The Thanksgiving Handbook

Introduction

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The Thanksgiving Handbook

All the recipes and tricks we're thankful for in one easy guide.

Thanksgiving Guide
Turkey
How To Carve a Turkey
How to Stuff a Turkey

Bourbon-Glazed Roasted Turkey

A simple trick for a juicier turkey is to inject the meat with a mixture of bourbon and orange juice concentrate. 

Main Ingredients
  • butter
  • bourbon
  • orange juice
  • brown sugar

To use a baguette for stuffing, cut and cube the bread. Then leave it on the countertop, lightly covered, overnight to dry.

An easy way to add a ton of extra flavor to stuffing is to use bagels. Onion bagels, everything bagels, seeded bagels—they all work.

Regular bread pales in comparison to seasoned focaccia. Don't be shy about using different flavors of focaccia in your stuffing, like Asiago or Veggie.

For a sweet and southern twist on stuffing, definitely reach for the cornbread.

Using cubes of day-old sourdough bread adds just the right amount of tang to holiday stuffing.

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Keeping Things Light

Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
To dry bread crumbs for same-day use in dressing or stuffing, preheat the oven to 350F, cut bread into cubes, spread on a baking pan, and bake for 30 minutes.
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Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
Looking for a faster way to make your pie dough? Combine all ingredients, except water, into a food processor. Pulse until butter resembles small peas. Slowly add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough reaches desired consistency.
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After-Dinner Mug Shots

  • Peppermint Hot Toddy

  • Red Velvet Mug Cake

  • Gingerbread Latte