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Turkey Tips!

November 20, 2014 9:20 pm

1. Choose the right type of turkey for you.
Organic? Fresh? Frozen?
2. Figure on 1 to 1-½ pounds of turkey per person.
3. Cook the turkey on a rack of vegetables.
4. Brining keeps it moist.
5. Keep the stuffing on the side.
6. To tie or not to tie.
To help ensure that poultry cooks evenly, many professional cooks like to truss their birds, which is just a fancy term for tying them up.
7. Rub the turkey with butter or oil.
8. Skip the basting.
Basting means more oven door opening, resulting in temperature fluctuations that can dry out your bird. Instead, keep your turkey moist by brining it or by rubbing it all over with butter or oil.
9. Invest in a good meat thermometer.
10. Give it a rest.
To lock in juices, tent your turkey with foil and let it rest for at least 15 to 20 minutes before carving.

Information obtained from Food Network

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A Recipe for the Holidays….

November 19, 2014 5:41 pm

Get ready for Thanksgiving by checking out this great recipe for Chestnut Stuffing from allrecipes.com.


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Trattoria E Pizzeria: From The Crust Up

November 19, 2014 5:03 pm

This casual Italian restaurant is regarded by locals as one of the best pizzerias in Howard County, for a number of reasons. The first and most important thing is their pizza crust, which is hand-tossed and fired to get to the perfect balance of chewy and crispy. The sauce is made with fresh tomatoes and has a great balance of sweetness and acidity without overwhelming the crust, and the range of toppings is very diverse. Regulars recommend that you keep your pizzas simple, however, with Italian sausage and broccoli both being favorites. The best thing about these pies, however, is how refreshingly light they are. At Trattoria E Pizzeria, the high-quality ingredients make for great pies. If you don’t feel like a slice, Trattoria E Pizzeria offers a variety of other dishes, from baked pastas to satisfying calzones.

Trattoria E Pizzeria
8630 Guilford Road
Columbia, MD 21046
(410) 381-1256

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