The Kitchen Sink

Individual Portioned Turkey Pot Pies Any Time of the Year

I will never tire of eating a turkey or chicken pot pie, nor will I tire of writing about a pot pie made from chicken or turkey. The problem is that in order to make a good poultry pot pie, leftover roasted meat and gravy (preferably giblet gravy) are critical ingredients to a perfectly baked …

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Crock Pot Mash Potatoes, Reducing the Stress of the Holiday Meal

Mash Potatoes Kept Hot in a Crock Pot

Holiday meals are an interesting phenomenon where we prepare more side dishes then typically served for a meal. It is also one of the meals where lukewarm dishes appear to be the norm. With this being said, nothing tests the capabilities and capacity of the cook and kitchen more than preparing the holiday meal. There …

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Carving the Turkey Early, Reducing the Stress of the Holiday Meal

Perfectly Roasted 20 Pound Turkey for Thanksgiving

Almost everyone has the image of the Norman Rockwell painting of Freedom from Want with the grandmother presenting the turkey to her family at the dining room table on a platter. It is a nice image, but from my own personal experience, carving a turkey can be a self-imposed stressful experience and not an activity …

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Homemade Roast Turkey Soup

Turkey Soup Made from Scratch

Preparing a turkey soup from the remains of Thanksgiving has become the second most important dish after the pot pies from the remains of the turkey for me. Unfortunately, most people are so stuffed after the Thanksgiving Dinner that the turkey carcass is discarded and that is a true shame. If you still have your …

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Chiles y cebollas flambeado – Flambéed Chiles and Onions

Flambeing Peppers and Onions

This side dish is inspired by a one we regularly have at a restaurant we visit. When they serve it at the restaurant, it is flambéed at the table, but when I do this at home I use the stove, just in case. It is a very simple dish of strips of onion, peppers and …

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