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Thanksgiving Turkey Cake
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the belts are already loosening in preparation. Besides the copious amounts of turkey, stuffing, greens, and pies, you may have enough room for some classic cake. Now, in the spirit of T-day, if you're a guest, you definitely want t ...more
Serve your friends and family turkey this year in a nontraditional way by baking and decorating these turkey cupcakes. Turning ordinary and very blah chocolate cupcakes into feathered birds requires only some chocolate icing, candy corn, and sprinkles. You can prepare these c ...more
Betty Crocker does it again. These beautifully decorated cupcakes are perfect for a Thanksgiving project. Watch this video and learn how to make your own turkey cupcakes. Don't forget to use the candy corn to make the turkey's feathers and beak. Your kids will love this creati ...more
We've all come to expect turkey as the main dish on Thanksgiving, maybe even Christmas, but did you know you can serve turkey as a dessert, too? In this episode of "The Martha Stewart Show," you'll learn how to make turkey cupcakes (which are not made with actual turkey meat—t ...more
Serve your friends and family an alternative turkey this year with these cute as a button turkey cupcakes. We know you're probably already up to your hairline in planning for the big Turkey Day celebration, so lighten up your baking load by baking simple vanilla cupcakes and t ...more
Serve more than one kind of turkey this Thanksgiving by offering up your guests this sweet turkey cupcake. Made simply from a marshmallow and some colorful candies, this turkey cupcake is quite possibly one of the easiest desserts you will ever assemble. And that means you'll ...more
Need a way to keep the kids occupied and out of the way and entertained so they don't get into trouble on Thanksgiving? Then why not have them decorate these simple turkey cupcakes? They can be personalized so each turkey can have a different expression. Use a mini nilla wafe ...more
Looking for a good quilting idea for a wall hanging? This tutorial shows you how to quilt together a turkey, using a layer cake (or collection of fall-colored fabrics) and a Dresden ruler. End up with a lovely piece you can use as a wall hanging or other decoration.
Amy Wisniewski’s Thanksgiving Turkey Cake looks like a yummy carrot cake with fluffy pumpkin pie frosting, but it's not. SO not. Amy's creation may be shaped like a cake, but its ingredients include ground turkey breast, yams, and mashed potatoes. "Whether this Thanksgiving c ...more
The turkey has been eaten, the mashed potatoes with chives inhaled, and the glasses clinked. After all the hullabaloo of Thanksgiving, the task of cleaning up and taking care of leftovers daunts every host. While you can simply serve whatever's left of your turkey as is (sinc ...more
This video tutorial explains how to use Adobe Illustrator to create a Thanksgiving turkey. The tutorial delves into tools such as shapes, gradients and Bezier Curves inside Illustrator CS4. An extensive walk through on how to draw and great a Thanksgiving turkey. A fun creatio ...more
Tradition says slice the turkey at the table, but we think your guests will just as happy with a pretty, plated presentation. Watch this video to learn how to properly carve a turkey this Thanksgiving! You will need: a serving tray cooked turkey cutting board carving knife L ...more
Thanksgiving is all about the turkey. So much can go wrong with a turkey, though. The turkey could come out tough and dry, and totally unappetizing. Learn how to combat gross turkey, and turn out a moist, flavorful turkey for an awesome Thanksgiving. Follow the CHOW basic roa ...more
Take the stress out of your Thanksgiving dinner showpiece when you roast up a moist, golden bird. Learn how to cook the perfect Thanksgiving turkey. You will need: 12-14 lb. kosher or self-basting turkey roasting pan with rack aluminum foil large plate instant-read thermometer ...more
Turkey is undoubtedly the main dish in a Thanksgiving meal, but no turkey is complete without gut-bursting cornbread stuffing, buttermilk mashed potatoes, and yummy heaps of turkey gravy. Watch this episode of "The Martha Stewart Show" to see how to make a delicious turkey gr ...more
In this video series, Emory Davis shares his method for deep frying a Thanksgiving turkey. Many of us have probably wondered how you deep fry a turkey as large as those served in traditional Thanksgiving dinners. Part 1 of 15 - How to Deep fry a Thanksgiving turkey. Deep fry a ...more
We know that your Thanksgiving dinner guests will be inundated with food during your feast, but it's an awful nice gesture to send them home with something sweet as well. Rather than packing up a huge take out box with turkey leftovers or a piece of pie, why not hand out a sma ...more
This is a great seasonal arts and crafts project that you can do to turn a basic barette into a Thanksgiving themed hair clip. By using just a little bit of fall colored ribbon and some brown felt, you can make a cute turkey barette!
This guy looks a little nervous - as well he should be, for it's Thanksgiving season and someone might be wondering how he'll taste in a deep fryer! All you need is some paper, pencils, ink pens and an eraser!
