Happy Thanksgiving!

In General Information by Lynn Como

May you find the Season of Thanksgiving

filled with so many blessings!

I am so THANKFUL for YOU!

Today I am preparing for Thanksgiving Dinner with family. 

I thought I would share two of my favorite recipes for this special day!

Cranberry Sauce by the Pioneer Woman

  • 1 bag (12 Oz. Bag) Cranberries
  • 1 cup Cranberry Juice (or Orange, Apple Or Any Ot¬her Juice Combination)
  • 1 cup Pure Maple Syrup (not Pancake Syrup!)
  • 3 Tablespoons Juice (you Could Also Do Orange Zest, Lemon Zest, Lemon Juice – Anything Citrusy)
  1. Wash bag of cranberries under cool water, then dump into a medium saucepan.
  2. Pour in 1 cup of cranberry juice (or whatever juice you choose).
  3. Pour in 1 cup maple syrup.
  4. Add orange juice (you could also do orange zest, lemon zest, lemon juice – anything citrusy).
  5. Stir together and turn heat on high until it reaches a boil.
  6. Once it comes to a rolling boil, turn the heat down to medium low and continue cooking over lower heat for about 10 minutes, or until the juice is thick. Turn off the heat.
  7. View more photos and the LINK to the RECIPE HERE.

BRINE for TURKEY by Pioneer Woman (mine is soaking right now)

  • 3 cups Apple Juice Or Apple Cider
  • 2 gallons Cold Water
  • 4 Tablespoons Fresh Rosemary Leaves
  • 5 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1-1/2 cup Kosher Salt
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Peppercorns
  • 5 whole Bay Leaves
  • Peel Of Three Large Oranges
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Stir until salt and sugar dissolve. Bring to a boil, then turn off heat and cover.
  2. Allow to cool completely, then pour into a large brining bag or pot. Place uncooked turkey in brine solution, then refrigerate for 16 to 24 hours.
  3. When ready to roast turkey, remove turkey from brine. Submerge turkey in a pot or sink of fresh, cold water. Allow to sit in clean water for 15 minutes to remove excess salt from the outside.
  4. Discard brine. Remove turkey from clean water, pat dry, and cook according to your normal roasting method.
  5. Click this LINK to view the original version with lots of photos.

With Gratitude and Love,