, just wait until you try it....you'll come to understand." And thus my inspiration for this bittersweet chocolate tart with adobo and chipotle was born. I felt my tart needed a toasty crust with a hint of salt to compliment the chocolate. Several years ago I became enamored with David Lebovitz's recipe for the French pastry dough he learned to make from Paule Caillat, the Parisian cooking instructor at Promendes Gourmandes. Rather than taking cold butter and cutting it into the flour, she browns the butter with sugar and while it is still warm, adds the flour. I had my concept for the crust and the chocolate, but I felt something was missing. Nuts...? No. Cinnamon... No. Orange! There's a dreamy comforting quality when oranges are combined with dark chocolate. Those two flavors feel like they somehow belong together, perhaps because they both play upon the counterpoint between sweet and bitter, so I melted some Grand Mariner in bittersweet chocolate and painted the bottom of the crust before filling it, and topped each serving with a chocoloate-dipped orange slice. Alas! my tart is born! But what to call it.....Dark Spiced Chocolate Tart with a Brown Butter Crust and a Hint of Orange....way too long.....that won't do, so I decided to try naming it after those who inspired the recipe....David, Paule, Cacao, and Montezuma's Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with Orange, Salt, and Spice....sounds ridiculous...so how about naming it after the Emperor that had a love affair with spiced chocolate?.....Montezuma's Spiced Chocolate Tart.....ahhh, forget it. It really doesn't matter what you call it. The complexity and richness of the combined flavors make it divine! Enjoy my Aztec Bittersweet Chocolate Tart....or whatever you decide to call it....slowly. Just close your eyes and let the flavors dance and play in your mouth. The tart pastry is adapted from David Lebovitz's "French Pastry Dough" recipe. The chocolate tart filling is adapted from Tyler Florence's "Chocolate Tart". The inspiration came from my experience drinking the fabulous hot chocolate at Cacao in Portland.
    Hobo Stew
    Food.com
    My dad use to make this dish when I was growing up and I just loved it. Of course his was a little different from mine but just as good. He would refer to it as Rainbow Stew also. Every time I make it I am reminded of him and remember all the times watching him cook growing up. It is called Hobo Stew because you can add anything you can get your hands on to it and it tastes great. It is very pantry friendly since you can pretty much use what you have vegetable wise (or what you like.) You can also add different meats. I have made it with ground longhorn, turkey, and deer. I have also used chunks of meat rather than ground. It is a great way to used up meat you have stashed in the freezer but can’t think of what to cook with it (or just not enough of it the meat for it to stand-alone.) Tonight I actually used some cubed steaks I had in the freezer. I just chopped them up. If you use actual chunks of meat I would cut them into 1-inch chunks, brown in the oil before adding the vegetables. You can also play around with the herbs, adding combos you like or fresh herbs you have on hand. I just happened to have some fresh greek oregano my mother-in-law gave me . Just have fun and play around with it. The recipe is very versatile and makes a large pot of food. It is budget friendly too since you can use what is on sale.