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Roast Turkey with Balsamic Herbed Butter
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Better Than Brined Balsamic-Basted Herbed Butter Roast Turkey

When it comes to Thanksgiving turkey, skip the brining, people! It’s messy, time consuming, and simply not necessary. This simple recipe for Better Than Brined Balsamic Basted Herbed Butter Turkey will beat the pants off of a brined turkey with absolutely no fuss, and no muss!

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Delightfully Colorful Autumn Leaves Crusted Apple Pie

Our lives are so much busier during the holiday season. With cooking, baking, shopping, and entertaining, who’s got time to whip up a fancy pie?!?! YOU do! Since this beauty takes advantage of store-bought pie dough and takes virtually no painting or artistic ability (honest), anyone will be successful at making this Delightfully Colorful Autumn Leaves Crusted Apple Pie.

Pumpkin Shape Biscuits with Butternut Squash Chili
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Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili with Pumpkin Shaped Biscuits

This chili can be made with or without meat. Since my husband enjoys his chili with meat, I added browned bits of Italian sausage into the slow cooker along with all the other ingredients. However, by omitting the sausage and swapping vegetable broth for the beef broth, this chili becomes completely vegetarian. Talk about versatile!

Homemade Herbed Chicken Stock
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Delicious Herbed Organic Homemade Chicken Stock

When purchasing vegetables and herbs for homemade herbed chicken stock, it’s best (and healthiest) to keep them all organic, if possible. When it comes to choosing organic poultry, you’ll find that you get even more flavor out of a smaller organic chicken than a larger non-organic chicken, which makes buying organic easier on your wallet than you may have thought.

Mashed Potatoes with Pimento Cheese
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Zippy Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes

I’m not usually one to follow traditions when it comes to food and food holidays like Thanksgiving. What can I say? I get bored easily, and I like to try new things. It’s not always something that my family appreciates, but if I’m the one doing the cooking, then I’m the one who gets to decide what’s on the menu. *insert evil laughter here*

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Bratwurst on a Stick with Fried Cornmeal Beer Batter

Whenever I’m at an American county fair or street festival, I always make a beeline directly to the corn dog stand. Corn dogs have always been something I crave, and they’re the one “food on a stick” that I enjoy more than all the others. Until now, of course. For me, a hot and hearty “Corn-Wurst” now takes the blue ribbon in my heart.