Holidays

Even if you rarely cook, chances are that you do on special holidays. Whether it’s a dish to share for a Memorial Day picnic or your once-a-year perfectly roasted turkey for Thanksgiving, here are articles related to holidays and holiday cooking that you may find helpful. You’ll also find some articles exploring the history of holidays and how other cultures celebrate.
 

Mashed Potatoes Recipe

September 16, 2012 43 Comments
Mashed Potatoes Recipe

What is the best recipe for mashed potatoes? In my family, mashed potatoes were one of the first things I learned to make. It was also one of the first things I taught my daughters to cook. Mashed potatoes seem to appeal to almost everyone. But here’s the tricky thing. Ask ten people how they […]

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Roast Turkey | How to Roast a Turkey

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
Roast Turkey | How to Roast a Turkey

How To Prepare A Great Roast Turkey For The Holidays Most of us only prepare roast turkey once a year at Thanksgiving but we all want that turkey to be perfect. I’ve tried lots of methods for roasting turkey – breast up, breast down, cooked whole, de-constructed, fresh turkeys, frozen turkeys, organic free range turkeys […]

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Thanksgiving Recipes and Cooking Tips

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
Thanksgiving Recipes and Cooking Tips

A Collection of Some of My Favorite Thanksgiving Articles and Recipes Over the years, The Reluctant Gourmet has posted many cooking tips for preparing your Thanksgiving Day celebration so I decided to make an index of the recipes, tips, suggestions and general help for getting a delicious and nutritious meal together. The list is in […]

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Turkey Gravy Recipe

September 14, 2012 1 Comment
Turkey Gravy Recipe

Turkey Gravy in a Hurry Need a fast but delicious turkey gravy recipe…. Who says you have to roast a turkey to have turkey gravy? Maybe you just want some turkey gravy for leftovers or for turkey open faced sandwiches. Here’s a recipe that that’s quick and easy and should do the job. Now if […]

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Turkey Gravy Recipe

July 22, 2012 0 Comments
Turkey Gravy Recipe

Turkey Gravy for Thanksgiving or Anytime What better way to show off your Thanksgiving turkey, than with a rich and flavorful turkey gravy? I love gravy, but it isn’t part of our everyday meals at home. I am more likely to make a quick pan sauce or a reduction than I am to make a […]

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Fresh Orange Cranberry Sauce Recipe

July 22, 2012 6 Comments
Fresh Orange Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Cranberry Sauce with Orange I found this recipe in my wife’s 1978 cookbook called The Vegetarian Epicure Book Two. The cookbook is held together with some tape and lots of hope. This is a great recipe for cranberry sauce for turkey or chicken. We prepare this every year for Thanksgiving but with all thats going […]

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Roast Turkey Soup with Winter Vegetables Recipe

July 22, 2012 1 Comment
Roast Turkey Soup with Winter Vegetables Recipe

A Delicious Turkey Soup Prepared with Leftover Roasted Turkey We cooked a turkey some time ago while friends were in town and saved the carcass. After three days of eating delicious leftover turkey for dinner and sandwiches for lunch, my wife wanted to make soup with turkey stock and winter vegetables. Without a recipe, she […]

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Best Foods to Lose Holiday Weight Gain

January 4, 2012 2 Comments
Best Foods to Lose Holiday Weight Gain

Happy New Year I am just back from a vacation trip in Park City, Utah where enjoyed some great food with old friends and neighbors. At altitudes from 6,000 feet in town to 10,000 feet at the top of the mountain, I found myself a little out of breath and realized I needed to get […]

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Christmas Food Facts and Trivia

December 24, 2011 1 Comment
Christmas Food Facts and Trivia

Who knew there were so many great food facts and trivia surrounding Christmas. I started posting different facts I’m finding on my Reluctant Gourmet Facebook page and thought I would consolidate them all here and add to this list as I find them. Of course if you have one you would like to share, please […]

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How To Carve A Turkey Video

November 23, 2011 0 Comments
How To Carve A Turkey Video

How to Carve a Turkey Watch This Informative Video on How to Care a Turkey I have been asked in emails about carving a turkey. Great question but difficult to answer with words. I guess I could discuss which turkey parts to start with and how to find the leg joint connected to the body […]

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