How to Plan Thanksgiving Dinner

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Perfect Roasted Turkey How to Brine a Turkey It's not too early to start organizing your Thanksgiving menu, so I'm going to provide a few tips and suggestions from how I go about the planning process. I scour magazines and websites and my cookbooks first of all, looking for new recipes to try. However, I don't usually put out a lot of new recipes for the Thanksgiving meal.  We have a traditional menu that everyone looks forward to with many dishes that we only eat at Thanksgiving—so none of those may be deleted and since the menu is already so large, there's just not much room to add anything. Roasted Pearl Onions I jot down the list of family favorites and then add anything new and then start to make a timeline with categories: things that can be made ahead and frozen, ...

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Chicken Pie

Chicken Pie

If you've ever been to a church potluck in the South then you've probably seen this chicken pie. It's not chicken pot pie. Chicken pot pie is full of vegetables and has sherry and cream and lots of good stuff. This pie is different...it's simple, quick, easy, and classic comfort food. This pie is ubiquitous and that's largely because it's so easy to put together. You can do it on Sunday morning before church if you need something for family dinner that day. You can even put it together the night before and bake it the next morning. I use ...

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Meatloaf Muffins in muffin pan

Meatloaf Muffins

Do y'all use your muffin pans for things other than muffins? I sure do. A regular muffin pan is just ...

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Because a girl’s gotta have chocolate…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Oh my goodness. I can’t even begin to tell you how much we love this pie, and I wouldn’t dare tell you how many we have eaten over the last month or so. I have actually been experimenting with this recipe for a couple of years, but in the last four or five weeks I…

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