This drink just reminds me of the holidays with its notes of orange and spices. I’m enjoying it on the rocks while listening to the Jazz Christmas channel on Pandora.
1.5 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey
.5 oz Cointreau
1 drop orange bitters
1 drop standard bitters
Got leftover eggnog from a Christmas party? Use it for these cupcakes!
1 1/2 cups (7.5 oz) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp table salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
8 TB unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 cup (7 oz) granulated sugar
2 large eggs (at room temperature)
1/2 cup eggnog
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (6 oz) powdered sugar
5 tsp eggnog
1 tsp rum or brandy (optional, use an extra tsp of eggnog if omitting)
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Just to recap, I followed the advice of Russ Parsons (Food Editor of the LA Times) and dry-brined the turkey. The process began on Monday afternoon with the application of 3 TB kosher salt (Morton's) to a 16 lb. fresh, free-range turkey. Double-wrapped in plastic bags (no leaky turkeys here), it was flipped and turned around and around for a couple of days until I pulled it out on Thanksgiving morning.
I made an herb butter with fresh sage, thyme, and unsalted butter and smeared it underneath Read more [...]
Last year it was brined and high-temp-roasted. The year before it was brined, air-dried, and spun around and around on the rotisserie. The year before was my first year on the rotisserie; I burned the turkey because I hadn't figured out how to configure the burners on my gas grill. (Turns out when you have a front-to-back three-zone grill you leave the middle one off.)
This all goes to support the fact that, for a fairly traditional family, I'm given a lot of leeway with turkey techniques. Read more [...]
I've just returned to the world of food blogging after a couple of months off. Anyway, I'm back just in time for Thanksgiving, the #1 eater's holiday of the year. For starters, I'll link to some of my past Turkey Day recipes:
the turkey is in the brine...
mulled wine cranberry sauce
ginger glazed carrots
lemon garlic veggies (green beans, broccoli, etc.)
spiced pumpkin bread
As I looked over this list, I realized that I have never shared my recipes for stuffing Read more [...]