The turkey pictured above is a 22 pound turkey. It took 2 hours and 45 minutes at 350 degrees to be perfectly cooked.
Cooking a turkey is not as difficult as it may seem. There are few important things to know, a couple of tricks and a good meat thermometer.
Total prep time: 15
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Decadent Chocolate Cake
1 ¼ cups unsweetened cocoa powder 2 ½ cups all purpose flour 2 ½ cups sugar 2 ½ teaspoons baking soda 1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder 1 ¼ teaspoons salt 2 large eggs plus 1 large egg yolk 1 ¼ cups warm water (or brewed coffee) 1 ¼ cups buttermilk ½ cup
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Potatoes au gratin also referred to as scalloped potatoes is a creamy dish made from potatoes and milk and cheese. This is my own recipe of a classic dish.
Potatoes Au Gratin
8-12 medium sized Yukon Gold potatoes.
1 -2 sticks of salted butter
2 large sweet onions sliced or chopped
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My great grandmother who comes from the South taught my mother in her youth how to make gravy. She in turn taught me to make the same gravy. Great Grandma’s own mother had taught her to cook in the Southern style. She made every thing from corn pone to roasted possum.This recipe originally was made
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It took me many batches of awful throw-in-the-trash-biscuits before I finally figured out how to make perfect golden flaky biscuits. This recipe will make light, buttery biscuits that rise beautifully in the oven. The trick is not in the ingredient list which is pretty basic but in certain techniques that I discovered purely through trial
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Why do some people like to cook and others don’t? Cooking is like any other activity once you become proficient the activity is fun or at least gratifying. Here are my 5 tips to becoming a better cook.
1. Be willing to make mistakes.
The first time I tried to cook a roast beef, it
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