As a food blogger and all around lover of food, Thanksgiving is forks down, my favorite time of the year! While it’s a time to be thankful and spend lots of time with family/friends, my favorite part is spent using all of my cool kitchen gizmos & gadgets making the delicious meal that brings the family together.. and of course I had to share some of these delicious secret recipes with you all!
Bacon Wrapped Stuffing
- Make your stuffing (it can be boxed or however you prefer) then let cool while prepping your tray.
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Line a baking tray with aluminum foil & non-stick cooking spray
- Roll stuffing into golf ball (or slightly smaller) sized ball
- Roll each ball in half slice or full slice of bacon, pin with a tooth pick
- Bake for 20-25 minutes at 375.
Ingredients: Stuffing (any kind) & regular sliced bacon *not thick cut*. You will also need a sheet tray, foil, non-stick spray, and toothpicks.
What you’ll need:
- 1 can whole kernel yellow corn, undrained
- 1 can (14-16 oz) cream style yellow corn
- 1 (8 oz.) carton sour cream
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 box of corn muffin mix (I like to use the little jiffy boxes)
- 1 stick butter, melted
Mix all the ingredients together into a lightly oiled casserole dish/pan and bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes.
Apple Cider Turkey
What you’ll need:
- Turkey of any size! (you can also do this with a chicken or duck)
- 5-6 apples- any kind
- 1 Gallon of Apple Cider
- Seasonings & Honey *see product recommendation links below*
- 1 cold stick butter (sliced)
-I like to brine the bird approximately 24 hours before to get the excess salt out, however this is optional. Remove turkey from brine and place in cooking pan.
-Place slices of butter under the skin through the entire bird *be sure not to rip the top of the skin*. Dowst apple cider over the turkey using a baster than drizzle with honey. Rub with seasonings of your choice.
-Stuff with apple slices & any additional stuffings of your choosing. Pin apple sliders with tooth picks throughout the outside of the turkey.
-It’s time to roast her!! Rule of thumb is 13 per pound of turkey at 350 degrees, but you can alter this. Be sure to baste the turkey every 30 minutes with apple cider. Let stand before sliding.
These guys are a true staple for any Thanksgiving meal. These can be customized many different ways, but are incredible simple to craft.
-Bake your cupcakes 12-24 hours in advance, then ice them.
-Using a fine tip red or orange icing to glue the eye balls (found at shoprite/walmart) and make the beak on the nutter butters. Let the head dry for at least 10 minutes before placing into cupcake
-Add the “feathers”. I like to use candy corn or Reese’s Piece.
Be sure to have fun and throw in your own customized ingredients when playing around with these recipes! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!