10 Ways to Mess Up a Turkey

I’ve cooked a turkey at least once each of the last 15 years and invariably something goes wrong.  I’d like to save you some heartache by listing out the very worst ways to mess up a turkey.

I’m hoping you’ll learn from my mistakes.

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Danger: Pumpkins Cause Craftiness

This is a public service announcement.  Pumpkins cause craftiness.

I’m convinced of it.

Every October, we women start ingesting pumpkins in increasingly large quantities.

pumpkin flavor all the things

(I’ve got a whole board dedicated to pumpkin.  I’ve got it bad.  I instagrammed my love of pumpkin.) [Read more…]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

In honor of Thanksgiving, I’m taking a few days off.  I’m thankful for each and every one of you, but…

…I’ve got a turkey to smoke, an anniversary to celebrate, and I’ve lost our elf on the shelf.   So I’m going to TRY and take a tiny blogging break.  I’ll be back by Monday at the latest to change everything over to Christmas and catch you up on all the craziness that is my life.

If you’re in need of some holiday cheer, check out one of my Thanksgiving posts you might have missed.  There’s not a Pinterest-inspired glue-gun required craft to be found.

They’re all on my Thanksgiving Page.

Thanksgiving header

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MOMtor Monday! I’m a hostess with the mostest!

It’s my MOMtor Monday at Mothering From Scratch.  In honor of the holiday season, I’m dishing up some words on finding your sweet spot as a hostess.

How to hostess with spirit, not stress.

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9 Tasty Turkey Trays

As I was looking at my Thanksgiving Pinterest Board last night, I realized I have a slight obsession with turkey trays.

A quick look at my other seasonal boards reveals that it isn’t just turkeys.  If I see a seasonally themed fruit or veggie tray, I pin it.  I guess I’ve never outgrown the desire to play with my food!

9 tasty turkey trays

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Happy Thanksgiving to You

thanksgivingIn honor of Thanksgiving day, I’m taking a few days off from blogging.  I plan to be back on Monday, but I may have something to say before then.

I’m imagining you are doing the same.

For those who have a few minutes to spare and need a quick break from the holiday mania, I’m providing a quick round up of my Thanksgiving themed posts. [Read more…]

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Don’t Let The Turkey Get You Down (part 3)

This is the conclusion of the original turkey trilogy. It’s the story of how I was crowned turkey queen of the house and we ended up with a back porch that oozed rancid floral scented crisco from the concrete in the summer heat.

At the end of the first summer, we’d understood that the crisco soaked concrete would get hot during the day and that the crisco would rise to the surface. [Read more…]

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Don’t Let the Turkey Get You Down

In our house, I’m in charge of the turkey.

Well, actually, the turkeys.  I manage two of them on a daily basis.

But for the purposes of THIS story, let’s agree that we’re talking turkey.

USDA Certified Poultry.

Thanksgiving Feast worthy turkey. [Read more…]

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Toddler Thanksgiving Dinner

As you are finalizing your menu for Thanksgiving Dinner, don’t forget the little people in your life!

You may be planning on a fancy meal that involves green vegetables, exotic ingredients in the dressing, and a from scratch cranberry sauce.

Your kids have other plans.

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Turkey Hunting, Mom Style

Yep, it’s turkey hunting time again.

In honor of Thanksgiving, I’m sharing some of my favorite stories about Thanksgiving and turkeys.

Today I’d like to share our favorite family tradition.

Turkey Hunting.

My boys went on their first turkey hunt when they were three and four years old.

I took them all by myself. [Read more…]

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