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Giveaway: Circulon Roaster with Removable Rack and Circulon Symmetry Chocolate 11-Piece Set

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Turkey Talk II

Ready for the big giveaway announcement? One lucky winner will win a Circulon Roaster with Removable Rack and Circulon Symmetry Chocolate 11-Piece Set! The giveaway is worth $340! No purchase necessary to enter or win. 

Turkey brined with Riesling and Warm Spices, served with Riesling Gravy

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Brined Turkey

This year, Circulon invited me to participate in their Turkey Talk II campaign. I was thrilled at the opportunity because Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! I enlisted the help from my significant other to develop a wonderful turkey recipe that will be our traditional Thanksgiving turkey for many years to come. There are many ways out there to cook a turkey, but one method that we can attest to that guarantees a moist turkey is soaking it overnight in a brining solution before cooking. Brining a turkey requires very little effort, and as an added flavor bonus, this recipe includes the addition of dry Riesling wine in the brine and the gravy!  Hope you enjoy this post sponsored by Circulon.

Roasted Broccoli and Smoked Cheddar Soup

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When the weather gets chilly, I like to warm myself with a nice bowl of hearty soup such as the Roasted Broccoli and Smoked Cheddar Soup. The roasted broccoli adds a smokey, nutty and concentrated flavor while the smoked cheddar cheese enhances the soup to a whole new level. I say that’s double smokiness! Sounds cheesy, I know. Ok, no more corny jokes because I’ll just embarrass myself more. Let’s talk more about this delicious soup shall we? 

Stir Fried Green Beans + The Slanted Door Cookbook Review

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Charles Phan is an award-winning chef and owner of the famed restaurant in San Francisco, The Slanted Door, a modern Vietnamese cuisine. In October, he published his second cookbook, The Slanted Door, which offers one hundred recipes of modern Vietnamese cuisine, cocktails, and desserts. The drink section alone has 20 libations that will tantalize your tastebuds. Keep in mind, if you are looking for authentic home cook Vietnamese recipes, this book might not be for you. The drinks and desserts are not true Vietnamese food, but the modern esthetics of his restaurant and modern Vietnamese food complements each other in the evolving restaurant “it” scene. 

How to make a perfect oatmeal

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how to make a perfect oatmeal

A great start of the day is to eat a hearty breakfast such as a warm bowl of oatmeal. Eating whole grain oats reap many benefits. It has a good source of fiber and helps lower cholesterol. Other than that, this recipe is very versatile. If you dislike oatmeal, I hope you do reconsider. There are many flavor boosters and combos that will add different flavor profiles to the plain oatmeal. I’ll show you how to make a perfect oatmeal and options to boost the flavor.