Turn an Oreo cookie into a delicious turkey cookie! Aside from the Oreos, you will need some thick chocolate frosting, candy corn for the feathers, a malt ball (like a Whopper) for the body and a cinnamon candy for the wattle.
This is a great project, especially for older or preteen children. You will need flatnose pliers, needlenose pliers, wire cutters, gold bugle beads, seed beads, a large bead for the body and 24 gauge jewelry wire in bronze or copper.
Once you've got your turkey nicely roasted all that is left for you to do is cut it up and eat it. In this how to video Chef Paul shows you how to properly carve a turkey. Watch and learn how simple it is to cut the breast, legs, and thighs.
Thanksgiving is less than a week away! We know - Thanksgiving can be a mess - too many relatives, too many dishes to cook, and too many things to do. At least no one can complain there's too much food to eat. This week, we'll show you how you can make your life easier with som ...more
I've never been a huge fan of the traditional roasted turkey at Thanksgiving. Different parts of the bird finish cooking at different times, so by the time the legs are cooked through, the breast meat is totally dry. If you don't want to go the deep-frying route, how can you s ...more
A turkey baster is one of those single-use kitchen items that most people only need once or twice a year (although you can use it for a few other things). You never seem to miss having one until the holidays roll around and it's time to cook your Thanksgiving turkey. But do yo ...more
Roasting turkey is a topic that inspires endless debate among cooks. How do you get the perfect mixture of juicy meat, crispy skin, and flavor? Everyone has a favorite technique, whether it's brining the bird or spatchcocking it (removing its backbone so it cooks almost flat). ...more
When I was 12, for some mysterious reason, my dad put me and my little brothers in charge of cooking the Thanksgiving turkey. Naturally, my brothers and I spent the rest of the day playing hide-in-seek in the backyard and forgot all about the humble bird defrosting in the sink ...more
This video shows you how to clean a Thanksgiving Turkey. For this, you will need a turkey. Place the turkey in a clean sink. Remove the plastic bag. Carefully remove the contents from the belly of the turkey. Reach into the belly of the turkey, with your hand and remove the pa ...more
Turkey is the focal point and A-list star of your Thanksgiving table, so it only makes sense to make the bird as delicious as possible, right? Eschew the tired method of roasting and basting your turkey in the oven for hours on end and try out a new method of cooking it this y ...more
Beer can turkey? Sounds like a joke, right? Well, it may have started off as one, but now shoving a beer can up the butt of a turkey is a much favored cooking technique in lieu of the traditional Thanksgiving turkey. With the beer can up its butt, it helps steam the turkey to ...more
This how-to video from a Piece of Craft shows a way to take some fall seasonal gourds to make a decorative centerpiece for you Thanksgiving tabletop. You will need artificial leaves and berries, candles, and gourds. Watch this video hosting tutorial and learn how to craft a tu ...more
Part of the fun of Thanksgiving is getting to eat the turkey. Before you do that, though, you need to get some prep done first. Chef Eric shows you the best way to debone a turkey. It's similar to deboning a chicken, but with some significant changes.
Still baking your turkey all traditional-like in the oven? Why not try a new way of serving turkey this year for Thanksgiving that doesn't even involve the oven? It may sound odd and even a bit difficult, but deep frying a turkey is one of the best ways to eat a turkey. If yo ...more
When making Turkey, just like chicken or any other sort of poultry, you have to make sure that you clean it well. On top of that you have to make sure that the area that you clean it in as well as all the utensils and dishes that were used in the preparation. In this video you ...more
This video demonstrates the proper way to deep frying a turkey. Before you start frying the turkey, you should make sure the turkey is fully on normal temperature and that your pot of oil is at 350 degrees. Turn off the flame of the pot and then slowly lower your turkey and su ...more
Let's face it, people: Many of us power through the holidays with the aid of an extra glass of wine or beer here and there. Whether it's your perverted uncle or your overbearing grandmother that you have to put up with, a little buzz makes everything more jolly. But rather th ...more
Thanksgiving is almost here, so now is the perfect time to figure out how you're going to cook that Turkey Day bird for dinner. Choosing a high-quality turkey is important, but if you haven't even gotten yours yet, the pickings may be slim, so do the best you can. Brining the ...more
Have turkey on your mind - literally - this Thanksgiving by proudly sporting this Thanksgiving turkey hat. Buggy pom pom eyes make this turkey look a little deranged, but in the cutest way possible. This is a fun craft to make with kids to get them in the holiday mood. Learn ...more
The edible turkey doesn't have to be the only turkey on your Thanksgiving table this holiday season. We know that when it comes to turkey day, food is probably the most important attraction. But it's also vital to create a welcoming atmosphere for your guests, which means add ...more
