Articles Tagged turkey


White Wine Braised Turkey Legs

1 | November 24, 2015

The smell of turkey roasting and pies cooling is the ultimate holiday aphrodisiac for me. I adore this time of year and always have. That’s why years ago when I was a kid, I had a meltdown of epic proportions when my family couldn’t pull it together for Thanksgiving and replaced the beloved turkey with a store-bought freezer lasagna — the horror. It left a permanent mark on my holiday-loving soul and my dislike was so rememberable that even my cousins still talk about it to this day. Yes, even at 10-years-old, I was a glorified food snob. This year,

Roasted Turkey with Orange-Sage Glaze

A thought dawned on me the other day while walking through the market — I have never posted a roasted turkey recipe on ISMS. Sure, we’ve done Turkey Roulade with Cider Gravy, Roasted Turkey Breast with Maple Bourbon Glaze, and Braised Turkey Thighs but never a full mac-daddy holiday roasted turkey. I’ve become somewhat of a turkey expert over the past few years and have yet to cook one to the glory of the Griswolds (there’s still time though). We make about six a summer for MBS Recipe Development when companies are trying to get their holiday recipes printed and ready for

Turkey Roulade with Cider Gravy

Turkey Roulade with Cider Gravy

1 | November 12, 2013

The smells of turkey and stuffing waft through the air, kids running at your feet, and your favorite uncle reliving the glory of his football days as he watches the Thanksgiving Day game — the holidays are here! I personally look forward to it as I’m a big sucker for any type of family gathering where I get to cook. I have an enormous family. I mean it verges on the cusp of ridiculousness. Ever seen the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding? It’s like that times ten which makes the holidays very entertaining. Speaking of holidays, it’s time to

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With the holidays coming up, turkey season is in full swing! I don’t know how it’s possible, but I’ve been developing turkey recipes for clients since July and I’m not tired of this delicious bird yet! In fact, I’m making it a conscious decision to cook more turkey throughout the rest of the year. Ground, whole, breast, or thigh, the best thing about turkey is that it’s so versatile and beyond flavorful. With all of this turkey making, I’ve discovered the secret to a perfectly roasted turkey…and that is a great roasting pan. Having a heavy duty pan complete with

Hard Cider Brasied Turkey Thighs and Apples

I’m a little obsessed with fall — it’s my absolute favorite time of year! Unfortunately for me, summer has decided to stick around a little longer in Texas and it looks like fall is never going to get here. What’s making my yearning for fall even worse is the amount of fall and holiday recipes I’m having to develop for clients lately that and pumpkin EVERYTHING just exploded on Pinterest. ‘Tis the season I guess! So, I’ve decided to do a rain dance in the form of cooking fall meals. I even dreamed of pumpkins last night. “If you build

turkey sausage 2

i love breakfast. love. l.o.v.e. …and when these slightly sweet, earthy, savory sausages hit the pan you can catch me in all my morning glory and my sock monkey slipper feet doing a happy dance. Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties makes 8 1 pound ground lean turkey breast or thigh 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon oregano, chopped 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon grapeseed or canola oil In a large bowl, stir to combine all ingredients, except the oil. With your hands, divide into 8 even patties. In

Spinach and Ricotta Turkey Meatloaf via

Meatloaf. I can still taste my grandmother’s recipe with the sweet brown sugar ketchup on top. It’s just one of those homey meals that says comfort food. Unfortunately, the words comfort food don’t really relay lean, do they? Trying to keep things leaner, I’ve made meatloaves with ground turkey and to be honest they were so hard you could use it as a home defense weapon when it came out of the oven. Side Story: When I was first married, my mother-in-law (for some reason) gave me a frozen roast. This wasn’t just any roast but a massive piece of


First of all, lets all thank Julia Child and Dorie Greenspan for teaching us you can stuff practically anything in a pumpkin, cook it, and have an insanely delicious and impressive meal. Second of all, who is as obsessed with fall vegetables like butternut squash and pumpkin as I am? Love, love, love, me some pumpkins Charlie Brown. Stuffed pumpkins are very simple to make. Serve in multiple small pie pumpkins or 1 large sugar or Cinderella pumpkin. Just takes a few minutes to prep and then throw it in the oven for about an hour. I love this recipe