A cornucopia is perhaps one of the best symbols of what Thanksgiving's all about. Usually filled with fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers, a cornucopia represents a good harvest and a cause for celebration of plenty. So if you're still contemplating how the heck you're goin ...more
That Thanksgiving turkey isn't anything without the right kind of gravy to accompany it. A great turkey gravy makes your feast better for everyone. It's especially great to have if your turkey is dry— it's a lifesaver. But like we said— you need the right kind of gravy! Chef ...more
Once your Thanksgiving dinner table is set with beautiful gourds, autumnal leaves, and candles and your turkey, green bean casserole, and pies are out of the oven, it's time to mess everything up. While a beautiful dinner presentation is great and all, unless you plan on havin ...more
Need a fun and creative craft for your kids to make this Thanksgiving while you run around the house prepping the dinner table for the big feast? Then enlist your kids to join in on the preparations by decorating the tablecloth! Take a look at this tutorial to see how to craf ...more
While the roasted (or, if you're Paula Deen or one of her followers, deep fried) turkey is the star and centerpiece of your Thanksgiving dinner, it simply wouldn't be as good without its supporting cast of sides including gravy and mashed potatoes. Chef Jody Adams demonstrate ...more
It's not too late to start crafting some great Thanksgiving decorations with the kids. Make this year's celebration one to remember with these decorative craft ideas from Mahalo's Jaala Pickering. Your children are sure to have fun making these, and so will you! Check out all ...more
Don't just throw some paper napkins next to your plates and call it a day this Thanksgiving. Put some thought into your dinner table preparations and your guests will greatly appreciate it. Check out this crafting video to learn how to put together standing Thanksgiving turke ...more
We know that Thanksgiving isn't the likeliest of holidays on which to send greeting cards. With Christmas in such close promixity, Thanksgiving usually gets relagated to being solely a food holiday where the turkey is the main attraction. But why not light up your friend's fa ...more
We understand that bread and biscuits aren't exactly the A-list stars of your Thanksgiving table. Most families serve the bread before the meal begins as a sort of appetizer and then the bread is disregarded as other savory dishes pile in. Make your bread a little more glamor ...more
The turkey is the A-list star of your Thanksgiving table, so it only makes sense to make sure it's as savory and enjoyable as possible, right? Take a look at this Thanksgiving tutorial to learn how to season a turkey. Starting from an initial salt layer, you'll move on to a r ...more
The holiday season is soon going to be upon us, which means there will soon be 30 pound turkeys on tables everywhere. Turkey is the centerpiece of a satisfying Thanksgiving table, so it's important to make sure yours is juicy, tender, and roasted just right. Take a look at th ...more
More likely than not, you'll be roasting a big fat turkey this Thanksgiving. Yup, that means a few days of defrosting (if your bird is frozen), seasoning, and sticking it in the oven to roast for a couple of hours. Let this video help simplify your turkey trek by teaching you ...more
If your family veers on the smaller side (so we're talking more the Gilmores than than the Duggars) then a 20 pound Thanksgiving turkey is probably a bit too much food for you to handle. Luckily, there are alternative ways to serve turkey without needing to pull out a big bird ...more
Thinking of deep frying a turkey this Thanksgiving? Careful, or this might happen: Video: . Luckily, Alton Brown (of Food Network) offers a thorough step-by-step on how to fry that bird. Hackaday has also posted Alton's PDF instructions on building a derrick for safe frying. V ...more
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, leaving holiday cookers scrambling for turkey recipes the whole family will love, without taking up the whole holiday in the kitchen. One thing's for sure though— a nice Butterball turkey is sure to be the main dish on everyone's table this feast-ive ...more
Turkey cookies— what dessert would be better for Thanksgiving? And no, this isn't another ingenious idea on how to use turkey meat for leftovers, but it is an ingenious way to make cookies—cookie turkeys—which can easily be "gobbled" up by the whole family during your Thanksgi ...more
Serve your rolls and bread sticks in style! Take a basket and turn it into a Thanksgiving-themed breadbasket. You will need a basket, a glue gun, googly eyes, food safe skewers, a wooden spoon, scissors, colored construction paper and a block of florist foam. Video: .
There are many ways to carve a turkey. Some swear by the tried and true traditional method with a carving fork and a sharp blade, and others would be lost without their electric knives. Regardless of your preference in utensils, you can't just go hacking away at it if you want ...more
Thanksgiving is pretty much the only day out of the year when you can be a complete fatass. It's totally expected, if not encouraged. In fact, if you aren't stuffing your face with a bunch of delicious and unhealthy food, people start to look at you funny. While turkey is the ...more
Ah, turducken. The fondest of all portmanteau words and the tastiest of all Thanksgiving day meals. Turducken is a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken—three glorious poultry meats molded into one marvelous, boneless hunk of flesh that any sane carnivore wouldn't ...more